I know I just got them today from Madmax,and for all fairness I should run them for many many hours but hell I just wanted to do a shootout as it's been awhile..
The Lsi9's are a cool lookin speaker.There deeper then my Lsi15's.
So right into it is the VS to the 15's.I considered the difference in bass ability and went on overall clarity.The Lsi9's are a remarkable sounding little/big speaker.They have great detail and have the ability to play pretty low.Emotionallt they didn't move me.I tried and treid with them.There was just something different then what I was used to listening to.I used my usual test tracks(lorenna,Al Di Meola,etc) and I couldn't feel it.So ok I let them play for the rest of the day...Watch the HULK on DVD with them as mains(poor 15's just sat there and couldn't chip in)then played some Xbox Live,So ok the B&K has been running them nicely but still no difference in sound quality so for now I will put them up to the challenge to the Lsi15's.
They didn't have a chance.....I'm thinking after some more break in,Mad said he didn't use them much,I'll give them a run again.
Basically they just didn't have the same level oc clarity that the Lsi15's do.The mid range seemed a bit forced and slighty muddy(same Impressions I had with them the last time I listend to them).The Lsi9's again just didn't move me,didn't suck me into the music and allow me to float away.......
So as premature as this review is...coming soon will be round 2.