It's been a while since I originally posted here.
Once again, I am hoping to obtain opinions. It is understood that opinions on speaker sound are subjective. Let me preface by saying I still have a very elementary understanding of audio technological terminology. I consider myself an enthusiast of exquisite sounding music. I simply lack a desire to spend time learning about the technical details of sound reproduction. That is simply not of great interest to me.
I started my quest with an original post regarding my RT-2000i speakers. I wanted to find out how to make them sound better.
Since my initial post on this site, I have acquired a Parasound Halo A-21 two channel amp, Parasound Halo P-3 pre amp and a Cambridge Audio 840c CD unit. The former are all connected via balanced cables. I run an ipod through a Wadia 170 transport directly to the DAC in my 840c. I now get CD quality sound from my ipod (I am extremely happy with that Wadia contraption. It is simply awesome). The power that services my home fluctuates, so I acquired an adequate power conditional that provides a constant flow of power.
I am still using my pair of the RT 2000i speakers and a PSW 450 Sub. I must say, this system sounds incredibly good. Unfortunately, I have this overwhelming desire to acquire new speakers.
Here are my questions.
If I upgrade to the LSi 25, will I really notice that much sonic improvement over the RT 2000i? Should I consider the LSi 15? I do like "bright" speakers (to each his/her own) and have considered Klipsch. However, my speakers are placed right up against a wall and the Klipsch RF series all have rear firing ports. The Klipsch classic line (Cornwall III, Klipschorn etc.) are simply too large. My equipment is located in my living room.
My system will never be used for HT, that's not my thing. 2 channel music only.
I'd love to hear opinions on how the LSi would perform with my system. Again, the RT2000i sound incredible, but I get the sense they were designed for HT.
I'd really appreciate any thoughts on what I have articulated above. Also, does anyone know if, or when, Polk is going to release a new replacement for the LSi series?