Has anybody compared these? I can hear the B&W at local showrooms and wow I'm impressed. They look and sound beautiful (C9).
I cannot audition the higher end PSB, but I sure do like the looks. In fact the T2 tower comes in Walnut which I think looks beautiful - great WAF.
I'm doing some internet shopping and I think at the end of the day these are in the same ballpark cost wise (psb easy to find discounted, B&W not so much).
Anybody ever had the chance to put these lines head-to-head?
This is for 90% two channel, 10% theater (of course, TV all the time but I don't count that).
I really want great two channel and I'm close to going for the T2 towers (I already have a Syncrony center two on the way). But before I commit all the way, I wonder if anyone would advise to go B&W - the lovely known quantity - even though I can't 'get a deal' on them and I hear their centers are poorly regarded (they don't look as well designed as the synchrony two center).
What was used for amplification when you listened to the B&Ws in the showroom? Did they use graphic equalizers, tone controls or calibration? You may end up with a completely different sound with your gear at home.
in the showroom the CM9s were just playing with a Pioneer AV receiver on pure direct. But in the interim (since I wrote the post above) I bought a pair of Synchrony 2. I figure I can always return them if they don't please me... only one way to try them is to buy them. I guess I'll have them in about a week.