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I'm trying to decide if I should keep my three Bic fh6-lcr, switch to three rbh R5bi's, or try out the aam bookshelves and center.

Do the aam carry a warranty of any sort?

This would be for strictly home theatre.
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I'm trying to decide if I should keep my three Bic fh6-lcr, switch to three rbh R5bi's, or try out the aam bookshelves and center.

Do the aam carry a warranty of any sort?

This would be for strictly home theatre.
All of my speakers carry a two-year warranty, and I would probably honor any legitimate claim after that. Passive speakers are very reliable and usually don't break unless you do something dumb.
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I'm trying to decide if I should keep my three Bic fh6-lcr, switch to three rbh R5bi's, or try out the aam bookshelves and center.

Do the aam carry a warranty of any sort?

This would be for strictly home theatre.

What do you not like about the FH6?
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Just got my AAM center yesterday and it's been great so far. I thought I might miss the phantom center because the AAM image so well, but no complaints so far. Was also worried about the center being slightly lower but hasn't been a problem. Can finally say I'm done with my system.. at least till I can afford the upgrade to the philharmontiors ? One thing that impressed me about the center was how well it handled male voices. Lots of weight to it.

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Great setup. What speaker stands are those? They look nice.
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What do you not like about the FH6?
They're just big. Also I hear sooo many excellent things about the aam and center. I'm close to going with them, but just found out I'm getting a tax refund this year so may look into the local ascend speakers.

Are the aam side specific, looks like the tweeter is oriented on different sides.
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They're just big. Also I hear sooo many excellent things about the aam and center. I'm close to going with them, but just found out I'm getting a tax refund this year so may look into the local ascend speakers.

Are the aam side specific, looks like the tweeter is oriented on different sides.
The tweeters are offset in mirror image fashion. That's considered best practice, but I'm not sure it makes much doo da difference. The cabinets come that way, so that's the way they are
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They're just big. Also I hear sooo many excellent things about the aam and center. I'm close to going with them, but just found out I'm getting a tax refund this year so may look into the local ascend speakers.

Are the aam side specific, looks like the tweeter is oriented on different sides.
Ascend is going to cost you more. That's for sure. The extra savings could go into a quality sub. Do you have a sub already?

I think I'm also leaning towards the AAM speakers. Just seems everyone loves them and are so accurate.
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Great setup. What speaker stands are those? They look nice.
thanks! they're the pangea audio ls300 stands. 28 inches
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Hey all, I just wanted to pop in and say that I've been enjoying my Phil 3's since 2012 and can't believe it's been half a decade with them. I don't think I'd ever give them up unless I decided to order a new pair with a more interesting veneer or with the different cabinet shape.
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They're just big. Also I hear sooo many excellent things about the aam and center. I'm close to going with them, but just found out I'm getting a tax refund this year so may look into the local ascend speakers.

Are the aam side specific, looks like the tweeter is oriented on different sides.
I wouldn't hesitate to go with these, I haven't been around here for a while and didn't know Dennis was offering this caliber of speaker for the asking price with a reworked XO. There is nothing in this price range that can come close to the performance to price ratio of these speakers.

I don't know how Dennis keeps these in stock, $30 more than the PE kit, you'll spend that in glue gun and glue, solder iron and solder and other misc. things let alone your time to assemble them.
I'm using the stock BS 22s in a small TV room for my wife and am amazed with their sound, I can only imagine how good the AAMs sound and 16 pounds per speaker with 6.5" driver....

I would get six of these and use one as a center and one as a single channel rear speaker in a HT setup, put the savings towards a couple new subs. Usable output down to 34 Hz is astonishing. Good luck with whatever you decide.....

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Hey all, I just wanted to pop in and say that I've been enjoying my Phil 3's since 2012 and can't believe it's been half a decade with them. I don't think I'd ever give them up unless I decided to order a new pair with a more interesting veneer or with the different cabinet shape.
Thanks for the report. Frankly, if I could figure out a way to make the 3's faster and perhaps with a little higher SAF, I would devote full time to them. They're still the best speaker I know how to design.
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Anyone use a firstwatt f5 or f7 with new philharmonitors before? I use mine near field on a desk so that might help. I already ordered the f7 so I guess we'll find out
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Very excited to receive my AA Monitors from Dennis real soon! Excited to join the Philharmonic family!
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Anyone use a firstwatt f5 or f7 with new philharmonitors before? I use mine near field on a desk so that might help. I already ordered the f7 so I guess we'll find out
You could probably get by with a lot less but I'm sure one of those would sound great with them.
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Anyone use a firstwatt f5 or f7 with new philharmonitors before? I use mine near field on a desk so that might help. I already ordered the f7 so I guess we'll find out
Curious to hear how they sound with the FW compared to the Odyssey amps. Both are amps I'd love to own someday.
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Very excited to receive my AA Monitors from Dennis real soon! Excited to join the Philharmonic family!
Welcome Jimmy!
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I have some BMR's on the way at the end of the month, does anyone have recommendations for stands? Sanus seems to have one stand but even then the BMR's are technically too heavy for them.

http://www.sanus.com/en_US/products/...r-stands/sf22/
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I have some BMR's on the way at the end of the month, does anyone have recommendations for stands? Sanus seems to have one stand but even then the BMR's are technically too heavy for them.

http://www.sanus.com/en_US/products/...r-stands/sf22/
http://www.standsandmounts.com/vtirf...andsrf19b.aspx
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I have some BMR's on the way at the end of the month, does anyone have recommendations for stands? Sanus seems to have one stand but even then the BMR's are technically too heavy for them.

http://www.sanus.com/en_US/products/...r-stands/sf22/
https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Duty-Sp...eywords=vti+rf

these should work well. I have the AAM on 28in stands and I think with the bmr having them on 19in stands would be a good height with the top of the speakers being 41inches high.
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Pangaea ds400 on Amazon.com I just ordered a warehouse deals pair. For heavy bookshelves they recommend you fill them with sand or lead balls to make the bottom heavy to offset the topheaviness of big bookshelves
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Thanks guys! It looks like the VTI RF are my best bet based on the height Dennis recommended.
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