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post #121 of 5482
I am the only one that feels that PSB dropped the ball when it came to the Discontiue of the Stratus Line?! The reason I say this is, they decided to do a upgrade to the Speaker Line and so that means stop production. Which is a plus to consumers, but why in the Hell did they not increase the inventory in hopes of maintaining a full product line while they are developing the replacement....Now they DO NOT have a Speaker the fills the Gap between the Image and Platnium line.

I have wanted to Audition the Stratus line, but all of the dealers in my area cant get any from their Reps and dont have any in stock....Except for their Demo's! I dont want used Speakers....So their is basically no reason to Audition the Stratus line. Since their really isnt a stratus line anymore and the new line will most likely sound different.

RANT OVER!!!!

AM
post #122 of 5482
I would have to agree that PSB did drop the ball a little bit, if what you say is true. That PSB stopped production of the Stratus line until the new one is designed.

We'll have to see what happens.

TREVOR
post #123 of 5482
Mains: PSB Stratus Silver i
Center: PSB Strauts C6 i
Surround: Infinity
Front Sub: HSU VT-3
Rear Sub: SVS 20-36 PCI

Several years ago I came across the piano black Silver i's on sale as cosmetic blems for $999 out the door. Remarkable price at the time as they listed at $2200. My wife and I looked with a fine tooth comb for defects and found none. They still sound and look fantastic and I haven't calibrated my room in a few years.

My listening is about 50/50 2.1 (2.2 in my case) stereo and movies/dvd concert. I have my big beautiful mains set to small. They sound clear and effortless with the ability to go very loud without harshness as they don't have to work the lows. The subs work well together with no cancelation and provide all the crisp bass one needs without booming. The mains are powered by a dedicated bridged 4 channel ATI amp that provides 900W per channel. A Yamaha RX-V3200 receiver provides 120W to the center and surrounds.

Hard to rate speakers or system as I'm sure there are better components out there. I will say that for my investment, I doubt I could beat it.
post #124 of 5482
Guys, would I have problems pairing the S50's with the 6T's and 9C?

I can't for the life of me find 10S's or 2B's anywhere, since they've been discontinued. Sound City and DMC both have the 10S's, but only in white and that's a no go. I need them in black.
post #125 of 5482
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Originally Posted by Pyromania View Post

Guys, would I have problems pairing the S50's with the 6T's and 9C?

I can't for the life of me find 10S's or 2B's anywhere, since they've been discontinued. Sound City and DMC both have the 10S's, but only in white and that's a no go. I need them in black.

Try calling soundcity (the store in franklin, nj or denville, nj, I bought my stuff directly from the store and got prices much cheaper than the website, plus I found things not listed. The store and the online portion are two different entities. One of their stores is closing and I bought some demo stuff for unbelievable prices.
post #126 of 5482
Well I spent most of the day today, calling around to places such as Sound City, DMC, and a few local dealers in surrounding states, with no luck. Since the 10S's and 2B's have been have discountinued, nobody has any, and the places that do, such as Sound City and DMC Electronics, only have them in white. Can't find 2B's at all.

So I don't know what to do at this point. I've looked on Ebay, I've looked on Audiogon, I've searched classified adds, still nothing.

If pairing the 6T's and 9C with the S50's would be ok, and there wouldn't be an issue with their preformance or difference in sound, then I could go that route, otherwise it looks like I'll have little choice but to purchase the T65's and C60.

I guess my orginal question still stands. Does anybody think that paring the 6T's and 9C with the S50's would be fine, or pose any problems?
post #127 of 5482
Here is what one local dealer recommended for me to check out for the $2,000, I am planning to spend...

PSB Alpha B : Fronts & Rear
PSB C : Center
B&W 12" 200watt subwoofer
NAD T743 (90watts x 7)


I may go give these a listen today.
post #128 of 5482
Quote:
Originally Posted by GKH View Post

Here is what one local dealer recommended for me to check out for the $2,000, I am planning to spend...

PSB Alpha B : Fronts & Rear
PSB C : Center
B&W 12" 200watt subwoofer
NAD T743 (90watts x 7)


I may go give these a listen today.

I'm not sure about those prices but the Alpha B has been replaced by the B-1 so I would check on which model you will be getting.

The MSRP went from $249 to $279 with the change. I picked up a demo pair of B-1's roughly 30% off MSRP and use them as surround to my Image T45's.

$2000 seems high to me.
post #129 of 5482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyromania View Post

Can't find 2B's at all.
...

If pairing the 6T's and 9C with the S50's would be ok, and there wouldn't be an issue with their preformance or difference in sound, then I could go that route, otherwise it looks like I'll have little choice but to purchase the T65's and C60.

I guess my orginal question still stands. Does anybody think that paring the 6T's and 9C with the S50's would be fine, or pose any problems?

I believe that the S50's and the 10S are the same speaker, just different names. About 2-3 years ago, PSB renamed all image speakers and got rid of the 7pt.

10S became S50
6T became T65
5T became T55
2B became B25
9C became C60
etc.
etc.

I hope this helps you in finding them. You should be able to find combinations of all the newly named speakers. I don't know of any differences or price differences, other than the exterior of the unit got a slight curve to the edges and new colors. From 20 feet you can't tell the difference other than color.

The pairing you discribe sounds like great setup.

Good Luck.

TREVOR
post #130 of 5482
Quote:
Originally Posted by FoeHammer865 View Post

I believe that the S50's and the 10S are the same speaker, just different names. About 2-3 years ago, PSB renamed all image speakers and got rid of the 7pt.

10S became S50
6T became T65
5T became T55
2B became B25
9C became C60
etc.
etc.

I hope this helps you in finding them. You should be able to find combinations of all the newly named speakers. I don't know of any differences or price differences, other than the exterior of the unit got a slight curve to the edges and new colors. From 20 feet you can't tell the difference other than color.

The pairing you discribe sounds like great setup.

Good Luck.

TREVOR

Thanks Trevor! I'll keep everyone posted as to what I end up upgrading to. It'll either be the PSB's or Revel.
post #131 of 5482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyromania View Post

Thanks Trevor! I'll keep everyone posted as to what I end up upgrading to. It'll either be the PSB's or Revel.


I know soundcity had B15's at a really good price. Especially for the Cherry. They were demos but GREAT prices.
post #132 of 5482
Main's: PSB Stratus Silveri's (5 years)
Center: PSB C6i (5 years)
Sides: PSB Image 10S (5 years)
Rear's: JBL HLS810's (7 years)
Sub: SVS PB2+ (3 years)
post #133 of 5482
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pyromania View Post

I guess my original question still stands. Does anybody think that paring the 6T's and 9C with the S50's would be fine, or pose any problems?

There are a few changes to the PSB Speakers - S50 Surround Sound Speaker over the 10S but nothing that will stick out like a sore thumb. The drivers are different updated material and i think they played with the bracing a bit. I say get the S50's they should sound just fine.
post #134 of 5482
I'm interested in the PSB Image series, but I'm not sure what would work in my family room. It's very small (13ft x 8ft) with wood flooring, the speakers would be inches from the back wall, and on the right side, the speaker would be about 1 ft from the side wall. I want tower speakers (Image T45's), but I guess that will not work with practically zero space to the sides and rear. My second choice would be the larger bookshelves (B25's).
Any comments or suggestions?
post #135 of 5482
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Maximus View Post

I'm interested in the PSB Image series, but I'm not sure what would work in my family room. It's very small (13ft x 8ft) with wood flooring, the speakers would be inches from the back wall, and on the right side, the speaker would be about 1 ft from the side wall. I want tower speakers (Image T45's), but I guess that will not work with practically zero space to the sides and rear. My second choice would be the larger bookshelves (B25's).
Any comments or suggestions?

See if you can find a dealer in your area that ill let you demo at home, that would be the best bet. I bought a pair of Alpha B-1's in Fairfax, VA and they were some of the nicest dealers I have met. You may want to see if they would let you try some at home, not sure how may PSB dealers are in the Rockville area.
post #136 of 5482
Thread Starter 
Looks like these are your choices in MD.
Mad Maximus~ try putting some DIY acoustic wall coverings on the walls right beside the speakers then you can get any speaker you want.


Innovative Multimedia
7960 Cessna Ave.
Gaithersburg MD 20879
301-208-0054 301-208-0340
sales@inov8vmm.com
http://www.innovative-multimedia.com

Source One, Inc.
8565 Atlas Drive
Gaithersburg MD 20877
301-977-6260 301-977-6267
main@source1online.com

Brinton Elec. Security Services
4E Fisher Creek Drive, Suite 5
Kimberling City MD 65686
417-739-9614 417-739-9614
brinton@yahoo.com

The Listening Room Call for Directions
Pikesville MD 21208 410-239-2020
post #137 of 5482
How about the Alpha T1 Towers? I listened to those yesterday. Not bad. I also listened to their B1 in another room. Very impressive!
post #138 of 5482
I jsut post in the AMP- thread, I i think it's impollite to double post.
But does anyone have a Crown 402 or 202 pre-amp in their system?
I have PSB :. :. Stratus Silveri Tower :.
I just want to know which would give me the best sound, really do not play these loud.
dave
Denon 3803, c6i>svs 12isd>T+A rears> SONY CE775 mod -SACD player.
post #139 of 5482
Hello,

I am new to the forum, but certainly no stranger to PSB speakers. Anyway, I am hearing reports that the Stratus line may be re-introduced in the coming year? Has anyone heard conclusively about this eventuality? I currently own a pair of Stratus Mini's, and I am going to sell them on Audiogon. A new Stratus Mini would certainly be something.
post #140 of 5482
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by comrades94 View Post

Hello,

I am new to the forum, but certainly no stranger to PSB speakers. Anyway, I am hearing reports that the Stratus line may be re-introduced in the coming year? Has anyone heard conclusively about this eventuality? I currently own a pair of Stratus Mini's, and I am going to sell them on Audiogon. A new Stratus Mini would certainly be something.


Yes new stratus are coming, (ya) I would look for them around the new year. dec 06 - jan 07
post #141 of 5482
Hi guys, I've been pretty busy with work and finally got around to having my M6.1R surround sound speakers installed this week. There are some updated photos in the link in my sig.

Now is it just me, or does that look like a lot of speakers in the ceiling? Am I nuts for having a 7.1 system in a bedroom? I have to admit, the sight of holes being cut in my pristine drywall did make me a little queasy, but damn--it sure sounds good so far! Please let me know what you think, do all those speakers ruin the aesthetics of the room?
post #142 of 5482
System now:
Platinum T6 fronts
Platinum C2 Center
Image 10s surrounds
Image T4 surround backs
Powerd buy Sunfire TGIV and CG 400x5 Sony 9000ES 125x5
Denon 2900

Love them will not trade them...til I hear something far better in the price range.

Will upgrade the surrounds to Platinums soon and maybe eventually the T8's and C4 center someday.
have had: old Infinaty, PSB 600i's, T4's, T65, C60, Phase Tech center and sub...sure I am missing some.

Nate
post #143 of 5482
[quote=firebook23]Yes new stratus are coming, (ya) I would look for them around the new year. dec 06 - jan 07[/QUOT


I can't wait to see the new Stratus Line. In the mean time, I have been looking for a used pair of Silveri's, but everone is asking too much, or everyone is in California, making shipping to NY State out of the question.
post #144 of 5482
My current speaker setup consists of:

Center: PSB Image 9C
Fronts: PSB Image 2b
Rear: Polk R10
Sub: DLS 12" 100watt sub (cheapy sub from PartsExpress.com)

I am considering an upgrade to the T55 for the fronts, and moving the Image 2b's to the rears to replace my cheapy Polks.

Will there be any voice matching problems with the T55 in my setup? or should i just try to find a pair of Image 5T's? It would be nice to have a matching set. However, that T55 does look mighty pretty. I'm kinda torn between these two options.

I live very close to DMC-electronics. I bought all my PSB speakers from them. They sold Image speakers for a long time, but they have ran out of the 5Ts, and now mainly carry the new Image line.
post #145 of 5482
Quote:
Originally Posted by MonkeyGoD View Post

My current speaker setup consists of:

Center: PSB Image 9C
Fronts: PSB Image 2b
Rear: Polk R10
Sub: DLS 12" 100watt sub (cheapy sub from PartsExpress.com)

I am considering an upgrade to the T55 for the fronts, and moving the Image 2b's to the rears to replace my cheapy Polks.

Will there be any voice matching problems with the T55 in my setup? or should i just try to find a pair of Image 5T's? It would be nice to have a matching set. However, that T55 does look mighty pretty. I'm kinda torn between these two options.

I live very close to DMC-electronics. I bought all my PSB speakers from them. They sold Image speakers for a long time, but they have ran out of the 5Ts, and now mainly carry the new Image line.

Would they let you do an in home demo?

I have the Image 8C and T45 with no problems.
post #146 of 5482
I went from the 4T to the T65's and no voice match issues at all but WOW what a difference so much fuller I still use my old 10S rear surrounds and 4T suroound backs with my Platinum front stage sounds freakin AMAIZING.

And most places will let you demo them inhome.

Nate
post #147 of 5482
Found this on the Stereophile Ultimate AV website:

PSB Stratus

That's not a whole lot to go on, but they're definitely coming - next year.

Interesting news on the drivers. The wait may very well be worth it.

Scott
post #148 of 5482
Quote:
Originally Posted by srw1000 View Post

Found this on the Stereophile Ultimate AV website:

PSB Stratus

That's not a whole lot to go on, but they're definitely coming - next year.

Interesting news on the drivers. The wait may very well be worth it.

Scott


The floor stander looks A LOT like an Image Series speaker. The feet and the curved edges all look like a black version of the newer Image series speakers.

The center channel above it looks more like a stratus and such. It will be interesting to see what happens.

TREVOR
post #149 of 5482
Quote:
Originally Posted by FoeHammer865 View Post

The floor stander looks A LOT like an Image Series speaker.

I thought the same thing, only i like the piano black look.
post #150 of 5482
Yeah, the piano black look is a great look. It looks wider than the T65/55 though, more like a Stratus speaker.

TREVOR
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