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    Default LSI owners your speakers suck!

    Well they do stock any way;)
    Jerry and I just did an upgrade to the LSI15's, and what a difference. I always thought that the "smooth mids" sounded muddy, and the top was just lacking. Well these sound like a whole different set of speakers.




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    We are looking at his LSIc now.
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    are you taking orders?

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    What was up with that component in the bottom of the second pic? Looked like it was fried.
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    You want them done I can do. The parts are around $225
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    2 8ufs
    2 10ufs
    2 12ufs
    Dayton
    2 40 ufs
    2 90 ufs
    6 mills 2r 12w
    2 mills 3r5 12w

    You would not believe the difference over stock. I have always come home to the vintage speakers, but these really have impressed me. Whenever I have heard the LSI's before I have been fairly disappointed. They just felt like they were lacking in the punch, and the highs didn't have the sustain in cymbal hits. These caps are brand new. It's only going to get better. These things sound so much bigger. You guys can do this yourself. I will warn you that this upgrade is harder than the older XO's. The hot glue they used sticks like mad. Also the caps are mounted on the same side as the printed circuit. YOU MUST BE REAL CAREFUL not to peel the cooper traces off the board when removing the caps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmadden28 View Post
    What was up with that component in the bottom of the second pic? Looked like it was fried.
    The LSI's are known for burning out the resistor in series with the tweeter. The LSI tweets are 4ohms and run a lot of currant through them.
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    Would that be the same parts list for a pair of lsi9's?





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    Nope. The nines are so much cheaper to do. I can't get the exact numbers off the PDF, but its much much cheaper.
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    Holy crap that Dayton looks like a soup can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    Nope. The nines are so much cheaper to do. I can't get the exact numbers off the PDF, but its much much cheaper.
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    Same kind of improvement on the 9s?
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    Ben. If you wouldn't mind. Can you get a parts list together for me? And maybe a price to do them.

    Theres no hurry.

    But I am curious. I didn't plan on keeping the nines. And I still don't. But I may have them a little longer than I anticipated. I plan on selling the nines and upgrading to some Emerald Physics. But it might be a little while before I can afford to do that. So in the mean time I might try out you upgrade.

    Let me know.


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    Quote Originally Posted by nikolas812 View Post
    Ben. If you wouldn't mind. Can you get a parts list together for me?....
    Yes please post--I'd like that too, but more for DIY- ....the shipping charges alone..... I think I'll be hanging on to my 9s for years to come.:D
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    Ben I just reread you post and noticed you said you couldn't get the exact values from the PDF for the nines.

    Do you need me to pull the crossover on mine to get the values? Or is it even possible to see the values if I pull the crossover?


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    If you could that would be very helpful. I don't have 9's, but others (mmadden)sure could use the info. The improvement all across the board is substantial; not just "oh yeah its better". It sounds much louder too. I attribute this to the resistors not impeding the flow to the drivers.
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    I plan on selling the nines and upgrading to some Emerald Physics
    I would seriously try the upgrade first.
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    The next chance I get I will pull them and see what I can find.

    The rig is down right now while financing a new pre so there just sittin here.

    It might take a couple days before I can get to them but when I do I'll let you know. I might need your help identifying.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    I would seriously try the upgrade first.

    It looks like I will because I won't be able to afford them for about six months.

    So in the six months I'll upgrade the nines and see what is does. But my guess is upgrade or no upgrade the nines couldn't even compare to the Emeralds. Apples and oranges IMO.



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    How the hell did you mount those Dayton's to replace the tiny electrolytics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post
    How the hell did you mount those Dayton's to replace the tiny electrolytics?
    Two wires;) In pic 3 you can see where C3 was. Just to the right are two 16ga black wires(silver of coarse(I am such a dork)). The XO is so low in the case that the two piggy backed caps are residing on the bottom wrapped in some material to prevent them from bouncing. There is no way to mount them on the board. If you are going to do this mod I strongly suggest getting some 1/4 to 1/2" closed cell foam to wrap those big cans. Another serious tip is to push the cap's legs all the way trough the board, and bend them for support. The green boards are not up to the task of supporting big caps! Of all the mods I have done this has been the most improvement yet from one upgrade.
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    Hmm... whoever figures out the parts list for the 9s, please post. I'm going to do this at the same time as the SDA-CRS set I just got.

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    This is a must do. Seriously.
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    THANKS BEN. I cant believe how good the LSi's sound now!!!!! Jaw dropping is an understatement.
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    I am happy. Now just try getting them ouyt of my house:D
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    I will have to trailer with me so we can put your set and mine in it. That should free up allot of space for you.:)
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    Dude your $hit sounds so good.... Is your phone off?
    Edit: I am a freak when it comes to chasing recordings, but these sound so big, and nice that I can listen to my recordings that I refused to on mine!
    Edit Edit. You are the one guy I would let take my babies;) Load them up!
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    Hey guys sreiously you hav e to do this. I am listening to Lynda Rondstat with serious woood here. May be its the Jack Daniels, biut-trjkoadsfadsl;kjklsdrfnq;ee4qo;htiohdfasig Damns
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    I guess the party don't ever stop at Bens?

    Um last post at 5:15 a.m. while hittin the Jack Daniels.

    Rock on Ben.:D





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    Come over!
    When I can't stop with good tunes....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    I can't get the exact numbers off the PDF,
    Who proof read that fine document before posting it?

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    It sounds much louder too. I attribute this to the resistors not impeding the flow to the drivers.
    Thus the reason they are called resistors.;):D

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    Ben, this is cool stuff. Mind posting the detail steps to do this along with gotcha/not to do, etc.? thanks.
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    If you could that would be very helpful. I don't have 9's, but others (mmadden)sure could use the info. The improvement all across the board is substantial; not just "oh yeah its better". It sounds much louder too. I attribute this to the resistors not impeding the flow to the drivers.
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    I would seriously try the upgrade first.
    Nik,

    Not to bash the LSi9s, but I am hard pressed to think a cap upgrade can produce even close to what my Emmys are capable of doing. Also, I know how you upgrade. You are gonna sell the Lsi9s even after they are modded. Get what you want, don't just try to put a bandage over it. Why not just sell them and save the money towards the Emmys or that CD player.

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