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Originally Posted by Elihawk /t/1524201/best-speakers-under-2000#post_24530477
There is no answer to your question...the Polks may sound better to some, the psb better to others (we all already know commysman's opinion). You have to listen to them and decide for yourself...
I don't have that opinion on the Q900's. A sub helped them greatly. They just aren't really that great in the bass region. Some folks are easier to please than others I guess. One of my favorites was the LSiM703's with the FV15-HP.Quote:
Originally Posted by commsysman /t/1524201/best-speakers-under-2000#post_24527024
The best speakers I have ever heard for $2000 are the PSB Image T6.
Another really good one is the KEF Q900.
One thing about the KEF Q900 is that it has so much bass that it really needs no subwoofer. It has two large LF drivers.
When Stereophile reviewed it, they ran them with and without a subwoofer, and the difference was hard to tell.
Both speakers are excellent; hard to beat.
Originally Posted by datranz /t/1524201/best-speakers-under-2000#post_24530671
The Polk rti12 may lack clarity, but not midbass 80-200hz. He has room or placement issues. Rti12 treble is very bright and the mid muddles when crank high but midbass from 80-200 is thunderous.
Originally Posted by datranz /t/1524201/best-speakers-under-2000#post_24532698
I'm in Eastvale all the time. I can do some room measurement to see why you lack mid bass. I had those rti and sold it. If you need a bad ass sub. A friend is selling his 18" DIY sub for 190.00, let me know and I'll tell him. I have too many subs already and this sub will kill a pb13 or any other 2k subs. You just need a inuke 3000dsp amp to drive it.