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Old 01-18-2016, 06:05 PM - Thread Starter
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Are these speakers any good?

Hello,

My father in law upgraded his speakers and gave me a pair of speakers that look a little high end. They've been sitting in my garage for over a year now and am now thinking about using them in a theater room that I'm putting together. Except, I don't know if they're any good and can't find any information about them on the web. I've hooked them up to test them out recently but not extensively. They appear to sound ok, but I watched The Matrix with it and couldn't really tell if the improvements were any. I've attached a couple of pictues and was wondering if you fellas happen to know anything about them. I have a set of low end 5.1 surround speakers (boston acoustics MCS30) that sound pretty good themselves, but was thinking of swapping the two front surrounds for these Pro Audios. Using these instead of the 5.1 set would severely alter how I set up the room, due to their sheer size, but might be worth it if the speaker quality is that much better. The FIL originally used these for his karaoke setup. Any advice or info would be appreciated as I don't know much about audio? Thanks
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They appear to be subs, not full range speakers. I doubt that they're well engineered, the port diameters are half what they should be.

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White van specials? I have heard of Trinity, but...

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Those are rebadged JBL RM10, which were marketed as a vocal/karaoke monitor. Or, maybe JBL is the rebadge.

There are 3" paper tweeters behind the silver grills to the sides of the woofer. The front baffle has a high frequency trim control for each tweeter. The cabinets are very solid and heavy.

The JBLs could be found for $100 each on sale.

I have a pair for the occasional karaoke session in the basement. They work very well for this.

I've tested them for music, and they are just ok.
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8-ohm speakers with a 10" woofer and dual 3" tweeters. Huh.

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... I've hooked them up to test them out ... They appear to sound ok, but I ... couldn't really tell if the improvements were any. ...
I wouldn't bother using them in your HT set-up.
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There are 3" paper tweeters behind the silver grills to the sides of the woofer..
Spread that far apart the comb filtering will be rampant.
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Hello,

My father in law upgraded his speakers and gave me a pair of speakers that look a little high end. They've been sitting in my garage for over a year now and am now thinking about using them in a theater room that I'm putting together. Except, I don't know if they're any good and can't find any information about them on the web. I've hooked them up to test them out recently but not extensively. They appear to sound ok, but I watched The Matrix with it and couldn't really tell if the improvements were any. I've attached a couple of pictues and was wondering if you fellas happen to know anything about them. I have a set of low end 5.1 surround speakers (boston acoustics MCS30) that sound pretty good themselves, but was thinking of swapping the two front surrounds for these Pro Audios. Using these instead of the 5.1 set would severely alter how I set up the room, due to their sheer size, but might be worth it if the speaker quality is that much better. The FIL originally used these for his karaoke setup. Any advice or info would be appreciated as I don't know much about audio? Thanks
Those Trinity speakers are poorly-designed cheap garbage (but what else would be made for Karaoke...lol...???)

I suggest that you get a pair of the Infinity Primus 363 tower speakers, for around $200 each, and the Infinity Primus PC 251 center speaker, for $129.

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Those Trinity speakers are poorly-designed cheap garbage (but what else would be made for Karaoke...lol...???)

I suggest that you get a pair of the Infinity Primus 363 tower speakers, for around $200 each, and the Infinity Primus PC 251 center speaker, for $129.
the primus often go on sale for @ 100 at frys and amazon
take the savings and get the pc351 center, i got mine on sale for 150

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Spread that far apart the comb filtering will be rampant.
Which really wouldn't be an issue if used for sound reinforcement in a large room (or karaoke use in a bar) but for HT or critical music use... I'd imagine it would be bizarre sounding.

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Thank you everyone for your input. I seriously thought I had somewhat decent speakers in those trinity's since they're big and heavy. Glad to know these are junk and I will just keep in the garage for now.

When I was watching a movie with the Trinity's, they did sound a little strange. Wasn't sure if it was a good or bad strange. I will say that the the Boston Acoustics seemed to have better clarity.

I'll keep an eye out for those primus for $100 - 150.

Thanks again!
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Thank you everyone for your input. I seriously thought I had somewhat decent speakers in those trinity's since they're big and heavy. Glad to know these are junk and I will just keep in the garage for now.

When I was watching a movie with the Trinity's, they did sound a little strange. Wasn't sure if it was a good or bad strange. I will say that the the Boston Acoustics seemed to have better clarity.

I'll keep an eye out for those primus for $100 - 150.

Thanks again!
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