(originally posted to audioreview.com on 2001.07.02)
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For the price, these are excellent bookshelf speakers. I’m using them as surrounds in my home theater setup so I can’t really comment on them as mains, but I did audition them solo. I settled on them because they’re matched to my Image 4T fronts and 8C center, which I love (see my other reviews).
They do everything you want your surrounds to do. They provide tremendous ambience, image effects superbly, and give terrific “eveloped” sound feel.
I do think these might indeed be a cut below the PSB Alpha A/Vs if you wanted to use these as mains because the A/V’s have larger bass drivers, but otherwise I really cannot agree with the review below–I don’t think they sound boxy at all.
Yes, the bass response isn’t great. It’s a bookshelf speaker, what else would one expect?
Of the other speakers I auditioned in roughly this price range, I think I liked the Mirage’s second best as surrounds and the Paradigms second best as fronts, but nothing was as good all-around as the PSB setup. Give ’em a listen!
Imaging, flat response, appearance
none at this price
Similar Products Used:
KEF, Klipsch, Paradigm, Mirage