PSB Speakers

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by JohMabe, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. JohMabe

    JohMabe Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I am to buy one of pair of speakers.

    I am currently considering and comparing two models from PSB, the Image 7t and the Stratus Silver. They will be driven by a Roksan Kandy integrated amplifier, 110w at 8ohms, 210 at 4ohms.

    I listen mostly to electronic music, trance and progressive house. Fast bass with big punch is necessary for me, and the main reason I'm abandoning my Dynaudios LR120+.

    So, which model would be more adequate? I know that the Silver will give me more overall sound quality, but does that equal to better and louder bass as well?

    Or should I forget about PSB and go with Paradigm Studio 100? I am not considering buying neither Dynaudio nor B&W.
     
  2. Jason.Soko

    Jason.Soko Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2003
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I am suprised you are ditching the Dynaudio's, they are great speakers. Besides that fact, the 7T's are very nice and the Stratus' do sound a bit nicer on all fronts, but come at a greater cost (they used to be their flagships), until the platinums came out. They are not going to crank out bass but they will hold their own. Personally I've listened to the PSB lines right along side of the Paradigms and found them to be MUCH nicer sounding. Your best bet is to find a local shop with both and do your own comparison. My vote would definitely be for the Stratus' though.
     
  3. JohMabe

    JohMabe Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'd be ditching the Dynaudios to get more bass. I guess that with a dedicated woofer, at least the Silver would top the Dynaudio, wouldn't it?

    And I'd be getting a near-flagship model from PSB, vs a bottom line model from Dynaudio. But I'm sure yet, far from that. I have so many options to analyse that it is all hard.
     
  4. Jason.Soko

    Jason.Soko Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2003
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Really you need to just audition them. It is your ears, if you feel they sound better then by all means go for it. Speaker purchasing is a long process. Took me a few months of auditioning 100's of speakers before I finally found the manufacturer I liked.

    I mean is the only thing you don't like about the Dynaudio is the bass? Why not just get a sub then?
     
  5. JohMabe

    JohMabe Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well, yeah, that is the ideal. That's what put me off B&W. But only more known brands are available here in Brazil. So that leaves two options, buying one of them, or importing a well-reviewed brand off the States. and I am in for the second option, because I would save a few bucks too. I see that the 7PT is very cheap in brandnames.com. I'll analyse all options extensively.
     
  6. Jason.Soko

    Jason.Soko Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2003
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Do you have a DynAudio shop in Brazil? They make some of the finest speakers on the market, you could always upgrade to some nicer ones.
     
  7. JohMabe

    JohMabe Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    hmm, yea, there is an authorized dealer here. But no talking for less than U$3800,00 for a tower unit.
     
  8. Nathan Porteous

    Nathan Porteous Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I think psb silvers are a good pick. or the 100's, my brother in law had the silvers a few years ago and now hes a psb nut. Its true you probally wont get the big bass you might want but the sound quality will be awsome.
     
  9. JohMabe

    JohMabe Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well, I have got good mids and treble in my Dynaudio already. I need more bass. The Silver was picked in the auction already, I may settle for the 7pt now. It has a bass amplifier, kind of like those Polk 3way, but with a promised reliable high-end sound quality in the rest. Seems like a good option, and it would come very cheap.
     
  10. Jason.Soko

    Jason.Soko Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2003
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Just buy a sub dude, your dynaudio's are apparently fine [​IMG]
     
  11. Chip E

    Chip E Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,165
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I've been using PSB Stratus Silveri 's for almost 3 years now and recently added an SVS PB2+ sub. Great combo. I have no plans on changing anything in the near future. The Silveri 's rock. [​IMG]
     
  12. JohMabe

    JohMabe Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I considered a sub, but everyone says that a sub is not good when you have a stereo system designed for music... they say that subs will make the sound unreal.
     
  13. Chip E

    Chip E Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,165
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Who's they? I can tell you that as far as stereo is concerned, my sub blends seemlessly.
     
  14. JohMabe

    JohMabe Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Every high-end specialist in Brazil. They say I'm better off trading my speakers than adding a subwoofer. Only those who sell expensive subs recommend them. What sub do you use?
     

Share This Page