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How do you like your PSB Speaker setup? What's your room size, receiver, sub, speakers that you are using and what is your usage percentage (movies/music). Are you planning on upgrading anytime soon? If so, why and what is your upgrade path? What speakers have you owned prior? How would your rate your setup on a scale of 1 to 5? Feel free to include coments on individual components, things you like or dislike.



My System:

front l/r - PSB Speakers Image T55 Tower Speakers

Center - PSB Speakers Image C40 Center channel

surrounds - PSB Speakers Image S50 bi-polar Surround

subwoofer - PSB Speakers SubSeries 6i Subwoofer


Electronics:

Receiver - NAD T763 AV Receiver

DVD Player - NAD T534 DVD Player


I also connect my new Intel Imac to it for everyday listening of mp3's

I am thinking of going up to the PSB Synchrony Line of Speakers Or a PSB In-Cabinet Speaker Setup when I am done with these.


Does anyone have any PSB Platinum Out there? are they worth the jump in price? I won't be upgrading for a while but i thought I could at least start dreaming of my next system.
 

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I really truly like them. I listened to Paradigm and a few others, but for the money they sounded the best to me.

They are a very flat speaker that adds nothing to the recording giving you nothing but what the artist had in mind.


I might move up to the PSB Platinum M2 Bookshelf speakers as i am moving into a condo and don't need the loudness anymore but would prefer a little more detail



are you thinking to buy PSB?
 

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Do you mean the PSB tower speakers are too loud for a condo? I am now living in a condo and thinking of that, what about sub-woofer? what level of sub-woofer power shall I consider in a condo? I don't want my neighbours knocking my door all the time.
 

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Hello, I have PSB Golds in a 2 channel set-up. Nad 7000 am/fm receiver set-up as a pre-amp. Two NAD 2400 thx amps for bi amping the Golds. A GCD 700 Adcom cd player. and sometimes a turntable; an old Denon. The children like the novelty of the records.

Over all I like the sound of the Golds. Previously I had a pair of Maggies, Smga's. I much preferred them. But my wife didn't. So ended up with the Golds. The Golds aren't quite as intrusive as the maggies, And definitely the Golds have more BASS, which my family really enjoys. I like the speakers OK. I have gotten tired of listening to them and looking to try something else. I imagine I would have better luck changing the CD player... so I might trade it out as well later on down the line.


Not much to read about, but when the music is turned up, it's enough to get the family dancing and having fun.


We just purchased a new TV set a 50" Sony SXRD. We will probably be going to a HT set-up, so I will keep the Golds for front channels and look for some more PSB speakers, ie Silvers (finger crossed) to round out the HT system, (won't need a sub-woofer right off the bat with the Golds lol). I'll move the 2 channel to the bedroom.

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Mains: PSB Stratus Goldi's

Center: Atlantic Tech 450 (I know, I know, PSB didn't have a matching center)

Surrounds: PSB Image I 10, Altec Lansing THX dipoles

Subs: SVS CS Ultra, SVS CS-14-46i, Citation 7.4.


Very satisfied, will not upgrade. If I find a buyer for the center channel, I might get a matching PSB stratus center channel speaker.
 

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Do you mean the PSB tower speakers are too loud for a condo? I am now living in a condo and thinking of that, what about sub-woofer? what level of sub-woofer power shall I consider in a condo? I don't want my neighbours knocking my door all the time.

Towers may be more than you need in a condo; a good pair of bookshelves with a nice sub to fill in the lower frequencies would probably be perfect. In the same breath, though, I live in a condo and I'm probably going to buy towers from the new line that is replacing the Stratus series this year (as long as they sound great).


For your sub, keep it at a level that sounds good and still respects your neighbors. It helps having a receiver that has a good auto set-up; I'm very pleased with the level that my Pio 74 set my sub at.
 

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stony1999:


The point I was trying to make is that I wanted to get a more detailed speaker then the PSB Speakers Image T55 Tower Speakers


Not to say that the T55's are not detailed, but more about the fact that I only end up stretching the T55's legs once a week or so. But if you want the option of blowing your friends ears off every once and awhile then the T55's would be a great choice.


as far as subs are concerned i Have the PSB SubSeries 6i Subwoofer . That matches very well. get that one or it's little brother PSB Subseries 5i Subwoofer both of these will have enough power for a medium space


I find if you invite your neighbors over for a movie once every 6 months of so, they tend to be much less gimpy about you playing music or movies loud.
 

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I have seen the new PSB GDesign Loudspeakers they are very nice (very nice). They look to have a more rounded cabinet (like a kef).


Knowing PSB though i wouldn't hold my breath for them this year. but they might surrprise us.
 

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a local dealer has a pair of PSB B25 he said he would let me audition for a week. i'd really be interested to hear more opinions on PSB (esp. image) and how they compare to ascend, energy, paradigm, etc.


one thread i was reading at ecoustics said that the PSBs sounded "livelier" or more airy and 3-D than the ascend 170s. i'm leaning toward auditioning them, but he doesn't take CC so i'd have to give him a check, and it's a bit of drive. but i probably will -- it's always hard to resist audition opportunities.


more PSB opinions please!
 

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I've owned a couple of different PSB set ups for about 15 years now.


My current set up is:


Mains - 800i

Center - Stratus C5

Surround - 10S

Sub - Hsu VTF2

Tactile transducer - ButtKicker


I'm a big fan of PSB, and feel they offer a good value for the cost. I've been contemplating an upgrade for almost a year now. Ideally, I'd like to have three PSB Stratus Mini speakers across the front, and adding an additional pair of 10S surrounds to be back.


In comparison, I recently purchased a set of three Ascend 340s, but ended up returning them. To my ears, they were a bit too shrill, and the bass was a bit boomy for my taste. In fairness, during my audition they announced their signature series which were supposed to address these very concerns. Maybe the new design would have sounded better to me, but I just wasn't floored enough by them to want to swap them out.


Please at least give the PSBs a listen. I think their sound is very clean and accurate.


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subversive:


I have seen the renderings of the new PSB Stratus Loudspeakers they are very nice (very nice). They look to have a more rounded cabinet (like a kef).


Knowing PSB though i wouldn't hold my breath for them this year. but they might surrprise us.

You don't happen to have any pictures, do you? I'm curious to see what they're going to look like. Were they keeping the four different types of Stratus speakers, or are they consolidating them?


I'm a little surprised that the stopped producing the Stratus speakers last year, and haven't even officially announced any details on the replacements yet. It's odd to leave that wide of a gap without any Stratus speakers to sell (other than what might be left in dealer's inventories.)


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I saw The new stratus on a computer screen (renderings) so I have no pictures, But I think there will be two towers two monitors and maybe a surround bi-polar.


Ill see if I can grab some pictures during CEDIA this Sept. PSB Speakers might have some prototypes on display. As far as the look of them they kind of looked like kef reference series without the mid, tweeter assembly sitting on top. In my opinion it is a huge step forward for them in design.


Not sure when they are coming out but I would say late 2006 would be a good bet, seeing as they announced new alpha line at CES and they are coming out within a week or two. (fast for PSB)


I think that the hole left by the Stratus series has been big, But they have not been updated since 2000! so they were well overdue. Besides you can probably get a PSB Platinum Loudspeaker for a lot cheaper then the MSRP. I heard of people buying T8's for about $3500 almost half the msrp.


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I would definitely take the B25 Image Speakers for a spin. I had them for a few months and loved them. I actually just bought a a par as an anniversary gift for my Dad.


If you do take them for a spin let us know what you think.
 

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Those pics are great. I like the paint job on the Alphas. I'm not a fan of the red itself, but the I like the idea.


I gotta question for you guys. I started a thread in the Speaker forum regarding this problem. Here's the link : Amps out on 7pts


I had a lightning strike a few months back that took out the amps/crossovers in my 7PTs
. Now, I have a speaker with a passive crossover for the Mid-Tweeter combo and nothing for the two bass woofers. PSB wants $275ea. for replacements. I can't afford that (baby #2 on the way
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Any ideas as how to make these viable, whether making them passive or bipassing the amp and just using the active crossover?



Know any PSB or indigo(BASH) engineers?


TREVOR
 

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Hey FoeHammer865 sorry to hear of your bad luck, I actually did read your thread the other day and started to do some research on your problem. Here is what I found out.


The Amp in the 7PT is not a BASH amp. It is a classic AB amp so really any competent repair shop will be able to fix the amp. so you might try that. Also I have heard that you can turn your 7PT into a 6T with a little modification. It involves buying a few parts though and may end up being a little cheaper then buying new amps, but not by much.


I think fixing the amp is your best bet. but if you wanted to ask PSB Speakers what would be involved in modifying your 7PT into a 6T give them a call.
 

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Those pics are great. I like the paint job on the Alphas. I'm not a fan of the red itself, but the I like the idea.

same here. basic black still rules (imho
) but they would cool in different colors, like those blue dali speakers. the dark gray ones look pretty nice, too.
 

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I have: for 6 years now

PSB stratus SilverI towers

C6i- center

T+A surrounds (high-end German)

SVS-12sdi - sub

Denon 3803

Older Sony CE775Modified CD player-SACD

PanRP82 -DVD

NEC xr5 plasma


I have been reading and going to local hi-end Hi-Fi stores. I have been wanting to up grade my EQ. But where? The PSB Speakers are great Music & HT, the music fidelity is wonderful, and would purchase them again. However, I think the 3803 is underpowered and needs some help. So, I'm looking at a power amp.

Then I'll look at changing out the DVD player or CD Player. I am learning the source is the KEY.

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I have owned Stratus Golds for six years. I use them with an ADA amp and a Marantz pre-amp. They have worked great and would love to go to a Gold surround set up.
Actually with the prices these days, a set of Silvers or Bronzes would be fine in back and a pair of Minis for center front and back.


Ericglo
 
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