i am confuse between these spk PSB T65 or MA RS6
The RS 6 is a good speaker and if u like the way it sounds u might find the PSB image series a little bland and dull. The RS 6 is also an easier speaker to drive than the I 65 so u may need a 'better' amp if u opt for the latter. Try the Image 45 as a compact floor stander for a medium sized room.
Lastly though they are always paired with Nad for obvious reasons i have heard PSB really shine with different amp s and in my opinion the speaker sounds cluttered with a Nad integrated.
Please try and hear the PSB.
Hi!! I own a PSB T55 and a C60 center. The T55 is a well-balanced speaker. It is good for movies and music both. I am using a Marantz SR5001 AVR to power it. I am more than satisfied with the music quality it delivers. It is anything but "dull and bland". I am not satisfied with the movie effects and I would like to blame Sr5001 for it. As Dinyaar rightly said that if u pair it right
it really shines.
Dinyaar: FYI> The T65 is a 94db and 6ohm impedance where MA RS6 is 91db AND 6 ohm impedance. This data is collected from respective manufacturers' websites. Hence, the T65 is infact an easier speaker to drive than the RS 6.
Now, the above feedback is for the T55 whereas u are interested in T65. The T65 is a huge speaker in meant for huge rooms. I am using T55 in 21' X 15' feet home theatre. It is more than adequate for me. I auditioned the T65, T55 and T45. I found the T55 best of the three. the low-frequencies in T65 was over-powering and was spoiling the overall tonality. whereas the T45 was lacking in the same. Furthermore, moving the T65 might give u a backache!!!
Now coming to the comparison b/w T65 and MS6. I have not heard the MS6 personally. But, it a popular speaker on this forum. And, for sure 99% of owners are satisifed with their purchase. I can say that I have not heard a bad thing about them. I would suggest you to audition these three set of speakers and then make your decision:
A) PSB T65
B) PSB T55
C) MA RS 6
Dinyaar: Which integrated do u suggest to pair with PSB T55/T65?
Hope this helps.
Sumit compared to a lively speaker like the RS 6 it would appear bland. Am not condemning the speaker at all, in fact i like a few PSB a lot. But it may not appeal to many where as the RS 6 has universal appeal.
Now let me assure u that the RS 6 is an easier speaker to drive. Just try driving the T 65 with a small amp , irrespective of the sensitivity rating. We have been experimenting with the image for a while now as they were a cheaper alternative to the B&W a little while ago and tons of my friends have them. Most of them have paired them with the NAD C372 or the C162/272.
Am not saying its bad sounding but i will definately say the Nad/MA combo works better. I like the Image 45 at the price and personally found the 55 a little heavy handed but thats my opinion and what my ears perceive as a bass dominance.Also keep in mind the fact that i am not a bass head and currently have small stand mounts.
Try the speaker with a cleaner amplifier than a Nad and see the speaker really excel.
Once again i hope i am not offending owners by calling it dull/bland but when compared with the MA it appears so.
You are not offending anyone. They are your views and I perfectly respect that.
You see I don't like marantz AVR's for movies whereas some people might find this absurd. But, only i know what is missing from Marantz. But, the stereo sound is great. Similiarly, your views are totally acceptable.
You mentioned your friends pairing PSB with NAD 372 or 162/272. Infact, I was thinking of doing the exact same thing. You are suggesting to pair the speakers with a cleaner amp than NAD and then they would sound better. Would you care to mention a few brands with specific models.
How about CA, Marantz (Integrated), Denon ?
today i checked PSB T65 and 55 i didnt like T65 its too boomy but T55 is good .tomorrow i will check MA Rs6 and Dali Ikon6 and decide.
today i booked Dali Ikon6 at Boomarang ,i got it in 62k.i think after one month it it may gone on 75k.soi booked it he will give me dilivery after 15th nov. because i am not at home