I'm in the process of moving my old Dahlquiest speakers into the basement for a dedicated home theatre, so I'm in the market for a new set of speakers for the family room. One of the domestic requirements is that the surrounds must be considerably smaller than the current ones (ideally having a depth of 7" or less). Because the PSB Alpha LR1s are only 6 3/8" deep and PSBs are sold in town locally, I'm considering putting together the following PSB Alpha package:
PSB Alpha T1 (front)
PSB Alpha C1 (center)
PSB Alpha LR1 (rear)
PSB SubSeries 125 (sub)
For those of you who are familiar with the old Dahlquist line of speakers (no longer made), here is my current setup:
Dahlquist QX9 (front)
Dahlquist QX60C (center)
Dahlquist QX5 (rear)
Dahlquist QX125S (sub)
Can you please provide some feedback on what type of performance I can expect from this speaker package? Since this will be our secondary room for music and movies, I'm trying to keep the budget somewhere close to the $1000 mark. However, I do like good surround quality and excellent music quality. I'm hoping the Alphas will get me there.
The Alphas do a lot for the money. Those Dahquist speakers were no slouches either. If you are trying to exceed the performance of the Dahlquist you should save your pennies and step up in the line a bit........
PSB's offerings: http://www.psbspeakers.com/home-theatre-speaker-packages
If space is that big of an issue have a peek at the Goldenear supersat series. They have a really good tweeter in them. http://www.goldenear.com/products/supersat-series
Either way, you are going to go through your budget pretty quick.