PSB Speakers Stratus Bronze Floorstanding Speakers

4.58/5 (48 Reviews) MSRP : $1099.00


Product Description

The Bronze uses the same one-inch aluminum-dome tweeter used in the Stratus Gold and Silver systems. It also uses a new pair of 6-1/2-inch woofers with felted cones and rubber surrounds. These two drivers operate in a "two-and-a-half-way" design that uses both of them for low frequencies and only one for mid-frequencies.


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by IAmCanadian a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2004

Bottom Line:   
If you’re thinking about buying PSB please read on about my recent PSB customer service experience. I own PSB Stratus Bronze fronts that I purchased 14 months ago, along with PSB Century 300i rears, and a C5i center that I recently purchased. A while ago the veneer on the front right speaker began to peel up and curl in such a way that it could not be glued back down and still cover the cabinet. Wanting the speaker fixed, my customer service nightmare with PSB began, throughout which my wife and I kept a journal. It reads as follows: (information in brackets is added to original content to avoid confusion)

Jan 28:Email K. Pritchard @ PSB (with info regarding problem) given info to call.
Call 1-800-263-4641 ext. 4201 (as instructed)
Talk to J. Wideman @11am and give situation re: speaker veneer peeling.
He calls back later that day with directions to ship to Pickering location.
Tells us he will put a rush on the repair and that we would hear from PSB the next week regarding the status of the speaker.

Feb 03:Ship out speaker, email J. Wideman about it.

Feb 04:PSB receives the speaker and signs for it.

Feb 18:Email J, Wideman about status of speaker because have heard nothing.
No Reply.

Feb 21:Leave message @ 1-800-263-4641 ext. 4201 about situation and inquire about status of speaker.
No Reply.

Feb 23:Morning, call 1-800-263-4641 ext. 4201 and talk to L.
Tells me she is looking into it, going to talk to the technician assigned to them. Will call us back.
No Reply @11:30am.
4pm we call back L., put on hold, then told she will call back in a few minutes.
No Reply.
5pm we call back L., not answering phone, try till 5:20. (office open till 5:30)
Call service manager at a PSB dealership, ask him to try to find out about speakers, give him info. (Great guy, we did not even buy the speakers from him)

Feb24: @1:30pm try calling L., no answer.
2pm talk to L., informs me she is waiting to hear from PSB international, referred to some email she received from them. Apologized profusely for not calling back and the run-around. Will let us know by end of the week about repair.
4pm PSB dealer calls back with more details, says he talked to Paul Barton himself. They are replacing the cabinet of the speaker. If we don’t hear back from them (PSB) by Friday, call him back to call Paul Barton again.

Feb 27:Try calling L. from 12:15pm to 1:30pm, no answer.
Call Dealer back, he will call them and find out what he can, he will call us back.
Dealer calls back, tells us they said it should be in by next Thursday (which is March 04, this dealer has been so helpful and selfless, will definitely buy future products from them ‘The StereoMan’ in Woodstock Ontario).

Mar 04:No speaker.
Call L. from 2pm to 2:30pm, finally get in touch, ask about speaker status, she says she will call back in 30 minutes.
No Reply.
Call L. back @3:20pm, say s no one has returned her calls about out speaker. I ask her to please find out about the speaker as we were told last week it would be here by now. She said she would find out for us and call us back.
No Reply.
Call L. back @4:20, leave message about contacting someone else to find out about our speaker (as we still don’t know the status of the repair or what is happening to our expensive speaker).
4:20pm call and leave a message with Paul Barton himself (the owner and designer for PSB Speakers) asking for info on our speaker. (ext. withheld)

Mar 05:Paul Barton calls back and leaves a message on our voice mail @9:30am.
He informs us that he will find out what is going on and that PSB will get back to us today.
No Reply.
4:30pm we call L., she stated she spoke with Paul about getting our speaker. Put on hold to call (warehouse?), gets no answer. Asks if she can call us back while she goes and checks on speaker, we ask to wait on hold instead. Informs us that the speaker is ready to ship. Will ship it Monday (March 08) by Purolator and that we should have it by Tuesday, maybe Wednesday. We informed her of our busy schedule and she said she would call us when it was shipped to make arrangements.

Mar 10:(Wednesday) No speaker or call from PSB.
4:20pm leave message with L. and Paul Barton about terrible service and current situation and ask to be called back.
4:30pm (after calling every number we could get a hold of) we talk to another PSB representative C. She tells the speaker has been shipped and gives us a tracking number.
Mar 11:No speaker or call back from PSB @5pm.
Call Purolator and they have no idea where our speaker is, launch investigation.
Call PSB and leave messages regarding situation.

Mar 12:Finally, Purolator finds our speaker, we get to pick it up at 6:30pm. We examined the inner packaging, and find it has no piercing, so the damage must have occurred prior to shipping. So we again find ourselves in the same situation we were six weeks ago. We have a damaged PSB speaker that needs to be repaired.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   The Audio Centre



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bossmann a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2003

Bottom Line:   
i love the bronzes, i had a set about 4 years ago when they first came out but sold them and bought the PSB Image5t nice but not as great as the Bronze. I have now finally sold my 5t's and bought a new set of PSB Bronze and love them. i don't have room for a subwoofer right now but the bronzes fill in bass perfectly. i will however be looking at either the new Sub6 or Sub7. nothing but good things to say about all PSB speakers. a great buy ay 1150.00 Cnd

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $1185.00

Purchased At:   Radio Shack



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

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I've had these speakers for about 4 years now and they've performed very well. Great detail throughout the frequency range, good imaging, and fantastic soundstage.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   JS Audio, Bethesda,



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

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I had no intention of buying PSBs. I went to a high-end audio shop in D.C. prepared to bay twice as much. But a friendly guy there overlooked his commission and suggesed I give these a listen. I've been thrilled since. I've driven them with two amps -- an NAD and a Rotel, and I can promise you that you won't find such impressive, uncolored sound for anywhere near the price. They blew away speakers costing more than twice as much, and after four years, I'm just enjoying them more and more.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Retailer in D.C.



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

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Bought these speakers primarily based on price. I was concerned about the quality of the boxes but they sounded so good in the store I couldn't leave without them. I hooked them up to my old luxman equipment with the cheap speaker wire the salesman gave me at no charge and they sounded just great. I still think these are great speakers for the price. I have just one complaint. Two weeks after I got them home the laminate started peeling off one of the speakers. It took PSB more than 2 months to ship out a replacement. I would have given you 5 stars PSB if you took better care of your customers.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $850.00




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