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#21 of 71 schan1269

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Posted January 19 2014 - 11:07 AM

Quick look at Salina...

 

This is "it"...

 

http://salina.craigs...4292914357.html

 

If you need another TV...

 

http://salina.craigs...4283384144.html



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Posted January 19 2014 - 11:11 AM

Divorce the wife, drive to KC and buy these.
 
http://kansascity.cr...4228744358.html
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"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.
 
 

 


#23 of 71 diceman1000

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Posted January 19 2014 - 11:31 AM

Sam, Washigton is 30 miles straight east of me, lol... know the place well...

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Posted January 19 2014 - 11:37 AM

Gene, what are the OSW-1's?

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Posted January 19 2014 - 12:00 PM

The OSW-1 was one of the first purposely designed "flat" speakers. They sound pretty good. KEF does it better with the T series...but gee...somebody had to do it first.

 

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Posted January 19 2014 - 12:08 PM

I believe the OSW-1's were designed with the Alpha series which came before the Beta's (duh..) but they work well with any Alpha's, Beta's, Primus and IL series. They are listed as going down to 70 hz but 100-120hz is more like it. More wife friendly then bookshelves as surrounds. I somehow wound up with 5 pairs (all white) but I'm keeping one pair for myself.

I tried to con Mike Frezon into buying the 20's, 250 and two pair of the OSW-1's for $400 shipped to NY last year but he didn't bite. I'd of lost my shirt on that one....
"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 19 2014 - 12:18 PM

i think maybe you guys have convinced me to go used at any rate, i believe i an get much better quality that way...

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Posted January 19 2014 - 12:26 PM

You can get some real good deals on new speakers like Polk Monitors from Amazon and newegg.com, although I haven't looked lately, and the Primus series from Frys (usually in-store only but sometimes on-line). But used is the best over-all value. But you need to be patient and lucky. It also helps to be in a larger metropolis as shipping speakers can be expensive.
"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 19 2014 - 12:41 PM

I've reiterated this story before(helps to date...never marry, ha)...

I once drove 4500 miles for two pairs of speakers. Granted those speakers were...

1. Huge
2. Expensive...even used

I bought a hitch for my Miata, rented the smallest trailer the speakers would fit, set out on a 10 day road trip that included...

Mount Rushmore
Bonneville Salt Flats
Grand Canyon/Hoover Dam
Pikes Peak


What I didn't pay in shipping, combined with savings over New, practically paid for the trip.
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Posted January 19 2014 - 03:08 PM

ahh, westwardboud:)... i truly believe tat the Grand Canyon is something everybody should see at least once in their lifetime...

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Posted January 19 2014 - 03:32 PM

Diceman....I forgot to mention I'm about 30 minutes from Livermore. I'll wave to your friend the next time I'm passing through. Blistering hot in the summer. Can be 20-30 degrees hotter there than in Hayward. About 60 miles between S.F. and Livermore. The high in S.F. on one particular summer day last year? 64. Same day in Livermore? 107.
"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 19 2014 - 03:38 PM

iactually met Ken over at the Harmony Central forum about 4 years ago, we became fast friends. pretty much all of my electric guitars have his hand wound pickups in them... on a side note, what's the concensus on the BIC America stuff?

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Posted January 19 2014 - 03:56 PM

I have a theatre of the BIC V. V are from when BIC made their stuff here in the US. DV is MDF made in China as cheap as possible.

There is nothing wrong with the DV62. That, if you count the V62, the single longest continually made speaker there is. BIC introduced the V line in the early 80s.

BIC used to(60-70s) import Dual(turntables) and Wharfedale.

Now? BIC is good cheap stuff.

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Posted January 19 2014 - 05:55 PM

I sawvt http e Venturi towers and center on Amazon in my price range too, it piqued my interest

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Posted January 19 2014 - 06:49 PM

Nothing wrong with them, all things considered, I'd buy used speakers anyway.

The Acoustech are the exception. Those are not found often used.

BIC V are all over EBay. Take your time and a set of V820/830 might appear. Those are much better than the DV64/84.

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Posted January 20 2014 - 12:54 PM

So what would thou choose between the DV64 anf the Pioneer Andrew Jones floor standing speakers?

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Posted January 21 2014 - 06:50 PM

Ok guys, i've narrowed it down to the BIC FH and DV stuff if I buy new. Any thoughts? Will I encounter any problems with horns up front and domes for surround?

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Posted January 21 2014 - 07:07 PM

Crap, BIC FB is what I meant

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Posted January 21 2014 - 08:10 PM

I would never mix horn with anything else.

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Posted January 21 2014 - 08:20 PM

So i'd be better off going with the Ventiri line then...




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