What about these Floorstanders?

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  1. Angelo_Petralba

    Angelo_Petralba Second Unit

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    Is there anything wrong with Cerwin Vega Floor Standers?
    I don't really see anything mentioned about Vegas around here? Is there something I should know about? Why These are NEVER mentioned anywhere?
    Thanks
    Angelo
     
  2. Sihan Goi

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    Cerwin Vega's aren't known for quality speakers. Their subs may go really loud, but in actual fact its not clean bass, output isn't really THAT low, and its pretty boomy, one-note bass. I know this is a generalization, but its the impression everyone gets, and I'm sure it isn't that far away from the truth.
     
  3. matthew_rm

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    Cuz there crap
     
  4. Juan_R

    Juan_R Supporting Actor

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    Angelo,

    are you looking for some new spakers?
     
  5. Chris Tsutsui

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    They sound pretty bad IMO, I heard them on a Yamaha 100wpc receiver. The price is real cheap though.

    What I noticed most about them were that the highs are harsh and distorted. At high listening levels the highs are unbearable.
     
  6. BryanZ

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    The CVs are decent speakers but they cater more to party people rather than HT or music. They are not a refined type of speakers. For quality of sound the CVs you are looking at will easily be beat out by a pair of nOrh 4.0s and an Aperion Audio SW-12.
     
  7. Angelo_Petralba

    Angelo_Petralba Second Unit

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    Well In a way i am looking for a nice pair or set-up for my home theater. I want to go DIY like the speaker City kit.

    My speakers are pretty good right now but I don't think they can handle a lot of power because I just blew the woofers on them. Altough I'm getting replacements, I was going to put them in the 2 Channel Room and get a new set-up for my home theater room.

    As far as budget is concerned, I don't wanna spend more than $1500.00 shipped. I want at least a set of 5 for 5.1.

    I've been looking at the Divas for a while but I really want to hear them first before I buy.

    I really liked the way the Infinity Overture sounded but i think they are more than $1500.00.

    I already have a DIY Tempest Sonosub so the low end is pretty much there. Should I go with Bookshelves or Floor Standers?

    I guess more research is at hand.

    thanks for your time
     
  8. Paul Clarke

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    Angelo buddy,

    You blew the woofers? Not on the 1.6's? Say it ain't so.
     
  9. Angelo_Petralba

    Angelo_Petralba Second Unit

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    Paul-
    Yes it is So. Im very sorry to say that it happened during one of my (inexperienced) AVIA test tone calibration. I had my SPL meter from RS and for some reason it was not registering anything. So I turned up the volume on the sweep and by the time I heared the clacking sound, they were already blown. I pulled out the grill to make sure and sure enough when I push on the woofer, it sounded like it needed wd-40 to get that horrible squeaking noice you hear when you rub 2 metals together without grease. (really sucks).
    I love these speakers and thank goodness for the warranty, I called IAG and they are shipping me a new set of woofers no questions asked and for free.
    I think I will retire them to a dedicated 2 channel room and use my old Hk AV 110 to power them and have my Sony DA5ES do a new set of DIY.
    I was looking at either a set of KIT 281's or the GR Research AV1+, but I will have to audition them first to see if they can at least be as enjoyable as my Modus Music 1.6
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