Hi folks. I'm writing not with a specific question or anything....I'm just sitting, waiting for my new PSB speakers to arrive, so wanted to help the time pass by while I patiently await delivery. I guess my agony won't even end when they are delivered though, since I have to wait until renovations on my new house are completed before beign able to enjoy my new setup (everything we own is in storage right now....living in temporary housing situation with my inlaws as we await the work on the new house to complete). Of course my new plasma and receiver and blu ray player are all in the same situation...sitting in boxes in my father in law's dining room! Very painful.
I've owner a number of PSB setups in the past...starting back with Century and Stratus series speakers, to most recently a 7.2 setup consisting of the original Image series. I was using 7 PSB Image B25 speakers all around with two PSB Subseries 5i subwoofers. I've sold everything now with the exception of the subwoofers (the people that bought my previous house didn't want them).
I've just ordered a setup consisting of PSB Image T6 towers, C5 Centre and B4 for surrounds. This setup will be in my new family room which is larger than my previous theatre room. I'm planning on still using the two Subseries 5i subs in the setup. For rear surrounds, I am going with generic Monoprice in-ceiling speakers (have to go in-ceiling due to the configuration of the room and aesthetics). I have no clue if they'll be good enough for the setup, but I figured they were the least important speakers in my setup, so I saved some money since they are not going to be perfect anyway.
Actually, I have a question I guess. Do you think I should keep the Subseries 5i units, or get something better? I know there is better value out there, but at the same time, I was pleased with my subwoofers in my last setup (had them hooked up through an SVS AS-EQ1....my new receiver has MultEQ XT with SubEQ, so I will have the same level of correction applied). I don't have much experience listening to other subwoofers, so don't know if an upgrade would be worth it. Any opinions? I don't mind spending more money, but at the same time, I am cognisant of the theory of diminishing returns.
Welcome to the PSB owners thread! - My advice would be to sell the 5i subs and go for 2 of either SVS, HSU, or PSA subs. They're all internet direct companies, who have made a name for themselves by having the very best ratio of cost / performance around. If you head on over to the Subwoofer thread - pretty much everyone will recommend one the aforementioned. I myself have two SVS PC12's and couldn't be happier. FWIW, good call about the heights, I expanded to 9.2 myself with heights a few months back and am damned if I can hear much of a difference anyways ( using PSB b4's for heights ) .. Cheers