Originally Posted by cavchameleon
The only real issue would be if your room is too bright (lots of reflective surfaces). This would be true of a lot of speakers that produce a flat frequency response in the upper ranges. Room correction software such as Audyssey, should tame the upper region fairly well. I've heard the newer PSB's next to the NHT's and they sound fairly similar in the treble. How do you have your room set up with them? Towing them in a little can help if you have reflective walls to the sides.
I've run Audyssey, and in 2 channel, I don't notice a ton of difference in the way they sound between stereo and pure direct mode, so I guess that indicates Audysssey isn't doing anything really drastic, at least to those channels.
I've described my room in previous posts, but while the room is oddly shaped and open to other areas of the house, there is a recliner, a large rug, a couch, curtains, etc to help with refections, so I'm likely not experiencing reflections too terribly off of anything except the coffee table (I know....).
The speakers are towed in slightly and are not very close to the side walls, so that probably helps as well.
Most of my PSB comparisons come from my nearly 20 year old Century 300i book shelf speakers and some listening I did in the early 2000s, so I've not heard any newer PSBs made in the last decade.