Anyone want some Rockets??

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  1. JohnPop

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    nice looking and a great price
     
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    Holy Moly! 250s, 100 CC, and a UFW-10 for $1300! That has got to be the best HT value on the market at this time.

    Edit- Maybe not I just looked at the specials again and 150s with a UFW10 for $100 over ELTs is pretty sweet too.

    I bet that is putting a hurt on ELT sales and making previous ELT buyers upset.
     
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    Chris,
     
  5. Chris Quinn

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    Bob- On further reflection I've come to the conclusion that the success of the ELT is putting the hurt on 150, 250, and 100 CC sales and that is why AV123 has needed to slash the price on those by 50%.

    Your own post indicates that in your opinion the ELTs a better value for HT than either the 150 or 250 when packaged with the 100 CC.
     
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    I'm in agreement with Chris.

    I have heard both(I own neither) the ELT's and the RS150. IMO, when either is matched with good sub(not the ELT sub), of the two, the ELT is a much better sounding speaker/system, for music and HT.

    I would not be surprised if the 150, 250, and 100 were to be replaced by "sig" models much like the RS750 has been, or even all new models.
     
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    You guys will get no argument from me on the performance of the ELT system. However, I don't think the Holiday sale is soley based on the success of the ELT system. The 250's,150's, and 100 are still great performers that will stand toe to toe any day of the week with anything that you will find in a B&M at that price. Even I couldn't pass up that sale as I picked up a pair of 150's to use in the bedroom. [​IMG]

    I do think that people are smart enough to recognize the exceptional product that AV123 has brought to the table in ELT. Heck, even ACI was smart enough to get in on the action and distribute the ELT system as it is the best HTIB on the market today IMHO.
     
  8. JohnPop

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    Thats why I got them{ELT} [​IMG]

    Plus I got the UFW-10 [​IMG]
     
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    I had a choice of ANY center on the market and I picked the Rocket ELT. It's just a GREAT center for the money - so Im sure that we ELT owners aren't very crabby at all [​IMG]
     
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    Wow great price for those 150s. I wonder how they would do for surrounds? I have Paradigm Monitor 9s and a CC-370. My fear would be timbre matching.
     
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    IMO timbre matching is more crucial laterally ( from left to right across the front or across the back) than it is front to back. However, many purists here would disagree, and with good reason because it's not ideal to have non-timbre matched rears and mains. Personally if I were in the market for rears I wouldn't sweat it too much unless the difference were night and day. Having owned Monitor 9s but not having heard Rockets I can't tell you if that would be the case.
     
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    Yohan, I was thinking the same way you are. From sitting around on this forum, left-center-front seems to be the most important and I'm fairly set there. For rears, I was thinking Mini-Monitors. The only reason why I consider having the Rockets as rears is that so many people have compared their sound to Paradigms which leads me to conclude that they are pretty close in character.
     
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    I'm not one to sweat front to back match. The exception being if you're interested in the new surround music formats(DVD-A or SACD) then it becomes very critical.
     
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    Well, I did it. At the expense of horrible mismatched speakers, I couldn't resist the siren song of RS150's for $250 shipped. Worst case scenerio, they can be relagated to another room and I'll get some Mini Monitors. I'll let you know how bad they sound together when everything is setup [​IMG]
     

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