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post #2251 of 2330
Is anyone is in the market for a complete set of 50's, 20's,10's, SW-12 and C360?
Edited by Daffypuck - 3/10/13 at 4:14pm
post #2252 of 2330
How much?
post #2253 of 2330
Did you find a source for the grill on the Beta 50? I need one myself
post #2254 of 2330
Call Harmon. Got mine for about $110 with shipping back in December 2011. Just be sure to specify Silver (for cherry finish) or Black (for black). I didn't know the difference, so my 50's are a bit brighter looking than the rest of my beta's smile.gif
post #2255 of 2330
Thanks. Also needed a tweeter for my Alpha 20's so ordered both yesterday from them. Appreciate your follow up
post #2256 of 2330
$600
post #2257 of 2330
no problem. they shipped mine to me out of GA so it didn't take but a few days to get here. nice customer service - too bad they make crap these days... frown.gif
post #2258 of 2330
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Originally Posted by Daffypuck View Post

$600

where are you located?
post #2259 of 2330
Near Nashville TN. Actually, I need to make an update on the speakers. Im selling 50's, 20's and a 360. I bought all of them new in 2009 except the 50's. I recently purchased them off of Craigslist. I didnt notice it at first, but it seems one of the tweets had gone bad. So I had to cannibalize one of the 10's to replace the tweet. So, I no longer have a complete pair of 10's. Also, I couldnt sell the SW-12 without letting the buyer know that it may, and thats a big may, have an issue with it. But, as of right now this moment, its working fine. So. with that said, I would sell the 50.20 and 360's for $500. Or, for $600, the SW12 also along with the others.
post #2260 of 2330
I've got a full set of Infinity Betas (360 center channel, pair of 50 towers, and pair of the larger bookshelf speakers for surround - the number slips me). I am happy with them, but curious - how much would I have to spend to get an upgrade on something else out there and what would be notably better? These are used only for lossless audio on Blu-ray movies. Do these still compete well against what is out there today? I am completely uninformed with today's speakers - more of a video guy. Thanks.
post #2261 of 2330
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

I've got a full set of Infinity Betas (360 center channel, pair of 50 towers, and pair of the larger bookshelf speakers for surround - the number slips me). I am happy with them, but curious - how much would I have to spend to get an upgrade on something else out there and what would be notably better? These are used only for lossless audio on Blu-ray movies. Do these still compete well against what is out there today? I am completely uninformed with today's speakers - more of a video guy. Thanks.

Curious as well.
post #2262 of 2330
I think you will be extremely happy with these speakers for the long haul. Surpassing their sound quality would cost you way, way more than what you spent for them. They are very accurate, and if you ever decide to use them for music playback their performance will please you as well.
post #2263 of 2330
I can't help but comment here. I have full full BETA set, and i can't advocate them enough. they are amazing speakers for the price or even for more of a price. I've got them paired up with an HSU VTF 15H and they blend well there's a very accurate fill of sound here. the Dual 8's really hit the midbass accurately.
post #2264 of 2330
IMO you would have to move up to something like Dynaudio Audience, Paradigm Studio's or Polk LSi's to hear a drastic improvement, especially for movies where I'm not as critical of sound quality. The Dynaudio's do seem to be more precise but they are also much more expensive. The Infinity Beta's are excellent speakers, especially for what you can get them for now (used). But they are a softer and warmer speaker then most others out there and may take a while to get used to. But you will. I had some Revel Concerta's (F12's, M12's C12) and while I'm sure there were improvements made to them over the Beta's but they really didn't sound that much better to me, if at all. I also had some Swan Diva's for quite a while and I'd give them the edge but not by much. The Polk RTi8's, RTi6's and CSi6 I had before the Swan's were not nearly as good as the Beta's, again, IMO. The Beta 20's might be the best of the series.
post #2265 of 2330
I might try to get a pair of Infinity Beta 20 for stereo sound from my computer.
I really do not want to spend a lot on a amplifier (simple 2-channel) to power them.
So I need some ideas on what are some decent low costing 2-channel amplifier.
Either a brand new amplifier or what used ones to look for (under $100?)?
(I'll have a Audio-GD NFB-15.32 DAC/head amp with a separate line-out that will serve as the DAC)
post #2266 of 2330
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Originally Posted by Tacoboy View Post

I might try to get a pair of Infinity Beta 20 for stereo sound from my computer.
I really do not want to spend a lot on a amplifier (simple 2-channel) to power them.
So I need some ideas on what are some decent low costing 2-channel amplifier.
Either a brand new amplifier or what used ones to look for (under $100?)?
(I'll have a Audio-GD NFB-15.32 DAC/head amp with a separate line-out that will serve as the DAC)

If you are looking for a good quality but affordable amp for desktop use, I would look at The Emotiva Mini-X
http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100
post #2267 of 2330
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Originally Posted by zryder View Post

If you are looking for a good quality but affordable amp for desktop use, I would look at The Emotiva Mini-X
http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100

Thanks.
ended up buying Monoprice 5" studio monitors (great price).
post #2268 of 2330
Just read an article on Bi-amping, and since our Beta 50's and 40's are capable of it, I thought some of you would like to take a gander.

If I had the means to do it, I would give it a try. For the time being, my Beta 50's will have to be happy with their full bandwidth feed from my Emotiva XPA-5.

http://sound.westhost.com/bi-amp.htm
post #2269 of 2330
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Originally Posted by zryder View Post

Just read an article on Bi-amping, and since our Beta 50's and 40's are capable of it, I thought some of you would like to take a gander.
Read that link again. Rod is speaking about true active bi-amping, using an electronic crossover before the amplification, and no passive crossover inside the speakers. It's not the same as 'passive' bi-amping, which is what your speakers are set up for, and which doesn't do anything.
post #2270 of 2330
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Originally Posted by Tacoboy View Post

Thanks.
ended up buying Monoprice 5" studio monitors (great price).

Great price, but not the Inifinty Beta sound. I think you lost.
post #2271 of 2330
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Originally Posted by GLBright View Post

Great price, but not the Inifinty Beta sound. I think you lost.
+1
post #2272 of 2330
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Originally Posted by GLBright View Post

Great price, but not the Inifinty Beta sound. I think you lost.

I realized I do not want 2 Infinity Beta speakers on my small desk.
post #2273 of 2330
Hello!
I'd like to buy ONE Infinity Beta ES250 surround speaker (Single). Does anyone have one to sale?
Any help is very welcome! smile.gif
Thanx a lot!
Luís Alberto
Brazil
post #2274 of 2330
Guys, I'm looking to buy a pair of the Infinity Beta 10s in great shape.....I want to match my fronts which are the C360 and Beta 20s.

The 10s would be for surround sound in home theater. If I cannot find them, which Infinity speaker would best match? I realize timber match is not important as much for surround, but still want to get as close as I can to the Betas, thanks.
post #2275 of 2330
I have a pair of beta 10 that I've been thinking of partying with in black ash if you're interested.
Pm me if so
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post #2276 of 2330
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

Guys, I'm looking to buy a pair of the Infinity Beta 10s in great shape.....I want to match my fronts which are the C360 and Beta 20s.

The 10s would be for surround sound in home theater. If I cannot find them, which Infinity speaker would best match? I realize timber match is not important as much for surround, but still want to get as close as I can to the Betas, thanks.

I remain astounded but humbled that speakers I designed over ten years ago are still in such demand. In my Audyssey SEQ/RABOS tuned 6.2 surround system I personally still use my Beta 10s for left and right fronts, a modified-crossover Infinity MCC-1 Modulus for center, six JBL 5.25" two-way inwalls for surround, and two subs; a 10" Infinity Beta CSW-10 and a 12" Infinity Intermezzo 1.2.
post #2277 of 2330
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Originally Posted by plhart View Post

I remain astounded but humbled that speakers I designed over ten years ago are still in such demand. In my Audyssey SEQ/RABOS tuned 6.2 surround system I personally still use my Beta 10s for left and right fronts, a modified-crossover Infinity MCC-1 Modulus for center, six JBL 5.25" two-way inwalls for surround, and two subs; a 10" Infinity Beta CSW-10 and a 12" Infinity Intermezzo 1.2.

You need to ditch RABOS that is dramatically inferior to Audyssey XT32. How do I know? I ran two Infinity Cascade 15 via RABOS, then completely took RABOS out of the system and ran another calibration. The difference was night and day. RABOS finished a very distant second.
post #2278 of 2330
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Originally Posted by DavidHir View Post

Guys, I'm looking to buy a pair of the Infinity Beta 10s in great shape.....I want to match my fronts which are the C360 and Beta 20s.

The 10s would be for surround sound in home theater. If I cannot find them, which Infinity speaker would best match? I realize timber match is not important as much for surround, but still want to get as close as I can to the Betas, thanks.

Beta 10's seem to be fairly rare. I hardly ever see them for sale. I'd get another pair of 20's or you can use a pair of on-wall OSW-1's available in black or white.
post #2279 of 2330
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Originally Posted by plhart View Post

I remain astounded but humbled that speakers I designed over ten years ago are still in such demand. In my Audyssey SEQ/RABOS tuned 6.2 surround system I personally still use my Beta 10s for left and right fronts, a modified-crossover Infinity MCC-1 Modulus for center, six JBL 5.25" two-way inwalls for surround, and two subs; a 10" Infinity Beta CSW-10 and a 12" Infinity Intermezzo 1.2.

They were very good speakers when they were first released and now, on the used market, one of the best bargains out there. The 5 and 6 inch drivers have a very smooth midrange. The kind of sound you can listen to all day long. 95% of the sound quality of the Revel Concerta's for less then half the price.
post #2280 of 2330
I know that the Interlude line preceded the Betas and were the last powered speakers offered by Infinity. @PLHart: do you know who was the primary designer for them? And I may assume that Floyd Toole was intimately involved with both series? My IL-60s have been the cornerstones of both HT and stereo for many years. I also enjoy a pair of Overture 3s, designed ages ago by THE Andrew Jones.
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