'dream' speakers, and good?

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  1. ShauneWES

    ShauneWES Auditioning

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    hi, i dont know much about home theaters but im looking at buying these 'dream DA-880 speakers', here is the specs on them.

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    just wondering if they will be any good?
     
  2. FeisalK

    FeisalK Screenwriter

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    Shaune,

    I haven't heard of the brand - you'd be better off searching these forums for recommendations (depending on your budget)

    what's the support on these .. can you return them if you don't like the sound? A search on google turns up mainly auctions on eBay i'd worry that the Dream could turn into a nightmare. Compare this to a search for say, Paradigm Atom (they are, incidentally, wonderful)

    IMO the _only_ way to buy speakers is to listen to them; the most recommended online retailers will have a return policy for home auditions; otherwise you can go to http://www.audioenvy.com/ and look for people willing to give you an audition.

    how much were you looking to spend?
     
  3. ShauneWES

    ShauneWES Auditioning

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    pure-acoustics.com/ is their website.

    thanks, i am in australia, and i have about $500 to spend on speakers, and about $500 on a amp, but obviously if i can get these speakers for less then that and they are good then it will allow for subs etc.

    cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14993&item=5721045766&rd=1

    cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14993&item=5721045679&rd=1

    these are the 2 systems i am looking at buying, im not sure which 1 is better...

    "Brand new in boxes with 12-month full warranty"

    sorry for the didge web links but i cant post em coz of the forum rules [​IMG]
     
  4. FeisalK

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    ok, I see your problem.. somewhat starved for choices [​IMG] the only decent ones I saw were the KEF eggs but those are way out of your budget [​IMG]

    o well, at least the Dreams have a money back guarantee you can try them out at home

    ive heard of this brand Polk audio but not heard this particular set though they are reputable
     
  5. ShauneWES

    ShauneWES Auditioning

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    thanks, i just had a panasonic HTIB 600watt RMS wasnt bad but wasnt thats satisfied with it. apart from the fact this pure acustics set isnt well known. judging by its specs, should it be good? and which 1 of the 2 above links would be best???

    thanks
     
  6. JamesCB

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    I would be interested to know how much quality is in this brand.

    An example:

    Dream 76f:
    Height=100 cm(39.4")
    Widht=25.5 cm(10.0")
    Depth=30.5 cm(12.0")
    Weight=9.5 kg(21 lbs)

    The weight makes me VERY suspicious. A floorstander of that size should weigh considerably more. My center channel is a qthird that size (22"x8.25"x12"), yet weighs TWICE as much as that. I'm starting to suspect an Austalian version of "white van" speakers. Based on the specs provided on the site, I would heed the obvious warning.

    James
     
  7. ShauneWES

    ShauneWES Auditioning

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    projectorsolution.com/pureacoustics.asp

    i finnaly found a site that sells it.

    hmm that is odd...when i look on ebay it says "54 kg per pair" so 27kg each for the floor standers, you would think that the makers website would be right
     
  8. JamesCB

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    Well, the manufacturer site lists ALL their speakers with very light weights. Could they be wrong on all of them?

    Are these speakers your only option? Why not consider a reputable, well-known brand instead of something very few have heard of and do not have highly questionable specification issues.

    Is there a way you can audition these first?

    James
     
  9. Charlie C

    Charlie C Stunt Coordinator

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    can someone say white van speakers?
     
  10. Andrew*L

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    ShauneWES,

    Although I haven't heard their product line, I'd recommend you give Legend Acoustics speakers a try. They're an Australian brand. The founder of the company, Dr. Rod Crawford, used to work for Linn.

    Dr. Rod Crawford Bio

    I own a pair of Linn Nexus speakers that Dr. Crawford was the chief designer on, and I thoroughly enjoy them over any of the other speakers I have owned. Here's their website:

    Legend Acoustics

    They seem to be well received in audio circles down there.

    You've stated a budget of $500 for speakers and I wasn't clear whether that is US or Australian dollars. If possible I would encourage you to concentrate a larger percentage of your funds for your front/center speakers, they are the work horses in music and movies. A subwoofer, although indispensible for movies, can be added on at later date, which may allow you to save up enough to get a more than decent one. Regardless, I do agree with others on this thread that basing your choice on listening sessions is the best way to go.

    Cheers
     
  11. Brad_See

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    Smacks of white van to me.

    brad cook
     
  12. ShauneWES

    ShauneWES Auditioning

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    its in aus $, i guess i'll take a look around JB for a cheap good set, only reason i was looking a these is they seemed to be extremly cheap for what they are. what RMS should i look for in the speakers? and the amp?
     

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