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post #3421 of 3898
Like I said if you look at the back of the P153 its just two small brackets with a keyhole slot, nothing special. If you have any intentions of angling the speaker then you need a different bracket anyway, like the Pinpoint you linked.

Since they're being used as surrounds and they're on sale just go with the P153. You really dont need the larger P163 for surrounds.
post #3422 of 3898
So we've recently been upgrading our home theater. Got a new TV, surround receiver and all the other bells and whistles with the exception of speakers. The speakers we currently have are from an older Onkyo 6.1 HTIB. Earlier this summer, I purchased some Pioneer floorstanding speakers (the first series Andrew Jones model) for my record player. Since we got the new TV and surround sound, I hooked up the Pioneers to the new receiver (Onkyo HT-RC360) and they sound GREAT. So of course, that got me thinking about upgrading some other stuff. I'm not trying to break the bank on this setup. The room is fairly small. No crazy corners or anything...just a normal square room with a couch facing the TV directly. I'm thinking about getting the PC-351 for my center channel. It's between the Infinity or the second series Pioneer. I used to have a system in my car that was all Pioneer and Infinity and they sounded great together, so I'm hoping to have the same luck in my house. biggrin.gif
I have heard great things about both speakers, so any input would be greatly appreciated. As for the surrounds, I'm thinking about just waiting awhile, but I would like to possibly upgrade the subwoofer. Any recommendations on a sub that would compliment this system? I'd like to keep it fairly cheap if possible. ($200-$300 tops). Thanks again!
post #3423 of 3898
Klipsch Reference RW-12d is a good choice and can be had for $300 from newegg.
post #3424 of 3898
FYI, Frys has the P363 @ 109.99 ea and P153 @ 53.50 ea with a limit two per household (shipping is available at this time but at an additional cost).
post #3425 of 3898
@JChin: Thank you for the heads up. I ordered two P363. Will see how they sound.. was going for the Polk 70s. But I always had a soft corner for infinitiy/JBL/HK. I had the infinity speakers in my previous Sonata Ltd and they sounded awesome in the car. Currently I have both Harman Kardon speakers (HKTS 18) and receivers and they sound great too.
post #3426 of 3898
Picked up two of these....

http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Primus-Two-way-Bookshelf-Satellite/dp/B0045NCB32/ref

and one of these...

http://www.amazon.com/Pinpoint-Universal-Bookshelf-Speaker-Mount/dp/B0016KJ9XW/ref=pd_cp_e_3


Not bad for under 200 bucks shipped! smile.gif Thought if anyone is interested 85 bucks for a P163 is a pretty good deal.
Edited by ericlp - 11/10/12 at 2:21am
post #3427 of 3898
If you don't have a Fry's Electronics nearby then the P163 from Amazon is a very good deal.


Last week Fry's had the P163 for $107/pr. Currently the P153 are $107/pr and the P363 towers are $109ea. But Fry's are only in certain states so not everyone has the opportunity to take advantage of their pricing.

I bought a pair of Energy 2.1e speakers that came with those same pinpoint brackets. They look to be very sturdy and should easily hold your P163's. Nice purchase!
post #3428 of 3898
Quote:
Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

If you don't have a Fry's Electronics nearby then the P163 from Amazon is a very good deal.
Last week Fry's had the P163 for $107/pr. Currently the P153 are $107/pr and the P363 towers are $109ea. But Fry's are only in certain states so not everyone has the opportunity to take advantage of their pricing.!

Just a note for others, I had World Wide Stereo price match Frys on a pair of P163 .... even though it was Frys in store pick up only wink.gif.
post #3429 of 3898
That's my problem! I live in Hawaii. Fry's wants 200 bucks to ship 363 and almost the same amount for 153,,, I was thinking I could have had my friend in Oregon ship them over but I am sure 3-4 day fedex would be the same. I know if I used snail mail it would be cheaper but risk damaging speakers aren't worth it to me. So..... Best option Amazon or wait forever for crutchfield to have a sale. At any rate I like the sound of these Primus speakers. Best bang for the $!!! smile.gif I put mine on the deck ... It's covered but I'm on the rainy side. I guess if they last a good 5 years it will be worth the 170 I paid.
post #3430 of 3898
For those who are not fortunate enough to live near a Fry's, Amazon just lowered their price on the P363s to $144.53 each with free shipping. Two day shipping is free for Prime members.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046A8R3M/ref=ox_sc_imb_mini_detail?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
post #3431 of 3898
The price is back up to $199 at Amazon.
post #3432 of 3898
probably because they only have one left. Maybe the price will go back down when they get more in stock.
post #3433 of 3898
fwiw, it looks like frys is out of stock too. they dont even have them listed on their site
post #3434 of 3898
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Originally Posted by smasher50 View Post

fwiw, it looks like frys is out of stock too. they dont even have them listed on their site

Many times the product will be on the shelf in the store, but not on the website. I bought some 163's a few months back and couldn't find them on the website, but I called the store and they had many left.
post #3435 of 3898
Hey Guys,

I recently started getting into the Infinity Primus world (x2 363's for the Front Speakers/ x2 163's Back Surround, with more to come), and was wondering if you had any suggestions for good ceiling mounts for the 163's. The speakers each weigh 16 lbs, so I need some pretty heavy duty ones. I found these on Amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/OmniMount-Stainless-Steel-Speaker-Ceiling/dp/B00006LHDV/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1353019621&sr=8-5&keywords=Omnimount+Speaker

They look decent, say that they can hold up to 20 lbs, and are OmniMount. Some of the Amazon reviews make them sound a little iffy on the capable weight load (said no more than 10), but I was wondering if anyone on here had any experience with them?

Any other suggestions/ recommendations from you guys? I really need to go the ceiling mount route, because my living room has a weird layout.

Thanks!
Edited by imcclarr - 11/15/12 at 4:57pm
post #3436 of 3898
Hey everybody,

Just thought I'd post and let everybody know I have joined the Primus Club! Well kinda. I had an infinity beta setup and was never happy with the c360 center speaker and really wanted a tower for center duty. Since beta 50's are so hard to find now I pulled the trigger on a single P363 to use as the center with my betas and I made a great choice! The primus line sounds very good and matches up great with the betas. I had my doubts but at these prices it was worth trying and I'm glad I did! For those with the option definatly go tower in the middle, it's the best upgrade I've made in a while.

PS, found mine on ebay brand new for 169 shipped for those looking around.
post #3437 of 3898
I am strongly considering purchasing the p163's as fronts for my 5.1 but would have to lay them sideways due to space restrictions.

Does anyone have the p163's running horizontally? some people claim this is a huge mistake and destroys the sound but i am not sure i buy into that. if you rotate the tweeter so that the waveguide runs vertically the p163 looks identical to the pc251 center channel which is designed to be horizontal. can it be that simple or am i missing something?
post #3438 of 3898
Quote:
Originally Posted by elmorage View Post

I am strongly considering purchasing the p163's as fronts for my 5.1 but would have to lay them sideways due to space restrictions.
Does anyone have the p163's running horizontally? some people claim this is a huge mistake and destroys the sound but i am not sure i buy into that. if you rotate the tweeter so that the waveguide runs vertically the p163 looks identical to the pc251 center channel which is designed to be horizontal. can it be that simple or am i missing something?

Off axis performance is not likely the same on the vertical and horizontal axis; also there are areas of cancellation and exaggeration which occur along the line in which the tweeter and mid are lines up based on crossover type (I wish I could find the article).

Not saying it won't work with this speaker: just saying there are reasons it might not.
post #3439 of 3898
^^^ I have my 163's horizontal and I believe I have emailed Infinity asking if this would be an issue and they responded that it wouldn't. I am no audiophile nor did any A-B tests but they sound fine to me.
post #3440 of 3898
I ordered 2 363s and the PS312 a few months ago through World Wide Stereo as recommended earlier in this thread. Using a discount code the prices were the cheapest around, except of course for the Fry's pick-up only price.

At first I was concerned that I never received an e-mail notification after placing the order. Sometimes a good deal isn't, if you know what I mean. That concern was short-lived because I received the speakers in under 36 hours!

I wish I could tell you what the lot cost, but as I said I never received an e-mail receipt. Straining my brain I'm thinking something like $540 delivered.

I'm not sure what discount codes are currently available at World Wide Stereo, but it would be worth investigating.

Cheers,

Rick
post #3441 of 3898
I have a quick question, the pc351 center has been sold out everywhere and is now back in stock at amazon and crutchfield but for 280 instead of 200 as it had been before. Is it still worth that money or can I find a better one for that money?
Got the 363s at fry's for 117 and am absolutely blown away at how they perform for the money, especially once they loosened up.

TIA
post #3442 of 3898
You can look for the PC 350. It's the same speaker just minor aesthetic differences. I've seen it in the $150ish range. Got mine from crutchfield (I think scratch and dent, only the box was dented) for $149.99.
post #3443 of 3898
Quote:
Originally Posted by El Burrito View Post

I have a quick question, the pc351 center has been sold out everywhere and is now back in stock at amazon and crutchfield but for 280 instead of 200 as it had been before. Is it still worth that money or can I find a better one for that money?
Got the 363s at fry's for 117 and am absolutely blown away at how they perform for the money, especially once they loosened up.
TIA

This place has the PC351 for $189 plus $14.50 shipping.
http://gamestoysonline.com/product/84372_Infinity-Primus-Three-way-dual-5-1-4-Inch-Speaker-Each-Center-Channel-Black.html
post #3444 of 3898
Quote:
Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

This place has the PC351 for $189 plus $14.50 shipping.
http://gamestoysonline.com/product/84372_Infinity-Primus-Three-way-dual-5-1-4-Inch-Speaker-Each-Center-Channel-Black.html

Awesome thanks, gonna order it! And if for whatever reason they wont have it anymore I'll go with the 350.

Thanks for the quick responses!

edit: Have u/anyone ordered from them yet? Somehow the page seems a little, erm, not so trustworthy and what I can find online about them is not exactly good tongue.gif
Edited by El Burrito - 12/16/12 at 10:48pm
post #3445 of 3898
Quote:
Originally Posted by El Burrito View Post

Got the 363s at fry's for 117 and am absolutely blown away at how they perform for the money, especially once they loosened up.
TIA

Hi, the 363s are 117 for the pair or each ?? ... just checking...since online and in-store prices arent matching...
post #3446 of 3898
Quote:
Originally Posted by aaa710 View Post

Hi, the 363s are 117 for the pair or each ?? ... just checking...since online and in-store prices arent matching...

Each of course plus tax. Bought them in AZ. I think they were on sale until last wednesday only but u should wait if u have time, they go on sale pretty often from what i could gather wink.gif
post #3447 of 3898
Can someone help me with the dimension of the PC351? I'd like to know how many inches wide it is. And is it worth the extra money?
post #3448 of 3898
24in wide. 8 in high. 10 in deep. I upgraded from the lousy entra center and well worth the money.
post #3449 of 3898
Damn that's huge. I'm wondering if I got 4 Primus P163 and would it matter if I got a different sub woofer than Infinity? Like a Dayton? Would it be wrong to mix and match brands?

So the extra money is worth it over the PC251?
Edited by ShadowJ20 - 12/25/12 at 10:04pm
post #3450 of 3898
Sub doesn't matter. You can mix and match. As for the center, I haven't heard the 251. You may need to listen to it before (if possible) and decide if its worth the extra money. With the 251 you lose the 3" midrange drivers. I'm not sure how important that is to you. It was night and day difference between my old center (entra series) so it was worth it to me.
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