My current setup is Lsi25, Lsi C, LSifx, Emotiva DMC-1, B&K7270 (200WPC). I like the sound of the lsi's and all, its just they are lacking in the volume department.
I forget what the highest volume I have set them to, but I generally listen to them at -20db on my DMC-1. When I turn them up, there is a point when they start sounding bad. I do not know if I am toping out the actual speaker, or the amp.
Anyhow, I just don't get that punch that I should in movies. Like the opening scene in Sahara with the cannons. I just don't think I am hearing all that I should.
Also, the soundstage seems rather small, I was hoping for a more movie theater type sound since I am in a small room. Is there something I am doing wrong? Do I need more power? Is it possible to use my 2 remaining channels (havent hooked up 7 ch yet) on my B&K to add power to the 25's?
Have any of you noticed a point in which the lsi's stop sounding clear at high volumes? I guess it isnt so much a question of volume, since I end up turning them down because they dont sound right. Basically, I don't want the entire speaker to be louder, but the points in the movie that need volume (like cannons and explosions) to be really noticed.