Summary: I'm reluctant to praise these speakers too highly and risk quickening their close-out status. I may want to buy more for myself. These PSB Image S5s speakers exude quality. They have exceptional build quality, wonderful sound, and provide an ideal fulfillment of the surround location in 5.1/7.1...
Pros: Easily fulfill the surround duties in a mixed brand Home Theater system.
Cons: It would have been nice to choose some other cabinet finishes, but I quickly got passed that.
Summary: I bought these to replace some old direct radiating bookshelf speakers I was using. WOW these are great sounding. My couch is close to the back wall and I have them mounted high and to the side, movies and multi channel music are both much improved. I Highly recommend them.
Pros: Great sound, not to large, excellent build quality.
Summary: If you are an audiophile these speakers will not disappoint. I bought these to replace a set of Polks and they blew me away for the soundstage they provide to my Polk SDA SRS towers! At this price, these are a no-brainer! Get them before the stock goes away!!
Pros: Great soundstage with great bass and high end to complement the fronts.
Summary: I just installed the s5 into my system. They added another dimension to my listening pleasure.I am using Psb T6 for front speakers along with Psb C 5 center speaker. I have 2 Martin Logan 700 subs that are wireless. I am using the S 5 as my side speakers and Psb B 6 as my surround back.
Summary: These speakers are a tremendous bargain for the sale price of 399. They are decent looking, with good build quality and can be easily wall mounted. The sound is great with the titanium tweeter, very detailed. The sound was maybe a little bright at first but mellowed over time.
Pros: Good sound, decent build quality, great sale price
Summary: For quite some time I was contemplating replacing my trusty original PSB Alpha's with with a pr of "S" series surrounds. Thanks to the outstanding price at Crutchfield I finally did, and they are great.
Pros: Great sound field, flush mounting, great looks
Cons: Require a little more oomph than direct radiating speakers
Summary: Every review is, of course, subjective. But, I doubt that anyone who hears these PSB S5s will deny that they belong in the upper echelon of the very best surround speakers. A sound so open and natural that engulfs the listener in sonic bliss - - really!