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Julia_B

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I am looking at these speakers for my home theater. Floor standing 3-way tower, 2 way dipolar surround, and center channel speakers. These are all sapphire speakers from hifi buys. The 200 watt subwoofer is a velodyne also from hifi buys. Any opinions or alternative recommendations?
 

Julia_B

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I am looking at these speakers for my home theater. Floor standing 3-way tower, 2 way dipolar surround, and center channel speakers. These are all sapphire speakers from hifi buys. The 200 watt subwoofer is a velodyne also from hifi buys. Any opinions or alternative recommendations?
 

Nathan W.

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Those are nice lookin' speakers that got a good review in S&V. I didn't see a 200 watt Velodyne on the HiFi site. I would make sure the sub will go deeper in the bass with decent output than the Sapphires. I think the Sapphires go pretty deep by themselves, according to S&V.

It's pretty amazing how much speaker can be had for the money these days. I paid $1K (msrp) for a pair of Def Tech BP-10s at DOW Stereo (now Tweeter) about 9 yrs ago - and that msrp has not changed! If I had to choose nowadays I would choose something other than Def Tech since they are not found on the net for retail sale. When I see these internet prices for good speakers these days, like the Sapphires, I feel like a schmuck.
 

Nathan W.

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Those are nice lookin' speakers that got a good review in S&V. I didn't see a 200 watt Velodyne on the HiFi site. I would make sure the sub will go deeper in the bass with decent output than the Sapphires. I think the Sapphires go pretty deep by themselves, according to S&V.

It's pretty amazing how much speaker can be had for the money these days. I paid $1K (msrp) for a pair of Def Tech BP-10s at DOW Stereo (now Tweeter) about 9 yrs ago - and that msrp has not changed! If I had to choose nowadays I would choose something other than Def Tech since they are not found on the net for retail sale. When I see these internet prices for good speakers these days, like the Sapphires, I feel like a schmuck.
 

Michael__M

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I heard the sapphires at my local Tweeter. They sounded pretty good from what I remember. Look on their website. The desingers have good pedigrees behind them.

The sub in that package is the weak point. I don't think they will let you change it out for anything else but it doesn't hurt to ask. It is Velo's entry level sub and really won't do justice to the rest of the package.

Take them home and try them out. If you don't like it throw them back at them.
 

Michael__M

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I heard the sapphires at my local Tweeter. They sounded pretty good from what I remember. Look on their website. The desingers have good pedigrees behind them.

The sub in that package is the weak point. I don't think they will let you change it out for anything else but it doesn't hurt to ask. It is Velo's entry level sub and really won't do justice to the rest of the package.

Take them home and try them out. If you don't like it throw them back at them.
 

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