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Anyone heard of the Digital Sound DS-6.1 HDT system?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Aaryn Chan, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. Aaryn Chan

    Aaryn Chan Supporting Actor

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    DS-6.1 Digital Sound Profession Home Theatre

    I just bought it blind at a good price.. do any of know know about it? How it performs?

    Is it compatible with a DD5.1 receiver?
     
  2. JamesCB

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    You didn't buy it from the back of a van in a Home Depot parking lot did you?

    What is the whole brand name?

    James
     
  3. Rory Buszka

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    Don't buy blind without checking the brand's reputation first. Too many scammers out there...
     
  4. Aaryn Chan

    Aaryn Chan Supporting Actor

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    IS THAT WHAT YOU BOUGHT? I guess Im wondering about the 'is it compatable' question above. these are speakers. did a receiver/preamp/processor/amp come with this setup?
     
  6. Aaryn Chan

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    Why the caps? Is there something wrong? I heard some people say this is something like SDDS, which is not DD nor DTS. i have no clue. That's why the compatible question.

    no, only speakers, no amp nothing.
     
  7. Brett Frank

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    Ouch- I hope you got a real good price [​IMG]

    These look to be white van speakers. The brand is ebay only.

    Sorry
     
  8. Aaryn Chan

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    What is white van speakers? [​IMG]

    No i didnt buy it at 750$us

    The Brand is Digital Audio
     
  9. Nathan W.

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    Those speakers really don't have a brand name since a new name is conjured up what seems like every week for these and many other unheard of speakers on Ebay. They're pouring in from overseas somewhere. Theater Research is the most common name you'll see being used on Ebay. I guess this name has a familiar ring to it for alot of people who have heard of Acoustic Research at some time or another.

    I'm sure that "under the hood" of these speakers you will find very cheap components comparable to boombox components, not to mention the hood itself (the cabinet).

    Quite a few years ago these speakers first showed up being sold out of vans and trucks and white vans were the most common vehicle used. So even if the speakers go up on Ebay and never make it to vehicle distribution the quality and sales tactics earns them the name "White Van Speakers."
     
  10. Michael.M.C

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    Not only the above but did anyone notice this is a 5.1 system, not a 6.1 system unless he is hiding a speaker someplace?

    The seller must not be a math major!! [​IMG]
     
  11. Chris Quinn

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    You've been white van scammed. Read this.
     
  12. Aaryn Chan

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    OMG HAHAHAAHAHAH...

    Those new speakers pissed me off so much, I unplugged them and plugged my old speakers back in, which I have always like them for their great sounding!

    Only to find out their brand was Audio Research, which freatures on that website too!

    LOL

    Thanx for the website tho. Very impressed by how these things stil exist today.
     
  13. Chris Quinn

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    [​IMG]
     
  14. Aaryn Chan

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    Sorry, Audio Research is not mentioned on that website, it's Natan W. that mentioned Acoustic Research. Which is not the same thing as Audio Research. Ouufff [​IMG] Feel better now.
     
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    How much did you pay? E-bay should have some protection as these speakers are probably not as good as the KLH set you can pick up for $75.
     
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    "I heard some people say this is something like SDDS, which is not DD nor DTS"

    Aaryn, those are formats or digital encoding from the source [ie, DVD player, cable box, tivo, laser disc player].
    They really have little to do with speakers, in the whole chain of audio bliss. This is why I asked the 'compatable' question. I dont see how you would think some speakers ARE compatable and some ARENT. because only one signal gets fed to a speaker, and its an analog signal. way way way after the decoder [receiver/preamp-processor] converts the digital encoded format [dts, dolby, etc.] to an analog format, then sends it thru the amps does the signal get to the speakers.
     
  17. Chris Quinn

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    Acoustic Research is the speaker company name that Audio Research is playing off the name of sorry to say. There is an Audio Research that makes amps and pre-amps but no speakers. http://www.audioresearch.com/
     
  18. Aaryn Chan

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    So which Acoustic or Audio Research is legit?

    Charlie, that's what i found weird about my question too, since we're talking about speakers, not amp.. Thnx for the clarification.

    Paid 200$
     
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    6.1 must be a "model number" [​IMG]
     
  20. DorianBryant

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    Aaryn,

    I would put them back on E-Bay and hope you can recoup some of your money. For $200 you can almost buy the Fluance package which would be a nice set-up for the same money.
     

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