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post #121 of 145
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post


They certainly don't seem to be power hogs, and are right about 89dB per watt if I recall correctly.  I'll get around to trying them with my 8-watt ZDT and 12-watt Nuforce Icon at some point, but I'm not ready to move them yet.



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post #122 of 145
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Originally Posted by WarriorAnt View Post

Are the PSB Imagine Mini's easy to drive?


In my experience with PSB it's not about powering them if you have a speaker amp it will power them.

It's about giving them a quality amp something like Marantz or NAD at the lowest end.

Don't use Sony or Onkyo as they just make PSB speakers sound bland and nothing special.

 

 


Edited by mibutenma - 12/28/11 at 10:35pm
post #123 of 145

totally silly question.. anyone try them with miniwatt n3? :)

These speakers should come next week with the plan being: PC -> Audiolab m-dac -> (something) -> PSB mini :)

 

i have the miniwantt n3 which i was hoping to use (yeah, a bit under powered). I went a little crazy during $xmas$ and would like to save up a bit. (maybe some time this year i'll pick up the Brio-R).

 

Am i crazy to even ask? :)

post #124 of 145
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Zurv, I tried the PSB Minis with a Miniwatt, but it wasn't a great match. The amp doesn't have enough power to get the best out of the speakers. Steve

post #125 of 145

Well according to specs that amp is 3.5 watts per channel.

 

And according to the PSB specs it needs 10 watts minimum.

 

So I would say it's really underpowered.

 

 

 

 

post #126 of 145

blah :) guess it is time to get a new amp. Getting the Riga Brio-R. So much for saving some money.

 

thanks steve and mibutenma


Edited by Zurv - 1/7/12 at 5:51pm
post #127 of 145

Hi, I just registered to ask a question about these speakers. I'm in need of small speakers for my living room system, and I'm wondering if I can use these? What I have already is an Audiolab 8000s and an Audiolab 8000p , and they are said to produce clean/neutral/sterile sound. I will be using my system both to listen to music, as well as for watching TV/movies. Thanks in advance  for any help.

post #128 of 145
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hally,

 

Sure, you can use the Minis, but since you're also interested in movies you could start without the sub and see if the Minis make enough bass. Then add the sub if you want more bass, you might not. Steve

post #129 of 145

In my main system which includes a projector, there are times that I just listen to a pair of minis driven by a Creek integrated amp.  They not only sound great, but they produce a very full sound.  You really don't feel like you are listening to a pair of small speakers.  They clearly cannot replace full range speakers plus a sub, but on their own their produce a very enjoyable sound.

 

They are relatively expensive, but part of that is because they are physically small.

 

post #130 of 145

So how are the  PSB Imagine mini's holing out?  everyone still love them?

post #131 of 145
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So how are the  PSB Imagine mini's holing out?  everyone still love them?


Absolutely - like them enough that they're still in my bedroom rig where I listen the most (with Yamaha 55-watt receiver and a Velodyne sub).

post #132 of 145
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Absolutely - like them enough that they're still in my bedroom rig where I listen the most (with Yamaha 55-watt receiver and a Velodyne sub).



So you are using a sub with them then?

post #133 of 145
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So you are using a sub with them then?


Yes, I don't need the sub, but it's there for when I was using my Velodyne Deco satellites.  I only have it filling in below 50Hz, but the PSB Imagine Mini have a nice kick of their own.

 

post #134 of 145

I just picked up a pair of the Minis a few days ago and am using them in a small system with a Luxman SQ-N100. Sound is very good, quite impressive for the price and without much breakin. Very smooth sound and pretty good bass for so small a package. 12 watts of EL84 power with a beefy power supply seem to be more than enough. Previous posts mentioned online sources, but in the Seattle area they're available from Definitive Audio. I have thm on a shelf now, has anyone experimented with any isolation devices yet?

post #135 of 145

Guys, i am seriously considering getting these speakers (Brand new for $499), are they worth it, is there any better speakers for the price ??

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