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PSB Imagine X2T

Floor-standing speaker

Item # 760IMNX2T

Experience the kind of clean, balanced sound that has earned PSB speakers a sterling reputation among high-end...

Experience the kind of clean, balanced sound that has earned PSB speakers a sterling reputation among high-end...

Item # 760IMNX2T

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About the PSB Imagine X2T

Exceptional performance and value

Experience the kind of clean, balanced sound that has earned PSB speakers a sterling reputation among high-end audio circles. The Imagine X2T borrows from driver technologies developed for PSB's top-tier Synchrony speakers, giving you audiophile sound quality at a budget-friendly price. The Imagine X2T also features clean lines and a sleek cabinet design that won't clutter up your listening room.
PSB Imagine X2T floor-standing speaker detail

Exceptional performance and value

Experience the kind of clean, balanced sound that has earned PSB speakers a sterling reputation among high-end audio circles. The Imagine X2T borrows from driver technologies developed for PSB's top-tier Synchrony speakers, giving you audiophile sound quality at a budget-friendly price. The Imagine X2T also features clean lines and a sleek cabinet design that won't clutter up your listening room.

High-tech drivers produce clean, well-balanced sound

The Imagine X2T features a 1" titanium dome tweeter that effortlessly dishes out smooth, uncolored highs. Just above the tweeter in its own tuned sub-enclosure is a 5-1/4" poly-filled carbon fiber midrange. This unique arrangement of midrange and tweeter is designed to prevent diffraction that can cause coloration of voices and instruments.

The tower's dual 6-1/2" woofers use an advanced clay/ceramic-filled polypropylene cone design. This stiff, lightweight material helps them deliver surprisingly deep bass. Each woofer is contained in its own internal ported chamber, which allows for extended, well-defined bass response uncommon for a speaker of this size.

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Product highlights:

  • frequency response: 30-23,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • recommended power: 20-200 watts
  • 1" titanium dome tweeter with neodymium magnets
  • 5-1/4" polypropylene-filled carbon fiber cone midrange
  • dual 6-1/2" clay ceramic-filled polypropylene woofers
  • dual port, bass reflex design
  • two sets of gold-plated five way binding posts — can be bi-wired or bi-amped
  • black ash vinyl finish
  • 9"W x 40-1/8"H x 16-3/4"D
  • weight: 52 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # Imagine X2T

What's in the box:

  • Floor-standing speaker
  • Grille
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • 4 Spiked Feet
  • Wrench
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card

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Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, NC on 7/14/2019

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This is my second set of PSB speakers. This is an upgrade, due to a larger room, from PSB Alphas. I thought the X2T's would give the most bang for the buck, which is why I went with them, and they have exceeded my expectations. I have them in a 8'x14'x14' room as the front speakers in theater configuration which I switch to stereo when listening to music. They are great in the theater mode but are really spectacular in the stereo mode.

Pros: Sound, quality, price

Cons: only come in black

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Crutchfield customer from Maple Grove, MN on 7/10/2019

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These towers provide a great sound at a good price, and were easy to set up!

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Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 7/5/2019

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I wanted to purchase a pair of speakers that wouldn't break the bank for placing in a room measuring 12 X 12. They are powered by a Nova 150 integrated amp. These speakers along with other brands were originally recommended to me by a Nova advisor. After speaking with a very knowledgable Crutchfield advisor and reviewing them through the normal sources on the web, I decided to give them a try. They were easy to set up and begin listening to my music. The first thing I noticed was the sharpness of the voices followed by the clarity and separation of the instrumentation. These features are exactly what I was looking for in a pair of speakers. The base is good, but they are augmented by a subwoofer. Not necessarily because they need it in a room that size, but more for my listening preference. Now I wish I could try the PSB Imagine T3 speakers, but as many audiophiles preach on YouTube, this is proof you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a very enjoyable system to listen to.

Pros: Clarity and sharpness of voices and instrumentation Value

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Orlando, FL on 4/16/2019

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The PSB X2T continue to Wow after break in. The team at Crutchfield confirmed my research and were very knowledgeable at not only selecting a pair of new fronts but recommending I bi-amp them as well

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Great detail, soundstage and imaging

Sonny from Waltham, MA on 4/11/2019

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I bought these speakers as front L&R for my 30 L x 13 W x 8 H living area which houses my 5.1 setup. Their use is primarily for music (stereo configuration), though I do watch movies I'd say about 30% of the time. I drive them with my Anthem MRX 720. My sources are primarily TIDAL HIFI and bluray. They are about 12 feet from me in my listening position and face the full length of my living area (about 26 feet; the speakers are set about a foot from the wall). When I first set them up, I had them quite close to each other (about 5 and half feet between them) and they sounded OK, but the soundstage was quite lacking. I then moved them apart, to nearly 7 feet between them. Now they sound way better, and the soundstage and imaging are just plain wonderful. However, the sound is always clean and good, and it can be pushed well by a receiver that can provide clean and good power. There is tremendous detail, I think, without sounding bright. I can listen to loud music on these without any fatigue. In fact, I discovered after a week or so of intense listening that I had been listening at very loud levels without even realizing I was! That is definitely a testament to the speakers. It does get quite loud for my living area: I can get it to 85dB with my volume setting between -20dB and -15dB. I am tempted to buy an Anthem MCA 225 to give them a little bit more power, but perhaps that's a purchase for anot

Pros: Detail, soundstage, imaging; very musical and an utter delightful experience!

Cons: None I can think of.

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Crutchfield customer from Wichita, KS on 4/7/2019

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This speakers are very crisp and have great bass.

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Can't beat for the price.

Antonio from Sanford, FL on 1/5/2019

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I have a much older version of these speakers and the sound is incredible. I can just imagine how much better these should be. You just could not get better sounding speakers for the price. I venture to say, even for twice or 3 times this price.

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Awesome 3 way speakers

WAYNE L. from Ga on 9/19/2018

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Ok, I invested in what I consider some high end equipment which included a streaming HD component. I had B&W tower speakers that sounded awesome but some vocals and piano keys were just too blown out. I considered the acoustics of the house and even considered a DAC. I researched and I researched and got these PSB X2T's and it resolves my problem. The midrange speaker did all I needed. The B&W' s are better in the highs but I needed the mid to lowers for my hearing prefer. These speakers driven with the right stuff and high grade speaker cables will not disappoint.

Pros: Captures vocals and all around well balanced.

Cons: None

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analog man

Bill from Pueblo, CO on 8/7/2018

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My first priority is listening to music in pure direct mode with zero processing from my AV receiver so I was looking for speakers that would reproduce the sound stage that the artist intended to create when they made the recording. At this price point, I have been blown away with the results. My hat is off to PSB and also to Crutchfield for first listening to me and then recommending the right product to me.

Pros: great speakers for serious music listeners who are looking to update and upgrade older sets. I replaced old Pardigm's (also great speakers) that I paid more for 21 years ago.

Cons: At first I was concerned they would tip or fall over if bumped from sides due to height compared to width but I was able to rearrange furnishings and eliminate this and they look great.

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PSB Imagine X2T

Crutchfield customer from Silverdale, WA on 7/13/2018

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Paired with my NAD M32, they produce a crystal clear sound, just short of feeling the breath of the artist coming through them!

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Who needs a sub-woofer when you've got these?

Andrew from Charlottesville, VA on 5/16/2018

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By far the best floor standing speakers I've had the pleasure of listening to in their size and price category. In fact, I believe they out perform just about everything above them until you get to their step up model. Bi-Amp these, and once again they take another MASSIVE leap forward in quality and output. I couldn't resist buying a second pair so that now my fronts and rears are all X2T towers! :)

Pros: Great on single amp, mind blowing bi-amped! No need for a sub-woofer!

Cons: They aren't more well known - everyone should get a chance to experience these!

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Great Sound!

Jason from Orlando, FL on 5/9/2018

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OMG! That NRC really shows when listening to these speakers. The Mike Jordan of surround sound!

Pros: Great sound! Music and Movies!

Cons: Small sound field if speakers are placed close together.

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A whole lot of mids. A hole in the lows and highs

Mark from Pico Rivera, CA on 4/9/2018

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Had the speakers a week and a half. They are heavy in the mids. I don't seem to be getting the highs and lows I was hoping for - even with the bass and treble cranked on the receiver. The speakers could still be breaking in. Vocals, and other instruments in the mid range spectrum, are clear. The speakers produce very little bass and very little highs. So you will not be getting the fullness of the bass and the crispness of the highs. Instruments in the low and high frequencies will sound like they're missing something. I've been listening to all sorts of music genres up and down the radio dial - classical, jazz (or juzz if you're Bart Simpson), rock, and pop. On CD, I've been listening to a lot of Beatles (mono and stereo recordings). I'm not using the speakers for movies, just music. If you're OK with not having deep bass or sparkling highs, then you'll enjoy theses speakers. They do the mid-range stuff really good. If you're looking to play movies through these speakers, then a sub would will solve the missing lows, but not much can be done about the missing highs, which is a bummer. In hindsight, for the same price I should have ordered the Wharfedale Diamond 250. They have two 7-7/8" woofers compared the two 6-1/2" woofers in the PSB. The sound of the PSB is acceptable enough and not worth the hassle of doing an exchange.

Pros: Focused mids Small footprint Sturdy construction

Cons: Lack of low-end fullness Lack of sparkling highs Over priced for the sound they produce

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PSB Imagine X2T

Jason from Edinboro, PA on 3/27/2018

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Great looking and great sounding speakers. The price is right and the delivery was quick.

Pros: Good quality and great sound

Cons: Nun

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Great Product, Great Service

Scott from Waterloo, IA on 2/2/2018

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Great service from Crutchfield delivering an awesome product. The XT2s as front surround speakers present an incredible sound stage when matched with an Image 80 center channel and XT1 rears. The Bi-amp option is also great, to enhance those hard-hitting lows for true surround sound.

Pros: Great sound at s reasonable price.

Cons: Shipping in factory marked packaging - beware of porch pirates as the packaging says PSB and Tower Speaker all over them.

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PSB Imagine X2T

Dylan from Weaverville, CA on 1/11/2018

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Like everything from PSB, past and present, you are getting a lot for your money. These are outstanding speakers at an excellent price. Their sound is full, warm, and detailed with very good imaging. Decent bass response as well. They are a well designed, accurate, transparent speaker. I personally like the way they look.

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PSB Imagine X2T

Brooks from Walla Walla, WA on 9/22/2017

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It's been a joy listening to my music on these speakers. I'm hearing new nuances vs my original PSB Alphas. The improved midrange is excellent and many albums I bought while we were without a listening area sound so much better.

Pros: Excellent sound without being overwhelmingly large.

Cons: Some music with very low bass still benefits from a subwoofer.

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Great speakers- love em

James from Mount Pleasant, SC on 7/29/2017

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Great speakers love them I'm not the most knowledgeable audiophile but I'm a fan of great sound ... have as front speakers in a surround sound setup/ Oppo BDP-103 bluray player /NAD T758 receiver (old model pre-4k ugh lol on fence re module) / Klipsch center Klipsch Icon rears and surrounds / Hsu Research VTF-15H MK2 sub. Anyways it ain't perfect but fun system ...definitely can unstraighten all my framed wall art during movies. I bought these PSB's after having NAD stuff for many years and loving NAD/ including an NAD Viso Bluetooth speaker for which apparently PSB had input on helped build or something/ NAD and PSB being related companies / I figured the PSB's would sound great with NAD receiver and they do. I will say to all that in my non expert opinion these speakers need a little break in period ( they sounded way better after a couple days than at unbox )- again that's just my ear I have no empirical data etc. Also I feel that these speakers like it when you pay attention to :toe-in angle ,distance from back wall , distance from each other, orientation relative to rear speaker toe-in etc ... Point being- awesome speakers but due to their flat accurate nature you can't just put them out there like Klipschhorns and expect them to fix your lack of precision. Like better than Klipsch ... you just have to mess around with a bit... (not too long I have crappy patience ha)... Buy these speakers/ have a modicum of patie

Pros: Sound representation Great bass not muddy

Cons: Break in / little too high for width personal opinion

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PSB Imagine X2T

Eric from Rapid City, SD on 4/21/2017

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Ive had these speakers a little over a month and they have not let me down. I can hear things in songs I didn't know were there.

Pros: Great bang for the buck.

Cons: A little plain looking.

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PSB Imagine X2T

William from Rocky River, OH on 4/15/2017

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These speakers are absolutely amazing. Great sound all around. I can't believe how smooth the bass is. Sleek and elegant design. You can't go wrong with these speakers.

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Simply the best

Eric from Bloomington, IN on 2/23/2017

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I have been a PSB fan since the early 90's ,Had a pair of Century 1000's and loved them for 15 years decided to upgrade to X2T,s and the hole X line. What can I say that anyone else here hasn't said? PSB is the best speaker company in the world,period.You can't go wrong with anything PSB makes.

Pros: Bass output,stereo sound,clear clean sound.

Cons: I can't think of a good con but maybe the Depth of the 2T is a little big and takes up too much room.

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PSB Imagine X2T

Sean from Naugatuck, CT on 1/22/2017

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I bought these to replace a 10 year old pair of Infinity Primus 360s that I wanted to move up to my bedroom, and have been very happy with the result. I always thought the Infinitys were a really good pair of speakers, especially for how cheap they were, but these are definitely better. I've never been to Paris, but after coming home from a long day at work, I can crank Diana Krall's "Live in Paris" and feel like I was there for that concert. Everything is very natural sounding, with very little coloration. They might not sound quite as lifelike as a pair of Martin Logan ESLs (a friend of mine has a pair, and they are indeed mind blowing), but at this price point, I'm very satisfied with them. They are not particularly efficient speakers (nor are they horribly inefficient), so if you have a larger space, I'd very much recommend hooking them up to external amplification (I have them hooked up to an Emotiva XPA-2, and don't have any inclination to even try hooking them up directly to the older Yamaha receiver that is feeding the Emotiva).

Pros: Natural sound, very little coloration, great bass extension

Cons: A little power hungry, neighbors probably don't like me as much as they used to

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Crutchfield customer from Salt Lake City, UT on 12/28/2016

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Love the sound. Very good bass for a speaker without a sub woofer. Perhaps overkill for my small listening room, but very attractive speakers and we are pleased with the sound. Shipping was terrific, well packaged, and easy to assemble. Impressed with Crutchfield.

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Robert from South Carolina on 12/19/2016

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These are great sounding speakers with good midrange and excellent sounding tweeters. Looking forward to getting the center channel and also a pair of bookshelf for suround channel.

Pros: Excellent sounding tweeters.

Cons: Midrange can sometimes be over whelming depending on which song playing.

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Great Speaker

Larry B from Palm Bay, FL on 10/10/2016

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Very happy with this purchase. After long hours of research and reading reviews of dozens of speakers, I finally pulled the trigger. These towers are fantastic. Sound reproduction is great, I hear things I've never heard before. My vinyl is happy !!...........looking forward to building my system around these guys now.

Pros: Nice looking.......solid beautiful sound at all levels

Cons: None, except now I want to upgrade everything else ! $$$$$ lol

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Chuck from Grand Rapids, MI on 9/14/2016

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I'm not an audiophile but I can tell the difference between speakers. I originally had the PSB X1T as my primary tower speakers in my main 7.2 entertainment center which is all Imagine level PSB speakers.. When I saw 2 PSB X2T's in "Scratch & Dent" I couldn't resist. I'm glad I didn't because the difference in what I can hear is phenomenal. Also, there isn't a mark on these speakers...look brand new. I can't imagine any speakers in the same price range being better. The clarity in the mid's and high's is incredible. And for me the bass is just right. Overall great speakers and a great addition to my primary entertainment area. By the way the PSB X1T's went into my master bedroom surround sound system and are doing just fine in a smaller room.

Pros: Great bass with excellent mid's and high's. These are a great value for the price.

Cons: None

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Excellent Sound at an Excellent Price

Peter from Lombard, IL on 7/22/2016

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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.

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kEN F. from Warminster, PA on 6/23/2016

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I was pleasantly surprise that the speakers were as good as they are. The bass may be little light but the overall production that the speaker emanate are terrific. I did not have a chance to review these speakers before I purchased them. Crutchfield has a 60 days return policy on the speakers and it would cost me the UPS charge to audition the speakers with my 250 amp Acurus. It appears to be very compatible with my large room size and that amp. I would highly recommend the speakers and the price is right. I would also say that they are a 3 way speaker which I would have nothing less.

Pros: That they are not overly large so the ladies like that because they don't take up much space for the volume of music that comes out of them. Nice black cabinets. Easy to move around. Next day delivery, wow ! 60 days to pass my critiquing is more than adequate to truly evaluate their quality.

Cons: Owners manual was not included and finding that no one in the area had these speakers to listen to before I purchased them.

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Power Hungry?

John T from youngstown, OH on 3/15/2016

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Bought these based on the reviews. Right off I noticed I had to turn up the Volume much higher for normal listening than my previous Speakers ( Polk Monitor ll 60s ) My initial Volume had been set at -35 After running YAPO on my Yamaha A1020, it set the mains to around 0 db. That resulted in my normal listening now having to be around -25 I ended up increasing Speaker output with the Setup say +3 db To be fair, I'm older and have hearing issues especially higher Freq. That being said, I can't say these are any better than the much cheaper Polks. ( to me ) They seem to be BASS heavy in 2 Channel Stereo and mid range seems lacking. As most of us do, we keep striving for that perfect sound and I went with these despite my hearing issues hoping there would be some noticeable improvement. So, for me they just don't warrant the cost. I would return them but threw out the Boxes. Again, with so many good reviews, I can't really blame the Speakers.

Pros: Great packaging and perfect finish.

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Tim W from Winchester,Va on 3/4/2016

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These speakers have excellent sound and clarity. The bass and midrange are very good. I would recommend .

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Excellent value

Mike from Ottawa, Canada on 3/4/2016

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These speakers are great. Went head-to-head with the B&W 683 and no comparison. The bass on these is clear and detailed, much better than the 683. The balance is a touch bass-forward and they seem to work best from vinyl but sound great on digital sources too. Paired with a Marantz PM5005 amplifier I've been very happy. My music room is 9 x 15 and I don't find them too large. Also I don't find them over-flattering of lower quality recordings - the only flattering is from the frequency response and clarity of the speakers. The imaging is superb - when we had them in the TV room there was no need for a centre speaker even though they were positioned a bit too far apart. They are effectively full-range. I use a touch of subwoofer for the lowest lows (adjusted for musical balance rather than movie watching) but that's just icing on a very sweet cake.

Pros: Close to full range, excellent value, detailed, great imaging, honest reproduction.

Cons: I couldn't go back to regular speakers now.

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Plaintive to Elated

Paul A. from Spokane, WA on 1/31/2016

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Ten years ago I listened to some PSB speakers. They were fantastic. Regretfully I did not buy them. I saw a deal on another brand and purchased them without listening to them. Recently, I found myself with a wife approved opportunity to upgrade our audio quality of life. After listening to several brands of speakers in my price range, I repeated my action of buying a pair of speakers without listening to them, however I did my research and bought the Imagine X2Ts. I could not be happier. I believe it is important to respect the work of the artist you are listening to. The X2Ts help me do that. Very pleased with the pre-purchase support and product delivery from Crutchfiled.

Pros: Musical reproduction is astounding. I have had occasion to sit feet away from some of the best acoustical guitarists in the world and listen to them play. The PSBs show appreciation for their work.

Cons: Too large to carry on my shoulder like a "boombox".

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Audiophile from Nashville, TN on 1/29/2016

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These are an amazing speakers. Have these for a 5.1 home theater and music setup and are a really great value for this level of performance.

Pros: Crisp, finely detailed sound for use with music or home theater.

Cons: If you play low quality audio it will be all the more noticeable through these.

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High quality sound

Frank from Puerto Rico on 1/15/2016

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It's true everything that is said about these speakers. After opening the boxes, (by the way that the speakers are very well protected), I put them in my room and after making some moves, to couple them well to the room acoustics. I am extremely happy with the performance of these speakers. I am sincerely happy and worth their price. It has a wonderful sound quality.

Pros: good price for quality high quality sound across the spectrum

Cons: nothing to say

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Truly incredible

Shaner from New York on 12/4/2015

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Honestly, every review you have read (and you should be reading them) and absolutely true. If you have the ability, like I did, stop into a dealer that sells PSB and take a seat...and listen. I'm a newfound audiophile and these are my first major investment and every night I'm glad I did. I have about 60 hours on them, running an NAD D3020. I think they are just about broken in fully. I noticed the first major changes in the first 4 hours. The sound seemed to mold itself out. Like a ball of soft dough slowly flattening into a large pancake. The sound coming out of the speakers is just as soft and delicious as a large pancake. I first played Dark Side of the Moon followed by Wish You Were Here, and believe me Shine on You Crazy Diamond is mesmerizing. I followed with some Glitch Mob and Crystal Method...never realizing exactly how complex their music actually is until played on these speakers. Incredible bass that isn't Earth shattering, it fills the room and the air and makes you want to stand up and dance. Movies are just as alive and clear. Forget surround sound, these speakers seem to project sound around the whole room. At times I swore my television had its volume turned up. The NAD 3020 is a perfect match for these, but definitely the minimum wattage. Look forward to some day connecting some serious power to these. Thank you PSB, truly job well done.

Pros: Beautiful construction, solid, amazing sound with only 30 watts.

Cons: Absolutely none.

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X2T with Rogue Sphinx amp

Crutchfield customer from Spartanburg South Carolina on 9/11/2015

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These speakers have powerful bass plus clean midrange and treble. They passed my black sabbath 13 test playing way loud with no distortion. They also sound great at normal volume with other types of music. I'm completely sattisfied with these.

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Excellent speakers

Tony from Texas on 6/16/2015

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I have owned quite a few name brand speakers. Polk audio, Boston acoustics, Klipsch, and Cambridge are the most popular ones. I did enjoy them all. My experience has been that most speakers in this peer group, when adequately powered do sound good. This is my first time owning PSB speakers. After reading the reviews and checking my budget I decided to go with the Imagine X2T towers. I power them with (two) EMOTIVA (small) mono block XPA-1L amps. I play music from my EMOTIVA stealth DC-1 DAC connected to windows media player on my PC. The first thing I noticed about the X2T towers is that the bass timing and response in truly incredible. Bass frequencies consistently hit very hard and tight regardless of musical genre. Next I noticed that the mid frequencies are not lost to the highs or bass. They are all well balanced (I think it is due to the 3 way design and the way these speakers are chambered and ported). Although, I have owned other speakers at this price point, they do not match up to the X2T towers. These towers are excellent, all types of music (even lesser quality recordings) sound really great! If you give these speakers the power they need you will be in for quite a treat.

Pros: Performance exceeds others in this class of speaker

Cons: Large foot print, need plenty of space for these

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Excellent sounding speakers

Jim from Arizona on 5/24/2015

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Amazing clear sound with excellent bass too. Totally fills my large 18'x30' room. Packaging is extremely good. No damage, arrived in perfect condition and quickly too. Highly recommended.

Pros: Great sound, especially considering the fair price. Looks good.

Cons: Wish they came in other wood finishes.

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Impressive PSB X2T

Chip from South Carolina on 5/5/2015

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These speakers are an incredible value , they come extremely well packaged and are finished beautifully. As an aspiring audiophile I appreciate their relatively low price point versus the superior sound quality they deliver. The recent audio magazine reviews bear witness to the musicality of the speakers, jazz and acoustic and classical orchestra sound is simply amazing, you'd swear the performance is happening in your living room. Of course bass driven rock is equally authentic sounding and distortion is undetectable. I'd recommend some high quality speaker wire and about 30 hours + of break in. I'm most impressed with the mid-tones and bass - these speakers put out some sound in a mid-sized room! Excellent for Home theater too- I paired with the PSB Imagine C Center Speaker and a pair of PSB Imagine XB bookshelf rear speakers- all timbre matched- the sound quality blows me away. Even my wife and skeptical son have commented on how clear and good these speakers sound- highly recommended.

Pros: Impressive sound delivery of multiple genres of music and home theater. Very well made, high quality, over- deliver for the moderate price.

Cons: None

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Excellent Speaker for a large room

TR from USA on 4/19/2015

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Excellent speaker. Really amazing sound - highs, mids, and lows usin a NAD356DAC Amp. BUT I would argue you need a room that is at least 24 x 14 feet long to enjoy these speakers. With anything smaller in size you may be sitting too close to these speakers. You want to be at least 10-13 feet away and still have some room behind you. I had to retun these speakers for that very reason. I could not keep them in the spaces in my home that meet those specifications due to children running around. The room I'm setting my soundsystem in is 12 x 15 and I found this space to be way too small for these speakers. They are excellent if you have the room.

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same as the Image T6

clasvi from New Hampshire on 3/7/2015

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These are the PSB Image T6 speakers with a different name. I upgraded to these speakers from the PSB Alpha T1 speakers. A remarkable difference. In fact, I have not heard a better (passive) speaker yet with the exception of the PSB "flagship" towers which used to be the Synchrony series but is now called Imagine T3 & T2 towers. I now power these with a Cambridge Audio AZUR 751 v2 AV receiver (170 watts per) using Audioquest Type 4 speaker cables and a Furman PL-Plus C power conditioner . Previously, I used a Marantz AV 5004 receiver (90 watts or so they say) . The difference in the sound of these speakers with the Cambridge amp vs the Marantz is immense. I was floored by the difference! It turned these speakers into what sounds like a whole different speaker. Bottom line here is this : I do not know of a better sounding speaker for the money anywhere.

Pros: finest quality sound for the money anywhere, gold plated speaker posts

Cons: speaker cabinets are not of the highest quality when examined closely

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Excellent loudspeakers!

Dave from Apex, NC on 12/19/2014

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I've had these for three weeks now and I am amazed by them. Great build quality, awesome looks and unreal sound. I could not be happier. Sound great with music of all kinds as well as movies. Very dynamic! Very fast, and image very well.....almost spooky sometimes how they can float instruments in space. I think I'll keep these!

Pros: - Great looks - Very well made - VERY dynamic with my Aragon 2004 amp in a pretty large room - These babies image - Deep musical bass.....not boomy. - Sweet, non-fatiguing treble - I turned my subwoofer off. No need for it unless I want the house to rumble if watching a movie - Very reveling on well recorded music, yet unlike like many audiophile speakers, my hundreds of not so well recorded CD's sound great too - My music tastes are all over the place and these X2T's play everything I

Cons: Can't think of any. For the price, these are a steal.

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PSB speakers- a dream

Marc from Lawrence, kansas on 9/25/2014

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I've had the privilege of owning these speakers along with the imagine xc for about 3 months now and in that time I have definitely fallen in love. The speakers are heavy and although PSB says the wood is lower grade they still are beautiful. The speakers posses brilliant clarity and really bring anything to life. Whether I'm listening to music, watching a movie or football it all just sounds superb. I have them hooked up to the Marantz SR5008 receiver. My music taste: Pink Floyd, Rush, nine in nails, LCD soundsystem and Daft Punk. I listen to a lot of other things too, but those artists paint a good picture of the spectrum. Every single piece of music that corms through them is just astounding. The Lord of the rings on Blu ray was particularly astounding. I can only imagine how cinematic the sound would be if I had the rear speakers and the sub. Some day. Highly highly reccomend.

Pros: Amazing sound, looks really nice, legs make them very stable

Cons: None.

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More details on the PSB Imagine X2T

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Features & specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF/Wood-grain
Color Black
Tweeter Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Size (inches) 6.2
Woofer Composition Clay/Ceramic/Poly
Woofer Surround Rubber
Built-in Powered Sub No
Video-Shielded No
Connector Type 5-way post
Bi-amp Inputs Yes
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
Power Range 20-200
Frequency Response 30-23k Hz
Sensitivity 90 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Subwoofer Amp Power ---
Height (inches) 40-1/8
Width (inches) 9
Depth (inches) 16-3/4
Weight 52 lbs

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Features

3-Way Speaker Design: The PSB Imagine X2T floor-standing speaker employs a three-way speaker design with a single 1" tweeter, one 5.25" midrange driver, and two 6.5" bass woofers for a realistic, true-to-nature sound for music and movie soundtracks.

  • 1" Tweeter: The PSB Imagine X2T features a 1" titanium dome tweeter with ferrofluid cooled high-tempeature voice coil and a neodymium magnet structure for extended high frequency response that remains distortion free even at extreme volume levels. A carefully engineered phase plug (the little plate in front of the dome) extends high frequency response and helps control the inevitable high frequency breakup mode while protecting the delicate dome from prying fingers.
  • 5.25" Midrange: The Imagine X2T utilizes a separate 5.25" midrange driver in its own tuned enclosure for ideal dispersion and low distortion at high SPLs; this midrange driver is designed specifically for the Imagine X2T. Featuring an injection-molded poly-filled carbon fiber cone, the 5.25" midrange driver features a novel shape and filleted surround to optimize the reproduction of voices.
  • Dual 6.5" Woofers: The PSB Imagine X2T houses two 6.5" proprietary injection-molded clay/ceramic reinforced polypropylene cones with rubber surrounds that have been refined to improve stiffness, internal damping, and low mass.  Each 6.5" woofer has its own separate acoustic chamber tuned with a front-facing port to achieve incredible control and spatial, dynamic sound quality. Dividing and individually porting the chamber eliminates standing waves inside the X2T's tall, slim speaker cabinet. The placement of the woofers in multiple positions also reduces the first reflection phenomenon, minimizing the negative effects of the primary "floor bounce" reflections, creating a much more accurate and tuneful bass performance. The result being low distortion bass response that speaks with powerful authority.

Bass Reflex Cabinet: The Imagine X2T floor-standing speaker utilizes a bass reflex enclosure with two front-firing ports for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. The cabinet's front baffle is made from 1-1/4" thick MDF and is extremely rigid to prevent unwanted distortion and vibration. The narrow cabinet design helps prevent diffraction effects that can create early acoustic reflections that color the sound of voices and instruments. The black ash wood-grain finish complements the crisp, clean lines, and slim cabinet to integrate seamlessly with almost any decor.

Dual Binding Posts: The Imagine X2T floor-standing speaker features dual 5-way, gold-plated binding posts that can accept bare wire (up to 8AWG), spade-lugs, pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single or dual). The two sets of binding posts are shorted together by a gold-plated jumper. With the jumper removed the Imagine X2T can be bi-wired or bi-amplified.

NRC (Nation Research Council): Through many years of research at the National Research Council (NRC) in Canada, home to one of the world's most advanced acoustical laboratories, PSB's design team has learned not only what people love to hear, but also how they hear it in a room. Critical to the Imagine X series design is this research into human perception of sound using double-blind listening tests. Double-blind testing removes any listener bias to give us the most accurate test result. It allows PSB to understand what is most important to listeners and allows us to create the ideal blend of performance and price for every application. In 1974, PSB was the first company to use the NRC for loudspeaker development and remains the most active user of the facility today. PSB's experience with the NRC, how they interpret the data and implement it into the design of the Imagine X series speakers, gives PSB a real advantage in speaker design.

Rubber & Spiked Feet: The PSB Imagine X2T floor-standing speaker comes with four rubber feet and four spiked feet. The rubber feet should be used on hardwood and tiles floors, while the spikes should be used on carpeted flooring. The feet thread into the bottom of the speaker and are adjustable to level the speaker up with your floors. The rubber feet add approximately 0.375" to the height of the speaker, while the spiked feet add approximately 1.0" to the height of the speaker.

Applications: All PSB's Imagine X series speakers are carefully matched in timbre, giving you flexibility to combine any of the models to work together in many different rooms and system setups; from a simple stereo application to a complex home theater system.

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I have PSB Speakers that I use for my home [ Mike  Mar 25, 2019 ]
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Good manufacture and needed good speakers for vinyl records [ Jan  Dec 15, 2018 ]
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I already had a center and two surrounds and I wanted to match those. [ Eric  Mar 25, 2017 ]
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I inquired and Artie recommended. [ James  Feb 21, 2017 ]
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Good sound for the price. [ Samuel  Jan 04, 2017 ]
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For their specifications, customer ratings and price. [ Jose  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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Massive amount of research. [ Mr  Dec 03, 2016 ]
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Good speakers, don't think twice to buy this speakers. [ Mj23bolt  Sep 05, 2016 ]
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Needed speakers that would sound great listening to vinyl. These should not disappoint. [ Andrew  Jul 20, 2016 ]
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I auditioned the X1Ts and loved them. After discussing it with a very helpful tech expert, I decided it was worth expanding the budget to go to the next model up [ Peter  Jun 26, 2016 ]
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Many positive reviews..... [ jdesan  Mar 02, 2016 ]
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Stereophile recommended component. [ John  Feb 26, 2016 ]
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Reviews have been outstanding on this speaker, unfortunately I have not been able to listen to them. But after talking to Sam who was great and with the 60 day return policy I felt very good about this purchase. Thanks Sam, you were very professional and informative. [ Bryan  Dec 30, 2015 ]
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Made a mistake 8 years ago and did not buy PSBs. I am correcting one of my regrets. [ Paul  Dec 12, 2015 ]
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5 questions already asked

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I see the specs indicate the speaker weighs 52 lbs.....is that the actual weight of the cabinet or the shipping weight?
[ New User  Jul 12, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your questions. Yes 52 pounds is the correct product weight. The shipping weight is 67 pounds. Hope this helps.
[ Kenny  Jul 13, 2017 ]  Staff
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how manny rms is each tower ?
[ don  Feb 01, 2017 ]
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IFor you don't have the manual you can message psb and they will comply
[ PHILLIP  Feb 03, 2017 ]
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I Don't remember but they will handle plenty ofpower. Try to Google it.
[ PHILLIP  Feb 03, 2017 ]
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I am looking to couple these x2t's (as rear surround) with my t3's (front stereo) and am wandering if anyone has any experience with this combo? I run status golds (front stereo) & stratus silvers (rear surround) in my living room system, and I love how well they compliment each other.
[ 91scalloped  Nov 13, 2016 ]
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I Think they are overkill assurrounds but go for it.ypu will need plenty of power s
[ PHILLIP  Feb 03, 2017 ]
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Sorry to be slow in reply. You are way beyond me as I am using the X2Ts as my main front speakers! I would love to see the room you have your stereo in. That's a lot of sound! Good luck, Doc
[ R  Nov 21, 2016 ]
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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat for further assistance. They can go into more specific details regarding the compatibility of the speakers you want to use. I hope that helps!
[ Larry  Nov 20, 2016 ]  Staff
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Mine are sitting on a short nap Carpet. I didn't use the spikes or rubber feet. Does it make any difference?
[ John  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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Sorry for answering so late. The SPIKES play a big role in keeping each tower firmly ' attached ' to your carpet so they won't move around. The other advantage of the SPIKES is, it gets the speaker up off the carpet and will help in giving you a cleaner less muddy sound. You can also level each speaker if needed. Hope this helps; break them in for awhile and you should be very happy!! I am! Take care, Stephen B.
[ Stephen  Sep 18, 2016 ]
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John , Stephen again. Hope the answer helped. Remember we hear differently, but speakers are designed to sound a specific way; You just have to move them around, little at a time, till you find that sweet spot. Good luck!! Stephen
[ Stephen  Mar 21, 2016 ]
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I agree with John. Tremendous difference. Spikes hold the speaker firmly in place. ( for carpet ) The Tower acts as one big speaker; if it is not coupled to the floor, the individual drivers will not perform or sound as good as they were intended. the individual drivers move the air that " brings " the sound to you. If the entire tower is ,because it isn't set in place properly, sounds, music and with out getting to technical ( and sounded a bit snobbish ) you will never hear the speakers the way they were designed. By the way......I love mine I hope you do too! Stephen
[ Stephen  Mar 21, 2016 ]
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Yes it does , speakers should be firmly attached to floor to prevent vibrations , etc--- it will make a difference in the sound
[ Ken  Mar 17, 2016 ]
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The second step in the quick start part of the owner's guide is to install either the spikes or rubber feet depending on the floor. I would lean toward doing what the manufacturer suggests. Going back a few decades, one of the biggest improvements I made was to place some short stands under my old Genesis One speakers, as I was told back then it is best to surround your speakers with air. Then again hearing is subjective, so my recommendation is to select a couple of your favorite pieces of music and listen to them with and without the spikes and choose which configuration sounds the best to you.
[ Paul  Mar 16, 2016 ]
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I use the spikes and couples them nicely to the floor. Real stable. Not sure if it improves the sound though. Might focus things a bit.
[ David  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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Mine are also on short carpet and I don't use the spikes you can use some rubber or wood under the feet instead of spikes if you want to. You might hear a difference in sound depending on the position of the speakers
[ PHILLIP  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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I love these speakers! I put the rubber feet on them and I was reading that it is good for the sound from the cabinet. I would recomend getting them off the floor. Mine sound amazing.
[ MATTHEW  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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I would definitely put either feet on for a comparison. I think you will hear a difference in the lower half of the frequencies.
[ Max  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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John, mine are also sitting on short carpet with no spikes (only one set got delivered with my speakers and I've failed to call to have them sent) or rubber feet. They sound great to me the way they are. Maybe someone else who is using the spikes or feet will chime in. Regards, Mark J
[ Mark  Mar 15, 2016 ]
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How does the PSB Imagine X2T compare in sound to the imagine T2?
[ Steve S.  Jun 14, 2014 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Krissy  Jun 15, 2014 ]  Staff
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