Folks, I have just finished upgrading my RTI speakers to LsiM speakers. It's great so far. Here are some details to share.
Receiver: Denon X4000
Amp: Parasound 5250
Rti8 and Csi6 (front), Rti6 (side, 2), and Rti Fxi3 (rear, 2), Mirage S10 Sub
New speakers (black):
LsiM705 and LsiM706c (front), LsiM702F/X (side, 2), and LsiM702F/X (rear, 2), Mirage S10 Sub
The Parasound amp drives the front and side speakers, denon drives the rear speakers.
Wow, an immediate improvement over the old setup. They are sweet and sound warmer than the Rti series. The surround and rear speakers are great. I like 702F/X than the direct firing speakers in my previous setup. The sound coming out the new system is much more natural and I feel surrounded with music. I always felt sound from my direct firing side Rti6 in my previous set up often distracting for music listening in particular. Now, the sound is dominated by the front with an enveloping effect across the room from the side/rear speakers. That's what I prefer. The side and rear speakers are wall-mounted. They are heavy, and look great!
The 705's and 706 are heavy and built to last. The center 706 is much bigger and heavier than 704 (still in the box here); 706 sounds spectacular in music and movies. It looks a better match in size with 705 IMHO.
Polk did a great job having the speakers packaged in immaculate condition and shipped right on time. Polk customer service is the best! Every item inside is delicately placed and wrapped, a reminder of the flagship status of the LsiM speakers.
It's an upgrade well worth it! Besides, thanks for the great price. I still have an LisM 704c and a set of LsiM 703. Will play with them at some point. So far, so good!