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post #3781 of 3900
Yeah, I ain't paying $100 for mounts that still have to be drilled into the speaker. Might as well go with the monoprice ones for $30. I may wait for the speakers to get here to get an impression of the material and weight.
post #3782 of 3900
You can always use nylon straps to hold the speaker down to those Pinpoints.
post #3783 of 3900
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Originally Posted by arnav View Post

nice! I see what you did there. These are the pinpoint ones that I think a lot of people use to mount the 163s: http://www.amazon.com/Pinpoint-AM-40B-Clamping-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B002UV03MW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1377563386&sr=8-2&keywords=pinpoint
yours is probably more secure. I am scared with the bouncing kids on the wooden joists floor, the speaker will fly out of it....eek.gif

I use the Pinpoint brackets with my 163's, and after the speakers were up for a month or two, I decided to put the screws in. My speakers point down just slightly, and it wouldn't be impossible for them to fall with a little bit of encouragement from the kids (or my head).

If these were beautiful $1,000 cherry speakers, I would have come up with a different solution. However, the fact is that the Primus series is a budget speaker, and a little wood filler painted with a sharpie should cover up the holes well enough.
post #3784 of 3900
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Originally Posted by duc135 View Post

Well, that Pinpoint system definitely does look much more professional and finished. It is more than twice the cost though. Looks like you can somewhat secure the speakers to the mount. I'm assuming that's what those two little holes on the side are for. It should provide for protection against minor vibrations or earthquakes. Not sure how much it can really take since the P163 is fairly tall and major shaking would put a lot of force on screws that close to the the bottom.

It is just a thought, but this is what I did with a pair of P163s.

(1) Put a professional socket mount on the bottom:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=245-013

(2) Use a professional swivel arm mount:

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=248-4660

BTW this arm mount can be trimmed to space the speaker from the wall your desired amount.

Total budget = about $40 plus shipping for a pair.
post #3785 of 3900
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Originally Posted by arnav View Post

Yeah, I ain't paying $100 for mounts that still have to be drilled into the speaker. Might as well go with the monoprice ones for $30. I may wait for the speakers to get here to get an impression of the material and weight.

They weigh about 18 pounds each, which is an easy heft with one hand.
post #3786 of 3900
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Originally Posted by arnav View Post

nice! I see what you did there. These are the pinpoint ones that I think a lot of people use to mount the 163s: http://www.amazon.com/Pinpoint-AM-40B-Clamping-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B002UV03MW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1377563386&sr=8-2&keywords=pinpoint
yours is probably more secure. I am scared with the bouncing kids on the wooden joists floor, the speaker will fly out of it....eek.gif

Hi arnav, I have VideoSecu which are similar to Pinpoint AM40. Didn't put any screws into the speakers and its pretty stable.


If i was in your shoes, I would put screws into the speakers for safety and peace of mind.
post #3787 of 3900
I have 163's in pinpoints for rear channels. I used screws after getting them angled down towards the sitting area. Might be overkill belts and suspenders but with an 8 yo and his buddies trampling through its one less thing to worry about
post #3788 of 3900
Just an FYI, but the 363s are on sale for $107 each at FRYS.

http://www.frys.com/product/6878376
post #3789 of 3900
I really wish I would have held off oh my Jamo S426 setup... but it was such a steal at the old $130 amazon price.... Amazing deal for the speaker!
post #3790 of 3900
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Originally Posted by CNewell View Post

Just an FYI, but the 363s are on sale for $107 each at FRYS.

http://www.frys.com/product/6878376

Only at the store... not online.
post #3791 of 3900
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Originally Posted by petaylor View Post

Only at the store... not online.

There were on sale online as well at the time he posted the link.
post #3792 of 3900
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Originally Posted by Osirus23 View Post

There were on sale online as well at the time he posted the link.

The in-store sale ends on 9/12. The online sale, then, has already ended.
post #3793 of 3900
Here's the setup I'm looking at for my new speakers these will be mainly used for Movies, TV and Video games.

Center: http://infinitysystems.com/product-detail-11657/pc351bk.html
fronts: http://infinitysystems.com/product-detail-11657/p163bk.html
Rears: http://infinitysystems.com/product-detail-11657/p143bk.html

I have to save money up again for a sub. But do you think this setup will do me good for the next 10 years or so or my purposes?
post #3794 of 3900
I would say yes they will last awhile provided you don't run them too loud (i.e. max volume for extended periods of time) however I can almost guarantee you that you'll get the upgrade itch prior to 10 years :-p. If you live near a Frys electrincs I'd suggest checking there as when they run the sales you can probably get the p363 towers for $100-$110ish (each) in store if you've the room for towers up front. (that's my personal preference... bigger and better speakers for the front 3 as they're the main sound stage - however if you're tight on space the P163 will do you just fine and provide plenty of acoustic oomph for your buck).

As for a subwoofer, you'll definitly want one as soon as you can for the theater use. My P163 sounds really good, but I will admit I miss my sub as it provided a lot of the low detail for my gaming and movie watching on my PC.

If possible can you provide your budget that you expect to spend on the speaker setup? If there are other choices out there in your budget range folks here will happily provide them (goodness knows that as I read through the forums here, I find more and more ways for them to spend my money!)
post #3795 of 3900
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Originally Posted by KennyPa View Post

Here's the setup I'm looking at for my new speakers these will be mainly used for Movies, TV and Video games.

Center: http://infinitysystems.com/product-detail-11657/pc351bk.html
fronts: http://infinitysystems.com/product-detail-11657/p163bk.html
Rears: http://infinitysystems.com/product-detail-11657/p143bk.html

I have to save money up again for a sub. But do you think this setup will do me good for the next 10 years or so or my purposes?

As iamwardicus mentioned,if you live near a Fry's Electronics, the P363 towers are on sale for ~$107 each or ~$57 for the P163 quite often if you're not in a hurry. Either way, for movies, I'd highly recommend as much sub as you can afford. A good sub will do wonders for your movie watching experience. I'd buy the P163 and allocate more towards a better sub if money is tight.
post #3796 of 3900

Is there a "Break-In" period for the Infinity Primus P363's?  If so what is the best way to "break-in" the speakers?

post #3797 of 3900
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Originally Posted by alumiu90 View Post

Is there a "Break-In" period for the Infinity Primus P363's?  If so what is the best way to "break-in" the speakers?

Yes, there is a break in period for all mechanical speakers. Whether or not you can hear the before and after effects is different for all people and speakers, but it is measurable. Best way to do this is to plug them in and listen to them for a few hours.
post #3798 of 3900
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Originally Posted by alumiu90 View Post

Is there a "Break-In" period for the Infinity Primus P363's?  If so what is the best way to "break-in" the speakers?

Just hook them up and play them
post #3799 of 3900
Re: Break in period.
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Originally Posted by zieglj01 View Post

Just hook them up and play them

And if they sound better after a few hours, days, weeks, then they're "broken in". Nice as my Infinity systems are I never noticed a difference because I was wowed from the very beginning.
post #3800 of 3900
I currently have the pc351 as my center channel speaker with p163s as the other speakers in my 5.1 setup. I have heard that it may be better to use another p163 for the center channel (laid on its side). There are some opinions that state center channel speakers do not provide same level of sound quality as matching l/c/r channel speakers. Does any have any thoughts on this and/or has anyone tried matching l/c/r channels instead of a different center? Btw I enjoy the sound from the pc351. Just want to be sure I'm not missing out on better quality sound.
post #3801 of 3900
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Originally Posted by FLViking2011 View Post

I have heard that it may be better to use another p163 for the center channel (laid on its side). There are some opinions that state center channel speakers do not provide same level of sound quality as matching l/c/r channel speakers. Does any have any thoughts on this?... .... ....

The idea is that the matching center channel speaker will be upright in order for all front speakers to sound identical. If you turn the 163 on its side you have defeated the purpose of using matching front speakers. May as well keep the center you have if that's the case.
post #3802 of 3900

I'm looking for used speakers, can someone tell me the difference between the following and if any version is better than another?

 

P150 vs P152 vs P153

 

PC250 vs PC251

 

 

Thanks!

post #3803 of 3900
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Originally Posted by Gweedz View Post

I'm looking for used speakers, can someone tell me the difference between the following and if any version is better than another?

P150 vs P152 vs P153

PC250 vs PC251


Thanks!

Internally and functionally, they are all the same. Just different model years and color schemes. No changes were made to the electronics.
post #3804 of 3900
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Originally Posted by FLViking2011 View Post

I currently have the pc351 as my center channel speaker with p163s as the other speakers in my 5.1 setup. I have heard that it may be better to use another p163 for the center channel (laid on its side).
"Laid on its side" could be a problem. Horizontal and Vertical dispersion and interference patterns are usually different.
post #3805 of 3900
Anyone know of any deals out there for the Infinity Primus P363 Three-way dual 6-1/2-Inch Floorstanding Speaker with Black Friday right around the corner? I know Frys on occasion has excellent deals for around $107 for each speaker. I haven't seen anything on their website yet.
Edited by Rumble_Fish - 11/26/13 at 5:14pm
post #3806 of 3900
Fry's just had them on sale for $107 last week. They'll be on sale again soon. If not black Friday or Saturday then in the upcoming weeks.
post #3807 of 3900
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Originally Posted by Rumble_Fish View Post

Anyone know of any deals out there for the Infinity Primus P363 Three-way dual 6-1/2-Inch Floorstanding Speaker with Black Friday right around the corner? I know Frys on occasion has excellent deals for around $107 for each speaker. I haven't seen anything on their website yet.

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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

Fry's just had them on sale for $107 last week. They'll be on sale again soon. If not black Friday or Saturday then in the upcoming weeks.

Bought a pair last week from Fry's during the sale.

Not sure if I'm loving them just yet, I was hoping for a bit more bass than they're currently putting out. The highs and mids sound fantastic so far, just not much punch. I know these things have to break in a bit so I'm hoping there will be some improvement as they break in. I realize a sub will do wonders but I was hoping they could hold their own with music without having to rely on a sub for the lows.

These replaced a pair of Infinity OVTR-2's in my living room which got moved to a different room where I'm starting a small HT project so I can escape from my wife's reality shows. The OVTR-2's used to be able to hold their own due to the built in subs in each speaker but they didnt really hit that low, maybe high 30's but usually in the 40s.

With BF around the corner, I'm hoping I can find a decent deal on the matching CC and possibly try to find a deal on a sub while I'm at it so I can round out the system.

Rumble, I hope these go on sale again soon so you can grab a pair. Other than being weak on the low end, these really do sound nice especially if you have a sub to help with the low frequencies. Just make sure you have a decent AVR to power these since they're actually 4 ohm speakers even though they're advertised as 8 ohm.
post #3808 of 3900
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Originally Posted by Rumble_Fish View Post

I know Frys on occasion has excellent deals for around $107 for each speaker. I haven't seen anything on their website yet.

Hi Rumble_Fish, there're on sale tomorrow but may be in store only.
post #3809 of 3900
Hey JChin....Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately, there are no Frys stores in NJ. Looking to buy these for my teenage nephews birthday. I will continue to monitor their website for the price change.


JohnnyHotsauce.....How long have you owned the speakers? You have me a little concerned about the bass. When I purchased my Monitor RX6 speakers, they were a little "thin" when I first played them. Literally within 4 hours, they opened up and sound simply amazingIZE].

Edited by Rumble_Fish - 11/27/13 at 5:22am
post #3810 of 3900
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Originally Posted by Rumble_Fish View Post

JohnnyHotsauce.....How long have you owned the speakers? You have me a little concerned about the bass. When I purchased my Monitor RX6 speakers, they were a little "thin" when I first played them. Literally within 4 hours, they opened up and sound simply amazingIZE].

I grabbed them last Tuesday and plugged them in Wednesday. I don't have 4 hours of music on them yet but I probably have about 7 or 8 hours of HT duty with watching casual shows. I'm hoping the thinness wears away because these seem to provide a better overall upper end then the outgoing OVTR-2's that I moved to the other room.

I'll play around with them more tomorrow when I get a chance, maybe it's just my YPAO calibration from my Yammy RX-A2020. I do get slightly more low end when used in pure direct but I lose it when I switch to 2 channel direct, 9 channel stereo or one of the DSP modes.
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