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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: St. Hubert, Quebec, Canada
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My Imagine B speakers are currently being driven by an Integra DTR 6.4 (from 2004), in a 2 channel configuration (I moved the Integra to the living room in January 2012 when I inserted my Yamaha RX-A1000 AVR into the home cinema). For its intended use, my living room setup is fine. The PSB/Integra combination works well in Pure Audio mode (no processing) for music, while as a 2.0 movie-watching setup, it does an excellent job at recreating my circa 2001 setup of a 2.0 speaker/AVR combo (at the time, a Denon AVR-1600/Celestion DL6s), with DVD/BD/HD DVD/cable box playback via component analogue video into the Integra and out to the 32" Sony Trinitron SDTV (from 2001). My wife offers no resistance to my upgrades in the home cinema room, but won't consider changing the living room TV unless it stops working. I have no issues with that, as the TV has a nice little 16x9 "cheat" function for BD/HD DVD/anamorphic DVDs for casual viewing.
The beauty of the PSBs is they will outlive most of the other gear (eventually, the TV will change, the AVR will change, the cable box will change and so on, but the PSBs will continue to provide audio enjoyment for years to come--I typically keep speakers 15-20 years and see no reason to change that "policy").