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PSB Alpha B1 vs EPOS ELS 3

I am new to your forums,and I appreciate you all having me.
I would like to know which is the better of the two over all.I am using an NAD c162 c272 set up in a small bed room.If any one could make some suggestions I would like to hear them.

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Re: PSB Alpha B1 vs EPOS ELS 3

I love the Epos ELS 3s. Use them in a small office set up. Very "musical." Haven't heard the PSBs, but both received great reviews here.

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Re: PSB Alpha B1 vs EPOS ELS 3

Thanks Chris for your opinion.What kind of office system are you using with your ELS 3s.Happy 4th to you.

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Re: PSB Alpha B1 vs EPOS ELS 3

I have a Music Hall A.25.2 Integrated Amp, the MMF Music Hall Phono Pack, and a Rega P1. Sounds great. I think I may soon upgrade the platter on the P1 to the glass platter, and then replace the stylus with an Ortofon 30.

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Re: PSB Alpha B1 vs EPOS ELS 3

I started out with the same set-up as Chris - Music Hall A25.2 & CD 25.2 pushing the Epos ELS 3. The room was about 12'x12'. Eventually I moved to a much larger room and replaced the ELS 3s with ELS 303s which have more bass to them.

Haven't heard the PSBs but they have gotten good reviews.

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Re: PSB Alpha B1 vs EPOS ELS 3

Mike does point out something worth noting: he updated to 303s, which have more bass. This is definitely an inherent shortcoming of any bookshelf speaker, I suspect. As great as the Epos ELS 3s sound, if you are going to miss the heavy lows of a big speaker, wait until you can afford a floorstanding model.

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Re: PSB Alpha B1 vs EPOS ELS 3

Thanks thats a good point,I dont want to get into the subwoofer thing because that kinda defeats my whole two channel purpose.Thanks again clapton69

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...I dont want to get into the subwoofer thing...

A very good thought. I never understood folks who got bookshelf speakers, with limited bass, and a subwoofer to increase the bass. A subwoofer give you sub-bass sounds, so the bass is still missing. What has been gained?

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