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Old 02-16-08, 06:09 PM   #13
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If you absolutely don't *have* to have towers, you could try these. I have not heard them firsthand, but I'm very interested in them myself.

They have a tower version as well, but they're more than you want to spend.

Here's a thread on them at AVSForum...

Here's an article about them...

EDIT: Hmmm...sorry...the Acculines are geared more toward HT, not simply music towers. But several have commented in the AVS thread regarding their music performance (with a sub, of course), so they may work well for that, too. You may have difficulty finding quality towers in your pricerange, I'm afraid...

And I see that they've come out with a revised A1, the A1R. From one of the Audio Insider guys:
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The original A1 was designed for double-duty as a bookshelf, effects-channel, and accessory speaker, and therefore not entirely as a front main speaker. The thinking was that the Acculine A2 and A3 would dominate the choices for front main channels.

As it turns out, the A1 has been requested for main speakers as well.

In January BG cooperated with our sense that we should also tune an alternative A1 -- the A1 Revised -- to fill demand for a compact Acculine stand monitor. The A1R therefore simply provides added diffraction step compensation -- provides more relative midbass energy -- for free-air installations that don't have the benefit of a closer back wall to otherwise assist the power response.

In short, the A1R is voiced fuller below the crossover point and therefore has a spectrally flatter response when used on stands.
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Old 02-16-08, 11:54 PM   #14
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If you absolutely don't *have* to have towers, you could try these. I have not heard them firsthand, but I'm very interested in them myself.

They have a tower version as well, but they're more than you want to spend.

Here's a thread on them at AVSForum...

Here's an article about them...

EDIT: Hmmm...sorry...the Acculines are geared more toward HT, not simply music towers. But several have commented in the AVS thread regarding their music performance (with a sub, of course), so they may work well for that, too. You may have difficulty finding quality towers in your pricerange, I'm afraid...

And I see that they've come out with a revised A1, the A1R. From one of the Audio Insider guys:
Thank you for the input... but if possible I'd really like to stick with Tower speakers. Honestly, I'd prefer a box with an 8" woofer (no preference as to whether it'd be passive or active, if passive that dual 6 1/2" active woofers would be prefered)... dual 6's would work I suppose. I don't need 'em to be perfect, just decent. I don't want 'em to blow if I turn it a quarter the way up, or crackle, or distort at higher volumes. My reciever is only 100watts x 5 at 8 ohms... so I don't need them to handle a ton of power either.

Here's a comparison shot of my current towers to my LXIs so you can see the difference. Pay close attention to the X-Blade tower on the right. Notice how it stands about half the height of the LXI's, then notice it compared to the Towers:

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LXI's:



Heck, if anybody knows of a good place (other than Craigslist) to get decent refurbished or second hand speakers I'm open for that. You know, like a Salvation Army but for speakers.

Thank you all for the input... I've been eyeballing Dealtime, Newegg, and the local Craigslist listings. So far not much I'm interested in...
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Old 02-17-08, 12:09 AM   #15
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Yay or nay:

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sony-...oductDetail.do

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Polk-...oductDetail.do

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/DCM-F...oductDetail.do

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sony-...oductDetail.do

I'm liking All of those. Any specific ones you'd recommend? Which of those brands are the more reputable, which speakers appear to be the better deal to you guys? Thanks again.
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Old 02-17-08, 08:45 AM   #16
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Get some used speakers like a set of Bose 10.2 Series 2.

For example.
http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/ele/572890062.html

Very cheap and they should last forever. Mine are already 19 years old and they sound great. Teak veneer too! Very slick...
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Old 02-17-08, 10:42 AM   #17
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Get some used speakers like a set of Bose 10.2 Series 2.

For example.
http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/ele/572890062.html

Very cheap and they should last forever. Mine are already 19 years old and they sound great. Teak veneer too! Very slick...
So the Bose marketing still sounds good even after 19 years? Wow, you are one hell of a customer.

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Get some used speakers like a set of Bose 10.2 Series 2.

For example.
http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/ele/572890062.html

Very cheap and they should last forever. Mine are already 19 years old and they sound great. Teak veneer too! Very slick...
lol- if I'm gonna' get some speakers from Craigslist that are out of my area... I'm getting these:

http://redding.craigslist.org/ele/563437781.html

I'd probably just turn right back around and sell the stereo system and keep those towers. Them dual 12's be lookin' very sexeh.
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I was just showing you a picture. I wasn't suggesting you get them from craigs list.
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I was just showing you a picture. I wasn't suggesting you get them from craigs list.
Oh.

I assumed those might have been your speakers you were trying to sell. Sorry.

Thank you for the input though. I have been browsing Craigslist a lot, and even found these locally:

http://humboldt.craigslist.org/ele/576231104.html

Closest thing to what I'm after. Though, honestly, the ones I linked to in my previous post look soooo much hotter. Don't know why, but I have a "thing" for older, vintage speakers like that.
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1990 is pretty vintage these days... but hey just saying I like my 10.2s and they can drink up a bunch of wattage. (400 RMS if I can remember correctly.) and they have a nice horizontally mounted driver in the bottom compartment for the vented sub. Gives pretty good thump for movies and games.
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1990 is pretty vintage these days... but hey just saying I like my 10.2s and they can drink up a bunch of wattage. (400 RMS if I can remember correctly.) and they have a nice horizontally mounted driver in the bottom compartment for the vented sub. Gives pretty good thump for movies and games.
Thanks, but I think I'll pass. Just not what I'm after.
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Here is an excellent closeout deal on the fantastic PSB Alpha T1 speakers:

$299
http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/...Alpha-T1-Tower
http://www.saturdayaudio.com/picturepages/PSB_ALPHA.htm
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Here is an excellent closeout deal on the fantastic PSB Alpha T1 speakers:

$299
http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/...Alpha-T1-Tower
http://www.saturdayaudio.com/picturepages/PSB_ALPHA.htm
Looks nice... except there's no number for me to call to place an order at that second link you posted. Just lists the price and "Only two more in stock!".
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