Hey everyone, I'm looking for some advice on a home theater system.
I'm a college sophomore, looking for a home theater system for my next year (a current roommate provided the stereo that we use now, and we're not living together again).
I am familiar with PSB since my dad and other members of my extended family collectively own seven pairs of PSB speakers, spanning several models. In fact, here's the list:
Predecessors to current PSB models:
- Image B15
- Image B25
- Image T45
- Image B25 (two pairs)
- Image T55
- Image C60
Unfortunately, these are spread out, and I'm not close enough to home to audition all of these speakers.
I'm looking at the Alpha and Image lines, due to my somewhat limited budget. However, I do want to buy good components that I'll be satisfied with for a long time. I've been looking at suggested home theater setups at these two links on the PSB site:
**Okay, never mind -- I'm new here, so I can't post URLs yet. Anyway, the links are readily available on the PSB site.
A little about my current set-up: one roommate is providing a 50" Phillips Plasma display. Also, just today, I ordered a Cambridge Audio Azur 540R v2 from Audio Advisor (they're on close-out for $400... pretty great price).
I'd like input on the differences between the Alpha and Image suggested home theater systems. It's probably about a 40/60 split between music and movies, but music is very important and I need speakers that both sound good and can go loud enough to fill a room during a party. The living room in my apartment is fairly large, probably 25x15 feet with a tall (9' ??) ceiling. Also, there is an adjoining dining room, so ideally the music could fill both spaces.
Well, thanks everyone. Sorry this kind of turned into an essay. I appreciate any input!