Originally Posted by MEGATURON
Hmmm how much difference in terms of scale in overall performance does infiity p163 and the psb image 5 have. And for pb-2000, how much difference in sound quality compare to 2 bic pl 200? I would go $2000 tops for my speakers but wont go beyond anyways thanks for comment.
It's always a touchy question to answer. You may or may not find any improvements at all.
Diminishing returns is the key. The real life improvement between $1K and $2K may not be like night-and-day improvement. However, the aesthetics may be night-and-day improvement.
I can just speak from my 1 experience. I auditioned the $2K PSB Imagine 2 towers back when had the $300 Infinity P363 towers. I could not say I heard any improvement on the more expensive PSB. On paper, the Infinity speakers measure very accurately (flat on-axis, smooth off-axis). So I don't think the PSB have any advantage here.
For subs, the SVS would most likely have more bass output and lower distortion on paper. But in terms of real life actual audible improvement, only you could determine that. But I think 2 subs are better than one.
You certainly cannot go wrong with PSB + SVS. It certainly has better aesthetic and pride of ownership. PSB and SVS certainly have significantly more "high-end" status.
But whether they sound significantly better to you than the Infinity + BIC or if they are worth your money, only you can determine.