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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   MikeGee

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Posted December 20 2004 - 04:47 AM

Hey first post here. You guys seem to know your stuff better than i could imagine i ever could so maybe you could help me out. Just wondering what you guys think of this setup i am planning on hookin up. I heard these speakers and i was very impressed from what i heard. The setup i want is AS-F2 for my front speakers AS-B2 for my rear speakers AS-C1 for my center channel HTR5740/RXV450 for my receiver No subwoofer right now. I figure the both F2's would give me pretty good bass. Also does anyone know a site online that has prices for these speakers? Or what i'd expect to pay for each of these speakers? Thanks for the help ~mike

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Greg Thomas

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Posted December 20 2004 - 05:26 AM

I'd spend a little more on my receiver to mate with the Athenas. I think the 5740 is only $249. Either a higher model Yamaha like the 5760 or perhaps the Pioneer VSX-1014. You'll find many threads about the Pioneer on this site. Seems to be the best bang for the buck.

Check Best Buy for clearances on the Athenas. If you can't find them there try Audio Advisor

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Andre_Y

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Posted December 20 2004 - 06:24 AM

You can check yahoo shopping. I have seen good prices there. They will show you about 7 places with varying prices. I plan to purchase the these myself for my bedroom system.

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Craig Forsythe

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Posted December 20 2004 - 07:30 AM

Best Buy used to have the F2's and B2's online, and has everything else. I am not sure why they are dropping the top Athena's via online, FutureShop up here (BB owns them)also no longer offers the top ones online. I recall their pricing so it gives you a good priceguide on the max you should pay. If they can't beat BB then just go get 'em at a BB, but I am sure any of the places you find on AudioAdvisor would beat them. The F2's were $180 each, the F1 is available at $150. The B2's were $180 a pair, B1's are $150 a pair. and the C1 is $180.

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   MikeGee

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Posted December 20 2004 - 11:25 AM

I was looking also into Pioneer receivers as well. The speakers are pretty much chosen already. I was thinking about going with the Yamaha 5750 cause right now its on sale. I just dont' over spend and get a 750$canadian receiver. Tho say i go with a receiver under 500$ canadian.. what would your choices be? So far the 5750 seems to be the hands down winner from what i've looked at out there.. thanks again for the help

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Muhammed

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Posted December 20 2004 - 06:52 PM

You can also check out AudioAdvisor.com, i'm not sure what their prices are like, but people have said good things about them.

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Nigel Hooper

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Posted December 20 2004 - 10:17 PM

Mike PM me where to get the 1014TX for $580 CAD. It is well worth spending the extra as the F2s really require good sounding amplification.

#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Barry_B_B

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Posted December 21 2004 - 12:44 AM

Has anyone heard what the bipole member of the family sounds like, the AS-R1? Have rarely seen it but would like to build a system with them.

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   MikeGee

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Posted December 21 2004 - 09:23 AM

is going from the 5750 to the 5760 that big of a jump in performance and sound? Can anyone explain what the major difference is between them. Or say compairing the 5750 to the Pioneer 1014tx Like the major thing it has or the cheaper one does not have... thanks alot!

#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Nigel Hooper

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Posted December 21 2004 - 09:39 AM

The F2s deserve the 1014 and nothing less. Again PM if you want a good price and are near Toronto.

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   MikeGee

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Posted December 21 2004 - 09:51 AM

here's another question... if i go with say the 1014tx.. would anyone reccomend i not use the B2's as my rear speakers and just wait and save up for a second set of F2's for the rear seeing how the power rating is much higher? or is it overkill?




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