Opinions on Stryke S1-B or S1-MTM

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Mark.Louis, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. Mark.Louis

    Mark.Louis Stunt Coordinator

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    Greetings!

    I am awaiting a test listen of some GR Research AV-2s that Danny has graciously allowed me to demo. Based on all the comments here and in other forums, they appear wonderfully suited to my needs of 50/50 Music/HT as R and L front speakers (Av-1s for the rears).

    However, I am still investigating other kits and stumbled upon 2 bookshelf offerings from Stryke Audio (name changing, better know for Subs), the S1-B and S1-MTM. Does anyone have any experience building and/or listening to these speakers? If so, please give your impressions and feedback, and if possible, compare to AV line from GR.

    Thanks.

    Mark
     
  2. Chris Carswell

    Chris Carswell Supporting Actor

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    Hey Mark,
    Where in FL are you? I'm in Gainesville. I have built my own variants of both. (see my www.) I wanted to try the new XO but sold them to a buddy before I got a chance. Still might talk him into it though [​IMG]
    I will say for the $$$ they are great speakers. Very impressed with the bass. Very strong & solid. Upper-end detail I would say was a so-so but what can you expect from a $7 tweeter.
    Danny's stuff on the other hand had great detail but weak in the bass department.
    Basically you can save a few $$$ & give up detail for bass or spend a little more & get better detail for less bass.
    Hope that helps [​IMG]
     
  3. Mark.Louis

    Mark.Louis Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Chris:

    I am located in Tampa. Am currently auditioning the AV-2s from GR Research, and I find them to be highly detailed with lots of warmth. They make my Missions sound skinny and harsh in the upper end. the AV-2s even have more bass than the Missions.

    I have been reading in other forums, and have learned that in addition to a new XO, Stryke will offer a better tweeter for more money, to address the issue you mentioned. This may be worth investigating...hopefully others will give their input.

    Mark
     

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