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post #6691 of 6706 Old 11-04-2016, 10:42 AM
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I don't know why Sound & Vision would go to the trouble of testing them but not release graphs. Do they put the graphs in the print magazine?
Sound and Vision graphs are not very accurate. Stick to Stereophile or Soundstage as shown below;


http://www.soundstagenetwork.com/ind...nts&Itemid=153

Here's soundstage's actual review;

http://www.soundstagehifi.com/index....3-loudspeakers

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I was referring to the missing graphs of the SVS Ultra Towers, not the PSBs.
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So,
I'm taking advantage of this black Friday thing and I saw something that would complement the 3.1 setup I have already.

Do I buy two sets of these : http://www.audiozona.com/psb-imagine-b for the rear and sides?

OR

Do I buy these http://www.audiozona.com/psb-imagine-t2 for my fronts and move my Image X2T to the rear?


Thoughts?
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Which center speaker are you currently using? If the Imagine XC then just go with the B1's. If you have one of the better Imagine C series, mate that with the T2's.

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Which center speaker are you currently using? If the Imagine XC then just go with the B1's. If you have one of the better Imagine C series, mate that with the T2's.
The center speaker is the PSB Imagine C

http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/...agine-C-Centre
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The center speaker is the PSB Imagine C

http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/...agine-C-Centre
Well then, there's your answer. If you can afford to get the Imagine T2, you'd definitely be boosting the sound quality of the most important speakers in a 5.1 system...the front three.

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Well then, there's your answer. If you can afford to get the Imagine T2, you'd definitely be boosting the sound quality of the most important speakers in a 5.1 system...the front three.


Can I afford not to with over 1000 euros in savings?!
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Anyone know what gauge wiring I should use for these Imagine T2 speakers?

Center: PSB Imagine C
Front L/R: Imagine T2
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Anyone know what gauge wiring I should use for these Imagine T2 speakers?
14 or 12 gauge will work fine. But the thicker the better IMHO
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14 or 12 gauge will work fine. But the thicker the better IMHO
https://www.amazon.es/FosPower-altav...ker+wire+white

What do you think of that?

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I don't read spanish but it looks ok. is it fire rated for in-wall runs?
I would get the thicker 12 gauge
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I don't read spanish but it looks ok. is it fire rated for in-wall runs?
I would get the thicker 12 gauge
I don't read Spanish either...makes living in Spain that much more difficult. I mainly use google translate for everything.

Not sure if it is rated for in-wall fire but it'll be external not internal.

connectivity
premium FosPower CL2 in wall speaker wire is used to connect power amplifiers and receivers audio to speakers in home environments, school, church or business. Use with banana wall plates, connectors bare wire, banana plugs, spade connectors receivers, A / V, amplifiers and other home and professional audio applications.

CL2 in-wall UL
speaker cable has FosPower CL2 by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for use in the wall.

Oxygen-free pure copper wire
count high strand wire oxygen - free copper, produces a high quality, clean sound. Consider pure oxygen - free copper to buy the speaker cable. Mixture of aluminum alloys such as copper wire (CCA / copper clad aluminum) can lead to a less conductive wire, poor sound quality, with fragile / weak wires can easily break. Speaker cables Poor quality have pockets of oxygen in copper.

American Wire Gauge (AWG)
AWG refers to wire gauge oxygen - free copper without the insulating cover. GTE is used in North America to measure and regulate the thickness of the copper wire. Do not be confused by the speaker wire low cost with the "Scale" label can be smaller.

Jacket with color coded cables
Each cable oxygen free copper sheathed in a flexible coating, PVC is color coded for polarity to ensure proper installation, easy and fast. The whole cable assembly is coated with a PVC jacket nominal CL2.

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speaker cable is wound around a spool for storage and easy dispensing

Center: PSB Imagine C
Front L/R: Imagine T2
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Went to a high end retailer the other day and PSB was his best brand. Even with 50k$ models from other makes.

I haven't heard accuracy they have from a non-horn before.




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CL2 in-wall UL
speaker cable has FosPower CL2 by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for use in the wall.

Ya the white shell is a fire ratted material i think. different codes if you want to run in a wall cavity. However it will be fine for regular use as well.
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Went to a high end retailer the other day and PSB was his best brand. Even with 50k$ models from other makes.

I haven't heard accuracy they have from a non-horn before.
Yep PSB is an audiophile best kept secret. lol
I have never been a fan of horn speakers (kliptch) they mostly sound way too bright and fatiguing.
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Yep PSB is an audiophile best kept secret. lol
I have never been a fan of horn speakers (kliptch) they mostly sound way too bright and fatiguing.
The PSB had a lot of energy and accuracy, which is what I like. Great design, great presentation.

A horn or waveguide is just another way. I've heard all designs not properly applied, and sound poor, and all correctly applied and sound amazing. Generally, speaker placement is key. Im running Klipsch Reference II and they have nothing fatiguing presented.




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