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Own PSB Century 300i for years, replaced the tweeters with the original items when purchased used 10 years ago. Vastly underrated stand mounts. Just bought Image 4T pair, also has blown tweeters. Replaced with Vifa BC25SC08 units. They are a little bright but very detailed. PSB Stratus Golds are available locally used but sadly are way too big for my home. Does any one have access to crossover schematics for the 4Ts or the 300i?
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Own PSB Century 300i for years, replaced the tweeters with the original items when purchased used 10 years ago. Vastly underrated stand mounts. Just bought Image 4T pair, also has blown tweeters. Replaced with Vifa BC25SC08 units. They are a little bright but very detailed. PSB Stratus Golds are available locally used but sadly are way too big for my home. Does any one have access to crossover schematics for the 4Ts or the 300i?
I blew 3 tweeters in 12 years in my PSB S50 bipolar surrounds (same tweeter as B15 and T45 also). I could only find two original replacements. I bought two Vifa units (needed them even in pairs) an and instead ended up removing an original from my rear surround unit at the time and putting a Vifa there and then in the center speaker when I replaced it with a T45 and then moved those B15s with the Vifas to front height as I had a feeling the tweeter dispersion off-axis was better and being on a bookshelf, I had little tilting ability (bought a foam stand that tilts them a few degrees towards the listener). Sure enough, they sound pretty even/flat up there with pink noise and match the lower speakers with the regular aluminum tweeters well.

I also compared the newer titanium tweeters when I bought pair of X1Ts with the T45s directly and I could hear a slight difference in pink noise, but I couldn't tell with real material at all using a switchbox. The sounded the same at least with singing voices and the like. The X1Ts fit better in the back of the room (I have a sliding door back there with little space between it and the half bathroom wall and the X1Ts don't block the doorway at all with the feet off (the T45s protruded one inch). The X1T tweeters and woofers match the CS500s I have on the ceiling back there as well so at least they're aligned by room location.

Timbre sounds remarkably the same on Atmos 360 pans (e.g. the bird on the AMAZE demo).

(No I don't have any crossover schematics. Sorry.)
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Question about Imagine X2T system

I am moving in a few months and will finally have the room to set up a floorstanding speaker system after living for years with an all-in-ceiling speaker arrangement (a pretty high quality Niles Audio system, but still . . . the room did not allow for anything else). I have never owned PSB speakers but absolutely love the sound of my M4U-1 headphones and am seriously considering the Imagine XA DOLBY ATMOS Package - 7.1.2, consisting of:
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1 - Imagine XC Centre Speaker
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However, I already have an SVS PB-2000 sub that I would use instead of the SubSeries 450. Any comments from owners of similar systems? I would be using the system more for movies than music.
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You will thoroughly enjoy your new setup
I'm running a full IMAGINE system with dual PB12-NSD svs subs (precurser to SB/PB2000's)
IMO, they are better than the PSB in the bass department.
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I ended up finding a PSB Subsonic6 for a good price and replaced the Subsonic5 in the main floor system. The Subsonic 5 replaces an Energy 8" Subwoofer used in the masterbedroom. I'm surprised at how much more impact the Subsonic6 imparts over the Subsonic5. 5 Hz at the bottom end makes a huge difference.

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Hey PSB fans, I came across a deal for a pair of Image 4T and a matching center speaker (9c, I think) for $200. They look very nice.

Would that be a good speaker for the money? If I get them it would be only to give to a worthy cousin along with a pair of surrounds I'd still have to find, a sub and an AVR. I just want to help out a really good person (a.k.a. saint) to give him something he's never had in his home, sort of a retirement gift.

I just don't know anything about the older PSB Image series. I know if they were the XT series that would be just fine because another cousin has the Imagine T, C, and S and that would be overkill for a non-audiophile.

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I have Image T45/S50/B15 speakers and newer Imagine CS500 and X1T. They sound VERY similar to my ears.

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Hey PSB fans, I came across a deal for a pair of Image 4T and a matching center speaker (9c, I think) for $200. They look very nice.

Would that be a good speaker for the money? If I get them it would be only to give to a worthy cousin along with a pair of surrounds I'd still have to find, a sub and an AVR. I just want to help out a really good person (a.k.a. saint) to give him something he's never had in his home, sort of a retirement gift.

I just don't know anything about the older PSB Image series. I know if they were the XT series that would be just fine because another cousin has the Imagine T, C, and S and that would be overkill for a non-audiophile.

I've never know PSB to sell a poor sounding speaker. That's a good price for the three of them
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great speakers

I bought Image 4T pair used, tweeters were blown a common problem, however the replacements I used were awesome. I tried both Vifa exact replacements, the cheaper pair were a much better match. The more expensive pair would need a resistor to lower the output. BC25SC06 Vifa is the better pair. After about a month of loud use I heard distortion in one, and had to re-epoxy one spyder to voice coil. These are great speakers. I own JBL L36, Klipsch Quartets and also compared to Martin Logan Sequel lls I have since sold.
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Haven't posted in a bit, but thought I'd share my homemade PSB Imagine Mini stands.

Just didn't feel like shelling out $300 for stands I could make myself for a tenth the cost. (Granted, mine would be made of pine and baltic birch plywood and not metal like the PFS-27 stands, but still.) Plus, I wanted mine to be white to blend into the living room, and I didn't really want to rattle-can the nice PSB units.

Hollow interior channel can accommodate sand/bb's/weights if desired. Added holes for routing speaker wire. They're currently in situ, but I'll paint them white today and am upgrading the speaker wire beyond the lampcord variety.















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Very nicely done! Make sure to put up pics of the finished stands
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All done!

Wound up using the same latex enamel as the interior trim. Color matched much better than the spray-can white.



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Anyone own/heard the old PSB CD260, C180 and MK series

I saw the CD260 and C180 for sale on Kijjiji and am curious about their sound quality. I'm picking up a pair of PSB 500 tomorrow for $75 as I'm really curious about PSB speakers using drivers bigger than 6.5 inches,

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Hello. I'm looking at possibly purchasing a used set of the PSB Image 1B bookshelf speaker pair and the Alpha C centre speaker for use as a 3.1 setup. Would these be a good pairing and worth the asking price?

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Hello. I'm looking at possibly purchasing a used set of the PSB Image 1B bookshelf speaker pair and the Alpha C centre speaker for use as a 3.1 setup. Would these be a good pairing and worth the asking price?

Image 1B: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details...equestSource=b
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Judging on your kijiji searches, I's say you live in teh greater Ottawa area. The 1Bs are good and I use them as surrounds in my basement setup. I would forgo on the Alpha Center channel and move to the Image 8C center channel. Stick with the same series within a line. Don't cross lines. I believe the seller has Image8C as well. hI've dealt with this seller before and he's pretty good to work with.. a little on the expensive side but you can negotiate a little off the price.

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Judging on your kijiji searches, I's say you live in teh greater Ottawa area. The 1Bs are good and I use them as surrounds in my basement setup. I would forgo on the Alpha Center channel and move to the Image 8C center channel. Stick with the same series within a line. Don't cross lines. I believe the seller has Image8C as well. hI've dealt with this seller before and he's pretty good to work with.. a little on the expensive side but you can negotiate a little off the price.
Do you mean the Image 9C? https://www.kijiji.ca/v-speakers/ott...ationFlag=true That centre is huge compared to even those Image 1B bookshelf speakers. Plus it costs much more than the Alpha C. It would be $500 for the Image 1B and 9C. I'm in a 12ft x 13ft bedroom. Would the 9C be too much for a room that size?

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Do you mean the Image 9C? https://www.kijiji.ca/v-speakers/ott...ationFlag=true That centre is huge compared to even those Image 1B bookshelf speakers. Plus it costs much more than the Alpha C. It would be $500 for the Image 1B and 9C. I'm in a 12ft x 13ft bedroom. Would the 9C be too much for a room that size?

Its not that the 9C is too big for the room but just a waste of its capabilities is all. Its capable of filling a much bigger room. (I'm assuming your ceilings are 8ft in the bedroom) . You want to maintain timber match as close as possible across the 3 front speakers. That's why I'm a hesitant to go with the Alpha. You can also go to a PSB Image C40 which is the next generation of the Image 8C and they too are timber matched.



I've located one on the east side of Montreal which is a 2.5 hour drive from downtown Ottawa. Its part of a total system and I don't know whether the seller is willing to break up the system or sell it as a whole. The other option is to wait until an Image 8C or C40 becomes available.



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Every PSB speaker I have in my system timbre matches. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Unless the Alpha is some weird "not like the rest of the line" speaker, all PSBs sound NEUTRAL. The really high-end PSBs are mostly high-end cabinet finish differences (Paul Barton said as much himself...imagine that an honest speaker maker that doesn't try to trick you to believe green pens and magic stones make the sound rather than honest engineering).

Unless it won't fit, I'd use a matching speaker for the center, though (i.e. same as Left/Right). Most centers are compromised to some extent being turned on their side in terms of radiation patterns and can cause issues off-center (kind of defeats the point). A few are engineered around this, but they are typically still in a different configuration than the mains. I have identical Left, Center, Right speakers in my system (Image T-45) and all but four speakers have the exact same drivers and tweeters. The remaining four are newer (X1T and CS500) and when I put the X1Ts with the T45s in the front combining them to listen for differences, I still couldn't hardly tell them apart so like I said, their drivers are very neutral.

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Every PSB speaker I have in my system timbre matches. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Unless the Alpha is some weird "not like the rest of the line" speaker, all PSBs sound NEUTRAL. The really high-end PSBs are mostly high-end cabinet finish differences (Paul Barton said as much himself...imagine that an honest speaker maker that doesn't try to trick you to believe green pens and magic stones make the sound rather than honest engineering).

Unless it won't fit, I'd use a matching speaker for the center, though (i.e. same as Left/Right). Most centers are compromised to some extent being turned on their side in terms of radiation patterns and can cause issues off-center (kind of defeats the point). A few are engineered around this, but they are typically still in a different configuration than the mains. I have identical Left, Center, Right speakers in my system (Image T-45) and all but four speakers have the exact same drivers and tweeters. The remaining four are newer (X1T and CS500) and when I put the X1Ts with the T45s in the front combining them to listen for differences, I still couldn't hardly tell them apart so like I said, their drivers are very neutral.

Not to nit pick but you are telling Canuck31 not to worry about using the Alpha because all PSB speaker timber matches across different lines, yet you take great effort to timber match across the 3 front by using the identical speaker which is tighter than using the speakers from the same line. Then you advice him to use a matching center. I find this confusing.


Since he's picking up a pair of B15s, the logical choice would be the C40 as both are the same generation Image series speakers. However, the previous generation Image 8C will also be a good timber match . In my case, its a reverse, I have an Image 8C center channel but by the time I got he funds for the L/R speakers channels, I ended up with the T45s. The timber does match between the two generations of Image series speakers but I cannot say the same between Image and Alpha series. Different drivers, different crossovers, just everything different.

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Every PSB speaker I have in my system timbre matches. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Unless the Alpha is some weird "not like the rest of the line" speaker, all PSBs sound NEUTRAL. The really high-end PSBs are mostly high-end cabinet finish differences (Paul Barton said as much himself...imagine that an honest speaker maker that doesn't try to trick you to believe green pens and magic stones make the sound rather than honest engineering).

Unless it won't fit, I'd use a matching speaker for the center, though (i.e. same as Left/Right). Most centers are compromised to some extent being turned on their side in terms of radiation patterns and can cause issues off-center (kind of defeats the point). A few are engineered around this, but they are typically still in a different configuration than the mains. I have identical Left, Center, Right speakers in my system (Image T-45) and all but four speakers have the exact same drivers and tweeters. The remaining four are newer (X1T and CS500) and when I put the X1Ts with the T45s in the front combining them to listen for differences, I still couldn't hardly tell them apart so like I said, their drivers are very neutral.

Not to nit pick but you are telling Canuck31 not to worry about using the Alpha because all PSB speaker timber matches across different lines, yet you take great effort to timber match across the 3 front by using the identical speaker which is tighter than using the speakers from the same line. Then you advice him to use a matching center. I find this confusing.


Since he's picking up a pair of B15s, the logical choice would be the C40 as both are the same generation Image series speakers. However, the previous generation Image 8C will also be a good timber match . In my case, its a reverse, I have an Image 8C center channel but by the time I got he funds for the L/R speakers channels, I ended up with the T45s. The timber does match between the two generations of Image series speakers but I cannot say the same between Image and Alpha series. Different drivers, different crossovers, just everything different.
The center is not a timbre thing, but a combing effect issue from the horizontal orientation. I have not heard an alpha, but PSB already keeps entire lines quite similar. My X1T and CS500 uses a different titanium tweeter from the image aluminum one and clay loaded woofers the image line doesn't use. So saying I went to great lengths isn't quite true. It's always best to keep the speakers as close as you can, but all the PSBs I've heard and all the reviews I've read suggest a similar neutrality between all their speakers as they are designed with very tight tolerances. I'm saying I'd be less concerned than most brands mixing different models. I have five different models in my system and two different sets of drivers and they mix quite well. Unless the Alpha is the exception, I doubt they'd be terribly far off in timbre. But that's just an educated guess. You can never be sure until you try them and room response plays a large part as well even with matching speakers.

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Curiosity got the better of me and I purchased a pair of PSB 500 for $75. They use an 8 inch woofer and a 3/4 inch soft dome tweeter. None of my other PSBs have that configuration. They stand 23" tall so I will have to set them on stands on the floor. The only issue with them are the front grills which are stretched in a couple of areas...other wise look really good. Looking for speaker stands now.

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first-world problems: My cleaning lady tipped over one of my PSB imagine mini's and put some big gouges/dents in it.

What do you think? Bondo it?
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first-world problems: My cleaning lady tipped over one of my PSB imagine mini's and put some big gouges/dents in it.

What do you think? Bondo it?
Nope. First thing I'd do is get the name and policy number of her insurance company.

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Nope. First thing I'd do is get the name and policy number of her insurance company.
eeeehhhhh not gonna happen. Small-time cleaning lady and she offered to pay for it. But I'm not going to go that route.

The ironic thing was that we were on vacation, getting back the day they were cleaning, and i had a premonition something would be broken. Texted her to say to just do bathrooms and kitchen. Don't worry about vacuuming or dusting.

Well, the premonition came true. (Self-fulfilling prophecy?)

She (or her sister who helps clean) didn't say anything about it, which troubled me more than the damage. (Stuff happens.) So I gently let her go.

Listened to the speakers and they sound fine, so only cosmetic damage that I can tell.
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Question, I'm looking for some speakers for my friends.

The KLH Albanys were perfect for them visually but compared to my Martin Logan LX16s they simply didn't measure up in terms of clarity, detail or punch.

In fact they sounded woefully "thin" with terrible detail on such things as cymbals and high hats.

Worth trying the Alpha P5 which unlike the "better" Imagine XB come in their preferred Walnut finish?

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first-world problems: My cleaning lady tipped over one of my PSB imagine mini's and put some big gouges/dents in it.

What do you think? Bondo it?
If it's any consolation, my teenage (older) son accidentally knocked over one of my Imagine T speakers last year that I use for wides and put a small gouge on the top as a result (even falling onto carpeting). I debated whether to spend the money to replace, but my PSB dealer gave me the name of a company that claims to restore chipped wood. One of these days when I go out of town I might have them do the restoration work, possibly.

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I currently have : Circa 2004 : PSB Image 6T towers, 9C Centre , 2B Surrounds


Last year I bought a Funk Audio subwoofer and it made a massive improvement in the listening enjoyment in my now 5.1 system.


What PSB speakers (new or used ) would be a substantial improvement over what I have for the L/C/R speakers?




The things I would like to improve: the vocal clarity and the brightness of the high end as it can sometimes can seem a bit too harsh and lead to fatigue after long sessions.
(but perhaps this has something to do with the source material ?)


Perhaps others who have had my type of speakers , can give their thoughts on upgrades and it they found any substantial benefit vs money spent ?





Or should I just leave well enough alone and spend the money on others parts ( like getting overhead Atmos speakers to go to 5.1.4 ) ?

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I got them setup a week ago. Pictures to follow soon. I really like these speakers. The mids and highs are much like the 400 but bass is more improved with the bigger driver. I'm glad I bought these. Imaging is typical of PSB which is to say very detailed with good spacial clues.

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I currently have : Circa 2004 : PSB Image 6T towers, 9C Centre , 2B Surrounds


Last year I bought a Funk Audio subwoofer and it made a massive improvement in the listening enjoyment in my now 5.1 system.


What PSB speakers (new or used ) would be a substantial improvement over what I have for the L/C/R speakers?




The things I would like to improve: the vocal clarity and the brightness of the high end as it can sometimes can seem a bit too harsh and lead to fatigue after long sessions.
(but perhaps this has something to do with the source material ?)


Perhaps others who have had my type of speakers , can give their thoughts on upgrades and it they found any substantial benefit vs money spent ?





Or should I just leave well enough alone and spend the money on others parts ( like getting overhead Atmos speakers to go to 5.1.4 ) ?

Unless your going for a series upgrade, I would spend it on something else. I say this for good reason. I've purchased the 400/500, 100c and 200c speakers (precursors tp the Image Seies) for my 2nd system build. They are about 10 to 15 years older than your current image series which I also have in my main system. Truth be told, not much difference in sound quality between the Image series and the 400/500/200c speakers. I think I would fail a DBT test between my Image T45s and the PSB500 . This is just my opinion. PSB just builds really REALLY good speakers.

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