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post #4321 of 5504
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

I wish psb would post pictures of the back if their speakers. I would have to figure out how to mount the b4.

Also I see they are only rated to receive 100 watts. I have an emo xpa5 pushing 200 watts. Woild that kill these speakers?

If the B4's do not have mounting points built in you can use a mount like the Pinpoint AM40 Side-clamping mount http://www.crutchfield.com/p_121AM40B/Pinpoint-AM40.html

or Ultragrip Pro Side clamp http://www.btechavmounts.com/product-range/products/bt77
Edited by mlundy57 - 3/30/13 at 1:41pm
post #4322 of 5504
Guys, anyone here in the Chicago area, I am seling my PSB synchrony one. This is a spare speaker that I dont use and I want to sell only locally. Pls PM me if interested. Thanks.
post #4323 of 5504
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Originally Posted by mlundy57 View Post


If the B4's do not have mounting points built in you can use a mount like the Pinpoint AM40 Side-clamping mount http://www.crutchfield.com/p_121AM40B/Pinpoint-AM40.html

or Ultragrip Pro Side clamp http://www.btechavmounts.com/product-range/products/bt77

 

I use the B-Tech mounts for my Imagine B surrounds, and they work quite well.  Looking at the pictures in the links you provided, both look like the same mounts.  Be aware, however, that you can only adjust 10 degrees in the vertical plane, so depending on how high you mount the speakers, you may not be able to angle them downwards far enough to point at the MLP (if that is what you want to do).  Otherwise, I highly recommend the mounts.

post #4324 of 5504
Hi fellow PSB owners. Just dropped in to let you know I have a speaker and sub setup that is 100% PSB. See my signature. The system was purchased two years ago and is our first venture into "serious" audio after a long time with stuff all. wink.gif

The initial purchase included the SubSeries 1, but it was soon obvious this wasn't enough subwoofer for me or the room, so the SubZero 5i followed three months later. The system is situated in a 4.8m x 3.6m lounge room that has large openings on two sides to the rest of the living zone.

It's a modest setup, but the whole family really enjoys the quality of the PSB's - without even realising it I suspect, as all content is run through the speakers all the time. Friends accustomed to HTIAB and the usual floorstanding suspects (YKW) from the big chain electonics shops are constantly surprised by what a quality monitor like the B5's + sub can achieve. I love it! biggrin.gif
Edited by GIEGAR - 4/2/13 at 12:04am
post #4325 of 5504
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GIEGAR View Post

I love it! biggrin.gif

Nice little setup. ! welcome.
post #4326 of 5504
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Originally Posted by GIEGAR View Post

Hi fellow PSB owners. Just dropped in to let you know I have a speaker and sub setup that is 100% PSB. See my signature. The system was purchased two years ago and is our first venture into "serious" audio after a long time with stuff all. wink.gif

The initial purchase included the SubSeries 1, but it was soon obvious this wasn't enough subwoofer for me or the room, so the SubZero 5i followed three months later. The system is situated in a 4.8m x 3.6m lounge room that has large openings on two sides to the rest of the living zone.

It's a modest setup, but the whole family really enjoys the quality of the PSB's - without even realising it I suspect, as all content is run through the speakers all the time. Friends accustomed to HTIAB and the usual floorstanding suspects (YKW) from the big chain electonics shops are constantly surprised by what a quality monitor like the B5's + sub can achieve. I love it! biggrin.gif

I have the B6 C5 combo, and I am blown away by the clarity and dynamics still and its been 4 months!!

it has brought me from 90/10% movies/music to 50/50
post #4327 of 5504
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Originally Posted by firebook23 View Post

Nice little setup. ! welcome.

Thanks firebook23. I'm suitably impressed you're still active here 7 years after starting the thread. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

I have the B6 C5 combo, and I am blown away by the clarity and dynamics still and its been 4 months!!

it has brought me from 90/10% movies/music to 50/50

Nice! What other speakers have you had previously to compare the B6/C5 to Brian? I'm interested because, like I mentioned above, I've owned nothing else of note to compare with.

Sigh... I sometimes have a tinge of regret that I didn't go for the B6's. But having said that, I did walk into the shop thinking Alpha CLR's; listened to and ordered Image B4/C4; and then next day changed the order to B5/C5! So I did alright. I tell myself the 3 year plan was always to figure out how to repurpose the B5's as surrounds and splurge on a pair of T6's... one day. wink.gif
post #4328 of 5504
I had klipsch reference series full 5 speaker setup rf3 rc3 and rs41

Had them for 12 years so I say I was quite used to them. But they became too bright for movies so I moved on. And wish I had much earlier
post #4329 of 5504
^ Thanks Brian ^
post #4330 of 5504
I also came from a Klipsch Setup ( synergy not ref ) 8" Bookshelfs SB1 + matching SC1 center, I had them for 8 years.... They served
there time well but I was ready for something new..

Demo'd and almost bought some Klipsch references RF62II's but said to myself I really should do some research and listen to what
else is out there... Well the rest is history, I listened to a bunch and kept coming back to PSB.

I couldnt be happier with my Image T5 / C5 combo, Now just need a few bucks to add some B5's to the rear channel.
post #4331 of 5504
Yeah I am very close to grabbing b4 to use as surrounds
post #4332 of 5504
I had Klipsch Reference Series II (RB-81 II, RC-62 II, and RS-41 II) with an NAD T-748 AVR in my personal system (aka man cave). They were too bright with the NAD for this particular system since it is primarily used for music. I moved the Klipsch's to the living room and mated them to a Marantz SR5007 with a Ryrhmik F12 sub in a system that is mainly HT.

I bought PSB B6's and a C5 for my personal system. The sub in this system is a Von Schweikert VR-S/1. I haven't upgraded the surrounds yet but since I usually listen in stereo or enhanced stereo mode I'm not in a big hurry.

After I bought the B6's (within my return window) I was able to directly compare them to bookshelf B&W 600 and CM, Def Tech Studio Monitor, and Martin Logan Motion series speakers. The PSB B6's sounded much better than everyone of these speakers except the B&W CM-5"s which were a little bit better then the B6's. But then the CM-5's cost $1,500 a pair to the B6's $550.

I recently bought a pair of PSB B5's for the stereo system in my office and they are fantastic in this application. The current sub is an el cheapo place holder which will be upgraded this summer.

For close to 30 years I used KEF 303.3's and a pair of Electro Voice bookshelf speakers. I don't remember the model of the EV's I got them from my father. He was an electronics engineer/troubleshooter for EV back in the '60s and '70s.
Edited by mlundy57 - 4/3/13 at 2:33pm
post #4333 of 5504
So would you say im not alone thinking the Image T5's sounded alot better to my ears on music than RF62 II's? ( for home theater it wasn't as drastic ) but I feel with music the PSB's blew away the Klipsch's.. Im happy with my decision which does 50/50 duty now.. In the past was 70/30 ( movies / music ) With the PSB's I find my self just relaxing on the couch listing to music.
post #4334 of 5504
Correct. I was 95/5 movies/music with the rf3 system

Now I am 50/50 music/movies with the images
post #4335 of 5504
Fellas, I really appreciate you sharing comparisons to other speakers you've owned. Thanks. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by quiksr20 View Post

Demo'd and almost bought some Klipsch references RF62II's but said to myself I really should do some research and listen to what
else is out there... Well the rest is history, I listened to a bunch and kept coming back to PSB.

I'm curious quiksr20, what speakers were in the bunch?

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Originally Posted by mlundy57 View Post

After I bought the B6's (within my return window) I was able to directly compare them to bookshelf B&W 600 and CM, Def Tech Studio Monitor, and Martin Logan Motion series speakers. The PSB B6's sounded much better than everyone of these speakers except the B&W CM-5"s which were a little bit better then the B6's. But then the CM-5's cost $1,500 a pair to the B6's $550.

Pretty impressive, especially considering you weren't 100% committed to the B6's (still could've sent 'em back).
post #4336 of 5504
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Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg View Post

Correct. I was 95/5 movies/music with the rf3 system

Now I am 50/50 music/movies with the images

About my ratio too. Actually, my favourite right now is watching live concert DVD's/Blu-rays played at "appropriate" volumes. biggrin.gif Like this, currently on a slow boat from the US to me: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017CW5J4/ref=pe_175190_21431760_M3T1_ST1_dp_2

The Images are great with this sort of stuff in my smallish room. Can't wait.
post #4337 of 5504
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Originally Posted by GIEGAR View Post

I'm curious quiksr20, what speakers were in the bunch?

Hello,

The speakers I was comparing too were :
  • Klipsch RF62 II
  • Monitor Audio BX6
  • Paradigm Monitor 7 ( never got to hear these but I heard they are similar to PSB )
  • Axiom M50 ( never got to hear these I believe internet only )

All the speakers I demo'd sounded pretty good to me but after back to back demos I kept comping back to the PSB's.
post #4338 of 5504
Nice review of the PSB T2

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/floor-standing-speakers/floor-standing-speakers-reviews/psb-imagine-t2-tower-speakers.html

Anybody out there can comment on home theater use with subwoofer?
post #4339 of 5504
The B5 desktop setup is complete. I had to make a pair of stands to get the speakers where I wanted them. For reference the monitor in the picture is a 24" wide screen.
post #4340 of 5504
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Originally Posted by quiksr20 View Post

Hello,

The speakers I was comparing too were :
  • Klipsch RF62 II
  • Monitor Audio BX6
  • Paradigm Monitor 7 ( never got to hear these but I heard they are similar to PSB )
  • Axiom M50 ( never got to hear these I believe internet only )

All the speakers I demo'd sounded pretty good to me but after back to back demos I kept comping back to the PSB's.

Thanks for the reply quiksr20.
post #4341 of 5504
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Originally Posted by GIEGAR View Post

Thanks for the reply quiksr20.

Anytime
post #4342 of 5504
I auditioned the Image T6s today and was very impressed. I'm looking to completely replace my Speaker setup either immediately or over time. I would definitely be getting the Center and Fronts now. I compared the T6s to the B&W 683s with a wide range of music. The 683s were fresh out of the box and the T6s were broken in. Overall the T6s stood out to me. The Store is going to break in the 683s this week so I can go back from another comparison. They also didn't have the C5 or B6s for me to audition. They are going to get those in as well.
Edited by andremal - 4/7/13 at 8:17am
post #4343 of 5504
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Originally Posted by savora View Post

Nice review of the PSB T2

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/floor-standing-speakers/floor-standing-speakers-reviews/psb-imagine-t2-tower-speakers.html

Anybody out there can comment on home theater use with subwoofer?

I am running the T2 towers with the SubSeries 300 subwoofer. It is an excellent pairing for everything I have listened to/watched on it. I have the crossover set at 50 Hz and there is no noticeable transition between the different speakers. The sub does a great job of filling the room with movie effects. My room is about 12'x15' with one side open to the rest of the house.
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Originally Posted by andremal View Post

I auditioned the Image T6s today and was very impressed. I'm looking to completely replace my Speaker setup either immediately over time. I would definitely be getting the Center and Fronts now. I compared the T6s to the B&W 683s with a wide range of music. The 683s were fresh out of the box and the T6s were broken in. Overall the T6s stood out to me. The Store is going to break in the 683s this week so I can go back from another comparison. They also didn't have the C5 or B6s for me to audition. They are going to get those in as well.

I had the chance to directly compare the T6 to the 683, I gave a slight edge to the 683. Both were well broken in and A/B'ed off the same music. I ended up going with the Imagine T2's instead, a decision I am very pleased with.
post #4344 of 5504
What did you like in the 683 over the T6? The 683 had a very different sound from what I'm accustomed to. It was very defined and open but the T6 seemed to fill the spectrum better. The two were A/B'd off a Denon 1913, which is what I have at home. Pretty good test except the 683s were right out of the box since they didn't have a pair in the sound room.

I don't think the T2s would be in my price range. I did get to audition the Imagine Bs. Incredible, at $550/ea
Edited by andremal - 4/6/13 at 5:34pm
post #4345 of 5504
Hello,
I have been reading this forum for awhile, but this is my first post. I just purchased the Imagine T tower speakers and I could not be happier. I originally had wanted to upgrade my speakers in order to listen to music, but now I'm so impressed with how these speakers handle movies that I'm considering adding a center channel speaker. I have searched this forum for this question but haven't found the answer. Has anyone ever tried using the Image C5 center channel speaker with the Imagine T's? If so, how was the sound? Any feedback that you guys have would be much appreciated. I've already learned a lot from this forum!
post #4346 of 5504
I know the image line borrowed the tweeter of the synergy line. But I'm not sure how that would match up with the imagine line

I would assume you would need the imagine C to insure proper timbre matching
post #4347 of 5504
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Originally Posted by andremal View Post

What did you like in the 683 over the T6? The 683 had a very different sound from what I'm accustomed to. It was very defined and open but the T6 seemed to fill the spectrum better. The two were A/B'd off a Denon 1913, which is what I have at home. Pretty good test except the 683s were right out of the box since they didn't have a pair in the sound room.

I don't think the T2s would be in my price range. I did get to audition the Imagine Bs. Incredible, at $550/ea

That open sound made the 683's seem more live to me. The T6 did seem more accurate throughout the spectrum, but not as spacious or warm. On the night I made the decision I listened to the Imagine B, B&W 683, T6, B&W C8, and Imagine T. I actually preferred the B&W 683 over the C8, the C8 were too brassy on the high end (almost shrill on some music). The Imagine T were so far above the rest to my ears that I took the gamble and ordered the Imagine T2's, I am not at all disappointed.

I understand about the price range on the T2's, I was working with an incentive program from work that took care of the first roughly $4500 of the cost for me. I wanted the entire package to fall under the incentive dollars, so I initially looked at the T6 package. It was worth it to me adding another $2000 to get exactly what I wanted for the long haul. The wife was nice enough to get me the NAD T757 AVR for Christmas, which left the budget open enough to upgrade the speakers.
post #4348 of 5504
Hello ,

For those of you that have Image T6 towers, are you using them as 2.0 or 2.1 for listening to music? Again , strictly based on stereo music listening. My set up below

Image T6 Towers (L/R)
Image C5 Center
Image B5 (Rears)
PSB 300 Sub

Cross over for the sub is at 80 , when I switch back and fourth between 2.0 vs 2.1, 2.0 sounds more full and slightly less bass. Not sure which is the preferred way - I read online 2.0 is the best only if your towers are good enough...

Thanks
post #4349 of 5504
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Originally Posted by slyboogy View Post

Hello ,

For those of you that have Image T6 towers, are you using them as 2.0 or 2.1 for listening to music? Again , strictly based on stereo music listening. My set up below

Image T6 Towers (L/R)
Image C5 Center
Image B5 (Rears)
PSB 300 Sub

Cross over for the sub is at 80 , when I switch back and fourth between 2.0 vs 2.1, 2.0 sounds more full and slightly less bass. Not sure which is the preferred way - I read online 2.0 is the best only if your towers are good enough...

Thanks

I have often wondered this as well, I always listen to my T5's w/ the sub present with the towers getting 80hz and above and sub 80 & below.
If not doing 2.0 though I always wondered if there was much benefit to towers vs bookshelves at half the cost.

IE : What T6's and a sub cost you could have Imagine B's & a sub.

Would love to hear peoples thoughts on this.
post #4350 of 5504
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Originally Posted by quiksr20 View Post

What T6's and a sub cost you could have Imagine B's & a sub. Would love to hear peoples thoughts on this.

I own Image T5's and Imagine B's (and subs) and I much prefer the Imagine B's with subs combo. (crossed at 60hz) I can push the Imagine B's surprisingly loud without obvious distortion with the 60hz and below taken off them. The treble on the Imagine line is a lot smoother due to the better crossover components.
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