I've had these Mission 760iSEs on stands for nearly 18 years. There's a sub too - forget what it is. They've been OK. To be honest, the sound has been so dramatically different in the different places I've lived, that I think the speakers are less important than the room.
"horrible ugly black speakers spoiling our new living room".
Very few floorstanders are designed to be used near a wall - about the only ones that spring readily to mind are the good ol' NHT 3.3's, and their baby brothers, the 2.9's...but even if you could find a pair used, they would make your "horrible ugly black" Missions look like sparkling diamonds. John Atkinson's measurements of the 360's a few years back in Stereophile indicate that it would be no exception, and he even noted that "the Infinity's lows will be on the rich side", which will only be exacerbated, of course, by near-wall placement.
Thanks jlohl. Did you do your measurements in your listening room? I've looked at the anechoic measurements in stereophile - did you see anything very different in-room?
Can you hear much difference flat vs EQ'd?
Is the dramatically higher response around 30-40Hz (compared with stereophile's measurements) because they're in a room, or just measurement noise?
what is the distance from the wall behind them?
QuoteCan you hear much difference flat vs EQ'd?yesPlease note that my answer is not in violation with TOS8 : I do all EQ listenings through a QSC ABX comparator
It's proving almost impossible to find these speakers in the UK! Lots of people claiming to have them, but when you actually try to buy some...!I'm still trying (have some on back order), but does anyone have any other suggestions?Need to be:* Floor standing* beach, oak, or maybe gloss white* Less than £500.* Exceptional sound quality* Ideally (but not essentially): don't need a sub* Available in the UK!!!Cheers,David.
I've just been told that the Infinity Primus 360s are discontinued (which I'd guessed!), and there's no stock anywhere.So back to the drawing board.Floor standing speakers, beach or oak or even gloss white would be nice.Or else pretty bookshelf speakers on pretty stands (same colour choice as above) plus one or two decent subs. But decent musical subs cost a lot of money IME (which is why my current sub isn't very good - bit of a "one note" quality to it!).Any suggestions? Available in the UK!!!!!!Cheers,David.
I do think you'd have a lot more flexibility if you went with a sub + mains setup. It allows you to better separate modal issues from specular reflection issues (of any). My understanding is that most sub issues are 'solved' by using more than one with good placement
-- and I don't think they need to be SOTA, just play low bass at decent levels without too much distortion. Then you could shop for mains with good off-axis response/directivity, you know, the usual Toole/Olive stuff. Oh, and a nice finish...
(FWIW I use Berhringer 2030p's all around, on home-made stands, and I built my own 12" Dayton sub [just one for now, though I have an old 10" Velodyne in storage that I may break out again] -- unfortunately, not a setup to please the eye, neither mine nor my wife's. ;>)
Quote from: krabapple on 05 September, 2011, 06:23:33 PMI do think you'd have a lot more flexibility if you went with a sub + mains setup. It allows you to better separate modal issues from specular reflection issues (of any). My understanding is that most sub issues are 'solved' by using more than one with good placementDo you have any links going into any detail about that? I'd always assumed they'd just go right in the corners, but maybe that's not best?
Quote-- and I don't think they need to be SOTA, just play low bass at decent levels without too much distortion. Then you could shop for mains with good off-axis response/directivity, you know, the usual Toole/Olive stuff. Oh, and a nice finish... ...but where do I find a list and/or reviews of such things? Most speaker reviews are hopeless. Most hi-fi magazines are hopeless! Ironically I think some of the measurements in Stereophile may be the most helpful things I've seen. Do you know a better place to look?
There are pretty speakers out there, but some are stupid prices, and some sound like they should cost $10. There must be nice looking, sensible price, good performance somewhere...