To Good To Be True

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Paul Murphy, Jan 6, 2003.

  1. Paul Murphy

    Paul Murphy Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey guys again. i was just checking out some web sites and happed to find something. Not really to sure if they are any good but these $400 dollar beauties sure look good on paper. 95db senstavity,35hz-20khz,200watts, 1 1/4 inch tweeter, 3 way. Not sure if they sound good but for 400 bucks anything with number like that deserve to be looked at. Anyways there called Cerwin Vega and here is a link to the pageHere--------------------->
    Also could this just be bullshit? I know car company bullshit about horsepower and practically every other product. Hahah just like when your a little kid and you buy the super flying helicoper that is supposed to go 10 Thousand feet high and 5 miles away with the super remote. You take it out of the box and find you run it with batteries and it just makes fighter jet sound and rolls on the ground. Woo way of topic with that one. God that happens way to often! Anyways back to the speakers. If they are as good as they sound maybe I will consider buying them.
    Thankyou!
     
  2. John Garcia

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    Cerwin Vega have been around for years. I'm pretty sure they started in car audio (making subs), and still make car audio stuff.

    Their home stuff is not exactly the best, IMO. $400 is not that great, since you can get some very decent towers in that price range.
     
  3. Evan S

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    John, he's talking $400 CND...which is like $260 US, but even with that low price, I would avoid Cerwin Vega unless you like big bassy bloated sound with very little midrange clarity and high end reproduction. A very average home speaker.
     
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    Paul, you been smoking again havnt you. . . .
     
  5. Paul Murphy

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    No not recently Why do you say that? Are you inquiring that I!! DO DRUNGS!!!! THERE BAD
     
  6. Guy Usher

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    Yes Drungs are bad. . .LOL
     
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    Don't buy a speaker based on specs..you must listen first or read lots of reviews by peoples ears you trust.
     
  8. Paul Murphy

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    Im sorry[​IMG] Ill try harder next time tim
     
  9. Guy Usher

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    AHMEN,
     
  10. Paul Murphy

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    Gehz you have way to much time for someone your age!
    You respond ever 2 secounds!! Its like instant messaging
     
  11. Paul Murphy

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    What is an SVS??
     
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  13. Paul Murphy

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    MY GOD SVS SUBWOFFERS ARE SOOO EXPENSIVE!!!
     
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    DIY Wayne, DIY [​IMG]
     
  16. Michael_Hml

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    Cerwin Vega has been around for a *long* time... close to 50 years, I think. They make a lot of pro speakers and sound reinforcement stuff. I usually refer to them as great college party speakers. They play really loud, have tons of bass and are just the thing for a good rowdy party where all anyone cares about is the quantity of sound.

    Off-topic, but loosely related story... My first subwoofer (around 1985 or so) was a 12" Cerwin Vega SW12B from the old DAK catalog (anyone remember them?). In retrospect, it wasn't very good, but at the time it was oh-so-cool. When I got my drivers' license back then, it ended up, enclosure and all, in the trunk of my car (which was completely unheard of at the time - everyone I knew thought I was nuts for doing it).

    -Mike
     
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    Paul:
    I have listened to those exact speakers at Best Buy and I think they sound fine.
    Cerwin-Vega are on the bright side, but the sound is clean and detailed. Bass is very powerful and "quick", though not as deep as others using 10" woofers. And yes, these speakers need little power to get going--I personally believe their sensitivity rating. (Technical trivia: trying to design a speaker to play loud AND low is difficult, or in other words, e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e.)
    (What brand does this boy own? Boston Acoustics. [​IMG])
    I think some people are sort of offended by this company: they are proud of being a LOUDspeaker manufacturer. I have no problem with them--they do as advertised and don't feed you any artsy-fartsy b.s. about their products. Kind of the audio equivalent of a Camaro Z-28--not ultra-refined but still really fun to drive & affordable too.
    Cerwin-Vega "V" Series speakers:
    http://www.cerwinvega.com/products/h.../overview.html
    LJ
     
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    Sometimes it is hard to control a very effecient loadspeaker because of their loose suspension, often you dont need a powerful amp but a good amp with high damping.Like some pro-speakers or sound reinforcement speakers which will sometimes have sensitivity ratings over 100, JBL for one like the 4311s (I think) I had a pair in my house running off a Sony 55ES 115x2 amp, I thought they sounded OK untill I put an Adcom on them, then they woke up and sounded great. Damping factor was the only big difference between the two, besides power the Adcom was 200x2 but if I tried to run them full power I think you could hear them in the next state.
     

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