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post #31 of 5491
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Originally Posted by FoeHammer865 View Post

Not trying to rain on your parade, but just curious as to what you found to be "sister" like. I agree with Samwas that the CHS40 is the only one that doesn't have "sister".Foe


your right Foe, the m2 is not the sister (more like a bastard cousin) of the CHS40. The only sister to the CHS40 would be the CW383 In-wall Speaker

sorry for the confusion. I think that you'll still get very similar performance out of the CHS40 and the M2.
post #32 of 5491
bastard cousin? I love it! LOL

Your probably right.
post #33 of 5491
Nice pics, firebook. Any idea if the Image series is also getting updated/getting a new look?
post #34 of 5491
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Originally Posted by subversive View Post

Nice pics, firebook. Any idea if the Image series is also getting updated/getting a new look?

The PSB Speakers Image Series was the last to get a face lift about 8 months ago, so i am sure that It will be quite some time. the original Image was around for about 5 years. So if you are planning on buying this is the time to do it, as you'll have new up-to-date product for at least 2-3 years.

Look for a PSB Speakers Stratus Series update next.

PSB Speakers has just launched the NEW Alpha Series on their home page. have a look.
post #35 of 5491
I posted my opinion of 3 x CHS40s, 4 x 180s, and the 212 sub (all good) here:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&highlight=chs
post #36 of 5491
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Originally Posted by greenbill View Post

I posted my opinion of 3 x CHS40s, 4 x 180s, and the 212 sub (all good) here:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&highlight=chs

greenbill are you still having trouble with not liking them for your two channel set up? the CHS40's have a wide dispersion but I guess putting them above a door is asking a little to much
post #37 of 5491
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Originally Posted by firebook23 View Post

greenbill are you still having trouble with not liking them for your two channel set up? the CHS40's have a wide dispersion but I guess putting them above a door is asking a little to much

Actually, I just never use 2 channel anymore. After experimenting for a while, I think 7.1 (through Dolby IIx) sounds better in all circumstances (music and HT), even though it's not true to the original format. I should also add that my listening position is always in the same place.
post #38 of 5491
Well,
In my conceived setup with the CHS boxes I was going to put them inside skinny bookcases that would stand where regular towers stand so that they are in an 'ideal' setup albeit inside a cabinet. My only concern is that I just won't like the tonality of the speakers.

Seth
post #39 of 5491
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Originally Posted by firebook23 View Post

The PSB Speakers Image Series was the last to get a face lift about 8 months ago, so i am sure that It will be quite some time. the original Image was around for about 5 years. So if you are planning on buying this is the time to do it, as you'll have new up-to-date product for at least 2-3 years.

Look for a PSB Speakers Stratus Series update next.

PSB Speakers has just launched the NEW Alpha Series on their home page. have a look.

Cool, I'm gonna pick up an Image bookshelf 5.1 system for the bedroom, and I'll look at upgrading my main set-up when the new Stratus series gets released.
post #40 of 5491
I have read this thread and the Paradigm thread and I have not seen where anyone had asked this before. So I was wanting to know what people thought was a better system.

The Paradigms Monitor 11's, CC370, Cin 220 and PW 2200 or the PSB Command Performance System....Image T65 Towers, Image C60, Image S50 and SubSeries 6i Subwoofer

Price for both of the setups are very close....Any comments will be greatly appreciated. I think I'll post this in the Paradigm Thread too. In hopes of getting as many opinions as possible.

BTW I have heard the Paradigms and I listend to the PSB T45's Towers only the Store didnt have a PSB system set up.

AM
post #41 of 5491
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Originally Posted by am4966 View Post

The Paradigms Monitor 11's, CC370, Cin 220 and PW 2200 or the PSB Command Performance System....Image T65 Towers, Image C60, Image S50 and SubSeries 6i Subwoofer

Price for both of the setups are very close....Any comments will be greatly appreciated. I think I'll post this in the Paradigm Thread too. In hopes of getting as many opinions as possible.

BTW I have heard the Paradigms and I listend to the PSB T45's Towers only the Store didnt have a PSB system set up.

AM

Since you are posting this in the PSB thread I am sure that most of us prefer the PSB's To the Paradigms. I listened to both PSB and Paradigm before I bought my system, and I finally went with PSB. When you listened to the PSB T45 tower speakers and the Paradigms which did you prefer? I am sure that if you liked the T45's then you'll like a system based on the T65 which is a much better speaker.

I would see if you can audition the Front L&R and the center of each of these set ups at the very least.

happy listening
post #42 of 5491
It was not a very good audition....since it was only music. They did sound good to me, but I really would like to hear the PSB's in a 5.1 system. So that I can watch a couple clips from movies that I watched when Auditioning the Paradigms.

AM
post #43 of 5491
AM- i have the Stratus SilverI, for many years. I think they are wonderful for both HT & Music. But you need to calibrate them for system and room. Good power is a must too.
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post #44 of 5491
I just finished a theater for a client using the CW-800s for front and center, the CW-180 for sides and rears and the CHS-212 subwoofer. NAD T-773 receiver.

It was the finest in wall/ceiling speaker system I have ever heard. The subwoofer is rediculous. The CW-800s are simply amazing. The CW-180 blend in with them really well for being pretty standard 8" 2 way in-ceilings.

I knew within 15 minutes that I had found the speakers that I will end up putting in my own theater.

I have another similar system going in using the CW-383s for surrounds with the acoustic chambers instead of the CW-180s, I'm excited because I know the client is gonna die when he hears it. Plus his room is half the size.
post #45 of 5491
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WOW Erik - --- Sounds like a great set up!
you should take some pictures and send them into PSB for the:
PSB Speakers Case Studies page. It's worth a shot.
post #46 of 5491
I'll post some here. This room was designed to look like an old barn even though the house was brand new. Not really my taste but hey, a job is a job right?. 133" Draper motorized, tab-tensioned screen w/ a Sim2 Domino 30 projector.

The three fronts are painted black and trimmed out in old barn boards, the sub is built into the corner. The 4 CW-180s are in the ceiling over the seats.

The camera does a horrible job of representing the image quality of the Sim2.

Middle Atlantic Rack in a barnwood closet. You can slide the doors over it to hide everything.

Some of the seating. You can see the rack location in the rear of the room. All the standard doors and windows have sliding barn doors that you can pull over to cover them.


Overall it was a great project. Like I mentioned before the sound was amazing considering the room didn't have any substantial acoustic treatment done to it.
I would highly recommend these speakers, and have already specified them in other theater projects.
post #47 of 5491
I recently bought the psb silveri's and indeed they do need room calibration...once your set, there are a wonderful sounding speaker. Last week I was able to listen to the axiom M80's and thought maybe I made a mistake. The M80's seemed to have more detail with same tonal range as the Silveri's. Has anyone here compared the M80's to the silveri"s
post #48 of 5491
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Erik - Although not my taste you did a wonderful job making that look like a barn! it's people like yourself that makes custom installers worth their weight in gold.
post #49 of 5491
N24- what receiver are you using---how much power? I am up grading to a pre-amp. I heard this with more power than i have currently and they do sing..
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post #50 of 5491
Sh*&^T Firebook-- anyone can place a speaker in Mooses head and make it look great.....

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Originally Posted by firebook23 View Post

Erik - Although not my taste you did a wonderful job making that look like a barn! it's people like yourself that makes custom installers worth their weight in gold.
post #51 of 5491
I have been in Canada on business all week and during my visit I have been trying to get some good demos of speakers. Today I went into 2001 audio/video and they did a great PSB vs Cerwin Vega demo for me.

T45s vs some monster CV speaker. Obviously the low end wasnt covered by the T45s BUT when you add the sub they sounded pretty damn good.

Not sure about the price tag at the store, I will try to shop online to find out about better pricing.


Anyways, are they worth more research?? Im looking in the $1500-2000 range for 5 HT speakers (I have a sub already).
post #52 of 5491
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Sh*&^T Firebook-- anyone can place a speaker in Mooses head and make it look great.....

funny.. Erik is the Moose's head ported or not? what kind of sound does this kind of enclosure give? Because my wife has wanted me to get rid of my "huge" speakers for some time. I think ill make the upgrade to your 5.1 in-moose speaker set up. I am sure she won't mind 5 moose heads in our living room. LOL
post #53 of 5491
Hahaha. Now that would be custom. We could put them into production for high-end hunting camps and ski lodges. PETA would have a field day.
post #54 of 5491
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Originally Posted by firebook23 View Post

subversive:

I have seen the renderings of the new PSB Stratus Loudspeakers they are very nice (very nice). They look to have a more rounded cabinet (like a kef).

Knowing PSB though i wouldn't hold my breath for them this year. but they might surrprise us.

I spoke to a PSB rep today and he said the new Stratus line won't be out till this time next year, at the earliest.
post #55 of 5491
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I spoke to a PSB rep today and he said the new Stratus line won't be out till this time next year, at the earliest.

Ya i would believe that. Ill have a look at their booth during CEDIA in September and see if they are showing any prototypes. If not i am sure they will have something for us to see at CES in January.

ill keep you all posted.
post #56 of 5491
I am new to this forum. Does anyone have any recommendations on stands for the Alpha S surrounds? Would stands be a no.. no for these, for a side surround in a 7.1 setup?
Thanks for any help.
post #57 of 5491
IMO stands would probably put the side surrounds a little lower than you would like. I would suggest hanging them just above eye level(when seated in primary location), maybe a foot or so. This helps the side surrounds disperse the sound a little better, considering that is what the Alpha S is designed for as a bipolar speaker.

Stands would definately work if that is what your stuck with. Just not optimal. But then again, I am NO expert. Just a Wannabe that reads a lot.

Good Luck with these. What's the rest of your system consist of if you don't mind me asking?

TREVOR
post #58 of 5491
What are people's opinions on the t55 vs. t65? I've heard the t55's and loved them--not that I've heard THAT many to compare to. I probably won't be grabbing a sub anytime soon, and the dealer mentioned that the t65's would fill in the low end a lot better than the t55's.
The t65's are just so damn DEEP! 20" of depth compared to the 14" of the t55 makes a big difference. Anyone had a chance to comnpare these two? Are the t65's much better/worth the cost and space?
post #59 of 5491
I've listened to the T55's vs T65's. IMO for most listening the T55's are almost equal to the T65's. Personally I wanted more so I went with the 7pts (T65's with powered amps), but they are no longer available.

For the price, and if space is an at all an issue for you, the T55's are the way to go.

the T65's are better, if you have the money and space. But for the price, If I did it all over again, I would probably go T55's, plenty of low end. The money you save can be set aside for your future sub Which I would definately recomend

Trevor

p.s. If you have a 32" CRT monitor or similar it's going to run you 20-26" deep anyways.
post #60 of 5491
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Originally Posted by subversive View Post

I spoke to a PSB rep today and he said the new Stratus line won't be out till this time next year, at the earliest.

That's too bad. Since production has been discontinued for months on the Stratus line, that means that there will be almost a year-and-a-half gap before the new models are available.

I just think it's odd that they wouldn't continue some production during the change over.

Scott
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