PSB Stratus Silver


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Brand and Model:PSB Stratus Silver
Price ($USD):1,699/pr
Form Factor:
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un-checked Subwooferun-checked In-Wall
Features:
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un-checked Adj Crossoverchecked Biwiring
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Power Handling (RMS):200 Watts RMS
Frequency Response:40Hz-20Khz
Sensitivity (dB):91 dB
Impedance (Ohms):4 Ohms
Weight (lbs):47 lbs.
Dimensions (w/h/d):9.50" x 38.00" x 13.63"
Description:PSB's Stratus Silver Page

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PSB Stratus Silver
Best full-range speaker I've heard under $2K. Surprisingly good compared to comparatively priced B&W's. Part of the cost savings is in the relatively unsophisticated outer cabinetry although veneer is fine.

Overall Rating: 9
Sound Quality:8 Looks:6 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.210.29)
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PSB Stratus Silver
I've used Stratus Silvers in my system for about 5 years now. They have generous bottom-end, and a slightly bright top end, particularly while sitting in line with the tweeter. (This is cured somewhat by facing them towed in only slightly inward--roughly half-way between flat-to-the-wall and facing the listener.) Their biggest weakness overall is in their mids, which are forward in the mix (particularly lower mids,) and not extremely neutral. That being said, few speakers I've heard anywhere near their price can compete with them. They do go a bit below 4 ohms somewhere in the upper bass/lower mids range, so they can heat up some amps noticeably (like my Bryston B60.) My experiments with biwiring them didn't seem to make much difference; I imagine bi-amping would make more of a difference, but maybe at the cost of some of their good timing on complex music. They can play quite LOUD and they rarely distort or clip noticeably with this amp (which offers about 110 W into their 4 ohm nominal load.) I suspect their crossover (4th order, I think) is more designed to protect the tweeters, than to provide a neutral sound--just one of the trade-offs in speaker design--you can't have it all! I'm in the process of replacing them now and I'm having to look at about double the price to find a noticeable difference.

Overall Rating: 8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.188.58)
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PSB Stratus Silver
Really great for the size and the price. It just sounds real. I didn't give it a ten because I assume that something costing $10,000 might sound better. I don't know how they could get so much performance out of a tweeter and two smallish woofers, but it really works.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.15.130)
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PSB Stratus Silver
The PSB silvers are a great speaker for the money, you just cant go wrong. The sound stage is Excellent, and bass performance is great.The build is top notch. I would suggest Silvers for front, Bronze for rears, and C-5 for center, if like, add a sub. My Denon 3300 pushes the PSB's with no problem, no over heating, just make sure you have 4in all around for vent. Anyone can email me at babar@uniserve.com if you would like to be put in touch with a Canadain shipper, who will ship anywhere, and give you rock bottom prices on any PSB speakers, with the usa exchange rate, you cant go wrong, there is no duty on Canadian made electronics, and the GST is refundable!

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.142.208)
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PSB Stratus Silver
Wonderful speaker; the in-store demo gave me a great sense of musical accuracy, presence, imaging, and soundstage. Great bass, highs, and mids. After extensive shopping I thought this is it IF it sounds this way at home. That it does, with ease. I actually have the new Silver "i"'s. Finished in a dark cherry - beautiful and solidly built.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.209.65)
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PSB Stratus Silver
Great Speakers. With 1 or 2 exceptions, there are no competitors near this price range. Sometimes they can be a little hot on the highs, but overall a very musical speaker.

Yes Virginia, there are speakers that can sound like real music.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.170.159)
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