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Power Sound Audio MT-110 Speakers and 15V Sub First Impressions

Instead of waiting until I finish the official reviews of the Power Sound Audio MT-110 speakers and 15V sub, I'm posted first impressions of using them together as a 2.1 system. Click here to read all about this impressive, affordable 2.1 system
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I always loved their stuff. I've talked with Tom a lot . But I was always like whey don't they use 12's in subs or 8's in there towers. I mean their stuff is HUGE lol. Good just huge.
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I always loved their stuff. I've talked with Tom a lot . But I was always like whey don't they use 12's in subs or 8's in there towers. I mean their stuff is HUGE lol. Good just huge.
What's the old saying? "There's no replacement for displacement."
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What's the old saying? "There's no replacement for displacement."


Hahahaha Yea that's what we say in drag racing. lol. My family owns a bunch of 6 second cars . Never thought about it in audio. BUT my wife would KILL me if I brought that thing home. My 4 12's is bad enough lol Hit me up on Facebook I fallow you on there. I'm under Steve Potenziano
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Somehow the industrial looking is growing on me.
Also would love spending more money on sound instead of aesthetics.
The way the woofers look seems light the bass is gonna be tight.
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Somehow the industrial looking is growing on me.
Also would love spending more money on sound instead of aesthetics.
The way the woofers look seems light the bass is gonna be tight.
There's plenty of tactile micro-dynamics coming through, thanks to that tight bass.
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I was very skeptical about the finish. I'm married and my speakers are gloss black so I almost ruled out PSA. I'm so glad I didn't! I love my subs and have no problem with the finish. My wife has never said anything about them other than they're HUGE!
I plan on buying their speakers in the future. Looking forward to the full review.

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Somehow the industrial looking is growing on me.
Also would love spending more money on sound instead of aesthetics.
The way the woofers look seems light the bass is gonna be tight.
Looks like, from your avatar, that you own Mirage speakers? If so, I can tell you I've owned 4 separate sets of Mirage speakers, including the OMD-15s and OMD-28s. I replaced the 28s with MT-110s. The way the 110s image and their overall soundstage, they sound WAY bigger than the 28s every could, and play much cleaner. I don't regret that transition one bit. The 110s outperform.The 28s in just every way, except esthetics.
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PSA has a rather unique design philosophy and I always suspected that they would do everything as advertised when used correctly, (ie. with a x.1 configuration).

Thanks for confirming that.

When you consider how efficient they are the savings in electronic horsepower actually make them quite a bargain.

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PSA has a rather unique design philosophy and I always suspected that they would do everything as advertised when used correctly, (ie. with a x.1 configuration).

Thanks for confirming that.

When you consider how efficient they are the savings in electronic horsepower actually make them quite a bargain.
Yup, I'll hook up a Kill-A-Watt and see what the amp's draw from the wall is when blasting away.

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I have a full PSA speaker set-up for my theater - including two 15V's. All I can say is that these speakers are by far the best for the price that I have ever heard for home theater use. I have owned and built several theaters, and this latest with all PSA's gets the most comments about sound out of all of them. I describe the look as "mean" and "serious" - for me fit perfectly into my theater look. As the review indicates, the finish is very durable which I like.
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This chart contains two measurements. Purple is the right-hand speaker measured from one meter away. Red is the average of nine clustered measurements from my listening position. It's a point of reference for when I apply EQ and/or room correction. This is no EQ, no room correction, with the subwoofer settings I dialed in by ear.


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I've never heard the PSA speakers, but from other members, I've heard they are pretty amazing. I do own a PSA V3600i, which replaced a SVS PB-13 Ultra, and it is the best sub I've ever owned. It rumbles my ht space like nothing ever before. Love it!
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Keep reading about how loud these speakers go, but how about sound quality? How would they compare to similar priced speakers like Kef LS50's?
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Keep reading about how loud these speakers go, but how about sound quality? How would they compare to similar priced speakers like Kef LS50's?
Quality, not just quantity.
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Keep reading about how loud these speakers go, but how about sound quality? How would they compare to similar priced speakers like Kef LS50's?
Check out this thread:
https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-spe...er-thread.html
Lots of measurements, comments and reviews.
Enjoy, lots of reading...
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PSA 110 or JTR S8 better?
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Nice preview to get an idea of their capabilities

I own a pair of 10" two-ways with a compression driver (DIY SG Fusion 10) and my friends really like the sound quality, dynamics and very efficient nature of them. What they don't like is building such things so I was wondering how well the PSA MT-110 speakers performed. My speakers are done in Duratex black as I prefer to not have speakers reflect light.

What I gather, if my friends want to purchase something like mine without the fun and fascination of building boxes, soldering components, making grills etc--the PSA speakers will give them the same sound without the hassle. The Fusion 10 and the MT 110 use the same woofer so I was a bit worried about the horn, thanks to the preview and measurements--that fear was put to rest.

Instead of tiny and shiny, welcome to bigger and blacker--they don't take any prisoners in the Thunderdome.
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Beyond just the fantastic performance, it should be mentioned that PSA's customer service record is off the charts. There are countless testimonials from happy customers that have been wowed by their after-sales support, and I can speak from personal experience that Tom actually cares about his customers. He went WAY above and beyond for me, and I'm just a small-fry.

As far as I'm concerned that adds hundreds of dollars to the value of their product, which was already a 'sound' investment.
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Beyond just the fantastic performance, it should be mentioned that PSA's customer service record is off the charts. There are countless testimonials from happy customers that have been wowed by their after-sales support, and I can speak from personal experience that Tom actually cares about his customers. He went WAY above and beyond for me, and I'm just a small-fry.

As far as I'm concerned that adds hundreds of dollars to the value of their product, which was already a 'sound' investment.
1,000% THIS! Anytime after the sale, you can contact Tom practically 7 days a week and ask his advice on sub position, speaker placement, room treatments, theoretical physics, the meaning of life and he'll have tremendous insight! He's never once said he was too busy to help, even though he already made the sale. Might be time to contact him about a third subwoofer.

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nice review...always interested in the PSA line...

noticed your ULTRA 13 ports are fully blocked...made me curious as to why

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nice review...always interested in the PSA line...

noticed your ULTRA 13 ports are fully blocked...made me curious as to why
Was measuring the difference it makes in terms of response in my room. I'm reviewing it, so gotta put it through its paces i.e. try out the various modes. BTW that's the PB16 Ultra.

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makes sense! I see now its one of the new 16's from the front panel depression. looking forward to that review!

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I always loved their stuff. I've talked with Tom a lot . But I was always like whey don't they use 12's in subs or 8's in there towers. I mean their stuff is HUGE lol. Good just huge.
If they came out with 8" drivers in their speakers I would have bought yesterday. Wishing for that led me to start trolling around in the DIY speakers arena and... I'm getting sucked into the rabbit hole!...

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I always loved their stuff. I've talked with Tom a lot . But I was always like whey don't they use 12's in subs or 8's in there towers. I mean their stuff is HUGE lol. Good just huge.
If they came out with 8" drivers in their speakers I would have bought yesterday. Wishing for that led me to start trolling around in the DIY speakers arena and... I'm getting sucked into the rabbit hole!...
I own the fusion 8 kit from diy sound group. Buy them and never look back!
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I own the fusion 8 kit from diy sound group. Buy them and never look back!
I know! I'm considering:
- Fusion 8 for LR with the Fusion 8 Alchemy Center
- Cinema-8's for LR with F8AC
- Volt 8 LX for LCR; or
- 893's for LCR.

Decisions!

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