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post #1 of 29 Old 07-08-2014, 11:15 AM - Thread Starter
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Infinity Reference owners thread

The new Infinity Reference lineup is now available and while I do not own anything from this particular lineup yet, I wanted to start an owners thread for us to have some discussion and post our thoughts.

So far there has only been one review that I can find and that is from the folks over at Home Theater Review. They got a review up of the R263 yesterday and I must say these speakers look appealing. When it's time to upgrade from my P363s I might just have to check these out.

http://hometheaterreview.com/measure...also-did-full/

It's nice to see Infinity re-enter the premium sound market, especially at a lucrative price. Their Reference series have been missed by more than a few.

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I may reconsider getting the Aeros and get these instead. In the review they said they lack bass but I have an SB13-Ultra for that.
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No one has pulled the trigger on these yet?
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Here's a preview from Audioholics.

http://www.audioholics.com/tower-spe...eries-speakers
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I would like to give the bookshelves a shot, nice to have another competitor in the $400-500 range.

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Any more reviews or information yet?
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really surprised there isn't more info on here about these.... That review seems awesome, and it appears there are sales out there for these. R263's for $309.97 with free shipping from wdgaselectronics.com, though I do not know how reputable that site is for business.
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I hope we hear more about these soon.
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I went ahead and purchased the Infinity Reference RC263. I'll give you guys some impressions when I receive it. Until then I found another review which is of the lower model bookshelf, it's very positive though.

http://avproductreviews.com/infinity...ce-r152-review

The other review criticized the R263's bass but in this review one of the things the reviewer gloated about was the bass so I'm not sure what to think.
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I went ahead and purchased the Infinity Reference RC263. I'll give you guys some impressions when I receive it. Until then I found another review which is of the lower model bookshelf, it's very positive though.

http://avproductreviews.com/infinity...ce-r152-review

The other review criticized the R263's bass but in this review one of the things the reviewer gloated about was the bass so I'm not sure what to think.
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I went ahead and purchased the Infinity Reference RC263. I'll give you guys some impressions when I receive it. Until then I found another review which is of the lower model bookshelf, it's very positive though.

http://avproductreviews.com/infinity...ce-r152-review

The other review criticized the R263's bass but in this review one of the things the reviewer gloated about was the bass so I'm not sure what to think.
This line of Infinity speakers as well as many in the past is meant to be used with a sub or two or more. Apparently some of the reviewers can't comprehend that. There is no drawback to using a sub, except for its cost. For the serious ones, look at Floyd Toole's book who helped to design the CMMD driver:

http://www.amazon.com/Sound-Reproduc...ds=floyd+toole

http://www.infinityspeakers.com/esto...kers/cat740040
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These seem like the perfect speakers for me because I don't really care about the bass I have a SB13 Ultra for that. I just want good mids and highs and a speaker with pretty good off axis response.
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The Infinity R152 is a really nice speaker. It's bass response is a waaay better than it should be for a small speaker. It won't rattle the walls or anything, but it has very tight accurate bass.....mid range is very detailed also. With that in mind a subwoofer is still recommended, but you could get by without one. Haven't heard the towers yet but I'm sure they're on par with the 152's.
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I wonder how the RC263 will compare to my SVS Ultra Center, both have almost the same exact speaker layout.
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I'll have my RC263 on Saturday to do a comparison with my SVS Ultra center.
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Receiving it today I'm so excited. Pics coming soon and maybe even some size comparison pics with my Ultra center. I know the Infinity center is supposed to be slightly bigger.
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They look very similar but sound very different, more on this later.
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I haven't had alot of time to listen to the center but what I've heard so far I like. At first I thought it sounded bright but then I realized it's not bright it's just really detailed and airy in the treble. Everything sounds so much more detailed through it, it's hard to explain. I never heard Revel speakers or read reviews but I know they say these are similar. Those Revels must be ultra detailed allowing you to hear a pin dropped by the performer because the Infinity center sounds excellent and they say the Revels are even better. I'm very happy with my purchase. Also about the bass, it sounds very good to me and Audyssey crossed it over at 40hz so that shows how good it is right there.
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Not much love for these speakers yet huh, I'm really surprised. I can't wait to have the whole set, I really want to try those surrounds.
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Once a larger establishment like S&V or Audioholics reviews them, they will probably gain some popularity.

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Hopefully there's some pro reviews soon, the center channel sounds very good to me.
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I currently have the Primus 363s and a Primus 351 center channel. I was using 2 older Entra series OWS on wall surround speakers. They have worked ok but because of there placement on the back wall the surround wasn't the greatest. I just bought and received the Reference RS152 surround speakers. I have not hung them yet, but they sound quite good. I am hoping they can diffuse the sound well mounted against the back wall. I will update once I have them mounted and calibrated.

I did notice that Crutchfield now shows the RS152 as discontinued. It is showing for the other Reference series also. Does anyone know if this is true? They have been out for maybe 2 months.

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I currently have the Primus 363s and a Primus 351 center channel. I was using 2 older Entra series OWS on wall surround speakers. They have worked ok but because of there placement on the back wall the surround wasn't the greatest. I just bought and received the Reference RS152 surround speakers. I have not hung them yet, but they sound quite good. I am hoping they can diffuse the sound well mounted against the back wall. I will update once I have them mounted and calibrated.

I did notice that Crutchfield now shows the RS152 as discontinued. It is showing for the other Reference series also. Does anyone know if this is true? They have been out for maybe 2 months.

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I'm not sure how accurate it is. Infinity has them listed for 449 but when I go to Crutchfield it says the RS152, along with therest of the Reference series, is discontinued.

The Infinity site lists the R 263 as sold out, Amazon only has 8 of the 253 in stock so either there is limited supply or just high demand.


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I'm not sure how accurate it is. Infinity has them listed for 449 but when I go to Crutchfield it says the RS152, along with therest of the Reference series, is discontinued.

The Infinity site lists the R 263 as sold out, Amazon only has 8 of the 253 in stock so either there is limited supply or just high demand.
Could be a limited initial batch to test the market, but knowing Infinity these should be very competitive in their price range.

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I hope they're not discontinued I love my center channel.
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I haven't had alot of time to listen to the center but what I've heard so far I like. At first I thought it sounded bright but then I realized it's not bright it's just really detailed and airy in the treble. Everything sounds so much more detailed through it, it's hard to explain. I never heard Revel speakers or read reviews but I know they say these are similar. Those Revels must be ultra detailed allowing you to hear a pin dropped by the performer because the Infinity center sounds excellent and they say the Revels are even better. I'm very happy with my purchase. Also about the bass, it sounds very good to me and Audyssey crossed it over at 40hz so that shows how good it is right there.
Just a little thread bump to see how you're finding the speaker and to see if anyone else has tried them out.

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I've decided I'm going to get the full 7.1 set, I ordered a pair of RS152's today.
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I may jump in too. I've been scouring the web looking for something to replace my Infinity IL10s. The Primus line looked really cheap compared to the Interlude series so that was a no go. It's currently going to be between the Chane A1r-xc (shown) or Infinity Reference 162.

Strictly a 2.0 system for my desktop computer.

I'll report back on which I go with and, if I go with the 162, how they sound compared to my IL10s I've been using for the last 10 years.

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I may jump in too. I've been scouring the web looking for something to replace my Infinity IL10s. The Primus line looked really cheap compared to the Interlude series so that was a no go. It's currently going to be between the Chane A1r-xc (shown) or Infinity Reference 162.

Strictly a 2.0 system for my desktop computer.

I'll report back on which I go with and, if I go with the 162, how they sound compared to my IL10s I've been using for the last 10 years.

I am in the same situation, using IL10s for more than 10 years and quite happy with them. I was also searching to replace all my infinities for an upgraded sound but so far my search told me that until unless I spend quite a lot interlude series pretty hard to beat. I would love to hear your impressions once you get the new speakers.
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