Originally Posted by shadyJ
This is an odd thing to say because the Beta 20s have a lot in common with the Primus p162. The Pioneer speakers are not going to have as high quality cabinet construction or drivers as either of the Infinitys. Plus I would have difficulty recommending any speaker with only a 4" woofer unless they absolutely had to be small speakers. The Primus speakers aren't exactly the bass kings as it is, but they will be far more capable than the Pioneer speakers. For bookshelf speakers with terrific bass, the aforementioned Behringer 2031p and Hsu HB-1s are significantly better than the Primus p162.
I have owned Primus and Beta, and I consider the Beta a step up >> They do sound more realistic
and involving to me, over the Primus > they do not have the same crossover slopes, and the cabinet
is better. I have opened up the Pioneer, Primus and Beta speakers, and Pioneer put a cross-brace in
them and the woofer frame does not touch the front baffle.
Also, I will be happy with whatever the
OP chooses, as long as they are a nice step above those small computer speakers.Edited by zieglj01 - 6/23/12 at 8:42am