From what I've read, it sounds like the LSI is probably a better speaker, but what I'm trying to determine is which would be a better match for my equipment and listening preferences. I would be using a 65 wpc H/k 320 to push them and a SVS 25-31 to handle the low end. My room is 17x14. I'm thinking about adding a Parasound 855 if current amplification isn't adequate. I mostly listen to heavy rock, classic rock and some blues. I want a speaker with some punch, snap and good dynamics that won't make less than ideal recordings sound like crap. I've listened to the LSI 15s and they sounded really nice but are over my budget. I've also listened to the 7s, but even when mated with a subwoofer didn't seem to have the punch I'm looking for. I've have not been able to find a dealer in my area that carries the 9s.
Right now I'm leaning towards the Studio 40, but am wondering if the 9's would be a better match for me?