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post #61 of 72 Old 08-29-2017, 11:20 AM
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I got them yesterday too, and they're frankly incredible. I've never had speakers anywhere near the same league as these, so it's a massive step up from what I've heard in the past. Excited to hear how they sound after the wear-in.

I'm like you too, I'm going to keep an eye out for the comparable matching center at least. I can't go down now that I've heard these. Really hoping that it goes on sale somewhere near $190 again.
I am betting this is your first compression driver based speaker.
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I'm like you too, I'm going to keep an eye out for the comparable matching center at least. I can't go down now that I've heard these. Really hoping that it goes on sale somewhere near $190 again.
If anyone is looking to buy the 520 center, ebay may be the best option right now. Same price as harmon (actually from harmon) and new, but you'd get $28 back in ebay bucks (8% offer going on, assume most can get it, just need to click the offer first). Not exactly $190, but at least it's something back.
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I ended up buying the 520C, but I'm hoping the price will drop so I can use the price protection from my credit card I'll let you all know how it is!

As for the speakers, they sound amazing! I recently returned my Denon X2300W for the X3300W, so I'm just waiting for that to arrive so I can continue to break-in process.
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If anyone is looking to buy the 520 center, ebay may be the best option right now. Same price as harmon (actually from harmon) and new, but you'd get $28 back in ebay bucks (8% offer going on, assume most can get it, just need to click the offer first). Not exactly $190, but at least it's something back.
Thanks to everyone who critiqued my setup! I ended up deciding to get the 520 over the 235, but decided to just go 2.1 with the Studio 580s until a decent deal came around on the 530. That day is today, as I just bought one on Newegg Flash for $180 (That deal is still live BTW)

Once that arrives, I'll be going 5.1 with the Pioneers for the surrounds. Not ideal, but very usable for now, probably until Christmas comes around.

Looking forward to hearing the output for movies/TV. I'm going to start doing more research regarding AVR configuration and tweaking. Thanks again to everyone who provided their input.
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Looks like the Studio 590s are on sale for less than $500 each.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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I ordered the 520C today as well. I have the 580s dialed in a bit better, and I am very happy with them. Also, glad I waited it out for the deal to come around on the center. I now will have my 3.1 system, at about $1800 under budget! Next, the sub upgrade I did not think I was going to afford
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I ordered the 520C today as well. I have the 580s dialed in a bit better, and I am very happy with them. Also, glad I waited it out for the deal to come around on the center. I now will have my 3.1 system, at about $1800 under budget! Next, the sub upgrade I did not think I was going to afford
Nice! I'm in a similar boat, getting far superior equipment by being patient and trolling deal forums, specifically SlickDeals. I'll be looking at the sub next too, unless the 530s magically appear for a comparable price.
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520c sale alert. https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/fp/319352


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^^^^^yup!^^^^^
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^^^^^yup!^^^^^
Yea, I posted that!
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Yea, I posted that!


Oops. I got excited when I saw that and did not realize. I actually had the 520 before and while I liked it, I ended up getting another 590 for my center as well.


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Oops. I got excited when I saw that and did not realize. I actually had the 520 before and while I liked it, I ended up getting another 590 for my center as well.


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I'm glad you linked to that! I just meant that I was the poster on the slickdeals post as well
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