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post #481 of 503 Old 06-27-2014, 03:10 PM
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How about the dv84s
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How about the dv84s
I personally haven't heard them. They use the same tweeter as mine, so that might be some indication of the top end performance. Listen to them if you can.... or get them from someone with a "no hassle" return policy. Parts-Express?
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I have them I think sound really good. Im no expert I just like what I hear. For the money I heard other speakers in the stores that cost a lot more and weren't the same quality.
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Anybody got a quick recommendation for me? I'm on the verge of buying the DV62sis for my small HT room mains to replace a pair of 7" tall Boston Acoustics that came in my 5.1 set, but are sounding very tired to me. (No, I don't *think* it's the fact that I just turned 50.) I would also swap out the center channel for the DV62CLRS, but I would keep the BA surrounds and sub.

I'm not really interested in going to the trouble of modding the DV62sis, but I'm a bit shy of the high end that I saw in Dave1027's graph. The other speakers I'm considering are the Infiniti Primus P153s, along with a complementary center channel.

Other specs - Denon EV-300 amp

Suggestions for BIC or Infinity? Or something else?

Also interested to hear recommendations for wall mounts for these new speakers. Thanks!
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I didn't own the bookshelves you are describing, but I did own the towers. I thought they sounded very good especially considering the cost. The center channel even more so just blew me away. There are times during movies where it sounds like the voices are in the room for movies. Crystal clear! I haven't heard the jnfinities, but I've heard nothing but positive things for the 62si. The mounts I would get are the Btech 77. A lot of praise on amazon and they just flat out work.
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Thanks, man. That Center channel endorsement may have just finalized my choice!
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Thanks, man. That Center channel endorsement may have just finalized my choice!
Yeah, I don't think you can really go wrong. The other speakers that compete and probably beat these out are the Pioneer Andrew Jones. These speakers are crazy good for their price point. Cheaper than the Bics.

But if your sold on the Bics, I think you will be plenty happy.
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I have to say that the last mod I did completely fixed any sound issues that I personally had...... I installed HiVi RT1C-A planar tweeters along with a .4mh coil and a 4.0uf cap. Even with the factory x-overs they were absolutely transformed. The new tweets did not need near as much equalization to sound unbelievable. I would recommend the exact same mod for the Pioneers with some added attenuation. Just smooth, stunning detail and clarity with wider dispersion. Wow.




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Ohm my goodness...

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The other speakers that compete and probably beat these out are the Pioneer Andrew Jones.
Well it turned out that my amp isn't rated for 4 ohms (the BICs are 4 ohms), so I decided to go with the 6 ohm Pioneers. I went with the most recent center channel, and the older cheaper BS21 LRs. At first I was disappointed, but then I ran my Audyssey config and man, am I happy now! Next year, I'm going to get the Pioneer BS22s and use them for my LRs and move the 21s to the rear.
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It is awesome that you are happy with your purchase. They should serve you well. Just for the sake of others that may be making a similar decision, the BIC's are 8 ohm.
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Ack! You are absolutely right - sorry about that! I looked at so many darn speakers that I forgot which ones were my 2nd-to-last choice. It's the Micca's that are 4 ohms, and they were the ones I had circled around to and nearly bought before I discovered the issue with my amp. Thanks for the good wishes and the correction!
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I was going back and forth between BIC speakers or the Andrew Jones Pioneer bookshelves and center speaker, but ended up deciding on the BICs.

I ordered 5 of the DV62CLRS for my home theater. I was looking for a good step up, within my budget of course, from the Dayton B652s I have been running. I am excited to get them and try them out, too bad I have to wait for shipping. I will be running them with my Elemental Designs A5-350 paired up with a Premier Acoustics PA-120.

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Hi everyone,

I recently pulled out of storage my old mint condition BIC V62 bookshelf's, circa 1992. They still sound quite excellent, how do these compare to the newer model DV62si ? I don't care about things like shielding, I'm only asking about build quality and of course sound quality.

Currently I'm building a S-5 K12G 8w per channel tube amp kit & will be auditioning my Bic V62 against my Polk S4 bookshelf speakers. We'll see which of them wins out with the tube amp.


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Is there a big difference between the DV62si book shelf speakers and the Adatto 52si for surrounds? I am space challenged and these speakers would be put on stands with a slight risk of being knocked over but very slight. They would be in addition to the DV62 CLRS and DV64s for a 5.0 system.

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BIC Venturi DV62 CLRs Center

Still building but sounds amazing so far
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Is there a big difference between the DV62si book shelf speakers and the Adatto 52si for surrounds? I am space challenged and these speakers would be put on stands with a slight risk of being knocked over but very slight. They would be in addition to the DV62 CLRS and DV64s for a 5.0 system.
The Venturi DV52si would be a compromise between the Venturi DV62si and the Adatto DV52si.

http://www.bicamerica.com/showpage.p...pe=7&spkrID=37

It features the same drivers as the Adatto, but they are mounted in a larger cabinet (~12" H x ~7" W x ~7" D), and it weighs almost twice as much as the Adatto.

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The Venturi DV52si would be a compromise between the Venturi DV62si and the Adatto DV52si.

http://www.bicamerica.com/showpage.p...pe=7&spkrID=37

It features the same drivers as the Adatto, but they are mounted in a larger cabinet (~12" H x ~7" W x ~7" D), and it weighs almost twice as much as the Adatto.
I don't think the DV52si book shelf speakers are still being sold. I think BIC has stopped producing speakers with 5 inch drivers in their Venturi line. Otherwise, it would certainly be worth looking in to.

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I don't think the DV52si book shelf speakers are still being sold. I think BIC has stopped producing speakers with 5 inch drivers in their Venturi line. Otherwise, it would certainly be worth looking in to.
If the DV52si is out of production, then I have to dust off my retired V52's, and auction them off to the highest bidder!
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I don't think the DV52si book shelf speakers are still being sold. I think BIC has stopped producing speakers with 5 inch drivers in their Venturi line. Otherwise, it would certainly be worth looking in to.
If that is the case, then I would try to squeeze a pair of the Klipsch Synergy B-20's into your space-limited environment. With the grilles on, they measure ~13" H x ~7" W x ~9" D, but, nominally, they are ~30% lighter than the DV62si's.

http://www.klipsch.com/b-20-bookshel...s-pair/details

If they are guilty of having an overly-high bias, I haven't detected it (and neither has my microphone).

Am review:

http://bookshelf-speakers-review.top...rs-review.html

Pro review...

http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...speaker-system

...and the measurements therein:

http://www.soundandvision.com/conten...-labs-measures

Offers/reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-Synerg.../dp/B003XRD9UA

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BIC Venturi V52 speakers

Hi, I picked up an old pair of BIC Venturi V52's. The previous owner changed out the capacitor in the crossovers with an old wax covered paper capacitor and I would like to return them to either stock or the latest mod for best performance. I have looked all over the web but can not find any information on what the value of the capacitor is in the crossover circuit for these speakers. If anyone has a pair could you check behind the speaker terminals and let me know the microfarad and voltage rating please.


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Once I put some real damping material in there it became a whole new speaker. The box resonance could be heard through the driver cones and ports as a "bloom", or "bucket" sound. The BIC seems to be more prone to midbass getting through the venturi (short) ports.
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The softest open cell foam (latex or memory) you can find works wonders. Once this is done, the speaker becomes quite stunning. It is amazing how a speaker this good out of the gate can be improved so much with so little effort.
Can you expand on this a little more? I have a brand new BIC setup. DV62si front l/r, DV62CLR-S center, and Adatto 52 surrounds. I have an Onkyo 636 receiver. I've run the Onkyo AccuEQ several times and it always sets the center crossover to 100hz, but the front L/R's get 40Hz. I've gone through and forced everything to 80hz, and the sound is good. I'm concerned about the mid-range on the center not being fully delivered. I don't wish to ship off my crossovers for alteration. Your note about midbass leak caught my attention. Can you explain what kind of foam you used, and how you installed it?
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Hope am not late for the party .
Not in US but here the BIC are available. Just happened on the speakers and decided to google them and that's how i landed here.
Just placed an order for two DV62si (50$) each. Here is how i want to set up my system.
I have been using a cheapo LG HTIB from 5yrs ago and I decided to systematically upgrade. I want to have three DV62CLR-S(90$)each for the front stage and the two DV62si for surround. Also Dv52 are available and depending with how big the 62CLR-s will(the did not have them in the store while i was there but will get them) be i might decide to go with Four DV62si and one DV52 as the center. For the sub i will get v1020 though the have an Acoustic PL....
I want to get the speakers first then the receiver (Either Denon X2000 or Yamaha RX-V375) but for the time being they will be running on the HTIB.
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Interested in Dave1027's Mod

I stumbled upon this thread while researching speakers online. I was interested in the DV62si speakers and that landed me here. I'm fairly certain I will go with these speakers sometime in the not too far future.

I see that Dave1027 does a crossover mod that makes them a bit warmer for music. I suppose I'm an audiophile or sorts, so I'm thinking the mod may be something that would interest me.

To give you an idea of my whole setup, I'm running everything from an Onkyo TX-NR636 receiver. My wiring is configured for Dolby Atmos. When my speaker upgrades are complete, I plan on using the DV62si for front L/R as well as side surround L/R speakers. The center will be DV62CLR-S. The two height Atmos speakers on the ceiling will be Adatto DV52si. At least, this is my line of thinking. A pic of my current setup with Onkyo HTIB speakers is attached. The only pictured speaker to remain is the BIC F12 sub. I'm open to suggestions on the proposed setup if anyone has any. I'm trying to keep overall $$ reasonable, and I think the smaller speakers on the ceiling are necessary due to mounting capabilities.

Dave, I'm very interested in your mod if I find the DV62ai speakers sound too bright. Would you recommend I mod the surrounds as well or just the front L/R ones? The forum won't let me PM you unless I have 15 posts. Would you mind sending me a PM with some details on what your mod entails, as far as what you change in the speakers, compensation and logistics? It would be much appreciated.
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I stumbled upon this thread while researching speakers online. I was interested in the DV62si speakers and that landed me here. I'm fairly certain I will go with these speakers sometime in the not too far future.

I see that Dave1027 does a crossover mod that makes them a bit warmer for music. I suppose I'm an audiophile or sorts, so I'm thinking the mod may be something that would interest me.

To give you an idea of my whole setup, I'm running everything from an Onkyo TX-NR636 receiver. My wiring is configured for Dolby Atmos. When my speaker upgrades are complete, I plan on using the DV62si for front L/R as well as side surround L/R speakers. The center will be DV62CLR-S. The two height Atmos speakers on the ceiling will be Adatto DV52si. At least, this is my line of thinking. A pic of my current setup with Onkyo HTIB speakers is attached. The only pictured speaker to remain is the BIC F12 sub. I'm open to suggestions on the proposed setup if anyone has any. I'm trying to keep overall $$ reasonable, and I think the smaller speakers on the ceiling are necessary due to mounting capabilities.

Dave, I'm very interested in your mod if I find the DV62ai speakers sound too bright. Would you recommend I mod the surrounds as well or just the front L/R ones? The forum won't let me PM you unless I have 15 posts. Would you mind sending me a PM with some details on what your mod entails, as far as what you change in the speakers, compensation and logistics? It would be much appreciated.
2 cents:

Instead of modifying the x-overs of up to 4 DV62si's (? $), you might be better off just adding a second subwoofer. Doing so should compensate for the brightness of all of the bookshelf speakers, regardless of which ones you use.

(Depending on the features of the receiver, you may need to split the "subwoofer out" jack:

http://www.cablesalesusa.com/index.p...oducts_id=1187

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