Originally Posted by coxjamb
It is year end bonus time and I am looking to upgrade my front 3 speakers...I believe after Christmas I am going to audition the 210t's but I also wanted to get thoughts from the board. One of my main concerns is how these sound at moderate listening levels...so I want speakers that sound good at any volume. If I don't like these I may try the acend sierras with the raal ribbons. Only problem with those is they are $1000 more for the front 3 than the psa's so on paper these look like an exceptional value. What say ye wise sages?
I recently upgraded my front L/R to the 210T (from the 110); I did this in part to have stand alone speakers so I could trade in two subwoofers that were being used as such, and because I really wanted to experience the tower speakers. The 210T sound exceptional at moderate listening levels and beyond, but you need to hear them in your room to understand how great they sound.
Your room is definitely a very large space to fill, and PSA speakers will do it with minimal effort from your amp compared to the SVS line, prime or ultra. I’m using four SVS satellites for Atmos, and the difference in efficiency is quite dramatic. When/if you do start to play content louder, I’d also consider adding a second subwoofer when possible, as running duals in such a large room is almost necessary for adequate output and a smooth bass response.
I also have a baby at at home now (only a week old) along with my six year old, so we won’t be cranking the system up nearly as often, but it still sounds incredible for music and movies at reasonable volumes.
You have done some research, so now it’s time to give them a listen. I think the upgrade bug will be quickly squashed after you try the 210T; for me, I’m confident these will be speakers to satisfy for a lifetime. Keep us posted!