PSB Speakers Century 1000 Floorstanding Speakers

4/5 (9 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by tentimestwenty a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Just to set some of the other reviews here straight, these are good speakers but by no means great speakers, even at the price.

They do everything okay, but have glaring weaknesses in the mid-bass and upper treble. While fairly musical, the wishy washy imaging and laid back dynamics make music sound compressed and unfocussed. Even pop and dance suffer from the lack of impact which is odd considering the sheer size and heft of the cabinets. Funny enough, well recorded acoustic music fairs the best, although still lacks that sparkle you get from many other competing models.

If you can get them used cheap, say under $300 that's about all they're worth. If you're even a little bit of an audiophile you can skip these entirely.

Any of the new Energy or Paradigm entry floorstanders will mop the floor with these. Try the Energy C-4, or C-6 used, the eXL-26, or even the new C-5. All are FAR superior in every way.

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Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   used



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by tentimestwenty a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 12, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Just to set some of the other reviews here straight, these are good speakers but by no means great speakers, even at the price.

They do everything okay, but have glaring weaknesses in the mid-bass and upper treble. While fairly musical, the wishy washy imaging and laid back dynamics make music sound compressed and unfocussed. Even pop and dance suffer from the lack of impact which is odd considering the sheer size and heft of the cabinets. Funny enough, well recorded acoustic music fairs the best, although still lacks that sparkle you get from many other competing models.

If you can get them used cheap, say under $300 that's about all they're worth. If you're even a little bit of an audiophile you can skip these entirely.

Any of the new Energy or Paradigm entry floorstanders will mop the floor with these. Try the Energy C-4, or C-6 used, the eXL-26, or even the new C-5. All are FAR superior in every way.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   used



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ken a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 18, 1999

Bottom Line:   
After 20 years of non-stop uses my PSB Passif 1 needed a well-deserved rest. I was afraid I would not be able to find a speaker that compared to the Passif 1 for a price I could afford. I listened to a lot of different speaker at a lot of different prices and finally bought the PSB 1000i. I now have listened to them for two weeks and they sound better every day. The salesmen told me the 1000i were discontinued and that this was his last pair so I could have them for $800.00. I have since found out that the 1000i's were not so much discontinued as promoted to the Status line as the Stratus Bronze. I have been a PSB fan for 20 years and the PSB 1000i just renewed what I have always know Paul Bartons is a genius.

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Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jørgen Gredersen a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 27, 1999

Bottom Line:   
What is good sound? I've had many speakers during my time as an Audio enthusiast, from the PSB800i, which really was a GREAT speaker to Jamo, almost not worth mentioning. But the speaker that have impressed me most is the PSB1000. It hits the different tones very accurate, and produces no noice at all. I just love the sound of it! The best buy, you get much more for your money here than any other speaker.

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Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Steven Watson a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 27, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I've spend many hours the last years, trying to find a speaker with great sound to a reasonable price. I've found it in PSB 1000! The sound from this speaker can easily compete with much more expensive models as the Silver, but you won't find a better buy!

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