Originally Posted by ece2k2
I am completely confused between PSA 210 series, XTZ cinema series and Klipsch RF series. I hope to come to a logical conclusion soon.
Klipsch RF7iii specs:
XTZ M8 tower specs:
PSA 210T specs:
I would cross off the XTZ due to their low sensitivity (91Hz) compared to the other 2 speakers: 98db for the PSA and probably 95db (general rule of thumb is to subtract at least 5db from any listed sensitivity specs by Klipsch) for the RF7iii.
The thing I would pay attention to is that both the XTZ and Klipsch seem designed for full-range use, with 29Hz and 32Hz bass extension respectively. The 210T despite its enormous 10" woofers rolls off at 60Hz, which is quite high for a tower (my Wharfedale bookshelves with single 5" woofers goes down to 48Hz) but which suggests that it really was purpose-designed for Home Theater use, i.e. with a powerful sub (or two) doing all the heavy lifting, giving those huge 10" woofers the luxury of devoting themselves to the mids and highs.
With your 80% movies usage and your highly capable Rythmik sub, I would lean heavily towards the PSA.
The main benefit of the Klipsch would be the undeniably more attractive cabinets; the PSA's utilitarian/industrial look is its only con.
The Klipsch is worth trying if you can have the option of return for a full refund, or if the dealer would allow you to take home a demo pair for the weekend...otherwise there is SOME risk (less than on their mid- and lower model lines of course) that you might not like its treble presentation after several hours of prolonged exposure.
In contrast, I have never seen anyone EVER complain about any PSA speaker having "bright" or "aggressive" treble, so it would IMO be the safest choice if buying unheard.
The XTZ has six tweeters. I am not sure about the necessity of having more than one tweeter; if it were such a huge advantage, logic suggests that we'd see many more companies offering similar designs. Still, since I have not heard them myself or researched user feedback on them, I will withhold judgement.