OK, I noticed quite a few of you think the LSi7 is better than the 9's.
I love my LSi9 but I do have some beef with them sometimes. They can sound boomy at times, upper mids can be too warm and they sometimes sound sloppy.
I have my combination of gear and tubes that fix 90% of this problem but I will probably go SS when I'm ready to set them up in their own room. Now, does the LSi7 suffer from the problems I listed above? I know a few LSi9 owners here have the same issues. If the LSi7 are that good, I'll have to pick up a pair if I see them cheap.