Infinity Systems L-MPS Floorstanding Speakers

L-MPS

Satellite Speakers

User Reviews (9)

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James Pipes   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 24, 2000]
Strength:

Size

Weakness:

Poor imaging vocals and really thin sound.

I bought these at Circuit City to match a Sony 825 reciever for DD. The reveiver broke and so did the Proscan DVD player and the speakers sounded like crap. I replaced the Sony with a Yamaha RX V2095 at The Good Guy's and they still sounded crappy. Oh well I guess I got what I payed for. Boston CR6 sound a lot better!!!! They don't handle power too well either. Will probably sell all 5 and get more Boston's.

Similar Products Used: Boston, Advent, polk
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1
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1
John   Audio Enthusiast [Sep 15, 2000]
Strength:

Price , clarity, crisp highs and mids. Power

Weakness:

Small speaker, no bass

I just bought two pairs of these from ubid.com for $19 each. I can not believe how such a big sound can come from such a small speaker. I live here in a moderate sized dorm room at Johns Hopkins, and I was looking for good qualiy at an inexpensive price. This is it. Only problem is you need a sub. I have a 160w 10inch, and it works great with the four minuetes and a infinity video-1. If you want power and more dynamic range, go with the Infinity R4's. Overall, it is a very good product for the price.

Similar Products Used: cervin-vega, bose
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5
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5
Mick   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 04, 2001]
Strength:

Cheap, compact, looks nice, good wall mounts included.

Weakness:

Not much bass (no surprise there), treble absent too. Spring clips on the back rather than binding posts, though they work alright.

I got the theatre five-pack of speakers for $239CN plus tax. I was expecting little or no bass, and that was what I got, though a small sub solved that problem, but what really surprised me was the absence of any real treble. Movies on DVD just sounded muffled, though it wasn't too bad on music, oddly enough, even if it failed to excite me much. I gave them two weeks of trial, changing positions on walls, types of cables, and fiddling with tone controls on the receiver (a Harmon AVR110) and then gave up and took them back. I replaced them with my old full range hifi speakers as fronts (Infinity Reference 30's), two Infinity US-1s for surrounds, and an Infinity CC-3 for the centre. Now the system sounds great, with clarity, crispness and dynamics. Maybe I was unlucky, or had unrealistic expectations of such small, cheap speakers, but I just couldn't manage with them. I would advise caution unless you have listened to them carefully first or can take them back.

Similar Products Used: Infinity US-1s.
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2
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3
Ben   a Casual Listener [Sep 01, 1999]

I just got these pair from UBid and was quite disappointed with it. It sounded like a tin can. I wish I could get my money back.

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Jay   an Audio Enthusiast [Sep 07, 1999]

I got a pair of these 2 months ago. No complaint whatsoever. But the power rating of 80 watts (RMS) is a bit too low, and the effeciency of a mere 87dB (shouldn't it be 90dB min?)Anyways, it's worth the money. If you got these speakers cheap, don't expcet too much from it (like complaining about 'it sounds like tin can..bla bla').
It's impossible to pay for a price of Ford, trying to get a Mercedez Benz, isn't it? But I have to agree that uBid.com is a big joke when it comes to
price and product selection.
Overall, they're decent speakers for bedroom system, with excellent bass and treble within the price range ($100-$200). You'll need a powered subwoofer for sure.



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3
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Tony   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 16, 1999]
Strength:

Styling,Size

Weakness:

Bass Response

Just bought 2 pair from Ubid($68/pair) (for a 2nd Home Theater System. When I first heard them without a subwoofer, I was a bit disappointed with them; no depth to the sound(my main system uses Def Tech's ProCinema, an amazing sounding system for the size/price!). But when I added A JBL DPS10 Sub from www.mercata.com($112 after $50 new cust. discount), it was like nite and day! The JBL sub is a great match, and I am now very pleased with the sound from this inexpensive system I pieced together.

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4
VALUE
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4
Jake   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 08, 1999]
Strength:

Price/Quality Ratio
Compact
Clear sound quality, decent power handling

Weakness:

A little bit too bright
Only 88dB

Good buy, compact/versatile, a little too bright (not natural)... overall decent speakers for its size!! Recommended for rear surround or bedroom.
(If it sounds like a tin can, that could be contributed by hearing loss OR crappy/el cheapo receiver)

Similar Products Used: RS3
Energy
VeloDynes
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4
VALUE
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4
Ryan   Audio Enthusiast [Jul 21, 2000]
Strength:

Small, good looking, easily mountable

Weakness:

They lack clarity

I have a CC-3 which is wonderful speaker made by Infinity. I bought a pair of L-MPS off UBid, even though I had never heard a pair. I was extremely disappointed with them, but I thought they might sound better after a while. They didn't. The sound lacks definition, clarity, depth, and just about everything else you want in a speaker. It doesn't produce any lows (I think they were marked at 80Hz, but they don't do ANYTHING near that) They distort when I'm playing music through them. I really think my $10 computer speakers perform as well. But, the do look nice...

Similar Products Used: Infinity RS-4, RS-5, CC-3.
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1
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3
Jim   Audio Enthusiast [Sep 25, 2000]
Strength:

Price, Price, Price, and good sound for the price!

Weakness:

MUST have a sub, no low end at all

I bought these on UBid like so many of you, wowed by the bargain price. (By the way, beware of the shipping costs from UBid, they rape you. My 4 speakers cost $45 to ship!)
I had no intentions for these speakers other that having something pretty nice to put whereever I wanted them. Then I remembered, a friend of mine had the MPS surround system. I'd heard the system in action and thought it sounded great, so we decided to test the speakers side by side. We connected two of his MPS and 2 of my L-MPS to a speaker switching box and fired up the tunes. The L-MPS won hands down. We both agreed that these cheap boxes were superior to the ones he payed full list for. Now, he's going to buy some L-MPS to upgrade his system. Just for fun, we asked our wives for their opinions (not that it mattered!) and they both thought the L-MPS was better also. I'm shopping for a home theater speaker system and now am seriously considering using these as my surrounds if I can just find a good center and sub. I had decided to buy the Paradigm Cinema System after listening to the Infinity HTS-20, the Boston Micro 8000 and the Klipsch Quintet, but I may just use my L-MPS.

Similar Products Used: side by side comparison to Infinity MPS
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4
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5
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