Originally Posted by aboroth00
I've had the opportunity to listen to the Intermezzos and they're pretty good speakers. They definitely put out more bass than the PF-Rs and they dig a lot deeper as well due to the improved woofer and larger cabinet. However, looking at the Prelude MTS, they seem to be plagued with problems with poorly built midrange speakers and tweeters which tend to blow. So i am quite hesitant to get rid of my PF-Rs in favor for those.
Due to the sheer array of drivers the PF-Rs had I noticed one subtle difference, mids and highs sound slightly tighter than the Intermezzos to my liking with a slight brightness. Of course this is all my subjective tastes. The great sensitivity on the PFR is another reason it drew me to them, little wattage to make it go loud, as I prefer to spend more on speakers than amps. Maybe i'll give the Intermezzos another listen, but honestly I've never found the cabinetry too attractive and i prefer the sleek black of the PF-Rs even though it slightly looks older.
I haven't had the opportunity to try the Rabos, I wonder the effect it would have in my room though, could be a drastic difference and i've been ignorant all this time! I would love to see some pics of your setup Nicholas and thank you for your response.
The Intermezzos are definitely kind of an ugly duckling. I love the look of the MTS but when I bought my Intermezzos the MTS cost a heck of a lot more.
RABOS is nice but it's not the best substitute for a more advanced separate bass control unit, and setup becomes a PITA when you have three different RABOS woofers and the powered 5.25s in the center. Thank god I have the passive 2.6p surrounds instead of the powered 2.6.
Currrently my system is in a boxes in my basement, waiting for me to get off my keister and finish the sheetrock ceiling. Moved into a new house recently and the basement was divided into a 9x17 bedroom and 14x17 family room by a hideous poorly installed wood panel wall topped by an old, ugly drop ceiling. Within literally 20 minutes of getting the keys I was tearing the wall apart with a sledge and pulling down the ceiling.
So now I've got a 23x17 family room, HDMI and power wired into the ceiling for a projector, nine new recessed lights installed, wiring run through the walls into a closet for 7.1 sound, etc. Just need to finish the sheetrock, but have been sidelined by about a million other projects that were deemed more important by the wife.
Here's some pics of the system in my old rental though:http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...01600x1200.jpghttp://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...01600x1200.jpghttp://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...01600x1200.jpg
And the woofer from when I had it out for an amp problem, it's pretty beefy:http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...10882Large.jpg
Sold the 61" Samsung DLP (which I actually ended up getting for free due to it developing a problem and having bought an extended BB warranty) and replaced it with a 55" LCD upstairs and will end up with probably 120" projector downstairs.
I agree that the P-FR, intermezzo, and MTS are definitely overlooked which causes them to be spectacular bargains. Seems like very frequently the type of audiophile that is willing to spend thousands of dollars on a pair of speakers doesn't like them to come from a company that also makes 39 dollar car speakers, and would prefer they came from some esoteric company that no one has every heard of and is manufactured out of a storage garage. If any of these speakers were made today they'd be sold as Revels rather than Infinitys I would guess. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me, but whatever.
Electronics are kind of wonky in my Intermezzos at least, as well. I bought them from a used dealer in Canada and one of them showed up with amp problems in one woofer. He paid for the repairs, ended up costing about 150 bucks. Bought the center later from someone in California and it had an intermittant amp problem as well. Would work fine and then if it lost power it wouldn't turn on for at first a couple days, then a week, then a couple weeks, and then eventually at all. I'm guessing the guy knew about it when he sold it, but don't know for sure. Ended up just buying another used one, shipping the center two ways to a repair place would have cost almost as much as another one (I live in Juneau, AK).
Any pics of your setup?