Infinity Systems Reference 2001.1 Floorstanding Speakers

Reference 2001.1

2 way ported design 5.25in woofer, 0.5 in tweeter

User Reviews (16)

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Thomas Elliott   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 19, 2013]

I bought six Infinity Crossovers to upgrade speakers that only had capacitors, Yamaha NS-A635s, a three way speaker. Removed the way too bright midrange and converted that opening into a tuned port of reduced size. Replaced poly tweeters with Vifa soft domes. Installed the Infinity crossovers. Still not the sound I was looking for. Modified the crossovers by unsoldered the inductor that put .5 ohms across the tweeter and let one end hang. Lifted one end of 6 ohm sandblock resistor (on back side) and put another just like it in series with it. Lifted one end of 4 ohm sandblock resistor (on the front) and soldered another just like it in series with it. With these mods I finally got the awesome sound I was looking for from my modest speakers. A real improvement. Perhaps the Infinity 2000.1s crossovers could use the same added resistor and disconnected inductor mods to improve them as well, though I've never been a big fan of rear-ported speakers.

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3
VALUE
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3
Maria   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 18, 2011]

Love the speakers, we use them as a surround sound speaker in a great room with an onko stereo.
Does any one know where you can get brackets to hang from the ceiling, we had some and lost them.
Bummber!

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5
VALUE
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5
Whisky_996   Audio Enthusiast [May 11, 2002]
Strength:

Price, quality, sound

Weakness:

bass

This speaker makes a great center channel speaker. It''s very detailed but lacks some bass even during DTS playback.

Similar Products Used: Infinity Entracenter, Polk CS245i
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4
VALUE
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4
Clinton Devereaux   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 09, 2000]
Strength:

I was actually going thru the reveiws looking for a reveiw on the Infinity Reference 71 MKII. I have owned a pair of 2000.1's for years and I can relate to the negative and the positive reviews about the system. Fisrt of all, I think the lack of bass comes from the intentional design of the speaker. Its not meant to be bass heavy speaker period. The intention of Infinity was to build something for the high to mid-low range of the sound spectrum. The LMT (Linear Motion Technology) that is incor[porated into the system is the cause of the "tight" oir "lack of" bass response because this technology forces the unit to reproduce bass acurately and within the speakers range so you won;t hear and resonsnace or over exagerrated bass like you do from some Bass reflex speakers. Geez, if you are looking for real power house sound then buy a pair of Epsilons! You can get them refurbished on UBID.com now and again for about $1500.00 each (They retailed for about $10,000.00 each years ago).

Weakness:

I would have to say its the lack of bass. But thats expected from a speaker this size!

Its an over good choice for a small room, college dorm, living room, or for a rear channel speaker in a surround sound set up. For what you can get them for now, I'll get s econd pair. I've had them for almost 6 years and they have been like old freinds. For those of you looking for bigger bass with these, try different positioning.

Similar Products Used: I think this speaker is companrable to just about ANY speaker in its size class, regardless of price.
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3
VALUE
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4
reLLIK   [May 01, 1997]

I've always been a fan of Infinity products but their prices haven't been so friendly to me. Now they have come out with Reference Series and I have to say that they are well worth the money. I have purchased Reference Series 2000.1 for about $80 each and I think it has one of the best sound quality at that price range. It is 2 way speakers and it doesn't have very good bass but when it comes to mid range and high frequency, I think it is hard to beat. I have Infinity BU-2 Subwoofer and they sound awesome together. Good shelf speakers and good surround sound speakers.

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4
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Charles Byrd   Audio Enthusiast [Jun 06, 2001]
Strength:

Excellent sound for the money. Nice imaging, infact nice all around sound. Of course the deep bass is completely absent, but you wouldn't expect a speaker this size to have that now would you? The base that is there is very tight and accurate. Paired with a subwoofer they make an excellent system

Weakness:

None really. Hard to compain especially considering the price

These were a birthday present a few years ago when I started building my modest HT system. Alot of things in that system have changed over the years, but these things have stayed the same. They were acutally purchased to use as surrounds, but when I listened to them at home and compared them to the Bose 2.2's I had (hey I know Bose ain't the best, but they only cost me 50 bucks for the pair), the Bose became the surrounds, even though they are able to produce much deeper bass than the Infinity's. Coupled with a sub it became quite a nice little HT system, especially since the Bose rears can go fairly deep.

Similar Products Used: Bose 2.2
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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4
Chip Atkinson   an Audiophile [Dec 08, 1997]

As an installer, this bookshelf speaker is an excellent choice for anyone on a budget. They are clear, have an excellent bass frequency and they are versatile. The new US-1 Satellite in the same price range is quite a bit smaller and is easlily installed from walls and ceilings

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4
VALUE
RATING
Toby Shum   an Audio Enthusiast [Apr 20, 1998]

I had a 2000.1's for surround and 2000.2 in front. I made the mistake buying them at circuit city. I auditioned them with the sales' R&B disc which covered up its weaknesses.
I brought them back home and listened to my usual Jazz and Rock. They sounded horrible with Oasis,Blur and Our Lady Peace. Bass is alright but lead guitar and vocals sounded wierd. (If you don't believe try Blur's Country House!)

Recommended for R&B but highly not recommended for Rock.

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2
VALUE
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Leigh Weston   an Audio Enthusiast [May 06, 1998]

Bought a pair of 2000.1's last weekend. For their size I think they sound quite well. Got them for $119 form the Wiz, and there are some 2000.2's there for $179. Haven't played them with my Yamaha YST-Sw40 sub as yet, but I'm sure they won't disappoint.

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4
VALUE
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T   a Casual Listener [Dec 14, 1998]

Got them for $99/pair from Citi$hopper. They sound quite OK for the price. But RS3 (silk dome tweeter) has cleaner bass. For this price, I can't expect much.

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4
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