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Old 01-24-2008, 01:10 PM   #16  
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You are correct sir they do have thier Signature series but to be honest I dont ever see myself paying that much for a speaker barring winning the lottery..

Update I have an appointment tonight to audition some of PSB's Image Towers and Center channels.. I will report back in the am on what I think.
Same here. I had listened to the $7000 Signature Series last year, but your right...unless a person wins the loto. Looking forward to hearing your PSB report.
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Well I went to demo the PSB Image T65 and the shop that was supposed to be open was closed. The hours for Friday said 10-7, they were closed at 12pm, I called at 2pm, then again at 3pm and no one was around. I won't waste my time at a "high end" shop that isn't open when they state they will be, especially when I drive an hour one way. Luckily, we had other things to do in that town, but I was disappointed to say the least.
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Well I went to demo the PSB Image T65 and the shop that was supposed to be open was closed. The hours for Friday said 10-7, they were closed at 12pm, I called at 2pm, then again at 3pm and no one was around. I won't waste my time at a "high end" shop that isn't open when they state they will be, especially when I drive an hour one way. Luckily, we had other things to do in that town, but I was disappointed to say the least.
Does anyone sell Focal around you?
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Sorry to hear that. I hate when retail stores do that. It just tells me that they do not value my business.
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Does anyone sell Focal around you?
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Sorry to hear that. I hate when retail stores do that. It just tells me that they do not value my business.
I agree. I called them the night before to make sure of their hours (which were also posted on their website). I thought to myself that if you run a high-end HT shop, you need to be open to sell your products, not just by appointment. It was BS.

On a good note, I got to go to Cabela's instead. Those who hunt, camp, and fish know that I'm talking about.
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No. What models of Focal do you think I should consider?
I have only heard the 918, 908 and Sib models. The 918s are out of your price range(~$3000) but made the better Polks sound like they were still boxed up. They have the 700 and 800 series that have a lot of the features of the higher prices models. I didn't see a dealer in MN. Anyway, I was just throwning some things out there. I wouldn't rush into your speaker purchase
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No rushing here. I've been in the market since November.
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Cabela's, Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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Old 01-30-2008, 06:27 PM   #24  
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Anyone have any experience with Monitor Audio? Specifically the RS6 or equivalent?

There's also the AV123.com Rocket RS760s I still like the look of, but I hate to buy something I can't demo.
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BB/Magnolia sells the Klipsch referance series of speakers. I have several sets of Klipsch speakers arround my house, and I have never had a complaint. RF-3 fronts, RB-7 rears, RW-10 sub, and C-2 front and rear centers for my home theater (the RF-3 and RB-7 are no longer made.) I have a 5 watt per channel tube setup in my bedroom, with RB-51 speakers. Both systems sound AMAZINGLY good.

Klipsch speakers are all very efficient, so you don't need an ultra-high powered amp to make them work well. The 5 watts per channel setup I have will blow you out of the room if you turn it up.

Most theater amps have some basic tone control, but it is usually very limited. Your best bet is to narrow your search to a few likely suspects, and try them out IN THE ROOM and WITH THE AMP that you will be using.

Take a look at the Klipsch RF-82. Excellent speakers, and well within your budget. You can add matched rears, center(s) and sub later.
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BB/Magnolia sells the Klipsch referance series of speakers. I have several sets of Klipsch speakers arround my house, and I have never had a complaint. RF-3 fronts, RB-7 rears, RW-10 sub, and C-2 front and rear centers for my home theater (the RF-3 and RB-7 are no longer made.) I have a 5 watt per channel tube setup in my bedroom, with RB-51 speakers. Both systems sound AMAZINGLY good.

Klipsch speakers are all very efficient, so you don't need an ultra-high powered amp to make them work well. The 5 watts per channel setup I have will blow you out of the room if you turn it up.

Most theater amps have some basic tone control, but it is usually very limited. Your best bet is to narrow your search to a few likely suspects, and try them out IN THE ROOM and WITH THE AMP that you will be using.

Take a look at the Klipsch RF-82. Excellent speakers, and well within your budget. You can add matched rears, center(s) and sub later.
He works at Best Buy and I think has already ruled out Klipsch.
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Anyone have any experience with Monitor Audio? Specifically the RS6 or equivalent?

There's also the AV123.com Rocket RS760s I still like the look of, but I hate to buy something I can't demo.
Monitors Silver Line which includes the RS6 do sound good, very very good imo. The sound stage was amazing, clarity was great, the only thing I can knock them on would be they are not a true full range speaker.

Highs are there, the mid bass was fast and tight and very clean but anything that would require some of the lower frequencies lacked. However mated with a solid sub and it no longer matters, but if you want to use them for pure two channel music I would say look elsewhere, because if you listen to Jazz, R&B, or any rap the Bass will leave you wanting more.

But if you listen to music with the sub than you are all set.. I would say however the PSBs edge them out ever so slightly in performance but for me I not only want my speakers to perform great but look good whilst they are doing so.. PSBs imo look way to plain and if I am spending 1k+ on speakers I want them to be more than just performance I need aesthetics as well..
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I ruled out Klipsch a while ago. I'm just not a fan of their horn sound. To each their own.

I'm looking for good mids with clean highs. I immediately pick up on muddled mids and tinny or muffled highs. Sounds like the RS6 are worth demoing, so I'll check them out when I can. Thanks.
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Although you know how much I like Paradigm's, Martin Logan speakers are awesome as well.
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I found Martin Logans to be lacking a little with a HT demo. Just not my style. I demoed music with the Purity, Clarity, and Montage. All were very nice speakers, but just didn't hit me like speakers for $1200-$3K should.

I want to walk in and be floored by speakers. The Paradigm Studio series were very nice, but a little out of my price range. I want a speaker with similar performance for less than $1500. I realize I will probably compromise somewhere, though.
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