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#1 of 29 Steve_Drake

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Posted August 28 2006 - 07:30 AM

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

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#2 of 29 Seth=L

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Posted August 28 2006 - 07:35 AM

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

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Posted August 28 2006 - 07:47 AM

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 of 29 Steve_Drake

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Posted August 28 2006 - 06:59 PM

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

#5 of 29 JGiampa

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Posted September 01 2006 - 04:28 AM

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 of 29 Nathan W.

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Posted September 04 2006 - 05:27 PM

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 of 29 Seth=L

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Posted September 05 2006 - 12:59 PM

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.

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Posted September 05 2006 - 01:52 PM

reposting.

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Posted September 05 2006 - 01:55 PM

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* TR-6200 Ultra Digital Labs
Class A Power Amplifier
1000 Watts Program
Powered Subwoofer
Five Pure Aluminum Finish Speakers
10" Long Throw Active Driver
Subwoofer Color Piano Black Lacquer & Aluminum Finish
Two blue Power Watt Meters
Bass High Cut Control & Bass Volume Control
TR-101-24K Gold Audio-Video Cables MSRP $199.00
TR-121-24K Gold Pins & Digital CAbles MSRP $149.00



* TR-VSX-59 TXI Natural Sound AV Receiver, Preamp, Processor, Tuner
Five Channels of Power Amplification with 400 Watts Program Per Channel into 8 ohms from 20 HZ to 20Khz with no more than 0.5% THD.
2000 Watts Program Total
Cooling System Design On Amplifier
5.1 DCS Digital; 5.1 Eds Digital
Digital Elite Audio ;Ultra Digital Labs
5.1 Digital Plus Pure II Decoding
HDTV-Compaitible
Digital Audio Video Inputs ;Digital Outputs
Subwoofer Output
Digital Imaging &Digital Version
FM/AM Preset Tuner with Ultra Digital Labs FM Noise Reduction Circuitry
Absolute Power!

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 of 29 Nathan W.

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Posted September 05 2006 - 07:06 PM

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 of 29 Seth=L

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Posted September 07 2006 - 04:22 AM

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.

#12 of 29 Seth=L

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Posted September 08 2006 - 08:10 AM

Here is a link to a thread discussing other white van speakers

http://www.hometheat....d.php?t=241669

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Posted September 13 2006 - 03:44 AM

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.

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Posted July 20 2007 - 11:33 PM

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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Posted July 20 2009 - 12:06 PM

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.

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Posted September 27 2009 - 01:29 PM

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.


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Posted September 27 2009 - 03:59 PM

DiVinci is a "White Van Speaker" system. According to Wikipedia.com, they're not worth over $50. See here: http://en.wikipedia....an_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
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Oppo BDP-83 Blu ray                                  Polk Audio LSi9
Polk Audio LSiC                                  Sony SS-MB100H
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Posted January 21 2010 - 08:40 AM

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?

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Posted January 21 2010 - 10:31 AM

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.
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
 
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.
 
 

 


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Posted January 22 2010 - 01:56 AM

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?