B&W or Earthquake?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Alex Killin, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. Alex Killin

    Alex Killin Auditioning

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    I'm putting together a Home Theater System that would be used for 60% movies and 40% music. I listen to a wide mix of artist or bands such as the Eagles, Eric Clapton, Celine Dion, Pearl Jam, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Bob Marley, Eminem - I can listen to any genre of music as long as it has good instrumentals or vocals.

    So far I have a Harman Kardon AVR-630 receiver, B&W DM602's bookshelves, B&W CC-6 center channel, and a Panasonic 47" rear projection tv.

    I have a opportunity to purchase an Earthquake Saturn Orbital 5.1 system for $950. Would this be an upgrade over my B&W speakers? I already have $600 into my B&W setup and still need to buy (2) towers. What would be a better setup for the money? I can not find any reviews for the Earthquake system nor do I have a local dealer to demo so I'm relying on the knowledge on this forum. Any input will greatly be apprciated.

    Thanks,
    Alex
     
  2. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    Caveat Emptor my friend. People who by stuff like to talk about it. Especially on the internet. If a product sucks you're likely to hear about it within minutes. But nobody wants to be the first test subject and buy the newest product.

    My advice: Be patient and let someone sle buy the thing first and see what they think. Yes life is short, but so to is money a finite resource.
     
  3. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

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    Personally, I haven't associated the name Earthquake with high end audio, so I would stick with the B&Ws.
     
  4. Alex Killin

    Alex Killin Auditioning

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    Thanks for your responses both valid points, however, I'm going to take the risk and buy it. At $950 for the system I firgure that I have nothing to loose and should have no problem selling at my cost in any case that I decide to stick with the B&W's.

    I'll post my reviews once I get everything setup.
     
  5. Zack<P>

    Zack<P> Agent

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    if you decide to keep it and ditch your B&WS ill buy em from ya and pay shipping . considering shipping would be to a new york zip wouldnt be too much .
     
  6. Alex Killin

    Alex Killin Auditioning

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    Zack - Thanks for your interest. I will definitely keep you in mind.
     
  7. Khoa Tran

    Khoa Tran Supporting Actor

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    i wouldn't touch the Earthquake Saturn speakers with a ten foot pole, their plantine noir, subs and amps are great, i can atest for that since my dad owns a sub and cinenova, but the saturn speakers just plain stink.
     
  8. Alex Killin

    Alex Killin Auditioning

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    What don't you like about the Earthquake Saturn Speakers? Have you auditioned them?
     
  9. Chip E

    Chip E Screenwriter

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    I would seriously doubt speakers from Earthquake would compete with a nice set of B&W towers.. I'd keep the B&W's.
     

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