I am still trying to decide on speakers. Unfortunately there are no PSB dealers with a showroom in Phoenix (the fifth largest city in the US) for me to go listen and compare the PSB speakers. I have listened to the T6 at Wilson Audio in Tucson last month. When listening side by side to the PSB T6 and the B&W 683B I slightly preferred the 683B as it had a slightly wider sound stage and warmer midrange. I would like to listen to the PSB Imagine T and T2 before I make my decision. I read so many good posts about the T2 that I am tempted to spend the extra on them, but they are $1100 more each than the T6, since I can't hear them side by side I don't know if it is worth it.
I have done a couple more hours of listening on the B&W speakers that are at Best Buy. For most material I find the B&W 683B speakers more pleasing to the ear than the B&W CM9 speakers. The CM9 does have a wider sound stage that I prefer, but the CM9 sound too forward in the upper ranges, my wife described high female vocals as "too brassy". I have a concern that the difference in the PSB T6 and the T2 towers could be similar. I would appreciate input from those who have heard both.
I suggest that you simply do a google search by posting "B&W 683B reviews" or "B&W CM9 reviews" into the search bar and see what other who own them have to say. You might even try something like "B&W 683B vs PSB Imagine" and see what comes up.
As far as myself being able to compare the two, I have not heard the PSB Imagine line.
Good luck and good hunting.
BTW; I had the same problem trying to audition the Synchronys. Living in Carson City is at least a 200 mile drive to the nearest dealer and even still, none had 'em setup for previewing(wassup wid dat?!!!). That's one of the reasons I figured it was worth taking a chance on secondary market Stratus Golds as referenced in my post up above. If they didn't work out, I figured I could easily sell 'em on A-gon or e-bay and not be out anything more than a trip to the shipper.
I too would take just about any PSB over B&W except for the 800 series, which are pricy for the performance.