Davinci audio?

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  1. Steve_Drake

    Steve_Drake Stunt Coordinator

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    I am trying to find info on this brand of speakers, however my online searches have proven worthless. Is this even a company?

    thanks,
    steve
     
  2. Seth=L

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    wear did you see or hear about the speakers? Sounds like white van to me. The only Da-vinci audio I know of makes record players and cartriges
     
  3. Seth=L

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    Think I may have found what you were looking for. Was it spelled divinci? If it is Divinci it is for sure, white van speakers. They are made by Redlineaudiousa not to be confused with Red Line Audio the manufacturers of Moon Audio and Velodyne. The Divinci speakers are the same as the Digital Research white van speakers they just are using a different "hot word" now. Apparently the word "DIGITAL" is loosing it's touch.

    Divinci is Mickey Mouse reincarnate.
     
  4. Steve_Drake

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    thanks, i found the website, divincisound.com exactly as you described.
     
  5. JGiampa

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    Is "Theater Research" another example of "Digital Research"? A buddy of mine has Theater Research and I had never heard of it but they dont sond bad
     
  6. Nathan W.

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    I get a kick outta reading specs on these hastily thrown together web sites such as the Divinci one. Wow, diamond cut drivers and hydro cooled tweeters!!! All of my speakers are so lame compared to these.

    What name will they use next, I wonder, for the exact same product? I actually saw some speakers on Ebay under the name "Paradime". They vanished quickly though, probably because the real "Paradigm" came a knockin'.
     
  7. Seth=L

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    These companies are pathetic. They use cheap parts and labor to produce the speakers. They look good in pictures, but that is about it.

    To answer Joe's question, I am not sure if they made by the same company. But, I can assure you they are white van, scam speakers. They look nice and may even sound descent, but unless you get them for less than $100, probably less than that for me because they would just be a waste of space in my home, then they aren't worth it. My Infinity bookselfs probably have a higher power handling, more even responce, and lower extension than those supposed subwoofer tower combos.
     
  8. Seth=L

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    reposting.
     
  9. Seth=L

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    Funniest thing I have ever seen. Where do they come up with this stuff? 5.1 DCS Digital; 5.1 Eds Digital Digital Elite Audio ;Ultra Digital Labs 5.1 Digital Plus Pure II Decoding, this doesn't make any sense. Is this even legal, what in the name of jumping jacks is going on.
     
  10. Nathan W.

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    I guess they use some other decoding process like Bose does since it's cheaper. I wonder if that "pure marketing B.S. name" decoding even works? A lot of uneducated people on Ebay are eatin' this stuff up. It's too bad they're gettin' suckered into "a little better than TV built in speaker" sound.
     
  11. Seth=L

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    I would guess that these so called formats are B.S. Just slopply DSP modes that aren't copyrighted like chamber effects and other similar crap. Although I am not sure how they get away with using 5.1 in there, but I just don't care.
     
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    It's possible to build a good speaker, for minimal expense, in China. But how are you going to sell it? SHowrooms, dealers, they all cost money. Better design a speaker that looks "good" in ebay photos. AFter all, the sound won't sell itself.
     
  14. djmose

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    Was approached by 3 guys not in a white van, but a white Escalade yesterday in Mississsauga (Toronto), at the corner of Rexwood and Derry. They had about 5 of the DiVinci systems, a packing slip and a magazine called Live Audio which featured an ad for the DiVinci system with a MSRP of almost $1900. They initially offered the home theatre systems for $900. The price eventually came down to $300. They opened one of the boxes to show that as a bonus, they were including $300 worth of audio cabling. It was obviously worth $300 as the MSRP was printed right on the packages! The deal was too sweet!
    Knowing this was a scam, I had them explain all the features a few times before getting back in my car and leaving them with an opened box. They were upset, but only shouted for a short period before having to find their next unsuspecting victim.
    I came home to find this site. Full of great info - thanks for heads up about this brand and many others like it.
    Hopefully more people visit these pages and educate themselves.
     
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    I had this same exact scenario happen to me.....did I really get screwed. I paid 200 bux for this thing. I hooked it up. It really sounds ok. I havent ran a lot of power through this thing....Is it crap? I live in New Hampshire by the way... Where is this society going? I dont get it..It looks nice I guess thats the conselation....screw them.
     
  16. maddronn

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    I got suckered into buying a set for $150 in the same scenario. Can I take these to a pawn shop and get something for them? That guy better hope I never see him again anywhere.
     
  17. Ed Moxley

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    DiVinci is a "White Van Speaker" system. According to Wikipedia.com, they're not worth over $50. See here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_van_speaker_scam
    They mention DiVinci by name. I see them all the time on Craig's List, and warn people about them. Below is a list of known brands that are white van speakers:

    "White Van Speakers List"

    Acoustic Response Series 707
    Acoustic Image 3311 / 3312
    Acoustic Lab Technology
    Acoustic Monitor
    Acoustic 3312 Studio Monitor
    Acoustic Response
    Advanced Sound Technologies AST X2 1055
    Ashton
    Audiofile 583LR
    Audiofile 835LR
    Audiofile THX 6.1
    Audio Tech
    Dahlton KV 1500
    Dahlton KV 2500 TI Speakers
    Dahlton AV5.1 THX
    DanWave DW-6
    DanWave DW-606
    DanWave DW-607
    DanWave DW-608
    Dan Wave DW-1000
    http://www.divincisound.com
    Divinci Sound
    DiVinci Innovative Sound & Bass
    Divinci Sound D6 D-6
    Divinci Sound DV7010 DV-7010
    Divinci Sound DV6030 Dv-6030
    Divinci Sound DV505 DV-505
    Divinci Sound DA6.1 DA-6.1
    Divinci D-52
    Divinci DV-606
    Divinci DV-607
    Divinci DV-608
    Divinci DV-1420
    Divinci DV-1450
    Divinci DV-1412
    Divinci DV-1450
    Divinci DV- 607
    Divinci DV-2150
    Divinci DV-2100
    Denmark
    Denmark Loud Speaker E830LR
    Digital Audio DHT 5.1
    Digital Audio SL-3810
    Digital Audio DA 2000SL / 2000CS
    Digital Audio 2000
    Digital Audio 2002
    Digital Audio 2012 7.1
    Digital Audio Professional Speaker Systems SL-3810
    Digital Audio Skyline 900-SL
    Digital Audio SL-3910 Speakers
    Digital Audio 2003 DA 5.1 Pro-Series III
    Digital Dogg Audio
    Digital Pro Audio
    Digital Pro Audio SL-T 2.8
    Digital Research 5.1 Pro Series
    Digital Research DA 5.1 Pro Series III
    Digital Research DR-1000
    Digital Research DR-2810
    Digital Research DR-1610
    Digital Research DR-1611
    Dogg Digital
    Dynalab
    Epiphany Audio speakers
    Elite Audio
    Elite Audio EA-505
    Elite Audio EA-608
    Elite Audio EA-1620
    Elite Audio EA-7012
    Epic 800 Home Theater System
    Epic Sound 7.1
    Fleetwood Audio
    Genesis
    Genesis Media Labs
    Genesis G6.1 Digital Series
    Genesis G-505
    Genesis G-506
    Genesis G-507
    Genesis G-608
    Genesis G-609
    Genesis G-610
    Genesis G-1420
    Genesis G-1620
    Genesis G-1630
    Genesis G-2815
    Genesis G-2840
    Genesis G-2850
    Genesis G-2870
    Genesis G-2875
    Genesis G-2880
    Genesis G-2885
    Genesis G-2950
    Genesis G-2960
    Genesis G-6030
    Genesis G-6035
    Genesis G-6040
    Genesis G-7012
    http://www.genesismedialabs.com
    Grafdale
    Hauffman
    Image Audio Concepts IA-905S Gold Series
    Innovative Sound Digital Pro Audio
    Kirsch K3
    Kirsch K10
    Kirsch Prodigy K803
    http://www.kirschloudspeakers.com
    Linear Phase studio monitors
    http://matrixaudioconcepts.com
    Matrix Audio Concepts
    Matrix MX-1300
    MX-404
    MX-550
    MX-6160
    MX-2060
    MX-605S
    Millenium
    Millenium MTS-2006p
    Millenium MTS-2208
    Millenium MTS-2328
    Millenium MTS-2300
    Millenium MTS-2605
    Millenium MTS-3100
    http://www.mtsspeakers.com
    Olin Ross
    Omni Audio
    PSD (2.8)
    PTS PT-5500S
    PTS (Precision Transducer Systems)
    http://www.ptswoofers.com
    Palermo VA 6.1
    Paradyme
    Precision Home Theater
    Pro Audio
    Pro Dynamics Pro Platinium Series
    Pro Dynamics PD-9600
    Proline Acoustic
    Protecsound PT-5000 digital surround sound system speakers
    RDX
    Samurai 518
    Skyline AD-900SL
    Skyline Digital Denmark 800 or 900 "series"
    Studio Tech (Pro Poly Series)
    Theater Innovations (Ti 5100)
    TI-440MR TI~440MR
    TI-440R TI~440R
    TI-440M TI~440M
    TI-5100 TI~5100
    TI-5150T TI~5150T
    TI~1250 TI-1250
    TI~1255 TI-1255
    TI~1300 TI-1300
    TI~1650 TI-1650
    TI~1655 TI-1655
    TI~6000SD TI-6000SD
    TI~6100 TI-6100
    TI~1750 TI-6200
    http://www.theater-innovations.com
    Theater Logic
    http://theaterlogichomecinema.com/
    Theater Logic L5ti
    Theater Logic L6
    Theater Logic L8TI 5.1
    Theater Logic T 2400
    Theater Logic T 2450
    http://www.trtheaterresearch.com
    Theater Research TR-501
    Theater Research TR-900
    Theater Research TR-1120
    Theater Research TR-1400
    Theater Research TR-1410 Digital Sound Speakers
    Theater Research TR-2380
    Theater Research TR-2500
    Theater Research TR-2810
    Theater Research TR-5210 Professional Home Theater
    Theater Research TR5160
    Theater Research TR6000
    Theater Research TR-6100 Digital Sound/5.1 Home Cinema
    Theater Research 8810
    Theater Research Pro Series III Professional Home
    Ultra Digital Labs
     
  18. ChiChi

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    OK so I saw a pair on craigslist for $20.00 a piece. Is this a complete waste of time, money and space? Because to front speakers for $40 isnt bad right? What if I add a nice center channel and 4 good surrounds and 2 subs later?
     
  19. gene c

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    For surround sound speaker system to perform properly all the speakers, especially the fronts and center, need to be from the same manufacturer otherwise sounds/vocals that pan from one side to the other will sound different as it goes thru the center speaker. This doesn't pertain to the subwoofer since it produces frequencies that are not produced by the other speakers.

    You can get some great deals on used speakers from ebay and craigslist but I wouldn't bother with brands like DiVince. You would be better off in the long run with more recognized brands like Polk, Infinity, JBL, etc. And you would have a much better chance of finding the other speakers to round out your system.
     
  20. ChiChi

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    Thanks Gene C! I will save the $40 and wait to get some better speakers, but I have no idea on audio and what to choose? I get pretty good company discounts and dont know where to begin! I am planning on getting the Yamaha RX-V765 so if anyone knows of good speakers to match this please let me know a few models. I didnt know that all the speakers of a 7.x system had to match and am looking to find a good fit for the RX-745 suggestions?
     

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