OK, I'm in the process of building out my ded. HT and have been pondering what speakers to use in it (just concerned with LCR right now)--My RTi-12's or my LSi9's. This decision will determine what I leave in my current HT in the Family Room. I really like the RTi12s up there right now.
Let me ask this of yall--If I am crossing my system over at 80Hz and letting he sub handle everything lower (DSW uPro4K), how much of my RTi12's am I really using? Would the LSi9 be an equivalent replacement when using a sub? (I'm not talking about mixing the series.)
I realize the LSi-9's are bookshelves/monitors, --but if I'm crossing the RTi's over am I really using the woofers in them? Am I effectively making them more like floorstanding bookshelves?
I'm just wondering if I'll be able to get the same volume and impact from LSi9s' that I am currently getting from the RTi12's.
I'm also considering building the Clearwave 4CC DIY Center discussed here.
-And since most HT is really in the Center channel, will the smaller mains matter much?
-And it may be better matched to the LSi's because of the VIFA tweeters.
-I also like the idea of using the LSi9's for my new HT as I'll be able to merge my two channel rig into it easier.
-Additionally I won't have to find a replacement for the current speakers in the Family Room that I am already happy with.
...but if I'm not going to get the same impact....:(
(and no, I'm not ready to also build the Clearwave 4T's