Got the new PSB GT1 Status and GC1
speakers. These are pretty heavy beasts.
Originally, I thought these are replacing their discontinued Silveri speakers, but later found out that wasn't the case. Someone from an earlier thread mentioned that there will be a "B" version of the G series and would cost $4000 for a pair. Maybe that's what the new Silveri's are replaced by, and out of my budget!
Well, I can say that I am very happy with my purchase and these are my very first set of PSB's. My brother had an old pair of Alpha's and I was impressed by them. I bought these without even demoing them.
Build quality: Very heavy and sturdy. Black Piano finish is stunning. Mine had a minor blemish on the bottom edge, not really noticeable. It may have been chipped at the factory and someone may have tried to "cover it up". In any case, I could live with it.
However the manual does not give adequate instructions on installing the speaker stands on the GT1's. It took me 3 tries to get it "right".
Sound Quality: I am no expert, but these sound crystal clear to me. After I set the Center and Left/Right to Large, it sounded much better. Much fuller sounding.
The best I'ved heard is on the movie trailers downloaded on to Xbox 360, especially "300" and " TMNT". The HD-DVD of the Eagles Farewell Tour sounds great on my set. Felt like I was there at the concert. Trumpets, guitars, pianos sound like they do in real life. The vocals are very accurate as well.
Harmon Kardon AVR340
Carver TFM-35x (Front Left/Right)
Carver Premiere 705x (Center, Surround Left/Right)
Sunfire D12 sub
Xbox 360 & HD-DVD add-on
P.S. I have not tried bi-wiring these speakers, anyone think I should? They sound great as it is. Also, feel free to ask me any questions about them.