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    Default Upgrade from CS2 to Csi3/5?

    Anyone have previous personal experience with the both the CS2 and the Csi3/5? I have Rti10s up front and understand that the CS2 is not the ideal match, but do you think there would be much of an improvement moving to the Csi3? Would I have to move up to the Csi5 to see much difference? I don't notice any timbre clash. However, my limited experience with audio is that you don't know what you're missing until you you've had a taste of something better.
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    The CSi5 is what you want. Pretty substantial difference between the CSi3 and CSi5. I've had both.
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    Yup, you definately want the CSi5 with RTi10's. RTi10's have that 6.5" midrange driver, which matches perfectly to the CSi5 with the dual 6.5" midbass drivers. Further, CSi5 has a cascaded crossover, where CSi3 drivers are just wired in parallel.
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    Would it also be fair to say that upgrading from the CS2 to the Csi3 would not be worth the effort? I could probably do this without spending much additional cash. Upgrading to the Csi5 would take small investment.
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    I wouldn't bother upgrading until you can go to the CSi5 or it's current equivalent.
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    CS2 TO CSi5 skip CSi 3. Eric is correct

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    CSi5 No question about it. (I even upgraded a CSi3 to CSi5 to go with my RTi6's in BR)
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    Thanks to everyone for the advice. Guess I "need" to keep my eyes open for a good deal on the Csi5. That beast is so darn bign that it will actually hang over the sides of the top shelf of my TV stand
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