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Postby Arksun » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:16 pm

Anyone here had a chance to auditon PSI studio monitors?.

Still a relatively unknown brand, but I've heard claims that they almost equal ATC sound quality at a cheaper price point.
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Re: PSI monitors

Postby The Korff » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:44 pm

Hugh recently reviewed their A17M and A21M models — you'll be able to read about them in the July issue of SOS.

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Re: PSI monitors

Postby Arksun » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:51 pm

Looking forward to that, whens the July issue out?
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Re: PSI monitors

Postby The Korff » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:19 pm

It should be on UK shelves around 23rd June.

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Re: PSI monitors

Postby Arksun » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:35 pm

I have a feeling it'll be a glowing review. Good friend of mine auditioned the A17-M in Holland and was completely blown away. Like me they're a Dynaudio fan and she said this blew Dynaudio out the water. Way more focused and detail, heard things she never heard before in recordings.

Some fascinating technology in the PSI too, Compensated Phase Response system to ensure completely in-phase sound across the entire freq range, Adaptive Impedance.

I noticed the crossover is quite high for a 2-way @ 3.6khz but the crossover slope wasn't listed in the product spec. So I emailed PSI asking what order filter they use and they told me it isn't fixed. It's constantly adapted in realtime to best fit the signal. Clever stuff.
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Re: PSI monitors

Postby Arksun » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:58 pm

*update*

Auditioned the A14M, A17M and A21M yesterday for 3 hours. Overall was very impressed. They managed to make PMC sound small, boxy and compressed by comparison.

Probably the most solid soundstage I have ever heard.
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Re: PSI monitors

Postby marsnic » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:11 am

Any idea of the rough price range?
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Re: PSI monitors

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:09 pm

They aren't cheap. But they are priced to compare favourably with the likes of ATC and the high end PMCs which are their natural peers.

The PSI designs are very impressive and I almost gushed about them in the review -- that's how good they are. ;)

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Re: PSI monitors

Postby John Willett » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:28 pm

My July SOS popped through the letter box 10 minutes ago. :bouncy:

Hugh reviewed the A17M (£2,599) and the A21M (£4,169) and gave them an excellent review.

His only negative in the CONS box was "Scarily expensive".

Now I have to sit down and read the review properly, rather than just the conclusions. ;) :bouncy:
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Re: PSI monitors

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:32 pm

John Willett wrote:My July SOS popped through the letter box 10 minutes ago. :bouncy:

You bugger! I haven't even got my copy yet... and I wrote some of it! ;)

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Re: PSI monitors

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:18 pm

Nor have I! :madas: :bouncy:


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Re: PSI monitors

Postby Zukan » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:33 pm

Nor me.......

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Re: PSI monitors

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:49 pm

I reckon he's in with the printer then.... ;)

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Re: PSI monitors

Postby . . . Delete This User . . . » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:54 pm

nor me.... he's definitely getting preferential delivery treatment....
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Re: PSI monitors

Postby John Willett » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:21 pm

:D

But it's not all good - my review of the Nagra LB didn't make this issue. :frown:
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Re: PSI monitors

Postby Arksun » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:36 pm

I wish I'd never heard the A21's, they sound SOOOOOOOO good. Will prob get the A17's but... ugh, those 21's just sounded absolutely spot on.

Time to raid savings?. Gearlust :bouncy:
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Re: PSI monitors

Postby MarcB » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:17 pm

I've owned a pair of the larger 3 ways (A25-M) since January.

What would you like to know ?
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Re: PSI monitors

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:52 pm

Who your bank manager is... :D

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Re: PSI monitors

Postby . . . Delete This User . . . » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:53 pm

and what dirt you have on them......
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Re: PSI monitors

Postby MarcB » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:07 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Who your bank manager is... :D

Hugh

Ha ha, Haven't I just read someplace that you've bought the Grace monitor controller ?

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