Summary: I was debating getting the smaller PSB CS500 outdoor speakers but found open box CS1000's in white. So I saved almost $50 for the box being open. A couple set screws were missing so I called and they arrived in a day or two. All I can say is wow, what a speaker!
Pros: Clear, precise sound. Very high quality build.
Summary: Quite an impressive set of speakers. They work WELL! These replaced a set of Bose that turned to junk (turns out they really always sounded like c-ap. Aside from the mount not lining up right (it worked out fine) we have no issue. BASS is no issue either. Highly recommended!!!!!
Summary: I researched online for outdoor speakers, had to rely on reviews as could not listen to any. Almost bought def tech 6500 or klipsch, both were around 400, both got good reviews, but decided to go for the extra 150 for psb based on one reviewer who said he listened to all 3 and no comparison.
Pros: balanced , very deep bass, can play very loud, no distortion
Summary: WOW, real happy with my PSB's. I already have a pair of bookshelve PSB's in my office so was familer with killer performance. The CS 1000's are outside on my patio. I mounted under the soffit of my huse about 20" apart. I have them hooked up to my Sonos system, using a Connect Amp.
Pros: Sound, separation, mounting brackets, construction, and appearance!
Summary: I think I will give these speakers a 5 star rating do to the fact they sound great ! I picked up some Definitives before these which are going back. I'm using a high powered amp. with these speakers. They have very good bass response and the highs are clear. Mids.
Pros: Great Sounding, no cone pop with bass turned up.
Summary: I am so very pleased with these speakers. They seem well made, and the sound you get from them is bigger than the size would indicate. They will rattle a bit with too much bass/volume, but at that point, your neighbors will be calling.