Originally Posted by commsysman
Stereophile and The Absolute Sound did reviews on the Image T6 and gave it rave reviews.The Stereophile reviewer said it was his new standard for speakers in this price range.
The Absolute Sound editors selected it from all of the speakers in the world as the speaker for its Recommended System for $3600 in a feature article.
The frequency response test John Atkinson did on it showed outstanding results and was published in the article. HIS tests were done by an acknowledged expert in the field and were done under carefully controlled conditions with calibrated equipment, and you can view the results online. It showed an essentially FLAT response within 2db from below 40 HZ to 20 Khz, so I wonder what could possibly be any better. Perfection is hard to beat!
(apparently the Energy tested better than perfect...lol)
I think I would need a lot more evidence than one alleged private test by one person who happens to be an Energy owner to contradict all of the accumulated evidence that the PSB Image T6 is one of the most outstanding speakers available.
Of course anything you read about Energy speakers on the Energy Owner's thread would have to be perfectly objective, huh? You think? ROFL!!!
The Soundstage review of the RC-70 is certainly a rave review, however; he left no doubt whatsoever that he found it very good.
You should always hear them in YOUR home in YOUR system before you buy; anything else is a crapshoot!
No one is discrediting the reviews of the Image T6... or the measurements in those reviews... No one can argue that the T6 do not measure well, objectively.
Having owned PSB Image speakers, I have no doubt the Image T6 is a great product, as is almost everything PSB puts out it would seem... But that doesn't mean everyone will agree that they sound better than other options mentioned in this thread - that is a subjective opinion. And yet you state your subjective
opinion as if it is fact... and **** on others' opinions.
You use reviewers' subjective opinions to support your opinion when it's convenient, but call Energy and Mirage products junk despite the very positive subjective opinions of other reviewers...
And while we're on that topic of subjective vs. objective..."Of course anything you read about Energy speakers on the Energy Owner's thread would have to be perfectly objective, huh? You think? ROFL!!!"
You're condescending to others for having a different opinion... A member here gave his opinion - the RC-70 sounded better to him, in his room... You and I both know that is SUBJECTIVE (that damn word again)...
He then went on to say that, IN HIS ROOM, the RC-70 measured flatter. You even emphasize the importance of auditioning in one's own room with one's own gear, so I presume you're well aware of the effects a room can have on measurements... He even put in a disclaimer to essentially say that, although he did his best to measure from the same position, there are likely issues due to the room, and in a different setting, he may prefer the T6. No where in his comparison did he say the RC-70 is, objectively, a better speaker.... And I don't see someone here making that claim either...
Yet you seem to ignore that, and have a snide remark for that - "It showed an essentially FLAT response within 2db from below 40 HZ to 20 Khz, so I wonder what could possibly be any better. Perfection is hard to beat! (apparently the Energy tested better than perfect...lol)"
Like I said, I like what I've heard from PSB, and Paul Barton is well respected in the industry for a reason... I haven't heard MA's speakers, but they have a great reputation too.... If the OP can, he should check them out as well...
But the OP asked about 2 speakers specifically, and people gave their input on them... No reason to belittle people for liking those products...