I'm a female who loves audio but, is totally lost regarding what speakers to buy. this will be a long post, hope you men can forgive a babbling female! where to begin? ok. I know the primus line is well reviewed. I heard a pair of 150s at cc but, the room was large, people talking so, hard to judge. I know the primus line is closing out for the new primus line so, deals to be had. my listening room is a den which is decent size but, not the size of a lvgrm. a bookshelf would likely be best based on my experience way back in 89' with polk speakers. i wanted floorstanding or, bigger 7s which blew me out the room! so, the small polk 4s were ideal. I now have the same size room now in 07'. but, want the primus 360s for I know they will likely be very cheap in a few months or? bass? who cares..I have neighbors who would complain. home theater? who cares again. why are people so obsessed with the impact of an explossion or? I find it annoying if anything else so, in the past have played my home theater lower & with less bass focusing on the story line...voices, things that matter in the movie. I pondered the 250s ..feeling the 360s would be too much sound for the room.but, they're so---pretty & I know from reviews are the "top dog". vanity perhaps? plus, with the 150s I'd need to buy stands so, would make sense just to get the 250s. lastly:
I love music..not rap..not thrash metal. But, classic rock, some 70's, 80's..on up the ladder. my fav. is michael schenker of UFO & ritchie blackmore/J. paige of led zep. alot of these older recording on cd now were mixed harshly so, are bright..so-so quality. therefore, I need a speaker that will be forgiving...warm the recording up a bit. I put alot of value on the guitar tone. I once bought a pair of advent heritage speakers just due to warming up old ufo recording from the 70's..making schenkers tone amazing! though, on newer recording the advents dulled off the highs..which was boring & just too warm.yes, i still drag & hook up my advents when I play old ufo! does anyone know what i mean regarding 70's recoding mixed on analog equipment cheaply that sound too harsh/bright but, perfect with "the right speaker"?? also, anyone know of smaller speakers that can warm up some old ufo?? I got off track here..I guess I'm wondering how the primus 150s or, 250s would do with vocals & electric guitar for 70s..80's heavy rock & some metal before metal became thrashing noise. I don't like a sound thats too bright & piercing or, too rolled off which sounds muffled. I also heard that the polk R50s were warm sounding. odd, but, I like a little distortion at low listening levels which warms the guitar sound e& bright cds a little...too clean is boring & sounds the same to me.my fanatasy speaker?? the revamped altec lansing 508 tower speaker at 1100.00?? why? I love a gorgeous wood finnished speaker /dark drivers..wood under the grills as well which is rare these days. something I want to show off & look at with a proud smile..appearance means a lot to me with speakers. the polk R50s seem to offer this. or, the celestion 28 0r 25 & 38 da towers which noone seems to have reviewed though gorgeous in dark apple finnish..over at amazon & ebay. they look amazing.. dual woofers & roughly 200.00 a pair! why no reviews???? thanks..
speakers I own now.
polk audio 5 jrs from 1990..mint & stored. why mint? I covered them each night during yrs. used with custom fit silk covers! I am picky..LOL I also still have my old 40-ish watt denon receiver from 90'..beyond mint cond..both retired! they look just out the box..its funny..people see them & feel they are just purchased!
also, my advent heritage speakers from 91'..bought used..not mint but, A+ working order..I keep just for ufo & old blackmores's rainbow recordings & zep.