This is a brother thread to the "I'll demo my subwoofer for other enthusiasts" thread started by Archaea here...
Brilliant idea of getting AVS members in touch with each other and an easier way of hearing speakers, especially since most HT shops have closed down. Its getting harder and harder to listen to speakers before being bought and hopefully this will help a bit.
Before we get further a bit of warning. Everything in this thread should be kept vague. No addresses, no phone numbers, etc. Nothing too personal that the low brow of the net may take advantage of. In addition when setting up a meeting you should start with PM to the member who is local to you then follow up with phone conversations. Only after you feel comfortable having someone to your house should you give an address and time to meet. Once all precautions are met everyone should have a good time.
This will be a central database for speaker demos. I will keep the thread together and the first post updated minimum every day or two with new entries. The entries will be broken down into areas listed by U.S. states first followed by any other countries.
If everyone would keep to a certain format it would make it easier for all. We'll keep to the same format used in the subwoofer thread.
[City], [State] - speakers used in your setup - forum identity
(Extra speakers not used but can be hooked up)
Murfreesboro, TN - Klipsch La Scala, Klipsch Kpt-100, Klipsch kpt-200 - Brandonnash (Athena AS-B1)
I'll make the first updates tonight.
Also, I want to add that this shouldn't be only about big expensive speaker systems and doesn't necessarily have to be surround sound. 2 channel, inexpensive, and DIY welcome and should post. Lots of people on here are budget minded so if you have a great sounding set of speakers that retail for $200 or less and don't mind someone hearing your system please post! All price points are welcome and encouraged!
Huntsville/Decatur - Klipsch 7.1: RF-83, RC-64, RS-62 (RF-82 and RC-62), (RB-10) - the Son
Anchorage - 5.1 Setup, 2 Cerwin Vega MX-400 Mains, 2 Infinity RS7 as surrounds - silvershark
Phoenix - JBL 3677 LRC, Klipsch RS62 Surrounds, Axiom QS8 SB, dedicated theater- gpmbc
Sierra Vista - Paradigm Signature 5.2 (S6,C1,S1) version2 Paradigm Studio 40(or)Ascend Sierra One
(Titan,Mini-monitor,cc-190) v5 - grasshoppers
Phoenix, (Chandler) - Deftech 7.1 system with BP7001s, LCR2002, Studio 450's and Mythos gems
Acoustic Research 7.1system with Phantom 8.3's
AV123 Strata Minis - UofAZ1
Mesa -Energy RC-50 fronts, Energy RC-LCR center, Energy CR-10 rears, Energy RC-10 heights, Outlaw LFM-2 sub- Macstatic
Sacramento - JTR Noesis 212HT-LP speakers (3) Triple 8 Sealed (2), Slanted 8 (4) in a 9.2 dedicated HT
(Monitor Audio Radius 5.1) - RMK!
San Jose - Polk Audio Monitor 70's, 60's and CS2 with a pair of PSW505's -67jason
Manhattan Beach(LA Area) - Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1's (mains and center), Ascend Acoustics HTM-200SE's (surrounds) - cschang
SF Bay Area - LCR: JBL 2328p SUR: Axiom QS8 SUB: CHT18.1 - Drphysics
San Diego, CA - Aperion Intimus 6T, 6C and 4BP, SVS PC-13 Ultra - Vipervick
Placerville - AV123 X towers (2), X-C (1), X-bookshelfs - LJWelr
Woodside, - Ascend Sierra-1s (w/Nrt upgrade) L/C/R, Ascend HTM200SE surrounds, Energy Takes rear surrounds in 7.3 system w/Empire Epik & (2) Infinity PSW310 subs lovinthehd
Also have SVS MBS02s and Cambridge S30s in other rooms and a pair of Ascend 170SEs - lovinthehd
Colorado Springs - Elemental Designs Cinema 12 with B&C DE250 upgrade (Premier Acoustics PA-8 towers, AV123 X-SLS Encores, Polk Blackstone TL250, Behringer Truth P2030P) - matt34
Wilmington, DE - Focal Sib XL x3, Focal Sib x2 - Mpray1983
Jacksonville - pair of Klipsch Jubilee's, soon to be mated with some TAD 4002's - Coytee
Lake Worth - Home Theater Direct Level 3 fronts with Dual Lava 12 subs. Yamaha rx-v765 and an XPA-3 - ratm
NE Atlanta - (7.2) L&R - Hsu HB-1s Surrounds - JBL SC135s Subs - JBL 8", Hsu VTF 3 MK 3 Deck (2.1) Polk Audio Atrium Sat30 and Sub10 - ambesolman
Acworth - JBL 4622N's L-C-R, Nady MC-8's SL/R, generic in wall rears, JBL 8330 heights (theater)
NHT Absolute Zeros (family room)
JBL AM 6215/95
JBL 2352/2447 HF - Wrager
Rushville, Illinois - Avalon Symbols, Definitive Technology CLR1000, DT BPX, Rythmik F12SE - schroedk
Rushville, Illinois - Revel Ultima2 Salon2, Definitive Technology CLR2000, DT BPZ/A in-walls, DT
UIW-75 in-walls, dual Empire Epiks, dual Rythmik F15's - schroedk
Extra speakers available: Definitive Technology BP30's, DT CLR2500, BP7002, BP10b, and DT PowerMonitor 900 - schroedk
Chicago - 4Pi L/C/R, Chase SHO-10 side surrounds, Ascend CBM-170 rear surrounds - zheka
Iowa City - EMPtek E5ti towers, Def Tech SM450s, Polk M40s, SLS Q line gold satelittes (Cheap-o pyle pro L-C-R set, Even worse set of Bose computer speakers) - Elihawk
Mains: Sony SS440 (vintage) (sometimes, EPI Model 70 series III) Center: Sony SSCN-55OH rear: Sony SS-B-3000 Sub: Insignia NSHT51 - Raymond Leggs
Glasgow - RBH SI-760's and RBH 661-SE. JTR T8's and JBL 8340's. Extra Yamaha 690 III, Klipsch RB-35 - AV Science Sales 05
I95 area - B&W VM1 Satellite Speakers, Definitive Technology Powerfield 15 Subwoofer, Yamaha RX-A2000, Golden Ear Triton's & 50C - DyeLooper
Middleboro - Zaph's center channel ZA 5.3c, DIY mains - medeirosp
Boston, North Shore, Ma. JTR Triple 8 LP LCR, Klipsch Synergy B3s, S1s - DPC716
White Lake, MI - Mirage OM-5,OM-C2,DCM Timewindows 1A, DefTech BP1-2x(7.3) - putox1051
White Lake, MI - Emotiva ERT-8.3, ERM- 6.3, ERM -1, KLH-576 (6.1) - putox1051
White Lake, MI - Advent Laureate, Paradigm??, Sony & KLH-576(6.1) - putox1051
White Lake, MI - Genesis 1 (2.0) - putox1051
Kalamazoo - AV123 rocket 450's bigfoot Emotiva UAW8.2 in ceiling speakers & HTD HD-W80 inwalls AV123 x-sls encore & x-cs encore Magnepan mmgw as surrounds. AV123 rocket 450's as mains and Emotiva erm 6.2 as center channel with energy rc-mini's as surrounds Axiom m2v3 inwall/onwall and axiom vp100 inwall/onwall center channel Elemental designs - mannoiaj
Oak Park – Monitor Audio RX2’s, RXCenter, (4)RXFX, (2)SVS’s PB12 Plus – HAMP568
Holland - Infinity P162 and PC350 Center - Bladerunner6
wayne county - B&W 802D, HTM2D, SCMS, DS7, Mcintosh MC501 (2), MC205, MX-136 - rlhaudio
Minneapolis - Dali Helicon 300 MKII, C200 MKII, 300 MKI, Ikon on-walls - Dr_Mark
Buffalo - Custom sealed qsc 2150s's Custom side surrounds Cbl 8330 rears - stgdz
Kansas City - Wharfedale Sapphire SP-89 and SP-87 (CHT WAF-1, klipsch rs3 surrounds) - Archaea
southern new jersey - salk ht2-tl mains, salk ht2c center, salk ht1 surrounds, dual seaton submersive hp's, onix rocket rs-850 sigs - ccotenj
Central New Jersey -B&W CM9, B&W CMC2, B&W CM5 - vailvon
New Hartford - Dual stacked BFM DR-250's, M&K S-5000 system Triads In room gold LCR BFM-dr-200's, JTR triple 8, eD c12's, and SHO-10's - MKtheater
Keuka Lake - 5.0 Mirage M790, Mirage MCC, Klipsch Promedia Surrounds, NickSI (EPI 100) - Nick_si
Raleigh - Elemental Design Setup - A6.t - Pair, A6.mtm - Single, A4.b - Bookshelf Pair, A7S - 450 Subwoofer -
Cleveland - 9 channel definitive technology setup; 7001's, clr 3000, sm450's, bp20's, bpvx's. 4 subs; svs pb12+2, svs 25-31pci, epik phoenix, earthquake supernova mkiv10 (Dynaudio contour 1.8 (for 2 channel)) - g_bartman
Mains - Definitive Technology Mythos ST. Center - 10. Rear Surround - Gem XL's. Rear - ProMonitor 1000 - HolyIndian
Middletown --- Sonance Director 20 monitors, -wall line arrays (12 - 5" midbass flanked by 30 - 3/4" tweets in each module). These are known as "The Compensators", 3 floorstanding designs completed (one using HiVi and Vifa drivers, the other 2 are Dayton Reference Series), small fullrange desktop that can double as a rear channel - BrokenCrank
Greenville - Klipsch LaScala, Klipsch RS62, Klipsch HeresyI - Tony123
Brookings, SD - Canton GLE 430 Mains, 455 center, 402 surrounds - benclement11
Murfreesboro - Klipsch La Scala, Klipsch Kpt-100, - Brandonnash
Nashville - B&W CM9 theater (CM9 fronts, CMC2 center, CM5 surrounds) and Totem Mani-2 Signatures in a separate two channel setup - ckimmelshue
Jonesborough - 5.2 HSU set-up consisting of 4 HB1's, an HC1, and 2 VTF3 mk 3's - wlhungdude
NW Houston - B&W 803D, HTM2D, 805s rear, Mac amps, SVS Ultra13 subs (2) - boarder1995
West Houston - Paradigm Signature 100 v5's, Paradigm CC-690, Paradigm SUB15, Onix Reference 1's, Onix RSS-300's - DaveUpton
Salt Lake City -- (fronts) Jamo C809 (center) Jamo C80 (surrounds) Jamo C603 (power) Pioneer Elite SC-35 -- tafoyavision
Salt Lake City, Utah - 7.2 setup, Andrew Jones Series 1 FS51 towers for LR, Andrew Jones Series 1 C21 center, Mirage Nanosats for surrounds - mgrotel
Hampton ----Dayton 8's (mains), Ported Tritrix (center), Khanspires (mains), Dayton WTMW Center (center), MarkK RS225/28As (surrounds), Khanspires, Dayton RS Center, Markk RS225/28A, Emotiva UMC-1, Emotiva XPA-3, Emotiva UPA-2 ----- joeybutts
Virginia Beach - Sony SS-F6000 (Fronts), Sony SS-CN5000 (Center), RC Energy Micro 5.1 set (subwoofer and surrounds) - kach22
Chantilly --- Klipsch 5.1 RF-7 II Home Theater System: RF-7 II x 2, RC-64 II, RS-62 II x 2 --- popalock
Other Countries Outside the United States
Sydney - Procella P610 (3), P6 (6), P15 (2), P10Si (3) - Peter M
Sacramento, California (rmk!)
JTR Triple 12's (3) Triple 8 Sealed (2), Slanted 8 (4) in a 9.2 dedicated/sealed 3600'^3 HT
Dual JTR Orbit Shifter's
Also have Monitor Audio Radius speakers in a Family Room system (5.1)
"Well, la di fricken da."!
Dali Helicon 300 MKII, C200 MKII, 300 MKI, Ikon on-walls 7.1
forgot to add
SVS PB12-ULTRA2 sub, also dedicated HT
Room is 12x20x8, standard drywall construction in basement.
White Lake, MI - Emotiva ERT-8.3, ERM- 6.3, ERD -1, KLH-576, AudioSource 8" sub (6.1) - putox1051
White Lake, MI - Advent Laureate, Paradigm??, Sony & KLH-576, Emotiva Ultra 12(6.1) - putox1051
White Lake, MI - DCM Timewindows 1A(2.0) - putox1051
9 channel definitive technology setup; 7001's, clr 3000, sm450's, bp20's, bpvx's.
4 subs; svs pb12+2, svs 25-31pci, epik phoenix, earthquake supernova mkiv10
Dynaudio contour 1.8 (for 2 channel)
L&R - Monitor Audio RX8
Wides - Hsu HB-1s
Surrounds - JBL SC135s
Subs - Hsu VTF 3 MK 3
Polk Audio Atrium Sat30 and Sub10
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AV123 rocket 450's and bigfoot in a 7.2 setup with Emotiva UAW8.2 in ceiling speakers and HTD HD-W80 inwalls
AV123 x-sls encore and x-cs encore in a 5.1 setup with Magnepan mmgw as surrounds.
AV123 rocket 450's as mains and Emotiva erm 6.2 as center channel with energy rc-mini's as surrounds in a 5.1 setup
Axiom m2v3 inwall/onwall and axiom vp100 inwall/onwall center channel in a 3.1 setup
Elemental designs subwoofers (2)a5-350, a2-300, and custom a3-300
5.2 HT powered by denon.
Polk Audio Monitor 70's, 60's and CS2 with a pair of PSW505's.
Not super high end but a good set up for the more budget minded.
I don't need snobs to tell me how to think, thank you!
Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1's (mains and center), Ascend Acoustics HTM-200SE's (surrounds).
I am not sure which speakers I am keeping but right now M&K S-5000 system
I have Triads In room gold LCR
JTR triple 8, eD c12's, and SHO-10's arriving soon.
JBL 4622N's L-C-R, Nady MC-8's SL/R, generic in wall rears, JBL 8330 heights (theater)
NHT Absolute Zeros (family room)
Also have: (not currently hooked up)
JBL AM 6215/95
JBL 2352/2447 HF
LCR: JBL 2328p
SUR: Axiom QS8
RECEIVER: Anthem MRX
There seems to be some interest in hearing studio monitors as mains, plus I also have a Chase CS18.1 sub which also seems to stir "some" interest ;-)
Rushville, Illinois - Revel Ultima2 Salon2, Definitive Technology CLR2000, DT BPZ/A in-walls, DT UIW-75 in-walls, dual Empire Epiks, dual Rythmik F15's -
Extra speakers available: Definitive Technology BP30's, DT CLR2500, BP7002, BP10b, and DT PowerMonitor 900; all of these except for the BP30's are for sale, and may or may not be available at a later date.
I haven't yet as I was waiting to finish the system with the QS8s, but have some arc measurements and things. I can answer any question through PM if anyone is interested, so as not to derail this thread too much, and try start a thread when I get a chance. However, compared to my previous paradigm studio 40 setup, especially when you factor in how low price you can get these for, and based on hearing a number of demos setup at local home theater shops, I really think they are hard to beat. I will say I promptly sold my paradigms after listening to some 2-channel music on the JBLs.
Not hooked up and for sale:
Radio Shack Mach Ones, Radio Shack Minimus 7s
I have opened my home several times to AVS members and have been happy to do so. There have been absolutely no issues and I have met some really great people. This thread should be a sticky.
"Well, la di fricken da."!
Same here. I've had literally dozens of members thru my house listening to speakers/subwoofers. The subwoofer meet I had was a bunch of fun.
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