Infinity Systems SM165 Floorstanding Speakers

SM165

User Reviews (8)

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Lightyear   Audio Enthusiast [May 21, 2000]

These speakers are great. Although they are small in size but they can be really loud and still produce a clear and smooth sound. For $37 each at Ubid, you can't go wrong. Great for main speaker in a small room or as surround speaker. Better than many higher priced speaker i have heard, and definitely better than Infinity RS series. Highly recomended.

Similar Products Used: Infinity rs2000.4 (tower speaker), Polk R15
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5
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5
zhy wang   Audio Enthusiast [May 06, 2000]
Strength:

pprice

Weakness:

bass

$39 each from ubid.com plus 30 shippong.
the receiver is 75hz-20khz,
I had hoped to find the obvious lack of bass.
but This speaker really give more solid bass than i espected.
Even better than KFE one.(maybe this is coz of different room)
Nice for such price.

Similar Products Used: KEF coda 7. JBL n28, AR 216ps
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5
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5
David Strahan   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 08, 1999]

After replacing my tower pioneers with these due to baby reasons I must admit I was not expecting much, especially considering I bought them for 149.00 a pair. However, I am flat out stunned by the sound quality. Easily the same or better than the more expensive RS3's. Mounted on my wall, the home theater springs to life. Thank God for Infinity!

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5
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5
mike   an Audio Enthusiast [Feb 28, 1999]

I bought two pairs of these speakers to be used in home theater. Along with an smvideo center speaker and a Bu-2 sub, I think they sound great. I was surprised by how much sound could come from such a small speaker. They have the ability to 4 or 8 ohm and have a sensitivity of 95db. Mine were purchased mail order for about $115 a pair. For the quaility of sound you can get at such a small price, I feel they are a terrific value..

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5
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John   Audio Enthusiast [Jan 24, 2001]
Strength:

For the money they are more then I would expect from bookshelf speakers. They can handle 100W no problem and sound great when volumes are turned up loud.

Weakness:

There are no complaints considering that these should not be used as main speakers.

These speakers are everything you'd want in a bookshelf speaker. I use them for surround speakers with my Dolby Digital and DTS home theater. I'm also using the SM Video center speaker and closely matched EPI main speakers for great rap-around sound. Sound is clear and precise with no distortion mostly due to a well powered receiver. They sound great for music listening and can handle high volumes.

Similar Products Used: Advent, EPI
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5
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5
Audiophile   Audiophile [Jan 25, 2000]
Strength:

Price, Clear reproduction, 95dB sensitivity

Weakness:

None

I use these as rear surround sound speakers. I have
though tested them as main speakers. The reproduction is
quite clean, of course missing the low frequencies which is
normal for speakers of this size.

I purchased them from Crutchfield and they are great for
Surround Sounds especially with a high sensitivity of 95dB.

Most surround sound speakers including other Infinity's
have such a low sensitivity that it makes no sense to buy
those speakers and have to adjust your volume up to compensate.

Overall, this is a great speaker.

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5
VALUE
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5
anthony   Audiophile [Jun 26, 2000]
Strength:

price,clear sound

Weakness:

needs a 4-5 inch midrange

in terms of the price( 149.00 a pair from crutchfield) these speakers deliver nice bass and fairly good highs, blows the RS-3's away in terms of price and sounds basically the same. I have two pairs of these speakers, good for main speakers in a small room, but in a large room they need to be as rears because of the lack of a midrange.fairly good frequency response( 78- 20kHz), I recommend these speakers for home theater, but not really for music because, once again,the lack of a midrange.

Similar Products Used: AR- can't remember the series, infinity RS series
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5
VALUE
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5
Nick   Audiophile [Jul 13, 2000]
Strength:

VALUE put the in a book shelf like they are designed to be and you get great bass

Weakness:

none at the price point

FIRST THINGS FIRST MY CREDENTIALS

DENON AVR 3300- used as preamp for front and center
Sonus Faber Concertinos- Front
Souns Faber Picalo Solo- center
Rell - sub
vienna acoustic Hayden - Rear
Bryston 5B - front Amp
Oritron J7 DVD - this is not you normal Oritron
Sony 32"- Vega
Techincs 1200 - Turntable
Cal Labs CD Player
Monster 3000 Line conditioner
Canare Video Cable
Canare Digial Coax + Optical
Kimber Speaker cable rear
Transparent Speaker Front

FIRST OFF these guys who are calling themselves "audiophiles" have no clue. If you are using infinity SM series or even Ref. series and an infinity sub YOU ARE NOT AN AUDIOPHILE your probably using a Sony receiver right YOU ARE NOT AN AUDIOPHILE. Now that that is oput of the way You can't complain about bass from a book shelf speaker. IF you put them in a book shelf then you would notice they produce great bass even boomy if you will. They are designed to shoot bass at an enclosure behind them hence the rear firing port the same idea as a down firing sub. I have them in my garage and they sound great I would even venture to say that they sound better then lots of speakers at double there price. NOW if you want to know why it works then open your physics books and look up the phrase "pie squared". AGAIN YOUR NOT AN AUDIOPHILE IF YOU USE INFINITY SM OR RS SERIES AND CANT FIGURE OUT WHY YOU DONT HAVE ANY BASS.

Similar Products Used: polk, bose, Vienna Acoustic, Sonus Faber (though the last 2 not nearly in the same price range)
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5
VALUE
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5
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