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post #1 of 10 Old 01-22-2014, 11:50 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,

I need some help deciding between audioengine P4, PSB Image B4 and NHT superzeros for a 50W amp ( nuforce DDA-100 ).  Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance to listen to any of them and will have to purchase them online, unauditioned.  Does anyone have any thoughts on which of these three would be best for a digital amp?  This will be for a non-desktop set up.  I'm looking for something with reasonably good detail, clarity and natural tones.  It doesn't have to room filling, not that I expect any of these would be.  I do plan on adding a small sub if lack of bass becomes a significant problem.  Thanks in advance for any input!

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Since no one seems to be responding - though I've never actually have heard any of them but from what I've read (a lot of forums!!!), the NHT's would be a good safe bet.
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I had (still have but not in use) super zeros and they are fantastic sounding little speakers. They have a wonderful warm midrange that is great for vocals in music. However they pretty much have no response below 100hz so you will need a sub.

The Image B4s would have a better low end response. I don't know anything about the Audioengines.

If you can find a pair of Cambridge S30s, they would be great as they have decent bass to at least 60hz.

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I haven't heard the PSB's but auditioned the SuperZero, P4 and S30 in home. I'd take the SuperZero over the P4 - great detail, clean sound, etc. But both are, for all practical purposes, satellite speakers so your crossover would need to be at 100-120hz. Not my preference.

At this price point I would easily recommend the Cambridge Audio S30 (I kept a pair and currently use them as my bedroom speakers). The S30 is currently on closeout at http://www.accessories4less.com/ so it's actually cheaper than the others at the moment.
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I've got the PSB Image T5s and the C5 currently running in my living room setup and have had the B5s in the past and have heard the B4s. I really like the PSB speakers, I find that they are very neutral and clean with a wonderful crisp sound. But I can't speak about the other speakers you are asking about. 

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The S30's have gone up in price by $30 I believe...but still a good deal...

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/CAMBS30BLK/CAMBRIDGE-AUDIO-S30-4-2-way-Bookshelf-Speakers-Pair-Black/1.html

Ah, indeed they have (by $20 I think) ... you might try calling accessories4less and asking for the older price of $179 a pair.
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Ah, indeed they have (by $20 I think) ... you might try calling accessories4less and asking for the older price of $179 a pair.

your right $20, I had a brain fart moment.. tongue.gif
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Thank you everyone for your input.  I was leaning towards the NHT initially but have decided on the PSBs, given their better bass response.

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Thank you everyone for your input.  I was leaning towards the NHT initially but have decided on the PSBs, given their better bass response.

That definitely seems like a good choice, for the reasons others talked about regarding bass response. smile.gif

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