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post #541 of 557 Old 05-28-2014, 04:19 PM
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I'm glad you enjoy them. One struggles to find a peer in performance within the A3rx-c's price bracket. Keep us updated here with your impressions.

Just discovered that I'll be relocating and will no longer be able to hold onto my A3rx-c. They were just purchased on 5/7/14 but I don't want to burden Jon Lane with return since honestly I'm not dissatisfied with the speakers.

Just added them to the classifieds.
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Hi guys,

I have a couple of questions for you guys. I currently have a pair of A3rx-c's running with an Onkyo NR626. I'm looking at adding some additional components as I prepare to build my home theater. I've got a pair of A1's that I'm currently looking at buying and I will be purchasing a A2 when they come available. I've been weighing my options with subs and the two front runners for me at this point are the SVS-PB1000 and the Outlaw LFM-1. Is my NR626 enough to power this system or should I be looking at other options? If so, what kind of options do I have? I purchased the NR626 recently and I'd really prefer not to upgrade but if I must I will. Additionally, could anyone point me to some material that may help me determine this by myself in the future? I'm pretty new to the AV world and I really want to understand instead of being confused when some of you guys talk on here about speakers and receivers.
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Hi guys,

I have a couple of questions for you guys. I currently have a pair of A3rx-c's running with an Onkyo NR626. I'm looking at adding some additional components as I prepare to build my home theater. I've got a pair of A1's that I'm currently looking at buying and I will be purchasing a A2 when they come available. I've been weighing my options with subs and the two front runners for me at this point are the SVS-PB1000 and the Outlaw LFM-1. Is my NR626 enough to power this system or should I be looking at other options? If so, what kind of options do I have? I purchased the NR626 recently and I'd really prefer not to upgrade but if I must I will. Additionally, could anyone point me to some material that may help me determine this by myself in the future? I'm pretty new to the AV world and I really want to understand instead of being confused when some of you guys talk on here about speakers and receivers.
First, what is your room size?
Second, what's your budget?
Third, I usually recommend AVRs that have pre-out for external amps, but your AVR shouldn't have any issues powering them unless you like to play really loud.

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First, what is your room size?
Second, what's your budget?
Third, I usually recommend AVRs that have pre-out for external amps, but your AVR shouldn't have any issues powering them unless you like to play really loud.
The current room is 15x12. My theater will likely be a bit smaller at this point. I'm estimating roughly 12x13. My budget is pretty set as I've already decided on the components. I will be spending the $279 for an A2 and my A1s are as good as purchased at this point. If I have to sell my AVR, that would free up roughly $200 + whatever I have to spend to get a receiver that can handle my system. I'd like to be roughly around $500 for a sub but my preference goes to less, $500 is absolute max for me on a sub. My current receiver does not have pre-outs for external amps. I am going to do some planning tonight and measure out to determine what my actual theater size will be. I will provide those numbers later this evening if they are truly necessary for this discussion. I would say my estimations are very close though.

Edit: I guess what I'm saying is my budget is flexible but I don't want to break the bank on my entire setup either. I'd like to stay under the $400 mark if I have to get a new receiver.
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The current room is 15x12. My theater will likely be a bit smaller at this point. I'm estimating roughly 12x13. My budget is pretty set as I've already decided on the components. I will be spending the $279 for an A2 and my A1s are as good as purchased at this point. If I have to sell my AVR, that would free up roughly $200 + whatever I have to spend to get a receiver that can handle my system. I'd like to be roughly around $500 for a sub but my preference goes to less, $500 is absolute max for me on a sub. My current receiver does not have pre-outs for external amps. I am going to do some planning tonight and measure out to determine what my actual theater size will be. I will provide those numbers later this evening if they are truly necessary for this discussion. I would say my estimations are very close though.

Edit: I guess what I'm saying is my budget is flexible but I don't want to break the bank on my entire setup either. I'd like to stay under the $400 mark if I have to get a new receiver.
Keep the AVR. Spend more on your sub. The Rythmik LV12R is $589 shipped. Or go with a dual 12" seal sub from Reaction Audio for $499.
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Keep the AVR. Spend more on your sub. The Rythmik LV12R is $589 shipped. Or go with a dual 12" seal sub from Reaction Audio for $499.
Thanks! This may be off topic but could you point me in some direction as to how you determined that my current AVR would be okay with all of the components? If this is too off topic for the thread, a PM would be great as well.
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Thanks! This may be off topic but could you point me in some direction as to how you determined that my current AVR would be okay with all of the components? If this is too off topic for the thread, a PM would be great as well.
Arx speakers do not require much power to be driven. Your AVR should be able to do at least 50 wpc with all channels driven so you should be fine with that.
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With atmos receivers about to be released, I'm wondering if 6 Arx A5rx-c with center, 4 a1's for heights might be an affordable way to move into atmos. I understand the speakers aren't available yet.
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Hey all,

I am looking for some bookshelves to go with my new u-turn audio turntable. i currently have a set of Onix x-ls speakers connected to an onkyo 787 receiver. Looking to upgrade my listening experience. I have not done much research on speakers the last couple of years and came across this thread. Any opinions about using the A2rx-c as mains in a music only setup? Would they most likely out perform the x-ls speakers? Thanks. Cant find a lot of threads on the arcs and have never heard of the brand before, thanks for any help.

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Hey all,

I am looking for some bookshelves to go with my new u-turn audio turntable. i currently have a set of Onix x-ls speakers connected to an onkyo 787 receiver. Looking to upgrade my listening experience. I have not done much research on speakers the last couple of years and came across this thread. Any opinions about using the A2rx-c as mains in a music only setup? Would they most likely out perform the x-ls speakers? Thanks. Cant find a lot of threads on the arcs and have never heard of the brand before, thanks for any help.
I've got the. Arx-A3rx-c and the Arx-A2rx-c for center and the original Arx-A3 for surround. They are awesome for music and movies. I mainly listen to music and that's the reason why I went with Arx. You can go to the Hime Theater Forum, and they have a review of the Arx-A5.

The A2rx-c will be just fine for what you want, I would suggest adding a subwoofer if you listen to bass heavy music.

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Can anyone enlighten me as to how these sound in comparison to the Pioneer Andrew Jones speakers?

Thanks!
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Can anyone enlighten me as to how these sound in comparison to the Pioneer Andrew Jones speakers?

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I own both. The Arx are just better in overall sound. Specially with music.

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I own both. The Arx are just better in overall sound. Specially with music.
Which Andrew Jones ones do you own? I have the Fs51s and associated HT set (with a DIY sub).
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Which Andrew Jones ones do you own? I have the Fs51s and associated HT set (with a DIY sub).
The Phase 2. I'm only using the BS22 in the garage only. The FS52 have been given away.

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The Phase 2. I'm only using the BS22 in the garage only. The FS52 have been given away.
So for someone coming from the FS51s (or 52s), are the A3's more than enough speaker?
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So for someone coming from the FS51s (or 52s), are the A3's more than enough speaker?
Definitely.

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So for someone coming from the FS51s (or 52s), are the A3's more than enough speaker?
After the A3rx-c's get fully run-in, they will have a dimensionality and texture that the Pioneers (good as they are) simply do not possess. I have a local bud with the full Pio setup. They are impossible to beat for the price (I told him to buy them), but Arx they are not.

Arcam AVR300, Panny BDT-500, Toshiba SD-9200 CD transport, Vizio XVT 55" LED/LCD (full direct-backlit w/ local dimming), Arx A5 & A3rx-c Mains, Arx A2rx-c center, HSU VTF-15h, BJC ten white w/ ultrasonically welded connectors.

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