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Old 07-15-2012, 06:33 PM - Thread Starter
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You all were super helpful identifying some of the best sounding speakers for my surround sound / home theater system.

Within my budget, several of you recommended the Infinity Primus P152's.

So I got them, and enjoyed them quite a bit.

Now I am in posession of a Sony credit card, and am restricted to buying my front, center, left and rear speakers through Sony.

Do you guys think these speakers are comparable to the Infinity Primus as far as sound quality? Better? Worse?

http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=27931

(I have a powered subwoofer)

EDIT: One thing I did want to mention - even though the Infinity speakers were not tower speakers, they were pretty bulky.

About the size of two shoeboxes taped together. Each one. In a very modern living room with minimalist furniture, the wires and big black square blocks everywhere didn't look very good. So I guess appearance does play a role somewhat.
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:54 PM
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The Sony speakers that come up from that link are relatively low-quality speakers; but so are the P152 speakers.I would not recommend the Sony speakers.

I would suggest Boston Acoustics speakers if you want some fairly low-priced speakers that sound significantly better.

Maybe you can find some other Sony product to spend your Sonybucks on.

Sony does make some high-quality speakers, but they cost several thousand dollars each.
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Alright now im confused.

You're saying these aren't good, but neither are the infinity's ...

But I was happy with the infinity's ...

I only have a Sony card.

I can only get Sony speakers.

From sonystyle web site.
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C-man's opinion of the Infinity Primus speakrs is not representative of the AVS community. Most people here believe that the Primus are very good speakers for their price.

Sony's? Not so much. The Primus are generally considered better.

I don't see a center channel available for the Sony speaker line you are considering. Seems you'd be better to get a pair of Sony's to use as surrounds, then buy the matching Primus center for the 152s when you can afford it.

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Shoot. None of these speakers are any good? frown.gif
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how much is the card valued at?
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Shoot. None of these speakers are any good? frown.gif

sorry, but ummm... not really.

Sony tries to do lots of different things, with vastly different results. Some much better than others. Speakers aren't really where they shine. frown.gif

It's for 'wall hung dude', and no, I don't need any help to 'hook-up'.... sheesh ... dirty minds around these parts....
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Old 07-15-2012, 08:41 PM - Thread Starter
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I have $5,000 available but i really dont want to blow that much on front rights and lefts. Honestly I was super happy with the infinity's ... I wonder if I would really notice the difference ...
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I don't understand.. If you are willing to put a new speaker purchase on a credit card why not just use a different credit card? And why are you limited to just Sony products? Isn't it just a Visa card that gives you pioints towards Sony products when you make a purchase? So buy a different brand and then get the points to use towards another Sony product??

Or am I missing something here??
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Alright now im confused.
You're saying these aren't good, but neither are the infinity's ...
But I was happy with the infinity's ...
I only have a Sony card.
I can only get Sony speakers.
From sonystyle web site.

I think the Infinity Primus sounds very good.

I own Revel Salon2, Linkwitz Orion, KEF Reference 201/2, Philharmonic3, and I have auditioned the B&W 802D three times now. I've auditioned many other speakers as well that costs many times over the Infinity.

I still think my P362 sound very good when paired with a good subwoofer or two. The original recording contents matter a lot as well. Play albums like Dave Mathews & Tim Reynolds Live at Radio City Music Hall or any piece from Yo-Yo Ma and you will see how very good the Infinity Primus sounds.

My sister owns some Sony towers, and I think they sounded muddy. I don't recall the model of the Sony towers. So I would not personally buy any Sony speakers. Everyone is different. You may like it. Who knows?
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Too bad you don't have the budget for the Sony SS-AR1 speakers. They sound excellent but are a little above your current budget at $27,000

http://www.stereophile.com/content/sony-ss-ar1-loudspeaker
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My friend has the SS-5000 and they sound muddy. Why don't you buy a Sony TV instead?
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My friend has the SS-5000 and they sound muddy. Why don't you buy a Sony TV instead?

Great idea! Sony TVs are amazing!
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