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Speaker Dilemna

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brian Burnaby, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. Brian Burnaby

    Brian Burnaby Auditioning

    Mar 14, 2002
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    Hello All,

    I'm about to buy a pair of tower speakers. My current setup is all hand me down equipment, and I want to start building up, a few pieces at a time. Tower speakers seemed the best place to start, as I listen to a lot of music, as well as movies.

    Here's the dilemna. I have settled on the two sepakers:

    1) PsB Image 5T

    2) Paradigm Monitor 7

    They are both very similar speakers, but are sold by two differant dealers in my area (Vancouver BC). The showrooms of the dealers are vastly differant and as a result I'm having a tough time making a decision between the two speakers.

    Have any of you had a chance to compare the two? Or any reason to prefer one speaker/company over the other?


  2. DerekF

    DerekF Stunt Coordinator

    Nov 26, 2001
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    I have just researched, auditioned and shopped comparing the psb image 5t/9c and the Paradigm monitor7/cc370--and, yesterday, I came home with the psbs.

    I listened to the paradigms in two different stores, and, IMHO, in both cases they just seemed a little bit "muffled" to my ears. The psbs, on the other hand, seemed to be a little bit more "dymanic" (I'm no audiophile, so excuse the jargon).

    Also swaying my decision was my desire to get a center channel with some heft (both sonically and physically), and the 9C is a monster!

    Finally, I went with the 1Bs for rears, since space doesn't allow for the 2B that matches a little more closely.

    I've only played with them so far for a few hours, but so far I love them. They are paired with the Yamaha rx-v2200 receiver.

    In both 2ch music and HT, they ROCK!...just my two cents...

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