Polk LSi-C

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  1. Stanley Kuan

    Stanley Kuan Auditioning

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    Building my HT atm and looking towards the LSi-C for my center channel. just wondering whats the pros and cons on it? and any other comparable centers out there with the polk

    thx for hte help guys
     
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    Cons - 4 Ohm and relatively low sensitivity, just like the rest of the LSis - so you'll want decent power; fairly expensive MSRP; midrange could be better.

    Pros - tweeter is sweet, well built cabinets.

    Comparable - the Paradigm CC-470 is cleaner in the midrange, but a little brighter on the highs, IMO.

    There are plenty of great internet direct companies though. Check out: Rockets at www.av123.com , CMT-340 at www.ascendacoustics.com , www.axiomaudio.com .
     
  3. Stanley Kuan

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    so needing decent power .. would say and reciever putting out say 100w a channel.. then wiring that to a amp saying 6x150w or 3x300w bridge would that help? or are you saying power in a different means?

    thx
     
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    I would recommend the CSi5 for the center instead of the LSiC. I had the latter in my HT but found that dialog was often hard to understand. The speaker sounded recessed and I would have to crank the center volume 3 or 4db. Note that I had properly calibrated the levels initially using a SPL meter.

    When I moved my LSi speakers over into a music-only system (where they sound wonderful, including the LSiC), I got a new HT-only setup consisting of RTi8/CSi5/RTi6 speakers. What a great difference that made for movies! The clarity, definition, and impact were phenomenal. Dialog is clear as a bell through the CSi5.

    I guess if you have one system sharing music/HT duties the choice between LSi or RTi is more difficult.
     
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    A 100w receiver that was 4 Ohm stable would be OK, but external amps should certainly remove the low impedance issue regardless. *edit* Most average
     
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    I own an LSI-C and I can say there is nothing "recessed" about it's performance. I have them on a stand the below screen aimed directly at me. They 4 ohm impedance could impose problems with some receivers for sure, but their sensetivity is avarage[88db/m/w]and they are not tough to drive like some exotic designs[Maggie comes to mind].Looks like their price had been going up hmm.
     

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