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Old 02-25-2007, 11:05 AM - Thread Starter
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I was in the market for new speakers since i just got a new projector, and receiver. But when i was out looking at various speakers the sales person told me i would be stupid to ditch my infinity's i have now. I was just curious if anybody remembers about the Inifinty Reference series line of speakers and if they were decent. I bought them about 6 years ago. I have the RS8 for the fronts which have a powered 8 inch woofer in each tower. Then the RS3's for rears, the CC3 center channel and the gigantic HPS 500 for the sub, which i think is a 15" sub with 500 watts of earth shaking power.

I guess my question is does speaker technology change and get better to where if i got a new set, that i would really notice the difference, or are my speakers still hanging in there and still great even to todays standards?
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Well I'm in the same boat as you. I purchaced about 6 years ago the RS5's for my fronts, CC3 for center, 4 RS1's for surrounds and 2 BU120 subs. I also have a pair of RS3's that don't get used. I figured they could be spare parts.

But I thought of upgrading to newer speaker, but really don't know if it will make a difference without spending alot of $$$$. I do have a pretty nice reciever too (Denon 3806).
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Hmm, sounds like decent speakers, speaker models typically are carried for 2-3 years, so its not like the Infinity reference are "that" old in terms of product generation.

You'll probably benefit from a newer receiver.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:25 AM
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I also have the R3s and have compared them to several newer, fairly highly regarded bookshelves such as Klipsch Reference RB15's, Energy C-1s and C3s and others. I preferred the R3s over all others, although the Energy's were very close.

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Reference Infinitys will probably sound comparable to what's out today. Your sub may be missing some features, but Ive heard that sub, its just fine!

I wonder if that reference series is newer, or older than mine?

I have Infinity Reference 2000.5
The series basically went like this: 2000.1, 2000.2, 2000.3, 2000.4 etc

The 2000 series are all studio monitors, although some of them look like towers.
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These are good speakers. Make sure they are calibrated right and you
would be hard pressed to find better, without spending lots more money.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:33 PM - Thread Starter
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Great. Saves me a lot of cash to keep these. I'll give them a shot with a new receiver. I was trying to decide between the Onkyo 804 vs Yamaha 6090. Do any particular one of these sound better paired up with Infinity's?
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Which one weighs more? Get that one!

Since you saved some money, go ahead and get yourself a nice 35-45 pound receiver. Having that hefty transformer and those big heat sinks will do more for your sound than just about anything.
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