Infinity Primus 253BK

Floor-standing speaker

Item #: 108P253BK

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A great blend of style, performance, and value

The Infinity Primus P253BK's clean styling and dynamic performance make it a great addition to any home audio system. Use a pair of these speakers for stereo listening, and they'll create a large "sweet spot" — you'll enjoy warm sound throughout your entire room. Or make them a part of an Infinity Primus home theater setup for high-impact movie sound effects. Either way, you'll experience precise imaging and a wide soundstage.

Designed and engineered for high-quality sound

The P253BK owes its performance to Infinity's exclusive Metal Matrix Diaphragm™ speaker material. This material uses a stiff metal core to add rigidity to the drivers, for clear, accurate sound. Two 5-1/4" woofers dish out detailed lows and mids, and a 3/4" tweeter produces highs with sparkling clarity. And the speaker's high sensitivity means that you won't strain your amp when you crank up the volume.

Build your own Primus system

A pair of the Infinity Primus P253BK towers will fill just about any room with dramatic, well-defined sound. Match them up with other Primus speakers, plus an Infinity powered subwoofer for deep, accurate bass, and create a stunning home theater system.

Recommended center channel: Infinity Primus PC250, PC251, PC350, or PC351.
Recommended surround speakers: Infinity Primus P153.
Recommended powered subwoofer: Infinity PS38 or PS212

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Product Highlights:

  • 2-way, bass-reflex design
  • frequency response: 49-20,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • recommended amplifier power: 10-150 watts
  • 3/4" MMD® dome tweeter
  • dual 5-1/4" MMD woofers
  • black wood grain vinyl finish
  • 5-way binding posts
  • video-shielded
  • 8-3/8"W x 36-3/4"H x 11-3/4"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Floor-standing speakers — still standing tall

Sure, floor-standing tower speakers buck the industry trend toward smaller, visually inconspicuous speakers, but they're hard to beat if great sound is your primary goal. Tower speakers produce powerful sound with excellent bass, making them a great choice for serious music lovers and for folks who want high-impact home theater.

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What's in the box?

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  • One 2-way floor-standing speaker
  • Black cloth grille (removable)
  • 4 Black plastic inboard feet
  • 4 Self-adhesive rubber foot pads
  • Owner's Guide
  • Warranty sheet

Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish Wood-grain vinyl
Color Black
Tweeter Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 0.75
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Composition M.M.D.
Woofer Surround Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub No
Video-Shielded Yes
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Power Range 10-150
Frequency Response 49-20,000 Hz
Sensitivity 92 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Amplifier Power ---
Height (inches) 36-3/4
Width (inches) 8-3/8
Depth (inches) 11-3/4
Weight 35.3 lbs

Product Research

Driver Technology
Enclosure Design
Mounting Options

Driver Technology

Metal Matrix Diaphragm (M.M.D.): Derived from the C.M.M.D. material used in Infinity's flagship Cascade series, M.M.D. features a stiff aluminum core, anodized on both sides for increased strength and rigidity. M.M.D. transducers conduct sound faster than paper, polypropylene, and Kevlar, pushing unwanted resonances beyond the operating range of the transducer. M.M.D. drivers deliver crystal-clear, distortion-free sound from dynamic digital sources, even at high listening levels.

Dual 5-1/4" Woofers: The dual 5-1/4" M.M.D. cone woofers offer extremely accurate midrange response for cleaner, more realistic sound. For a smoother response and improved durability, the woofers use rubber surrounds.

3/4" Tweeter: The speaker has a 3/4" M.M.D. dome tweeter that offers superior stiffness and damping compared to traditional metal domes.

Acoustical Waveguide: The P253's tweeter utilizes an acoustical waveguide to deliver, more even high frequency response, no matter what part of the room you're in.

Precision Crossover: Network: The speaker features a 2-way crossover system with crossover frequency at 2500Hz. The crossover has a 24dB/octave slope.

Enclosure Design

Wood Grain Vinyl Cabinet: The Infinity P253 features a black wood grain vinyl cabinet that matches almost any decor.

Bass Reflex Design: The Infinity Primus tower loudspeaker utilizes a bass reflex enclosure with a front-firing port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response.

Low Resonance Enclosure: The P253 employs a extremely low resonance enclosure, so you hear the music exactly as it was recorded.

Grille: The speaker comes with a removable black cloth grille with a rigid plastic frame.


5-Way Binding Posts: The 5-way binding posts will accept bare wire, pin connectors, spade connectors, banana plugs, and dual banana plugs.

Color-Coded: The speaker's binding posts are color-coded (red/black) for easy identification between positive and negative.

Mounting Options

Outboard/Inboard Feet: The speaker comes assembled with attractive silver outboard feet. If desired, you can replace them with the supplied, less visible, black inboard feet. The feet can be changed with the use of a handheld Phillips-head screwdriver. The overall width is approximately 1" less, and the overall height is approximately 1/4" less when the black, inboard feet are used, compared to the outboard feet.


Dimensions With Grille Without Grille
With Outboard Feet With Inboard Feet With Outboard Feet With Inboard Feet
Width 8.375" 7.375" 8.375" 7.375"
Height 36.75" 36.5" 36.4375" 36.1875"
Depth 11.75" 11.75" 11.25" 11.25"


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What I've come to expect from Crutchfield

Written By Jim V, California on Sunday, March 01, 2015

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In 20 years of buying from Crutchfield I have never been disappointed. Quality gear at reasonable prices. I use these speakers for my 2 channel home stereo system in a large family room. They have excellent clarity and sound in all frequency ranges and compared to the 70s vintage Infinity speakers they replaced, they are wonderful. My only disappointment was the "Made in China" labels. I guess it is a sign of the times. We all better start learning Mandarin.

they fit in with my set just right

Written By Anonymous, the Washington, DC Area on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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i have my system set up for 9.1 sound and the infinity speakers fit right in

Good value

Written By Anonymous, California on Tuesday, December 30, 2014

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Provides good sound to a large room.

Pros: Good value, quick service.

Cons: Packed exceptionally well, maybe too well, lots of shipping debris. Cannot paint out the front screen.

Infinity Primus 253BK

Written By Infinity Primus 253BK, California on Monday, December 22, 2014

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Fast Delivery, very easy to hook up, and the sound with these speakers it made my whole surround sound even better.

Well worth the $$$

Written By RayO, Greeneville, Tennessee on Thursday, November 20, 2014

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I bought these to go along with the Infinity sub for my bedroom sound system and it is perfect. I use it for the sole sound system for the TV and all music.

Pros: Great sound at any volume

Cons: Does not produce much bass without the sub, but not too bad for a bedroom.

Infinity Primus 253BK

Written By Anonymous, Bronx, New York on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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So glad I made this purchase, glad to have music in my house again

Pros: All the positives in the world

Cons: There aren't any

Love 'em

Written By Randy T, OKC, OK on Friday, September 12, 2014

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Great price, easy hookup, fast delivery, sound incredible.

Awesome speakers

Written By Rev. O., Oklahoma City, Ok. on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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Bought speakers to replace the old disco speakers at the church.

Pros: Sounds awesome, clarity and great difference in the quality of sound from the old speakers.

Cons: wished I had bought them sooner

Clear, affordable!

Written By Craig A. Matthews, Joliet, IL on Saturday, May 17, 2014

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Looks good, not much floor space, CRYSTAL CLEAR SOUND, really efficient meaning plenty of sound at low volume settings. Need a Sub-woofer to fill out the low end.

front speakers

Written By BobF, draper UT on Friday, March 07, 2014

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sounds great


Written By SEEBARON.J, HYATTSVILLE, MARYLAND on Monday, January 13, 2014

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Nice speakers for the money

Written By Chuck D, Syracuse NY on Monday, January 14, 2013

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About the best speakers you could have in the under $500 price range.... clear as a bell for movies and sports. Decent playback of music too!

Pros: Small , decent looking,

Infinity speakers

Written By Anonymous, Waterbury, CT on Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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Love these speakers.Just what I was looking for too complete my 7.1 system

Pros: Great sounding,sleek design

Cons: None

Nice towers!!!!!

Written By Warcry1955, Independence Mo on Monday, December 17, 2012

I love these spreskers,got em on sale,best money I ever invested.Sound and look great.

Pros: Great response,very good soundstage,great sonics

Cons: none

great speaker

Written By hillbilly81, kansas on Thursday, November 08, 2012

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these sound awsome infinity makes a great speaker for the money


Written By BT, AZ on Thursday, November 08, 2012

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These speakers sound great. Perfect for a surround sound system.

Pros: Sound great

Cons: None

Infinity Primus 253BK

Written By BrandonG, Miami, FL on Sunday, October 28, 2012

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Bought these speakers for a home theater system paired with an infinity center channel and a klipsch sub. Great sound for the price. I would recommend these speakers for any medium sized room.

Pros: Price, sound.

Cons: N/a

infinity primus 253 speakers

Written By 502 raydog, louisville, ky on Saturday, June 23, 2012

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for my 20x20 living room they really sound awsome! they look great construction is what you would expect in more top end speaker. if you lack space and dough you need these guys right here! when they mean shipped in 2 days they mean it. these puppies were sittin on my door step in 2 DAYS!!!! thank you for an awsome product.

Pros: professional construction, sharp! sounds christal clear, affordable,fast shipping.

Cons: none

Get everything you’ll need to enjoy your new Infinity Primus 253BK

You'll need speaker wire to connect your speakers to your amp or receiver. No wire is included with this speaker.
Add connectors to your bulk speaker wire for a neater, easier, and more reliable installation.
Cut your speaker wire to the exact length you need.
The center channel reproduces most movie dialogue and more than 50% of the soundtrack information. You'll want a speaker that is voice-matched to your main speakers.
A powered sub delivers high-energy bass to bring your music and movie soundtracks to life.
Bookshelf speakers make great surround speakers. Finish off your system with a pair of voice-matched speakers for the rear of your home theater.
Original Monster Cable

Original Monster Cable

With gold pin connectors (15-foot pair)

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Monster Twist-on Mini Banana Connectors

Monster Twist-on Mini Banana Connectors

2 pair, 16-gauge

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Monster Twist-on Banana Connectors

Monster Twist-on Banana Connectors

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On-Q Banana Plugs

On-Q Banana Plugs

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AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable

AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable

14-gauge cable, connectors optional (30 feet, Gray)

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AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

16-gauge cable, connectors optional (30 feet, Gray)

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Monster XPHP™ MKII

Monster XPHP™ MKII

Speaker cable with clear jacket (100 feet)

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Monster XP®

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Speaker cable with clear jacket, connectors optional (100 feet)

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Monster XP® Navajo White MkII

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Speaker cable (50 feet)

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Arista 16-Gauge Speaker Wire

Arista 16-Gauge Speaker Wire

50 feet

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Infinity Primus PC251

Center channel speaker

Item #: 108PC251BK


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Infinity Primus PC351

Infinity Primus PC351

Center channel speaker

Item #: 108PC351BK


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Infinity Primus PS312

Infinity Primus PS312

Powered subwoofer

Item #: 108PS312BK


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Infinity Primus PS38

Infinity Primus PS38

Powered subwoofer

Item #: 108PS38BK


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Infinity Primus PS410BK

Infinity Primus PS410BK

Powered subwoofer

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Infinity Primus® P153

Infinity Primus® P153

Bookshelf speaker

Item #: 108P153BK


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IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R200Sub Monitor Stand

IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R200Sub Monitor Stand

Supports subwoofer or large single monitor

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