Well, I just got this thing hooked up. I am totally blown away!
I downgraded from a 5.1 BIC Acoustech setup because my wife just couldn't understand why we needed so many speakers to watch movies. So after a LOT of fighting, we compromised. Sadly, my 5 BIC speakers are now collecting dust in the basement. But I digress...
This speaker is a monster. I knew the size beforehand, but was still taken aback by how large it is. It's not the world's most attractive speaker (I wish it was glossy like my other BICs instead of the matte finish), but it fits in nicely with our decor.
The sound from this soundbar is totally unbelievable. I'm comparing this to our Sony HTCT100 soundbar, and it's not even in the same league. With the Sony, I never could hear dialogue clearly and the subwoofer was a complete joke. With this (paired with my BIC H100), it sounds a million times better.
Dialogue is crystal clear, and the soundstage is incredible. Honestly, this rivals my 5.1 setup I just put in the basement. Sure, it doesn't replicate full surround sound like that did. But for a soundbar, this is in its own league.
I demoed a Klipsch SB1 soundbar and sub, and I thought that sounded amazing. For $500. This, paired with the H100 and my HK 1700 receiver completely blows it out of the water. And this whole setup costs me $450 (I already had the H100).
I literally can't believe I put up with our crappy Sony soundbar for so long. And I can't believe more people settle for run of the mill soundbars when this BIC exists in the world. If they heard it, there's no way they would choose anything else.
I demoed the unit with the newest Rambo movie (the end, where he blows everyone up). It was unreal. And it got LOUD, and never distorted.
One question - my auto EQ on my receiver set the crossovers to 80 hz on all speakers, including the sub. Is that where it is supposed to be?
Here are some cell phone pics of my setup: