What in the world ??

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Andrew_G, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. Andrew_G

    Andrew_G Agent

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    What are these things?

    A picture can be found here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ayphotohosting

    I have read a few things about them on ecoustics.com and I hear some good things about them... I don't know how much I can trust.

    The specs look too good to be true... and you can only buy them online, so it's kind of iffy to me.

    If anyone knows about these speakers please help me out [​IMG]

    Andrew
     
  2. TonyWright

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    The ad says they are Theater Research speakers. If I remember correctly, Theater Research is one of the brands that is frequently sold by the "White Van" guys.

    I may be mistaken...


    Tony
     
  3. Andrew_G

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    Hi Tony:

    Yes, I actually just did a lot of research and I am seeing the "White Van Scam" coming up a LOT.

    NOTICE TO EVERYONE: DON'T BUY ANY THEATER RESEARCH SPEAKERS, NO MATTER HOW GOOD THE PRICE IS!

    That is all [​IMG]
     
  4. Brad_See

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    My friend got taken on some TR's but he actually likes them.

    brad cook
     
  5. TonyWright

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    I had been reading posts along those lines as well. Some people who purchased them really liked their sound. I guess it's all in personal preference. I have heard some "white van" speakers (not TR's, I believe they were called DynaLab) and I wasn't impressed. My brother bought them while he was at a car wash.

    Tony
     
  6. JamesCB

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    Not meant to sound demeaning, but those who find the "white van" speakers to sound good are usually not experienced in accurate sound reproduction. I'm not saying that's bad. It's that they have had nothing of quality to compare them to or have never heard a system or set-up designed for quality, accurate sound reproduction.

    James
     
  7. Hank VT

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    Compared to a TV speaker, everything sounds good.
     
  8. TonyWright

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    James,

    I uunderstand exactly what you mean. I guess people could be happy with those speakers if they never knew what a quality setup sounded like. To be quite honest, I could never be happy with them for 2 reasons. First, I have heard quality setups so these speakers obviously wouldn't satisfy. Second, I have always been a firm believer in "you get what you pay for". There have been few exceptions here and there, but for the most part, in my experience, quality comes at a price. I would always be wondering why those speakers were so inexpensive. That in itself would taint my listening experience.

    That said, I do not believe that you need to spend exorbidant amounts of money to get good quality sound. Furthermore, I do shop around to get the best bang for the buck. I just doubt that a "white van" can really deliver it...


    Tony
     

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