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sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions)
#390358 02/28/13 04:24 AM
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AS some of you know, I will be ordering a full new 5.1 system very soon.

I've had my mind set for 6 months straight on the epic 80 system(minus the subwoofer).

BUT...I can't stop eyeing up the flagship LFR1100 Omnidirectional speaker.

I'd have the amp power for it.

I'll never have the money again to buy these, but it is possible for me now. How well will they mesh with the VP180 and QS8's? How much of a difference for the price? Is it worth it in your opinion? Again, this would be a major investment for me, so I hope no one is offended when I ask...build quality? bugs? Will these last? Since I can't find much on the speaker(and trust me, I've read everything that's out there so far on them I think), are they similiar to the thousands of forum posts and reviews I've read about the M80?


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Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions)
Mad_Chesser #390362 02/28/13 05:41 AM
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You really want to bi-amp don't you. grin


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Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions)
Mad_Chesser #390363 02/28/13 05:49 AM
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Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions)
fredk #390365 02/28/13 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted By: fredk
You really want to bi-amp don't you. grin


lol guilty. *tim the tool man grunt*

They just seem so badass, so unique. I like the idea of the extra woofer too smile More then anything, I want something that will knock me on my ass performance wise. People seem pretty blown away by them

My favourite speaker I've owned so far in my life was the Paradigm Monitor 90P. This seems like quite a step up


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Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions)
Mad_Chesser #390367 02/28/13 06:23 AM
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But seriously, it's a major price jump...are they worth it? Are they identical in sound to a M80, but better...more enveloping soundstage, speakers seem to disappear?

With the 70' of speaker wire and 10 sets of dual plugs I planned to buy, my original full cart price with the m80's would have been: $3449.65 (this is with die cast woofers and dual inputs)

For all the same options, but switching the m80's out for the LFR's the cost will be: $5,830.69 (with added rear speaker label :))

Is $2381 worth that? Especially when the wife finds out? lol


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Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions)
Mad_Chesser #390374 02/28/13 12:56 PM
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It is quite a bit more money. Do you really need the die cast woofers? Ian said there is no difference in sq so I didn't get them on my LFR's.

Anyway, what I can say is that they're excellent. Whether they're really more than two grand better than the M80's is very subjective. I think you can notice the slightly deeper bass of the LFR's but it is not a huge difference.

The rear firing drivers combined with the DSP do certainly add sonething. Depending on the source material, the difference can be anything from very subtle to astonishing! However, only you can really decide if they'll be worth it.

Perhaps you should check with Axiom to see if any have found a home out near you yet.

Mike

Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions)
Mad_Chesser #390377 02/28/13 01:56 PM
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And do you need to buy the wire and plugs from Axiom? Their prices are generally higher than someone like monoprice.


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Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions)
Mad_Chesser #390378 02/28/13 02:04 PM
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He might be buying them to get the 5% discount.


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Re: sshhh don't tell the wife (LFR1100 questions)
Mad_Chesser #390379 02/28/13 02:08 PM
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point. Then the question is, if he does, will he be spending more than the 5% discount gets him back?

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