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Opinions on Athena AS-p400 for $230 shipped ...


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Jason Hammerly

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Posted October 14 2004 - 06:03 AM

I am thinking about getting this for my secondary system. It looks nice and performs admirably and will be in the living room upstairs. Anything else you would condsider for this price? The DAyton is out because it just looks to drab and ugly. Anything that would perform as nicely with music and some movies as this? It will be matched up with the Athena point 5 setup. Thanks all. Jason

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   brentl

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Posted October 14 2004 - 08:14 AM

Very good value, and good reviews to boot! B

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   DorianBryant

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Posted October 14 2004 - 08:18 AM

I have the Dayton and I must say it is not that ugly or plain. It is a simple design. Does not look any worse than the Athena. I tested many subs myself. My dayton is well hidden as looks do not apply. Don't judge it by the picture alone. Very good build quality. It will perform as well as the Athena, JBL E150 or Velo CHT-10.

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Jason Hammerly

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Posted October 14 2004 - 08:52 AM

I had one actually, and sold it. It was too ugly, and I wasn't that blown away by the performance. It's a great value though for under $150. I just can't live with the big port on the front since it will be sitting right next to my TV. It just looks too cheesy for me. Seems like the performace is very similar to the Athena As-p400 though. I have tried the Dayton in my home, but not the Athena. I did fiddle with the Athena at best buy and was quite impressed with it even with their crappy setup. Posted Image Later.

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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   DorianBryant

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Posted October 14 2004 - 09:45 AM

I am sure it will work for you then. Let us know how it works for you.

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Jason Hammerly

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Posted October 14 2004 - 09:53 AM

Yea ... I'm thinking I'll get it. Also thinking about the Velodyne CHT-10. Just can't decide. I hear the Athena is great for music, so I may snag it. If anyone can think of anything under $250 that I should also consider, let me know. Jason

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   eryn shannon

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Posted October 14 2004 - 10:13 AM

I have 2 as-p400's in my home theater setup. You are correct that it is a great sub for music. The bass is tight and Dons't tend to get boomy unless the sub volume is put too high. If it is being used mostly for music and you don't listen to music very loud I, would defiantly recommend this sub.