Greetings, PSAudio forum. New to the scene here. I don’t own any PSAudio gear aside from a power outlet, or at least I didn’t until I heard about the FR20s. I had just started looking for a speaker upgrade from my wonderful Graham LS5/5s that would fill my rather large room (12’ x 30’ w/ ceilings up to 15’ high, although listening area is in a corner of this open plan area) with greater dynamics and energy. Received my demo pair in black on Monday, been running it in for a few days… WOW!
@Paul @Chris_Brunhaver I’d like to tell you both how impressed I am with the way these speakers are opening up and transforming my 2-channel system and listening room (all digital hi-res streaming, custom Roon server, Lampizator dac, Absolare Integrated w/ lots of fairly expensive cabling and conditioning). I think I have finally found a speaker that scales up to my room, delivers live-music dynamics and energy, doesn’t overwhelm me with treble at my 8-9’ listening position, and figuratively disappears from the stage, without losing much in terms of the gorgeous tonality and density that I have become accustomed to with the LS5/5s and other BBC-style speakers I’ve owned. Further, despite the much deeper bass on offer with the FR20s, I somehow think that I need LESS DSP/room treatment with these than other speakers I’ve used. My partner, who is definitely capable of hearing the differences in gear/speakers, wholeheartedly agrees (and while she would prefer wood-veneer cabinets, she’s ok with these).
I was told by one of your helpful salespersons that I have one of about 40-50 pairs in the wild right now, but I haven’t seen many people sharing their impressions online yet. This speakers deserves extremely high praise and will likely be my main speakers for many years to come. I’m happy to answer questions about them for those who have not yet taken the plunge, too…
I also appreciate the generous trade-in and demo/return policy for facilitating this experience; I have to believe that there are other speakers of this quality out there in the world that could play nice in my room, right? (although hard to imagine them getting much better than this!), but since I’d have to visit a distant showroom with someone else’s gear playing or take a significant financial risk to try them in my home, I would never know it.
You gotta hear these!