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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris Trot, Jan 6, 2002.
I've been looking into purchasing the take 5 system with the sub, but was
wondering if their was a comparble quality product for the price. Sorry about the space..Thanks
The HC6 from Acoustic Research. I guess you could call it comparible to the Energy Take 5.2 package. I have heard some favorable things about this starter-home theater speaker bundle. They also had a good write up in The Perfect Vision.
You might want to take a look at the
Diva by Swan 4.1 speaker package at AV123.com
Paired 4.1 mains, floor standing
C3 center channel
Paired 2.1 rears
Price $1198 plus S/H
These are real speakers. Real rosewood veneer, 3/4 mdf sound chamber, internal bracing, drivers by Hi-Vi and massive Gold plated five way binding posts.
These are Internet direct only and for what it is worth my dealings with the company have been far beyond my greatest expectation.
Oh and by the way did I tell you these are really great sounding speakers?
3 set of aegis compacts and the sub. Awsome little system. Sounded 100 times better than the take 5.1
The Take 5.2 ... newer and better
I'm looking into the Aegis speakers, but where is the best place to buy them from.
The Divas look promising but just remember that the mains have a 4 ohm nominal impedance. You will need some serious amplifier wattage to drive these babies.
I don't think the 4.1s have a 4 Ohm impedance. It's either 6 or 8. Previous version of the 4.1, maybe.
Drivers: One 1 ¼" Silk Dome Tweeter, Two Metal-Cone 5 1/4" Mid/Woofers; 2-Way, Fourth Order, Ported
MFR: 38 Hz - 20 kHz ± 3 dB
Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
Efficiency: 88 dB/w/m
Size: 37 ½" H x 9" W x 13" D
Weight: 44 Pounds Each
Finish: Rosewood Veneer
Swan Diva 4.1s are indeed 6 Ohms:
"Thank you sincerely for contacting us and expressing interest in the Swan's Diva speakers. The Swan's Diva 4.1's are 6ohms as listed on our web site. The confusion I believe is due to the Swan's web site and factor stamp are
listed different. However, the AV123.com web site list the true impedance's of all of the Swan's speakers."
That's a quote from a direct response to my inquiry.
Cheers for following up on that, Steve. Now I can heartily recommend them to a buddy of mine who is looking at new speakers. The 4ohm listing at Secrets was just plain scary!
Yep - JBL NSP1s for $259 + S/H (minus sub - pick any 10" to 12" sub, the JBL NSP1s has usable frequency below 90Hz unlike the Take 5s)
Read this thread
I just picked up 5 SuperZeros from Onecall dirt cheap as they are discontinued...they at least drop to 80hz, so you don't have the problems integrating subs/receiver crossovers. That is what prevented me from buying the energys, gallos, etc. Also, the black piano finish is very nice. Interesting, as this is the 2nd time I have had them...I was pissed I sold the pair 3 years ago.