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post #3931 of 3946 Old 06-12-2014, 03:55 PM
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P363 and Klipsch Sub-12

Just picked up a set of P363 for my new fronts. I have a Klipsch SUB-12 subwoofer. My receiver is a Yamaha RX-V775

I'm guessing I should set the speakers to small and the crossover at 60 or 80 ?
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Those are good starting points.
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FYI, Fry's has the P363 on sale again but time they lower the price to $99.95 each.
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Any opinion on what is the better deal? (i am planning on buying one of there this week. Most like the infinity package)

I am buying used speakers through craigslist and have found a infinity 7.0 system with a receiver and a bic acoustech 7.0 system i am very interested in. Both are for 400.
infinity system includes beta 50s, primus 363s, and a beta center and 2 bookshelves.
Bic acoustech system includes pl89s and the matching center and 4 of the bipole sorrounds.

Opinions on which is better? I assume the acoustechs will be more bright and efficient because of their horns.

I also noticed the betas are 25 lbs more than the pl89s which makes me think they are better quality.

Please let me know your thoughts.
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Beta 50s are really, really good speakers, better than the Primus by far. Use CMMD drivers. Designed by AVS contributor PLHart. I don't think it's a tossup.

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FYI, Amazon has the P363 on sale now for the same price as Fry's, $99.95 each.
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I ordered these from Amazon, my current speakers are 5 x Michaura M55 bookshelves, which you can think of as Axiom clones (they were made by Axiom) which I got a long time ago and have been enjoying. So I will be using the P363 as fronts only, since the center channel is too much.

I'm hoping to notice a sound quality improvement even though the Michaura's were all the rage back then. There will be the first floorstanders I own, I'm slightly concerned if it makes any difference since I'll run them with a sub.

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FYI, Fry's has the P163 for $59.99 each now.
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FYI, Fry's has the P163 for $59.99 each now.
I have a pair of old JBL E20 and center that I've been living with for a long time. I haven't really been crazy about them. Note they are not the newer ES if it makes a difference.

Wondering if I would be happier with the P163 and PC351. Would this be a pretty good upgrade? These would be for some music, but mostly for movies.

Without you knowing alot of other details, but generally as far as quality of sound is this a step up?

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FYI, Fry's has the P163 for $59.99 each now.
FYI, Amazon now has the P163 for the same price as Fry's, $59.95 each with free 2 day shipping for Prime Members. But hurry, only 6 remaining.
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I have a pair of old JBL E20 and center that I've been living with for a long time. I haven't really been crazy about them. Note they are not the newer ES if it makes a difference.

Wondering if I would be happier with the P163 and PC351. Would this be a pretty good upgrade? These would be for some music, but mostly for movies.

Without you knowing alot of other details, but generally as far as quality of sound is this a step up?

Thanks
Hi splode, sorry can't answer if this will be an upgrade for you but I have enjoyed the Infinity Primus speakers (P363, PC351, P163).
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FYI, Fry's has the P163 for $59.99 each now.
Bought the last speaker in the store! Not sure if they're that popular and sold a lot or just had a few.

I also listened to a bunch of speakers while there and maybe my ears are getting useless or the room wasn't setup, because I could hardly tell the difference between them, except for the horn tweeter Klipsch which stood out, and all the Polks sounded sort of the same.
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Hi splode, sorry can't answer if this will be an upgrade for you but I have enjoyed the Infinity Primus speakers (P363, PC351, P163).
Thanks J, at these prices it's hard to pass up and there seems to be a lot of people happy with them. I have a sub, so don't think I need the 363s....don't have the room anyway.
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Hey all.. I wanted to ask about placement for the speakers (362s and 163s). I've read that they do and do not require toe-in.. and I've read that they do and do not require space behind and to the sides. Therefore, I do not know what to believe. i will try experiment with placement a bit soon, but thought i would gain some insight while I'm away from home. Also, in a 5.1 setup is it possible to place the surrounds behind rather than on the sides? Right now I have them directly behind the couch but spread out and angled towards the center. I am considering putting them in a shelf on the wall behind the couch.

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Hey all.. I wanted to ask about placement for the speakers (362s and 163s). I've read that they do and do not require toe-in.. and I've read that they do and do not require space behind and to the sides. Therefore, I do not know what to believe. i will try experiment with placement a bit soon, but thought i would gain some insight while I'm away from home. Also, in a 5.1 setup is it possible to place the surrounds behind rather than on the sides? Right now I have them directly behind the couch but spread out and angled towards the center. I am considering putting them in a shelf on the wall behind the couch.

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Hi guys,.. another question I have relates specifically to my C350. I find that the audio for dialogue sounds a bit .. tinny/off/strange I don't know how to describe it properly. I've tried raising the levels for the center so that it stands out more, but it still has a strangeness to it. My current setup uses:

2x P362
1x C350
2x P163
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The 362s are about 8 feet apart, 8 feet from the center of the couch and toed in a bit. The C350 is sitting inside a flexi-rack I built and is angled upwards slightly towards the middle of the couch (it sits just below the tv and receive sits on the shelf below that).

The shelf is 20" deep and is about 3" from the wall. I've pulled the c350 out about 1-2 inches from the shelf and tried putting some padding about 5 inches behind it. I can provide a photo if that helps.

I've tried adjusting the settings, running audyssey etc. For now, I've decided to just to set the speakers on the receiver by their distance, using an App on my phone to get the levels the same (though I made the center louder) and set the towers at full range, center at 80 and surrounds.. i think 80 as well.

EDIT please bear in mind that I currently am not running a sub, as I gave it away. My attempts at fixing with audyssey were after the sub was gone. It's a new flexi rack, as i previously had the c350 sitting up on top of another bench at the same level as the tv.

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