ATHENA F2 REPLACEMENT - Whats the next diamond in the ruff speaker?

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  1. Mike_Cif

    Mike_Cif Stunt Coordinator

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    Curious as to what everyone thinks is the current or next great speaker, low priced. I believe it is safe to say the ATHENA F2 held this , for an average price of $400 offered truly great results. I am curious , as to any other speakers that can provide the same time of detail and fullness, close to the same price range? The new F2.2 sounds to be upsetting that they are lowering the quality and mdf thickness perhaps to save cost, but yet still charging the same amount. shame
     
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    EPOS ELS3 actually costs less and will likely sound better. The only problem is they have a fairly low sensitivity and are 4 Ohm, so despite their low price of $300/pr, they will require a receiver/amp that is above their price would suggest.
     
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    "lowering the quality and mdf thickness perhaps to save cost"

    Where did you here this? as far as I know only cosmetic stuff was done in the upgrade!

    Brent
     
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    The new F2.2s are sold here:

    Audio Advisor


    Is the price of the newer speakers truly lower?
     
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    $499?



    This is truly more money for a product which isn't even the same as the original F2. Shame shame shame.


    I purchased the ORIGINAL F2's for $349 at amazon, brand new. Shipped!

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    IIRC, the original F2's went for $600/pair at launch and slowly drifted down to the $400/pair price point, eventually dropping to below that right before they announced the F2.2's...
     
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    That's EACH. Still $480 for a pair, and not a whole lot less than Audio Advisor.
     
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    The price definitely wasn't $349 when the F2's debuted back in 2002. I remember them being $599 everywhere with no discounts to be found, especially after the glowing
    Stereophile Review!

    When did you buy your F2's?

    I just bought a set of original F1's for $100/pr but I guarantee the new model won't debut at that price.
     
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    That original Audition line was killer. I'm running three F1's and a pair of R2 in my HT, and a pair of F2's in my living room. The new 6000 sub looks interesting, 12" driver, BASH amp, dual ports.
    That Audioholics thread is funny.

    "It appears that some who once enjoyed Athena F2's, will have to move on to other speakers. "
    Why...must they be periodically replaced?
     
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    Thanks Wyane, sometimes I do miss the obvious...
     

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