That 10" woofer on the center channel is what's currently stopping me from getting a PSA front stage, until I build my AT screen setupquestion for anyone out there....
I noticed that the bookshelf and the tower speakers have the same dB ratings despite the tower having the additional 10" woofer. Is there any sound difference between the tower and the bookshelf? It seems like the bookshelf makes more sense but I know I am missing something.
Also, has there been any talk of speakers with smaller woofers? I'm anal about having a matching front stage and as much as I want to try the PSA speakers, I don't think I can fit that monstrous center speaker anywhere.
EDIT: I just realized I clicked on the wrong bookshelf when looking at the specs. The 110 is 95db and the 210 bookshelf is the same as the tower at 98dB. So the 2nd woofer does indeed make a difference.
I bought my MT110 & MTM210C right when Tom got the new tweeters... So unfortunately I won't be able to tell anyone if I can hear a difference with the new tweeters... All I can say is I love my speakers and they are amazing for movies and music and out of all the speakers I have owned, these are some of my favorite. ( I tend to keep my favorites)
Here are some Speakers that I have owned over many many years.
Paradigm mini monitor
Paradigm mini monitor V2
Paradigm monitor reference 9 V1
B&W DM602 S2
B&W DM602 S3
Polk RTi10 - I still own these***
Polk SDA-2B - i still own these***
Martin Logan PreFace
Energy connoisseur C9, C7 & C5
Energy audissey a5+2
Energy audissey a2+2
Klipsch Heresy ( 1st Gen)
Klipsch Forte ( 1st Gen) -i still own these***
HTD Level 3
Chane A1.5 - I still own these***
Some of the older Klipsch (horns) are very bright, the original Hersey has crazy mids...almost like a bull horn lol but it made you feel like the music was right in your face!Feel the same, for me a dome tweeter speaker was best for just movies and a ribbon tweeter speaker was best for just music, but these PSA's have given me the best of both worlds, and not to mention the volume levels they can reach.
I popped a few tweeters in other more expensive speakers, also enjoying not needing a power amp anymore.
I had never had a Horn tweeter speaker how do you compare them with the Klipsch?
My speaker odyssey before landing at PowerSoundAudio Nirvana.
Polk RtiA9 - 1st real loud speakers
Aperion Verus Grand
GoldenEar Triton 2 - best for just music
Paradign Studio 100's v5 - biggest disappointment not worth the $'s most expensive
XTZ Speakers M8's - great for just movies
Ascend Acoustics - Sierra Tower
Some of the older Klipsch (horns) are very bright, the original Hersey has crazy mids...almost like a bull horn lol but it made you feel like the music was right in your face!
One thing i did like about the older Klipsch (with horns) was the wide the sound stage. Unfortunately the horns were very thin and they would resonate... i was thinking about using some dynamat on them ( very popular upgrade) but i ended up selling them for a forte.
Nice speaker list you have there... i always was wondered about goldenear, are those bi-pole?
You are correct the PSA speakers gave me best of both worlds.
I also agree.Agree. Looks good! Mine is similar and I use the center as a TV stand for my 65" plasma
Ok got the tweeters installed.Do it! We are all waiting to read some impressions of the upgrade.
Ok got the tweeters installed.
I really like music, specifically vinyl records. After work many days I go down to the "Cave", listen to a record for 40 minutes, I'm then in a much better place.
So after installing the tweeters, I listened to Van Morison's Astral Weeks & Nils Lofgren's "Acoustic Live". Been listening to these albums forever, maybe longer, wore out more than one copy of Astral Weeks for sure.
Astral Weeks has alot of stuff going on at all times. With the new tweeters I could really hear the difference in many of the instruments. Specifically the flutes really jumped out, the violins became cleaner and the mid-register of Van's voice filled out much nicer.
Nils Lofgren's Acoustic Live album is a reference recording, one of the best recordings out there.
The tweeters really shined here. The guitars all sounded better, much thicker, like they just had new strings put on, Nil's presence was much more foward with the new tweeters.
I'm happy, consider the money well spent on the tweeter upgrade.