Infinity Systems SM165 Floorstanding Speakers

5/5 (8 Reviews) MSRP : $249.00


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

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2001

Bottom Line:   
These speakers are everything you'd want in a bookshelf speaker. I use them for surround speakers with my Dolby Digital and DTS home theater. I'm also using the SM Video center speaker and closely matched EPI main speakers for great rap-around sound. Sound is clear and precise with no distortion mostly due to a well powered receiver. They sound great for music listening and can handle high volumes.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Cruthchfield



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2000

Bottom Line:   
FIRST THINGS FIRST MY CREDENTIALS

DENON AVR 3300- used as preamp for front and center
Sonus Faber Concertinos- Front
Souns Faber Picalo Solo- center
Rell - sub
vienna acoustic Hayden - Rear
Bryston 5B - front Amp
Oritron J7 DVD - this is not you normal Oritron
Sony 32"- Vega
Techincs 1200 - Turntable
Cal Labs CD Player
Monster 3000 Line conditioner
Canare Video Cable
Canare Digial Coax + Optical
Kimber Speaker cable rear
Transparent Speaker Front

FIRST OFF these guys who are calling themselves "audiophiles" have no clue. If you are using infinity SM series or even Ref. series and an infinity sub YOU ARE NOT AN AUDIOPHILE your probably using a Sony receiver right YOU ARE NOT AN AUDIOPHILE. Now that that is oput of the way You can't complain about bass from a book shelf speaker. IF you put them in a book shelf then you would notice they produce great bass even boomy if you will. They are designed to shoot bass at an enclosure behind them hence the rear firing port the same idea as a down firing sub. I have them in my garage and they sound great I would even venture to say that they sound better then lots of speakers at double there price. NOW if you want to know why it works then open your physics books and look up the phrase "pie squared". AGAIN YOUR NOT AN AUDIOPHILE IF YOU USE INFINITY SM OR RS SERIES AND CANT FIGURE OUT WHY YOU DONT HAVE ANY BASS.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1996



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by anthony a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2000

Bottom Line:   
in terms of the price( 149.00 a pair from crutchfield) these speakers deliver nice bass and fairly good highs, blows the RS-3's away in terms of price and sounds basically the same. I have two pairs of these speakers, good for main speakers in a small room, but in a large room they need to be as rears because of the lack of a midrange.fairly good frequency response( 78- 20kHz), I recommend these speakers for home theater, but not really for music because, once again,the lack of a midrange.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998



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

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2000

Bottom Line:   
These speakers are great. Although they are small in size but they can be really loud and still produce a clear and smooth sound. For $37 each at Ubid, you can't go wrong. Great for main speaker in a small room or as surround speaker. Better than many higher priced speaker i have heard, and definitely better than Infinity RS series. Highly recomended.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by zhy wang a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2000

Bottom Line:   
$39 each from ubid.com plus 30 shippong.
the receiver is 75hz-20khz,
I had hoped to find the obvious lack of bass.
but This speaker really give more solid bass than i espected.
Even better than KFE one.(maybe this is coz of different room)
Nice for such price.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998




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