I've owned PSB's for a while. A pair of Century 500's, and now Image t55's. In my opinion, they are a great speaker company that doesn't get the credit they deserve. Everyone talks about Paradigm and B&W (which are also excellent speakers), but to me, PSB's sound better and are a little cheaper. Not a bad combination at all
A bit like the sales on the diamond 8s then. Being replaced with the nine series. Infact the pacific evolution is on sale, evolution 8 is being sold for only £150! Evolution 10 just £170. Don't know how good they are though, dont how know good the diamond 9.1s are either, although I like them.
I dont complain about my psb's, just my amp. I have stratus silver fronts, century 200 center and alpha surrounds. These vary in age from 5-10 years. They vary in impedance and I have h/k 65w receiver, which is rated for 8ohm loads. I think the whole speaker bunch will sound better when I upgrade the amp.
Hi Stu. Pure happenstance. The atoms were with a technics pkg i got 10 yrs ago. The silvers were demos from a local wannabe hifi shop, 800$cdn, 6 yrs ago. 2 yrs old then. 200 century, same place, liquidators(bank)sale, 100$. I am on my way this am to a real store to demo some amps for this combo. I'll post back this aft.
I have a pair of 2B's for my mains, 1B's for my surrounds, Energy C-C1 center channel, and 8.3 Energy Subwoofer. To answer your question, yes, absolutely, buy them. I bought mine a few months ago at the same price. At this price, you would be hard pressed to find anything better. I also auditioned the $450 Energy C-3's. The Energy Connoisseur series has better tweeters in their speakers, but the 2B's have much better base. It's tight and has a quick response, whereas I found the C-3's to be boomy. I keep saying that if Energy and PSB would get together and put the Energy tweeters in the PSB Image series, you would have an awesome speaker. If I keep these speakers for a while, I just might get a tweeter that is cleaner/ crisp and install it myself. Of course that voids your warantee, but what the hey.
ended up with...Rotel 985 amp. Using the h/k as pre and looking to power the psb's with good stuff. used amp, still under 5 yr warranty, met the guy who turned it in at the store, he had issues with kimber twister wire compatibility. Fine with straight run. My good!
Will fill you in when I get a hand to lift the heavy %#(%*W&@& into place.