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01-12-2013, 07:27 PM
Hi this is my very first post in this forum. I am no audiophile and have a question for those who are.

Which speaker would you guys recommend if you would pay the same price for each one the PSB Image B5 or G-Design GB1?

Thanks for your response

01-12-2013, 08:45 PM
The GB-1 is an older speaker but it sold for around $1,000pr about $600 more than the B5's. The GB line was a very good line. The GB-1 is a larger speaker than the B5 which I consider more of a satellite speaker or needing a sub in a 2.1 system (the GB-1 uses a 6.5" woofer while the B5 uses a 5.25" woofer). I have a pair of the PSB B6's that are a great speaker which is more in line with the GB-1. I think that if I had the choice between the B5 and GB-1, the GB would win hands down.

FYI, you can get B-stock PSB speakers for nice discount here-

Saturday Audio (http://saturdayaudio.com/)

I bought my B6's here. The B5's sell for $359pr and the B6's $439pr down from $550pr

01-13-2013, 10:22 AM
Do you think this receiver Newegg.Com - YAMAHA RX-V373BL 5.1-Channel AV Receiver (http://m.newegg.com/Product?itemNumber=N82E16882115373)
Is powerful enough to power those speakers or am I just asking for trouble?

01-13-2013, 12:58 PM
It will have no problem driving them. Are you needing to buy a multichannel receiver? If not, you should consider a 2ch receiver, integrated amp or an amp and preamp.

Here are a few options-

mini-X a-100 | 50W x 2 | Emotiva Audio | High-end audio components for audiophiles and videophiles, spanning 2-channel music systems, as well as 5.1 and 7.1 home theaters. Products include multichannel amplifiers, stereo amplifiers, and monoblock amp (http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/amplifiers/products/a100)

Harman Kardon HK-3490 Stereo Receiver HK 3490 B&H Photo Video (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/554381-REG/Harman_Kardon_HK_3490_HK_3490_Stereo_Receiver.html )

Harman Kardon HK-3390 Stereo Receiver HK 3390 B&H Photo Video (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/554380-REG/Harman_Kardon_HK_3390_HK_3390_Stereo_Receiver.html )

Onkyo TX-8050 2-Channel Network Stereo Receiver | Accessories4less (http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/ONKTX8050/Onkyo-TX-8050-2-Channel-Network-Stereo-Receiver/1.html#!more)

Marantz Sr4023 80w X 2ch Ci Friendly Stereo Receiver | Accessories4less (http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/MARSR4023/Marantz-Sr4023-80w-X-2ch-Ci-Friendly-Stereo-Receiver/1.html#!specifications)

01-13-2013, 01:52 PM
I already purchased the A/V receiver, it's in the mail.

Thanks for your help.

I went with the GB1's since I managed to get them for less than $350.