Got to demo a pair of LSi9's yesterday. What a dynamite little speaker.
Before I continue it may be worth noting that the demo room was incredibly small and rather narrow, very narrow in fact. 12x5 perhaps. The positioning of the LSi9's were fairly poor, a little above ear level and in the corners of the narrow room. On the plus side, the room was insulated with sound obsorbing material. But then again, the sources driving the LSi's was a Sony reciever and a Zenith dvd player. The wire and interconnects were proflex, or something of that nature.
All things considered, the LSi-9s still performed rather well. The demo was done grill off, of course. Distortion seemed non-existant, voices and instruments were beautiful. The sound did seem rather muffled at time, a little *too* controlled for my taste. The cds I played ranged from Josh Groban, Eric Johnson, Yanni, and some 40's ww2 band hits. I was sure to play metarial that carried as little offensive content as possible.
Though this is not a technical review by any means, I would recommend anyone to check out the LSi line. These little bookshelves stand out for their price range. I demoed some RBH that simply could not compare to the LSis at more then double the cost. For the first time, even on poor sources, I could sit back and listen to the music- and not the speaker.