A few of their speakers are pretty common on Woot! (an Amazon company). I have purchased their SFIT 1050 towers and 350 center from that site and am pretty pleased with them (I am just getting into home theater).
When they offer their higher end "Black Diamond" speakers on woot.com they usually only offer the BD 500 (bookshelves) or BD 300 (center), which they do have available on this sale. Anyway, I was quite pleased to see them offer towers in the BD series. I have asked about their speakers here before but no real word on them. Jim Wilson had some nice words about their subs even if there were a couple shortcomings.
While not in the market to buy new towers (no need to spend money I don't have) I can usually convince myself to buy un-needed stereo equipment. I was really wanting their BD towers to go on sale but I honestly cant seriously think of these as big-time contenders for my next upgrade. I realize their posted msrp is ridiculously high but I still think the sale price is pretty damn steep.
Looking at Golden Ears Triton Two (for a little more) or the Triton Threes (for quite a bit less) there doesn't seem to be much of a contest.
I was just posting this here for the hell of it. Looking to see a conversation around them and what others who have more experience than I do think about them so I can continue my education around speakers.
2-Channel: Rega RP-3, Bellari VP130, Cayin A-88T MK2, SVS Ultra Prime Monitors
Thanks for posting this Pieper - I've had the same question as well. I mean with a $8,000 MSRP...you'd think it would be pretty impressive yet, they are only a few pounds more than the Sfits and were able to come down in price to $2,000 for the sale (if I remember correctly). I was chomping at the bit for these as well but couldn't pull the trigger. I'm currently using a pair of Klipsch Icon WF-35's which I like but if you can find a flagship speaker for $2,000...seems like a good deal. Hopefully one of the few people that picked them up will post some sort of a review (since there aren't many Pinnacle reviews anywhere)!
They didn't review the towers, but it was a good review.
That is how you make a very low sensitivity look high. At least they stated condition the measurement was taken at, which is more than some companies have done.
94 dB at .5 meters is still 88 at 1 meter, not awesome but not terrible.
I picked one of these up, open box but untouched, for $280. I am trying to decide if it is worth completing the pair. It is really hard to justify spending twice as much on the second speaker.
I can tell you that I am very impressed with this speaker for the size, it replaced an old Rtr HPR-12M from the early 80's that has a 12 inch woofer with a 12 inch passive radiator (no ports, obviously). This speaker is about half the volume (size, as in cubic ft) and sounds nearly as good on the low end, pretty impressive for such small woofers. I have cheap polks (Monitor series II) in my home theater and this speaker is in a completely different league, not at all harsh, very easy on the ears, and I don't feel like I will use a sub (I am using it for music only). I think the $4000 ask is a joke, if they were down to $400 each I would pull the trigger in an instant, $500 would have me seriously consider it, but $600 is a tough sell. Considering it was on woot for $1000, then $700 and now $600 and the sales stats make it look like they have never sold more than 5 speakers each of the times it has been up for sale, I wouldn't be surprised if another price drop will happen in the next few months.
I will probably bide my time.