Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Outside Bangkok
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Great price for sure! Are the 'real' Imagines starting to fade away?
When I bought my Image B6, C5 and S setup, I had one eye on the Imagine B with real wood veneer (and double the cost of B6). After almost 2 years enjoying the excellent sound of my Images for music and movies, I still have one eye on the Imagine B which my dealer has new for the same price as Saturday Audio refurbs.
Would these be a worthwhile upgrade for my mains? I don't think the new imagine X sounds as good as the B6, although there could be some 'cheap black box' bias happening there, too.
Imagine X replaces Image, supposedly with similar/better performance at similar price point, but cheaper construction.
Is this following the pattern that Image came out and overtook the Imagine with similar performance (same drivers?), cheaper construction and cheaper price point?
I'm thinking out loud here about the whole trickle down technology thing. I don't want to upgrade just to get wood veneer, I want a more refined sound!
I would keep the other Images and my SVS sb-1000 fed by a Marantz SR8002. CD source Oppo DV-970HD and Blu-Rays on Sony BDP-S5100.
Then: Infocus X1, Sanyo PLV-Z1, Sanyo PLV-Z4, Epson EMP-TW600 (Pro Cinema 800)
Now: Sony VPL-HW40ES
Last edited by joesthai; 02-12-2015 at 08:50 AM.
Reason: Enjoying my Images, not Imagines...yet.