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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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