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I have bought an Ashton Home Theater System Model AB-601 at a very reasonable price for the product I received.

Wow , I am so impressed of the packaging, the workmanship and most importantly the sound quality. Everything came in all in one big heavy box. There were 4 speakers, 1 center channel and the subwoofer. Also includes remote control with batteries, AM/FM Antenna, AV cables and speaker wires. I just hooked up to my new Sony 52" LCD TV and my Sony Bluray DVD player and I was like in a Movie theater right in my own living room.

The overall performance of the system blew me away. The tiny bookshelf speakers can outperform the Big brand names I have heard from the AV store.

I give this system a TWO THUMBS UP!
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Is this the guy who sold them to you?

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WOW, I bet you got them for a fraction of the retail price too!! These retail for $2900. http://ashtonhometheater.com/AB-601.html It even puts out a combined 1520 watts of power. What did you have for speakers before these? The only thing worse than these are Blose.

On a bright note it seems that you enjoy them. At this point that is all that counts.
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Keep in mind it comes with 5 speakers, a subwoofer, antenna, cables, speaker wire, and a remote control WITH BATTERIES. That's just crazy talk.
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Dont feed the troll. Gee you guys really think this guy is real? Hes a scammer who spams to make sale.
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Probably, but those who aren't aware should be warned. At least they won't leave here thinking they saw a good review about Ashton white van speakers and actually consider them.
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Do you hear that, Mr Anderson? It's the sound of inevitability.

Bring forth the banhammer.
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i am actually interested in the Ashton AT-801 system. On eBay. Is it truly a scam? Ashton website MSRP IS $3659.00. Looks like a great system to me. 2000 watt total, 800 dedicated to the 12in sub. Complete built in receiver/tuner. I am new here to AVS Forum....do you guys acquire and review products? How do you rate the quality of a system? Please give me your opinion on the Ashton AT-801 system. Thank you- Neal Westmoreland
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Seriously, don't waste your money.
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The entire presentation begins with a lie. There are no "local dealers" and there is no "over stock" situation at some local store (the tried and true pitch). The retail value is ficticious. $2900.00? Walk into any decent A/V specialty store with a $3000.00 budget and see what your money really buys. Quite possibly the negotiated price represents a value but then you're into the fraudulent representation of the product's performance. 1000 + watts? Hardly. H T Specialist is even a fraud...he's probably an employee...one of the guys driving the vans. They even call local stores and make inquiries about the product. Keep in mind this has been going on since the 80's...every spring and summer...just a different name brand every year.

The question is...is it really a scam? At the proclaimed retail value it certainly would be but at a negotiated price of $200.00 it's competitive with the average home theater in a box except...no support structure, no service, no nothing. If it breaks, you throw it in the trash can.

The people actually selling the product are violating Federal Trade Laws when they make the fraudulent power claim. Especially if they use the power rating in their sales presentation. I suspect a complaint to your state's department of revenue for sales and use tax evasion would might discourage them from infesting your town. All that cash? Hmmm.

Some of these guys are pretty good sales people...think about it...they sell a cheap, unknown product with no support out of a van and they manage to get otherwise intelligent people to go straight to an ATM and withdraw hard earned money to buy what essentially is a sub-par home theater in a box wrapped in a fraudulent representation of quality.

I guess they sit around every night laughing about their conquests. God forbid they actually believe the product they sell is actually anything more than what I've already said it is.

But alas...PT Barnum was right.
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I just took a look at the Ashton web site ! Good grief !! Walmart sells a BETTER system for $69 !!!! This thing is about 10 years behind times in the decoding of the Dolby audio formats, and does NOT even decode DTS of ANY kind !! The power ratings are pure garbage !! The stinking receiver is BUILT IN to the subwoofer - a mighty 8" subwoofer !!!!!!! What a load of crap !!!! Stay FAR away from this junk !! And, YES, it is a scam !!!!!! Check the web - there are hundreds of complaints about this junk !!
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I just did a google search and found one of these listed on craigs list. It is flagged for removal. I guess people will buy anything if it puts up a good front.
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Hey I have a 50" Panasonic Plasma HDTV so how can I connect it to the Ashton Home Theater System AB-601! Can you help me out?
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You just replied to a 4 year old post. It would probably be best to start a new post and ask if anyone still uses the Ashton and how they set it up. However, I'd seriously look at getting a better system than the Ashton for the Panasonic.
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It works and that's all that matters and all I want to know is how to connect them!
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Then RTFM or Google it.
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