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Infinity Systems Primus 160
7 Reviews
rating  4.29 of 5
MSRP  129.00
Description: <ul> <li>video-shielded</li> <li>bass-reflex</li> <li>frequency response 49-20,000 Hz (ñ3dB)</li> <li>8-ohm impedance</li> <li>sensitivity 90 dB</li> <li>handles up to 150 watts</li> <li>black wood-grain vinyl finish</li> <li>5-way binding posts</li> <li>built-in wall brackets</li> <li>8-1/4"W x 14-1/2"H x 11"D</li> </ul>


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by vani a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Primus 160 is definitely the best bang for the buck. Bass is very tight, Air, good spatial rendering, and for a bookshelf size, punches a wallop, please if you are into heavy bass, then you need to go for tower speakers or subwoofers, but for very good music/stereo audio, this is definitely a very good buy.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $240.00

Purchased At:   Crutchfield



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim Beard a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Lets get right to it. . . no regrets! They sound great and offer good value at their price point. Bought them in April '04 after a complimentary Stereophile magazine review of their little brother the Primus 150. Had been shopping around for a while looking at Klipsch, PSB, JBL, Bose, Athena among others; almost purchased Athenas but in the store the Primus 160s sounded a little better to my ears. I use them with a 2 channel DVD/CD player and also have a turntable. I usually use the virtual surround mode from my JVC 70 watt stereo receiver and music is clean and clear; DVD home theatre sounds robust and impressive. Give 'em a listen.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $190.00

Purchased At:   Local retailer



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by marc77 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Based on reviews, I was planning to buy the JBL's S26II but when I went to the store I saw these speakers and decided to give them a go. Well, I've compared them side by side with the S26II and they sounded much better to my ears.

I'm used to listening to music on studio monitors, like the Alesis Monitor One MKII and JBL Control 5. I've always found the JBL model lacking in the low end department and a bit too bright to my taste.

When listening to the S26II, I found their sound quite similar to the Control 5's. They deliver a quite open and bright stereo image, lacking some of the low end you would expect from speakers of this size.

Now, the Primus 160 sound very different from the S26II. They deliver a more dense, sweeter and well balanced sound, with a not so widespread stereo image. I'd say that their sound have some more weight to it. They also have more low end than the S26II, but, in any case, a subwoofer is recommended.

The sound of both models is crisp and detailed, and in the end, it may be a matter of personal taste. But don't buy any of them without comparing to see which fits your preference better.

I've paired the Primus 160 with a PS-10 sub and I'm very happy with my choice.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Price Paid:    $200.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by marc77 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Based on reviews, I was planning to buy the JBL's S26II but when I went to the store I saw these speakers and decided to give them a go. Well, I've compared them side by side with the S26II and they sounded much better to my ears.

I'm used to listening to music on studio monitors, like the Alesis Monitor One MKII and JBL Control 5. I've always found the JBL model lacking in low end department and a bit too bright to my taste.

When listening to the S26II, I found it's sound quite similar to the Control 5's. It delivers a quite open and bright stereo image, lacking some of the low end you would expect from a speaker of this size.

Now, the Primus 160 sounds very different from the S26II. They deliver a more dense, sweeter and well balanced sound, with a not so widespread stereo image.I'd say that it's sound have more weight. They also have more low end than the S26II, but, in any case, a subwoofer is recommended.

The sound of both models is crisp and detailed, and in the end, it may be a matter of personal taste. But don't buy any of them without comparing to see which fits your preference better.

I've paired the Primus 160 with a PS-10 sub and I'm very happy with my choice.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Price Paid:    $200.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JSG a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I don't know why the first person gave it a bad review,either he has a terrible reciever,or just really really picky.These speakers really sound crisp.Great highs and lows,person also above mentioned the speakers dont perform well when cranked,not true i have cranked mine up no problems.Sounds great when watching movies.Also got them for a decent price.I used to have a pair of pioneer small towers,my primus 160s puts my old pioneers to shame.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $260.00

Purchased At:   ebay




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