Trying to take advantage of my wife's good mood ...
I have LSi 25s, LSiC in the front stage and have been talking and planning to get LSi9s for surround duty ... fo course funds keep slipping to other places so Ive not followed through yet.
A few months ago for fun I asked my wife what she thought of me getting speakers similar to the ones in the front (i.e. towers). She said "NEVER" and this is a communal living room so when guests come in to our only living room she doesnt want them to only see speakers. I didnt really see her point but no point arguing as at the time the Lsi9s seemed like a great addition to a 3.1 system lacking surround duty.
Anyhow fast forward to today. We just got a new runner on the stairs, new blinds, floor revarnished and the wife was very happy with how the house is coming along. She is mostly in a good mood but was especially today and thought I would for fun ask again about tower speakers in the rear. Asking what she thought of the idea of having LSi15s, the smaller brothers of the LSi25s in the reas as they "would match nicely" (trying to use women's train of thought of matching and the such). Without hesitation she said whatever I wanted was fine ..... I almost fell on the ground. I mean I was half considering ordering them and just putting them there and after a bit of a fight she would get used to them and not mind. This is kind of how I got my LSi25s :D I just kind of bought the LSi25s and told her they were going to be integrated in a 'classy way' into the living room and she got used to it.
I guess my question is the extra cost of going from a plan of going from LSi 9 to LSi15 worth the extra cash. I will be eventually getting a better sub regardlesss of whether I get the 9s or 15s so that is not a consideration (i.e. argument that 9s plus a tight sub are better). I would be interested in dabbling in some multi-channel music and thought perhaps the 15s would be a nice addition to the setup ...
... any thoughts.
... any thoughts from people with Lsi15s at surrounds?
Currently I have 4 channels on my Rotel 1085 amp (D Class amp) unused so I will have something to drive them, while my Lsi25s are driven by a Rotel 1080 (A/B? Class).
Thanks ahead of time for your answers.