Excellent Sound at an Excellent Price
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After auditioning a few different speakers from a few different sites (including the X1T) I settled on the PSB X2T. While the average consumer would not consider $1300 for two speakers "budget friendly" or a "value," I can assure you, these speakers truly are entry level in audiophile terms but sound anything but. When properly set up and positioned, these relatively compact tower speakers deliver impressive, taut bass extension, smooth and accurate mid-range, and sharply detailed highs. I found that I never missed my subwoofer during my music sessions (although one would be required for larger rooms) and only needed the sub for that extra oomph when watching movies, PSB does a lot of scientific research we engineering speakers and it shows. This line's new mind-range driver was designed specifically with vocal reproduction in mind and it truly delivers. It was very easy to discern the conditions in which a voice was recorded and live recording definitely had that touch of realism you would expect. All this is not to say that these speakers are flawless. The X2T only comes in black veneer finish (most speakers have at least 2 or 3 options and many these days have custom finishes available for a fee) and while not ugly, they do not have the visual wow factor other speakers do. With the grills on, they are very plain since it covers the only distinct feature, the yellow bass drivers. Still, I highly recommend giving these a try! You won't regret it! I cert
Pros: -Excellent bass extension, accurate mid-range, and detailed highs -Relatively slim footprint and front firing bass ports make it much easier to integrate into an existing room than many other speakers its size. -Great Value -Easy to drive, even with a mid-level AV receiver -Accurate, relatively uncolored sound great for al generes of music and movies as well as day-to-day use. -First rate packaging -As with any Crutchfield product, excellent customer service from start to finis
Cons: -Only has one color option -Relatively plain looking and even boring with the grills on -Some will find the sound stage a bit too forward or even aggressive. I like it personally (most of the time) but it is definitely not a laid-back speaker so those who are long time fans of B&W or something more mainstream like Bose may want to look elsewhere.