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Bah need help for bookshelf speaker choice!

498 Views 3 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  soloz2
See, I'm in a bit of a dilemma.

I have been offered some Infinity Primus 150's for quite cheap second-hand for $140-150USD shipped. Now I don't know whether they are of better quality than my Tannoy Fusion 1's, with I do like as well.

After reading up on a few writeups, I am concerned about the thinness reported on the sound (a Steve Guttenburg brief review which I do respect) and the lack of bass extension (Stereophile review, which I take a grain a salt with) however both say it's alright for the price mmmmm......

My Tannoys have very good detail and bass extension for some bookshelves and are lively in sound but I dunno about these Infinity's....
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Are those Primus several years old? I only ask because I used to work at circuit city and the primus line is pretty much infinity's lowest line of speakers. They are nothing to brag about and I honestly wouldn't spend that much money on them. I've personally never been a fan of the infinty sound, so I can't say too much about them. If it were me, I wouldn't buy them. I've never heard any Tannoy speaker, but I don't think that it can be worse than those infinity. I prefer the sound of low end polks over infinty.

Steve Guttenburg is used to listening to speakers that cost thousands, I'm actually suprised that he'd review those speakers. I honestly doubt that he would say anything good about them.
I do realise that the Infinity's are of the lower end but I would like to know how they compare. The Tannoy Fusion 1's are often compared to the Wharfdale Diamond 9.1's.
I've heard some good things about the speakers. if you can get a good deal on them I'd give them a try and if you don't like them sell them... you'll likely be out the $$ for shipping, but you'll have the opportunity to give some different speakers a listen.
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