Anyone heard of "Loyu" speakers?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Steve Griswold, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. Steve Griswold

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    I found someone advertising some rather large speakers for sale through local classifieds. They say the brand is "Loyu" but I can't get any information other than that.

    Here's some info I got:

    3 way ( 3 driver ) system, High Performance.
    Designed by ( IN ? ) USA
    POWER RATING 200 W
    SENSIVITY 90 db
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE 30 - 20000Hz
    IMPEDANCE 6 ohm
    All information taken off the speaker ID Plate

    Here's a pic:

    http://images.teh-intarweb.com/speakers.jpg

    He's asking $150 for both a tall (36") pair AND a smaller 24" pair. Even if they turn out to be mediocre, that's still not a bad deal, in my opinion.
     
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    Show up at your local mall parking lot and meet the guy in the "white van" to pick these up...
     
  3. Steve Griswold

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    To his credit, he's not claiming any outrageous performance for them, nor an absurd "suggested retail" of thousands of dollars like Dogg Digital. Plus, he's fine with letting me listen to them before I buy. That doesn't sound like a scam to me. If they sound like crap, I'm not taking them [​IMG]
     
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    When a google search for 'Loyu loudspeakers' turns up absolutely no hits, that should tell you something.

    Caveat Emptor......
     
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    Looks like a rebadged Techwood. I wouldn't waste my money
     
  6. Rory Buszka

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    Go hear them and make your decision. But don't tell the guy right out that he has pieces of junk, just say you'll think about it and then tell him later that you are no longer interested.

    They might just be legitimate. It could be that the speakers were a DIY job by someone who decided to put their own branding on them.
     
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    You can buy name-brand 'mediocre' speakers, why throw money away on unknowns?

    Unless speakers can be fully auditioned before buying, they are worse than mediocre to me, they are useless. So give them a listen, you may like them. But it's better to listen when you can do an A-B comparison with other speakers. Very hard to judge otherwise, unless they are extremely good (unlikely) or very poor, which you should be able to tell.
     
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    Listen to them a lot, and before you go there, spend a lot of time at a Hi-Fi store listening to speakers you know will be good. that way you can judge with more objective ears.
     

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