Originally Posted by Myke256
I used to live with a musican so once in a while I'll see some audio equipment laying around my house, I found some BIC's a couple of months ago and last night I found a pair of PSB Alpha B's. I set them up, using them as my surrounds and they sound pretty damn good. I'm looking to get some towers to upgrade my fronts. the Alpha T1 towers, I see them for relatively cheap. Any impressions? This is for a small/mid-sized bedroom.
I'm unfamiliar with the Alpha towers, but I have heard the bookshelves side by side with the Images, and if the differences remain the same with the towers: if you can swing it, go for the Images. There is a very significant difference, IMO.
Originally Posted by HTMAN21
I am one of those who likes a different sound every few years. I currently have Klipsch RF7, RC7 and RS35's. I use Anthem AV20 (sometimes switch to Arcam AVP700) and Sherbourne 200 watt amp.
I am considering selling the speakers and getting PSB's.
I have an offer of $1185 for B25's, C60 and S50 surrounds. New in box 1. Is this a good price?
2. Would a B25 be a better center than the C60?
3. Thoughts on B25 as surrounds vs S50.
4. What are the thoughts on this system vs what I currently have?
5.Would you consider Image towers over the B25's? Which towers.
Thanks in advance.
While it might be a good price, I don't like that the surrounds represent such a huge proportion of the budget. Also note that bipole designs depend more on boundaries than the monopole type.
B25 is a better speaker than the C60 as far as not suffering lobing inherent to a horiz MTM. That being said, for being a horiz MTM, and its very affordable price point, I do enjoy my c60 very much. It will also handle more power which is definitely something I also need.
However, in typical rooms, if you have the space, I would recommend the upright B25. Actually, the best center is the one that is identical to your mains. How often is this possible? I'd guess rarely, but the one common occurence that could easily allow for it is the wall mounted flat panel.