Athena AS-F2 vs. Athena AS-F2.2?

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  1. kurt_fire

    kurt_fire Stunt Coordinator

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    Has anybody (or a magazine or website) actually heard the new AS-F2.2s and compared them to the older AS-F2s? Do they sound the same? I know the new AS-F2.2s are slightly smaller, and has different cosmetic looks.

    My current setup is:
    front left and right = AS-F2s
    center = AS-C1
    receiver = Onkyo R500
    sub = old Onkyo sub from HTiB
    rears = old Onkyo fronts from HTiB

    I want to upgrade my rears and get rid of my Onkyo equipment. My question is: should I try to find 2 more AS-F2s or buy a pair of AS-F2.2s as my rears? Would the AS-F2s and AS-F2.2s sound good used together?
     
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    Every time I see this question, the answer seems to be the same - they sound the same. If you found some used F2s, go for it, but if you want new F2.2s should match just as well.

    Check out www.audioadvisor.com and www.onecall.com
     
  3. kurt_fire

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    If I were to get the large AS-F2.2s as my new surrounds, would surround sounds be more prominent then my current setup? It's strange, but it seems like with a lot of DVDs I watch I hardly hear anything at all out of the surround speakers. And all my speakers have been calibrated using the Radio Shack sound meter by the way.
     
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    There's a good chance the rear speakers aren't that good, but it could be the receiver also. You can find out right away by trying your current towers on the rear channels. I looked through the manual and I couldn't find anything that might help.
     

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