Crisp classical music check. Complex and layered jazz got it. High-energy rock, vibrant R&B, lifelike country no problem! That's because the Polk LSi9s are a part of the critically acclaimed LSi series a line of speakers that's surprised audio reviewers and audiophiles alike with superb design and powerful, true-to-life sound reproduction. The LSi9 bookshelf speakers are a marvelous way to enjoy incredibly open, beautifully full, and above all, natural sound from a compact cabinet. After all, not everyone who loves great audio has the space (or budget) needed to fill a room with tower speakers.
Clear highs and smooth mids
Polk's Ring Radiator tweeter produces crystal-clear highs.
From the 1" Ring Radiator tweeter you'll get the crystalline, transparent highs that give precision to music and home theater. Careful cabinet design and dual 5-1/4" drivers round out lower-end sound very nicely. Other innovations an anti-diffraction grille for spacious, accurate imaging, ARC Ports for controlling cabinet resonances, and a Power Port for reinforcing bass team up to bring you a deep, realistic soundstage. A Soundstage! review of April 2002 noted of the LSi9, "Both [its midrange and bass] were full impressively full for such a small speaker and smooth. . . . Not only is it an exceedingly refined, first-class performer, it has specific sound qualities that make it stand out in its price class."
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Great for home theater or stereo music setups
With this extraordinary aptitude for rendering stereo music with stunning precision, the LSi9 will shine in a multichannel home theater setup as well. Use an LSi9 pair as front left and right speakers in a small setup, or surrounds in a large one. 2 pairs of 5-way, gold-plated binding post terminals let you biwire or biamp your speakers.
Recommended center channel speaker: Polk LSiC.
Recommended surround speakers: Polk LSi7, LSi9 or LSiFX.
Read our in-depth review of Polk's LSi9 speakers.