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    Default Once Again, A Quality Amp Matters For Speakers

    Finally made my speaker choice after 15 years with my Celestion SL6si. As much as I wanted the LSi9's, finances forced me lower. I was able to pickup a pair of Infinity Kappa 200 in cherry for what I think was a steal.

    I spent a week breaking them in every evening, the rest of the time was white noise from my HK AVR75 receiver. I must admit to being disappointed in the sound. Then I hooked up my eBay purchase Adcom 535. WOW, the difference a separate amp can make is unreal. The Kappa 200's are a 6 ohm (much like the LSi7), but I didn't think my HK receiver would lack so much, or the 535 was that awesome.

    Whatever the case may be, I urge everyone running LSi or similar speakers on receivers to upgrade to a separate amp, you will find new life in your current speakers.

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    this is news to me... i gotta get me one of them amp thingys
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    I agree on the amp...

    not a fan of Infinity though...
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    Good to hear that there was a marked difference. I've always believed that to be the case, IMO. I know we've had a few debates about this very subject. Good to hear a glowingly positive outcome.

    Enjoy

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    Polk Fan:
    Dollar for dollar I would agree with you regarding Infinity, but these came at such a bargain that I just couldn't pass on them. Plus, since these are a Denmark product they sound quite different from the rest of their products.

    An aquaintance is planning on bringing over his LSi7 sometime in October for a head to head, Ought to be interesting since the Adcom 535 have A/B speaker switching. Immediate sound comparison can happen.

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