Originally Posted by PR Audio
Just read this post...The G Series are not forward, while the T45 is slightly a forward speaker. G has more bass, and not muddied like the T55 would be. If you think the T45 is detailed, the G has the same level of details, plus keeps its composture by being neutral. Soundstage and imaging is a PSB characteristic, and T45 and G are very good at it.
If someone gave me the G's to substitute my T45's, I would change them. Now, pay more money; big maybe. In the G Series price I might look elsewhere, like to Monitor Audio, Paradigm, Salk, or Dali.
Thanks for the info. I really hope you can help me a bit more. I'm currently testing out the T45s and like them a lot. LOVE the detail and the way everything sounds exactly where I think it should in the mix. So I don't want to lose these things. However, they are, as has been said elsewhere, a little "crisp", "bright", "sharp", whatever word you want to use. Ideally, I'd like to keep all the detail but have a bit more warmth, sweetness, etc. The GT1's sound like they might fit the bill.
I've tried my damndest and can't find the GT1s anywhere to listen to. I've got an opportunity to buy them for $1100 but I won't be able to return them so I'm trying to get as much info as I can.
Everything you said sounds good. However, one question I have is what you mean by "forward"? I notice voices and some instruments are a bit "forward in the mix" with the T45s, is that what you mean? If so, I actually kind of like that forwardness. I listened to Monitor Audio RS6, and it's a more refined speaker than the T45, but I actually liked the detail (forwardness?) of the T45 a bit better (to be honest, I heard them in two different stores, so not a side by side test. I don't know if I would have reached different conclusions if they'd both been in my living room).
Like you, I think the T45's bass is adequate. So another question I have is whether the bass on the GT1s will be too much. Is it about as powerful as the T55 or more like the T65?
Finally, I'm wondering if the G series bookshelves might be a good compromise here (I can also get a good price on them). They don't go as low perhaps as the towers but maybe will not overload me with bass.
Really feeling good about the PSB brand in general. I could live with the T45s and probably be happy. But that G-series does intrigue me. Any thoughts you have would be welcome.