PBN Montana SP II Floorstanding Speakers

5/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

Two/Three way

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by markthis3 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2007

Bottom Line:   
bought a pair of THIEL CS1.5s ($2100) to replace my Signet 280s ($700). After a few months, I got tired of the Thiels. They were veiled and way too bright. I'll
take the Signets over the Thiels anyday. I traded the Thiels and bought the
Montana SP IIs and have happily lived with them for the last 10 years. I recently
went shopping for speakers and auditioned quite a few... Sonus Faber Cremonas, Vienna Mahlers, Audio Physic Scorpios, Martin Logans, Krell. I liked the Audio Physics and the MLs, but didn't want to spend that much, so i bought a pair
of Monitor Audio GS 60s ($4000). Well, after 6 months i was ready to sell the
Monitors 'cause i preferred the Montanas. Actually, i haven't found a speaker yet that beat the SP IIs, so i traded the GS60s for the Montana EPS2s. I figured i
might as well go with what works. Haven't heard the EPS2s or received them
yet (they're on order), but i have confidence in the designer. You never experience listening fatigue with the Montanas. They are powerful, yet smooth,
and have a wonderful midrange and top end. We'll see how the EPS2s stack up.
I'm hoping they don't overpower my 25' by 19' room. My only reservation on the EPS2s are the weight (150Lbs) and size (53" X 15 X 15). I've never had
such a large speaker nor paid so much ($8500).

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Direct

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

Date Reviewed: December 27, 1999

Bottom Line:   
AWESOME!!!!, worth the price from Highs to Lows this is one fine speaker.

Associated Gear:

YBA Integre Amp
Arcam Alpha 8 CD
Kimber KGAC Interconnect
Straightwire Stage Speaker Wire
Vans Evers Line Cond
DH Cones (CD player)

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dan Gilbert a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 23, 1998

Bottom Line:   
I bought this speaker after a recommendation by a friend and reading the Stereophile review. WOW. The sound is very neutral and natural. The highsare extended and low end can be phenominal. Peter, the deisgner at PBN, is
a great guy and really knows his stuff.

My system consists of various cables, TBA Integre DT, Muse Transport and
Meridian DAC.

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Duration Product Used:   an Audio Enthusiast

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