**The Official Chane M&C 'Arx' owner's thread (A1, A1b, A2, A2b, A3, A5, etc.)** - Page 26 - AVS | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
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post #751 of 766 Old 02-20-2015, 11:19 AM
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I went from using a Pioneer SC-1522 with Polk Monitor speakers and 2 Klipsch RW-12D subs to a Denon X4000, Outlaw monoblock amps, Arx 5.0 and PSA-XV15, and I can definitely tell you the sound was much better. It was even better using high quality FLAC music files.
While I have serious doubts that the outlaw amps did anything for your Arx speakers over the X4000, that is a nice setup
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We even have some of the same stuff. I have an X4000 and an Outlaw LFM-1EX sub.
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Something to keep in mind with Arx speakers is that they help keep the cost down by NOT offering the generous shipping and return policies that some other internet direct manufacturers do. If you like the speakers and keep them, that's a good thing, but you do pay the speaker cost + shipping cost. If for some reason you do not like the speaker and/or want to return them, you will also pay the return shipping + a 15% restocking fee (provided they are returned as new). Trying them out and returning them is expensive.
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Something to keep in mind with Arx speakers is that they help keep the cost down by NOT offering the generous shipping and return policies that some other internet direct manufacturers do. If you like the speakers and keep them, that's a good thing, but you do pay the speaker cost + shipping cost. If for some reason you do not like the speaker and/or want to return them, you will also pay the return shipping + a 15% restocking fee (provided they are returned as new). Trying them out and returning them is expensive.
Yeah the shipping hurts.

Also of note, my credit card statement shows that they still charge as "The Audio Insider".
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Yeah the shipping hurts.

Also of note, my credit card statement shows that they still charge as "The Audio Insider".
They address still shows up as TAI on Fed Ex computer as well.
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I'm starting to wonder if you could just put a nice coat of lacquer over the black ash on these. You could have a gloss black ash like the EMP speakers. Anyone ever lacquer a speaker like this?

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I'm starting to wonder if you could just put a nice coat of lacquer over the black ash on these. You could have a gloss black ash like the EMP speakers. Anyone ever lacquer a speaker like this?
Just buy some 3m car wrap. Much easier than painting.
amazon and type 3m car wrap with whatever color you are looking for.
Unless of course you want the grain to show.
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Just buy some 3m car wrap. Much easier than painting.
amazon and type 3m car wrap with whatever color you are looking for.
Unless of course you want the grain to show.
That was the idea, but I'll take a look at them, thanks.
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A question about dispersion?

Hi Arx owners!

I'm looking to replace a pair of Magnepan MMGWs for dual home theater and 2.1 audio duty. My primary dissatisfaction with the Maggies are the pinpoint sweet spot which is only about a square foot! Anything outside the optimal listening position and you miss all the high end detail.

So is the planer tweeter design of these speakers going to perform in a similar way to the Maggies in terms of horizontal and vertical dispersion?

Can someone describe what I can expect from off axis listening?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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The tweeter on the Chane speakers is going to give a very wide sweet spot. Horizontally, it should cover your whole seating area. Vertically, dispersion is limited so you won't have ceiling reflections. This is due to the shape of the tweeter being taller than it is wide.

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I'm looking to set up a 2.0 system in a small listening room with wood and ceramic floors, no carpet.

Usage is 50% movies (mostly dramas/comedies so voice clarity is the top priority and no plans to add sub) and 50% music (mainly jazz, classical, and vocal-dominated rock/alt/folk), but priority is on music.

Sitting position is about 8-9ft from the wall where my projector's image is.

Mainly listen at low to moderate volumes, around 60-80db. No party ambitions.

In the past, I have owned Ascend 340s and 170s, as well as Wharfedale Diamond 8.2 and (very briefly, thank god) Polk Monitor 30s. I liked the accuracy and transparency of the Ascends, but was floored with the lush midrange and bass presence of the Diamonds.

Could someone compare the sound signature of the Chane A1rx-c to:
a) Wharfedale Diamond 10.2
b) Ascend 170SE (for reference only---I just want to try something different)
c) Hsu HB-1, and
d) Wavecrest HVL-1?

I'm coming from the perspective that these are all high bang-for-the-buck speakers (esp. the HVL-1) so it's more about "different flavors of ice cream" personal preferences rather than "good" vs "bad"---am just curious as to how you would characterize these speakers' flavor in comparison to each other.

Whatever speakers I choose will be powered by either a Pansonic sa-xr55 class D receiver (bi-amping whenever possible), a Trends Audio T-amp, or an Onkyo 9050 integrated. Comments about how these speakers' output will likely be affected by those different amps are also welcome.
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Thanks for the links, I hadn't heard of EMP before. The second link I've come across.

Am specifically trying to see how the A1rx compares to the other speakers I listed, in order to get some sense of context/frame-of-reference.
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If I could afford a Buggatti, I wouldn't be buying Arx speakers lol.
I can afford about 50 Bugatti Veyrons paid in cash. I bought an Arx A5 and I think it's one of the better speakers I currently got. You haven't learned that good speakers have nothing to do with pricing...
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I can afford about 50 Bugatti Veyrons paid in cash. I bought an Arx A5 and I think it's one of the better speakers I currently got. You haven't learned that good speakers have nothing to do with pricing...
Sounds good. Apparently better components are inexpensive in your world. I understand the Arx are an excellent bargain, but If you want something better you will have to pay more.
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