Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Billerica, MA
    Posts
    109

    Default LSi9's as fronts and LSi25's as sides

    I am considering using a pair of LSi9's as the mains in a 7.2 set up, where I would move my 25's to the sides (a bit to the front of the room). I would keep the LFE lines in on the 25's but hook the top section up as surrounds. I also have an LSiC for center, and a pair of LSi7's for rear channels. the only thing that would run off the receiver for power would be the 7's.

    your thoughts are valued and appreciated
    pop

    media room: Lsi25 mains driven by an audiosource amp300, LSi9's driven by another amp300, LsiC drivin by an audiosourcAmp200, Lsi7 rear channels driven by receiver - Yamaha 863, Panamax 5300, epson 6100 w/ 106" elite cinatension2 screen, HPz555 media center, oppo 980, techniques SLbd3 turntable,xbox and ps3,

    living room: VM30 mains driven by a niles 2125, VM20 center and VM10 surrounds, velodyne dsp10, yamaha rxv661, cambridge audio dvd89, panamax5300, philips 42" plasma

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    California
    Posts
    283

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy View Post
    I am considering using a pair of LSi9's as the mains in a 7.2 set up, where I would move my 25's to the sides (a bit to the front of the room). I would keep the LFE lines in on the 25's but hook the top section up as surrounds. I also have an LSiC for center, and a pair of LSi7's for rear channels. the only thing that would run off the receiver for power would be the 7's.

    your thoughts are valued and appreciated
    Why are you getting LSi9's for the fronts and the LSi25's as your sides? It's a waste of your LSi25's. Your biggest speakers should be your fronts.

    Fronts: Energy RC-70
    Center: Energy RC-LCR
    Surrounds: Energy Veritas 1.0CM
    Subwoofer: SVS PC12-NSD
    Receiver: Onkyo TX-SR705
    Amplifier: Denon POA-2200 w/ Ben's ICs


    Pics of my setup (click me)

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Sunny SoCal
    Posts
    2,402

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Menasor View Post
    Why are you getting LSi9's for the fronts and the LSi25's as your sides? It's a waste of your LSi25's. Your biggest speakers should be your fronts.
    A decent point however the 9's and the 25's have the same mid/high driver configuration and with the fact that the subs in the 25's are being used for LFE only I don't know that it matters. The question is whether the 25's have a better quality or different configuration x-over than the 9's that might affect sound output and your overall front stage. Try both and see what works/sounds best (which is the most important thing). It looks like from your signature that you're not running a separate sub and that the subs in the 25's are your only LFE source. If that is the case, placement within your room for optimal bass response is possibly a more important factor in your decision.
    _____________________________________________
    Home Theater: polkaudio Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB12 Plus/2
    Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Jessup Pa
    Posts
    1,073

    Default

    I have to agree. I do not understand why you would move the Lsi25's. I would keep the 25's as mains and use the 9's for the sides. What is the reason you are doing this?
    Polk HT system 1: LSIC, LSI25 mains, LSI F/X rears, Lsi F/X rear centers,
    Yamaha RX-V2500 System, Sunfire grand 5 channel, Carver A753 3 channel amp.

    Polk HT system 2: ,Polk CS1000 center, Polk cs400rear center, Polk RT800 mains stacked with RT55's, Polk F/X 1000 rears running on a Yamaha RX-V2200

    Polk Speaker collection: SDA SRS 1.2tl x 2, SRT system, SDA SRS 2 P/B, SDA 2A, SDA 1C Studio, SDA CRS+, Monitor 12 series 2, 7B & 4, SRS 3.1tl, RTA 15tl, LS90

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Sunny SoCal
    Posts
    2,402

    Default

    In taking another look at your signature, it appears you don't own the 9's yet. Is this a purchase you're considering? If so, why not go with the 15's and gain the additional bass for your mains if you are set on moving the 25's?
    _____________________________________________
    Home Theater: polkaudio Modded SDA SRS 2.3TL's, LSiM706c, 4 X TC265i Rears, SVS PB12 Plus/2
    Pioneer Elite SC-67, Sunfire Signature Cinema Grande 400, Oppo BDP-83

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Billerica, MA
    Posts
    109

    Default

    thanks so far for the input - i have updated my sig.

    I already own the 9's and feel that they are a bigger speaker sound wise when you are comparing them to the top section of the 25's.

    I will try it with the woofer sections on the 25' pointing forward ish (right and left switched)

    I tried one of the 9's in place of my LSiC and found that it took over the front sound. dominating even the 25's, and this is what got the thought going.
    Last edited by lumpy; 01-21-2010 at 09:00 PM.
    pop

    media room: Lsi25 mains driven by an audiosource amp300, LSi9's driven by another amp300, LsiC drivin by an audiosourcAmp200, Lsi7 rear channels driven by receiver - Yamaha 863, Panamax 5300, epson 6100 w/ 106" elite cinatension2 screen, HPz555 media center, oppo 980, techniques SLbd3 turntable,xbox and ps3,

    living room: VM30 mains driven by a niles 2125, VM20 center and VM10 surrounds, velodyne dsp10, yamaha rxv661, cambridge audio dvd89, panamax5300, philips 42" plasma

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    chicago
    Posts
    17,056

    Default

    If you like the 9's better, so be it. I would sell the 25's and get another pair of 9's and a good sub.

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (31)

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    14,789

    Default

    If you're going to use the 25's sub as a LFE channel, I don't see why it wouldn't work.
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

  9. #9

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Posts
    643

    Default

    I see nothing wrong with his setup, the top of the LSi25's and the LSi9 are same and bass is essentially non-directional, so why not? It would be like having two powered 10" subwoofers on either side of the room to compliment the mains. I have the sub in my HT (which obviously pales in comparison) away from the front soundstage and I really prefer the sound. It blends way better for movies. I like his idea and would try it myself if I were in his position.

    Quick question though, does the .2 in your 7.2 refer to the 25's 10" drivers or do you have other subs? That could change things quite a bit.
    Home Theater
    RTiA5 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - PSW650 - Pioneer Elite SC-55 - Carver AV-505 - Sony 46" 120Hz - Monster HP 2400 - Xbox 360 - Playstation 3
    2 Channel
    Polk RTA 15TL - Harman Kardon HK3485 - HK DVD48 - Signal Cable IC's and speaker cables

  10. #10

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Billerica, MA
    Posts
    109

    Default

    the crosovers are different and the 9's have a wider range for just the top part, but the .2 are the 10"ers in the 25's in my design.
    Last edited by lumpy; 01-22-2010 at 02:50 PM.
    pop

    media room: Lsi25 mains driven by an audiosource amp300, LSi9's driven by another amp300, LsiC drivin by an audiosourcAmp200, Lsi7 rear channels driven by receiver - Yamaha 863, Panamax 5300, epson 6100 w/ 106" elite cinatension2 screen, HPz555 media center, oppo 980, techniques SLbd3 turntable,xbox and ps3,

    living room: VM30 mains driven by a niles 2125, VM20 center and VM10 surrounds, velodyne dsp10, yamaha rxv661, cambridge audio dvd89, panamax5300, philips 42" plasma

  11. #11

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Posts
    643

    Default

    Thats what I thought. Nice setup lumpy, give it a listen and let us know your findings.
    Home Theater
    RTiA5 - CSiA6 - FXiA6 - PSW650 - Pioneer Elite SC-55 - Carver AV-505 - Sony 46" 120Hz - Monster HP 2400 - Xbox 360 - Playstation 3
    2 Channel
    Polk RTA 15TL - Harman Kardon HK3485 - HK DVD48 - Signal Cable IC's and speaker cables

  12. #12

    Member Sales Rating: (1)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    chicago
    Posts
    17,056

    Default

    The subs in the 25's can no way reproduce the lower bass that a dedicated subwoofer can. Just my opinion but useing the 25's for a side speaker is a waste of coin.

  13. #13

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    North of New Orleans
    Posts
    3,326

    Default

    Trying different speaker combinations is a good idea. Every room is different and what works in one room doesn't in another. Although for me the LSi25's win out as front LR speakers compared with the LSi15's or LSi9's. I used the LSi15's and LSiFX for surrounds. I moved my LSi9's into the dining room for some nice two channel sound.

    Main HT/2 ch:
    Pioneer SC-07, BDP-05FD, Emotiva XPA-5 x 2, XPA-1 x 2,
    Polk Audio LSi25, RTi12 x 2, LSi15 x 4, LSiC x 2, PSW1000 x 4,

    MB HT/ 2 ch:
    LG 47LM5800, Pioneer SC-1523, BDP-23FD, Sony BDP-S790, Emotiva XPA-2, XPA-5,
    Polk Audio LSi25,15, CSi5, LSiFX, PSW505 x 4

    Listening Room 2 ch:
    McIntosh MC122, MC162, MC202, C15, C41, C42, MA6500, MA6900, MCD201, MCD301, MR85, MX130, MX134
    Emotiva RSP-2, RPA-1, ERC-2
    Adcom GCD 750, GFP 750, GFA 5802
    Polk Audio LSi7,9, 15

  14. #14

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Billerica, MA
    Posts
    109

    Default

    if I like the 9's up front and the 25's as sides, i would most likely add a dsw4000 into the mix.

    If not the option of putting the 9's in another room with a dedicated 2 chanel rig for phono is always an option. Or I could us the 9's as surrounds and put the 7's up front as presence speakers up front.
    pop

    media room: Lsi25 mains driven by an audiosource amp300, LSi9's driven by another amp300, LsiC drivin by an audiosourcAmp200, Lsi7 rear channels driven by receiver - Yamaha 863, Panamax 5300, epson 6100 w/ 106" elite cinatension2 screen, HPz555 media center, oppo 980, techniques SLbd3 turntable,xbox and ps3,

    living room: VM30 mains driven by a niles 2125, VM20 center and VM10 surrounds, velodyne dsp10, yamaha rxv661, cambridge audio dvd89, panamax5300, philips 42" plasma

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. FXi A6 or RTi A3 for sides or rear?
    By digitalvideo in forum Speakers
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-07-2009, 03:49 PM
  2. Has anyone used multiple LSi9's as fronts?
    By phxrider in forum Speakers
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 08-13-2008, 12:03 PM
  3. 1.2TL oak sides
    By tugboat in forum Vintage Speakers
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-01-2008, 05:20 PM
  4. Lsi 9 for sides
    By askinquestions in forum Speakers
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-26-2007, 01:21 PM
  5. LSi fronts(LSi9's)/center/surrounds at Audiogon
    By PolkWannabie in forum Flea Market
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-16-2004, 06:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts