swan diva's vs energy c-9

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  1. Frank joe

    Frank joe Stunt Coordinator

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    hi i heard a pair of energy's c-9 and the rest of its home theatre speakers to go with it.( center and rears). some told me for the same price of around 2,000 i should go with the swan diva's 6.1 home theatre package. i never heard of swan diva's are they any good?????? i lookd at them on web site and they look pretty impressive but what do they compair to as far as sound?????. being pretty looking doesn't mean they sound good . please help.
     
  2. Rich Malloy

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    Swans Diva speakers have earned a huge, nearly fanatical following, particularly over on avsforum. But they've won many converts here, too - just do a search. I recall Jeffrey Forner wrote-up an excellent review of a 4.1 system.

    I finally heard a pair of Diva 4.1s earlier this summer (two models below the 6.1s you're considering), and was mightily impressed. So much so, in fact, that I've just ordered myself a Swans setup (4.1 mains, C3 center, 2.1 surrounds).

    But if you're interested, you'll have to act now. Due to some trade-dress issues B&W has been seeking to enforce against various speaker companies that also utilize the top-mounted tweeter design, the current production run is the last ever for the Divas. Once they've sold out, you'll only be able to get them on the secondary market. And we're talking a matter of weeks.

    BTW, for this last run, a darker, redder rosewood was used - looks like the Onix Rockets (which is more or less a replacement line for the Divas, but with distinctly different sound characteristics).
     
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    Hmmm, are they going after nOrh?
     
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