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post #631 of 3948 Old 03-01-2007, 12:09 PM
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Check ebay..Harmon Audio is selling 1 set of 360's everyday until they run out. They give the full 5 year warranty with them as well. Good Luck


i'll keep an eye on them.
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I've slowly been building my HT. With a recent TV upgrade, my next step is to upgrade my fronts.

I'm currently using 150's as my fronts and would like to go to the towers. I have the C25 as my center (i really love it). Thinking of the 360's but with limited stock from reputable vendors its leaving me to think that my only choice might be the 250's. The towers will most likely be my last major purchase for sound for quite awhile.

So my question is should I continue to hunt for 360's or go for the 250's?

I'll push my 150's to the rear in my 7.1 setup. I bought an Onkyo HTIB (HTS780) about 18 months ago. I still use the sub and the surround speakers from this set.

Obviously the 150s are not the end-all for fronts, but have you been pleased with them overall? What don't you like about them that is driving you to upgrade? I'm considering using them for fronts (as mentioned above, I need bookshelfs for fronts due to small children) and I love the price.
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Obviously the 150s are not the end-all for fronts, but have you been pleased with them overall? What don't you like about them that is driving you to upgrade? I'm considering using them for fronts (as mentioned above, I need bookshelfs for fronts due to small children) and I love the price.

I've been very pleased with them and they were a huge upgrade from my HTIB speakers.

I'm hoping to get a more complete and driving sound with the 360's (hope that makes sense). I was at a friend's house recently helping him tweak a TV set that we both have. What i notice was that his sound system had a deeper, richer sound to it that filled up the room. I know he has floor standing Klipsch but not sure what models.

By moving my 150's to the back, it's only going to be that much better.
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Got my Primus 362 bundle from Vanns' on Tuesday. What a great company! Well packed in huge double-boxes that came via FedEx but in a separate type truck and just a week to get to me with free shipping and no tax.

Unfortunately, I can't really hook them up yet as my theater room is not ready yet (I just ordered to make sure I didn't miss out on the $1000 deal). They're definitely excellent quality in the weight and finish, with two sets of removable legs for the 362's. If any one needs any pics of the speakers or questions, I'd be happy to try and help out. What I got:

Two Primus 362 floor speakers
One Primus PC350 center channel (this guy is BIG)
Two Primus 152 bookshelf speakers
One Primus PS212 subwoofer

All this for a grand! I'm a happy camper!
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I've been very pleased with them and they were a huge upgrade from my HTIB speakers.

I'm hoping to get a more complete and driving sound with the 360's (hope that makes sense). I was at a friend's house recently helping him tweak a TV set that we both have. What i notice was that his sound system had a deeper, richer sound to it that filled up the room. I know he has floor standing Klipsch but not sure what models.

By moving my 150's to the back, it's only going to be that much better.

That definitely makes sense and I know the 250/360s are definitely better for front duty. Just want to make sure I'm not going to regret going with the 150s up front (and c25 center). I can always upgrade in a couple years, but I don't want to be disappointed on the front end.
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Two Primus 362 floor speakers
One Primus PC350 center channel (this guy is BIG)
Two Primus 152 bookshelf speakers
One Primus PS212 subwoofer


Please post some pics of each when you unbox them, I'm sure we'd all like to see real pictures of the newer models !!
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Just got my 2 Primus 362's, 1 Primus C250, 2 Primus 152's, and the PS212 sub....After hooking it all up and listening to a couple quick movies and playing some games, all i have to say is WOW! Amazing system....and the sub is unbelievably awesome as well! Very impressed as was everyone that has come in to listen to it. This system will defintely not disappoint you!
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Please post some pics of each when you unbox them, I'm sure we'd all like to see real pictures of the newer models !!

Here are some pics of the Primus 362 series:

From left to right: P362, PC350 (standing up), P152




ps212 subwoofer


back of P152


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That center channel is HUGE!

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Yeah, it's a big mofo!
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I'm drooling over that center channel!!!
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I am selling a PS-12 on ebay for 199.99. Search for it by typing in PS-12. My ebay id is papi_jj. I also take local pickups if you can. The speaker is in flawless condition with no blemishes or scratches.
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I could use some help with my system. I have

250's up front
c25 for the center
140's for the rear surround
Reciever is a sony str-de875

It gives me the option to change the sp hz of each channel. I have the center at 100hz, front at 80hz, and the rears at 80hz. All speakers are set to small. I have a yamaha subwoofer, and a sony subwoofer to handle my lfe. I wanted to make sure those settings are correct.
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Can someone let me know where I can find a PS212 for a good price?
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Which Infinities are the better ones, Primus or Beta?

Or are they equals?

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Can someone tell me how the 140s compare to the 150s. I dont have much room they will be use for the fronts with a primus center C25 and an Onkyo sub that came with the S590. I will change the sub out a little later. They will be used for movies and tv 85% of the time. I am changing out the speakers that came with the S590 it is a small room and I am only using the fronts, center and sub.

thanks for you help, Mike J
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Can someone tell me how the 140s compare to the 150s. I dont have much room they will be use for the fronts with a primus center C25 and an Onkyo sub that came with the S590. I will change the sub out a little later. They will be used for movies and tv 85% of the time. I am changing out the speakers that came with the S590 it is a small room and I am only using the fronts, center and sub.

thanks for you help, Mike J

i don't have the 140's but if you can swing the 150's which i have, you won't be disappointed. I also have the c 25 and using the onkyo sub that came with my s780. Very good sound.

check out the specs to compare the two.

http://manuals.harman.com/INF/HOM/Ow...OM%20FINAL.pdf
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i don't have the 140's but if you can swing the 150's which i have, you won't be disappointed. I also have the c 25 and using the onkyo sub that came with my s780. Very good sound.

check out the specs to compare the two.

http://manuals.harman.com/INF/HOM/Ow...OM%20FINAL.pdf


Thanks for the help, I wish the 150s where not as deep as they are . I dont mind the hight or the width. Does any one know if the 150s and the 152s sound the same.

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Thanks for the help, I wish the 150s where not as deep as they are . I dont mind the hight or the width. Does any one know if the 150s and the 152s sound the same.

Mike J

From a spec wise, they are nearly identical with the 152's being a 1/4" taller but the width and depth are the same


http://manuals.harman.com/INF/HOM/Ow...OM%20FINAL.pdf


http://manuals.harman.com/INF/HOM/Ow...-om-LowRes.pdf
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Can someone let me know where I can find a PS212 for a good price?


Look two posts above yours #643. The 212 has more power than the ps12 that's really it. Depending on the size of the room the extra 100w may not really matter and you can get a 12. There may still be a few on ebay.

What's your budget like? The BIC-h100 and the JBL Venue 12" both go for about 250 shipped. That's less than Infinity and as good if not better depending on your personal preference.

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Which Infinities are the better ones, Primus or Beta?

Or are they equals?

The Beta series are superior to the Primus. The Primus are considered Infinity's "budget" line of speakers.

http://www.infinitysystems.com/homea...aspx?catId=BFS

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The Beta series are superior to the Primus. The Primus are considered Infinity's "budget" line of speakers.

http://www.infinitysystems.com/homea...aspx?catId=BFS


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Thanks luna5.

Your welcome...
I've had 2 Beta 50's front left and right,and a c360 center with 2 - c250's ( used as rear back surrounds) for a year and they all sound really great. Extremely smooth frequency response, very well made ( the 50's weigh in around 60lbs each) and the metal grills are just what our cat didn't want to see!
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Your welcome...
I've had 2 Beta 50's front left and right,and a c360 center with 2 - c250's ( used as rear back surrounds) for a year and they all sound really great. Extremely smooth frequency response, very well made ( the 50's weigh in around 60lbs each) and the metal grills are just what our cat didn't want to see!

Since I have Focal JM-Lab Cobalt 816S's & CC800S, how will the Primus sound compared to them?

Are Infinity Primus know to be a nuetral, bright, or warm speaker?

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I've slowly been building my HT. With a recent TV upgrade, my next step is to upgrade my fronts.

I'm currently using 150's as my fronts and would like to go to the towers. I have the C25 as my center (i really love it). Thinking of the 360's but with limited stock from reputable vendors its leaving me to think that my only choice might be the 250's. The towers will most likely be my last major purchase for sound for quite awhile.

So my question is should I continue to hunt for 360's or go for the 250's?

I'll push my 150's to the rear in my 7.1 setup. I bought an Onkyo HTIB (HTS780) about 18 months ago. I still use the sub and the surround speakers from this set.

I'd like to hear from those previously had 250's and upgraded to the 360's and how would you compare one over the other. Trying to get a perspective for them since CC or BB don't carry the new line.

Like to know specifically if the mid-frequency driver made a big difference in a home theater environment.
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Label me a NOOOBIE, but I know good sound when I hear it....unfortunately I will most likely be unable to audition any of my choices. After extensive research (mostly this forum) I've narrowed some of my choices, but need your expert advice. I'm thinking of the Primus 140's for surrounds & rears, would use the larger 150's or 160's, but I need to wall mount them and like the smaller package of the 140's. ??? will the 140's do a good job??? What will I sacrifice by using them as opposed to 150 or 60's? Just about settled on 250's for up front....like the reviews on 360's, but $$$$$. Am thinking Bic H-100 and plan to power it all with a new TX-SP674 Onkyo....saw it on J&R's website a couple days ago for just over $500. Am I going over kill with this receiver or would I be just as well off with the 604?? My thinking was the HDMI of the 674 might be worth the extra $. Would like expert opinions on how all this will match up......probably 50/50 Music, Movies....room size 12 X 24. I really enjoy the site!!!!! Kudos to you all!!!!
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The Beta series are superior to the Primus. The Primus are considered Infinity's "budget" line of speakers.

http://www.infinitysystems.com/homea...aspx?catId=BFS

Hey Luna no offense, BUT personally I did not care for the Betas. I preferred the sound of the Primus myself. It is true the Betas are more expensive BUT that does not always mean "Superior" or even better to say the least. I may be the only person who prefers the Primus but if that is the case then I can live with it. Am much more interested in getting what "I" prefer than what "most others" are getting. Just thought I would point that out. No pun intended.

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Just got my 360's in today to replace the 250's I was using as fronts. I was quite suprised at the difference in mid-range...very noticeable. Not too mention, the bass the 360's produce is not so much deep as it is quick and hard hitting, which is what I felt I was lacking with the 250's. U-571 was fantastic!!

Set up includes:

2- 360's
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1-C25 (soon to be PC350)
BIC H-100 SUB

My setup is ditto as yours. Run them with Yamaha RXV659
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Looking for some surround sound recommendations. I recently purchased the 360/c25 front stage setup and have been overjoyed with it! Well... It's a new month and time to upgrade the surrounds. Originally what I had been thinking for surrounds was, two 160's for the sides and 2 150's for the back. I've been looking and it seems to be getting harder and harder to find 160's... at least at a good price, (for me anyway). I've been seeing the 160's for around $80-90 per speaker. Not bad, but all the places selling at that price also want at least $30-40 shipping. Still not out of my price range, though I hate wasting that much money on shipping... which draws my eye to the 250's for about $10-20 more per speaker at crutchfield ($3 shipping ) I could get a pair of these to use as side surrounds.

So how good are the 250's as surrounds? Overkill? My room size is 13' x 15' x 8'

I've read that having the surrounds 2'-3' above ear level is optimal. since the 250's are floor standing, how would this effect them, would I have to place them on a stand for best results? My current speakers are wall mounted at about 60", I think. I'd have to check.
As far as the price breakdown goes, I could get:

2 x 160's
2 x 150's = $286.98(shipped)

or

2 x 250's
2 x 150's = $323.46(shipped)

or should I quit over thinking this and just get

4 x 150's = $218.96(shipped)

I don't mind paying an extra $100 as long as I get $100 worth of improvement. (In truth I'd like some di/bi-poles, but just one of those is way out of my price range )

I'll be using an onkyo 804 to drive everything and I like to listen fairly loud. Will the 250's be worth the extra $ just to use as surrounds. I know there are people who use them as such, but it seems as though most do so because they were using them as fronts and moved them back when they got something better.

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Label me a NOOOBIE, but I know good sound when I hear it....unfortunately I will most likely be unable to audition any of my choices. After extensive research (mostly this forum) I've narrowed some of my choices, but need your expert advice. I'm thinking of the Primus 140's for surrounds & rears, would use the larger 150's or 160's, but I need to wall mount them and like the smaller package of the 140's. ??? will the 140's do a good job??? What will I sacrifice by using them as opposed to 150 or 60's? Just about settled on 250's for up front....like the reviews on 360's, but $$$$$. Am thinking Bic H-100 and plan to power it all with a new TX-SP674 Onkyo....saw it on J&R's website a couple days ago for just over $500. Am I going over kill with this receiver or would I be just as well off with the 604?? My thinking was the HDMI of the 674 might be worth the extra $. Would like expert opinions on how all this will match up......probably 50/50 Music, Movies....room size 12 X 24. I really enjoy the site!!!!! Kudos to you all!!!!


I have the 604 and there are 3 differences between it and the 674.

1--Upconvert to HDMI
2--5 xtra watts of power
3--DSP to help add missing mid and highs to MP3s--It's on the 604 but only front left and right. On the 674 it's all channels

I don't play a lot of MP3s on my set...my daughter does and she's thrilled. 5 watts is negligible. The major difference is the upconvert. I don't believe upconvert is all that great. If you've got a lot of legacy equip...VCR or SVHS along with a DVD then maybe. The big advantage is if you have an HDMI on your Display, you can (theoretically) use one wire going to the display and eliminate changing modes on your display.

The 604 has HDMI--Audio and Video--other so-called HDMI capable receivers in this price range 3-4 hundred don't do both.

If you NEED upconvert get the 674 if not the 604 is great.

I have the 360s and they have more base than the 250s but are just about gone online for the discouted prices but you may be able to find them. If yo can find them for less that 400 a pair shipped get them if you can afford it you won't be dissapointed

I'd get the 150s instead of the 140s and they are still availiable for about 140 a pair online. The 160s have more base but are big and not really bookshelfs from what i've read.

Another option is to get the 160s as fronts instead of the 250s since they have a bigger driver but I really have no experience with them. i have used 4 150s and a sub and was pleased in my 12x14x11 space.

hope this helps

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