Originally Posted by georgemoe
Thanks for the follow up Fuji. I'd like to upgrade to F1's and move my B1's to the back, but not for $144 a speaker, F1's. I got my B1 front for $80 pr
and I doubt the F1's are worth $200 more a pr
Tell me, I'm listining.
Just now, I was testing the tones with Avia and guess what? My luck sucks.
I realized that there is something wrong with the AS-F1 I bought from BB. Somewhere around 140Hz, the thing just falls, and then rises and it sounds like there's a lot of vibration at that point. It's not a small dip either. It just falls. Either way it doesn't sound right. I used both the sweep and the warble test as well. It's really bizarre and it I don't think it should be happening. It should be relatively flat all the way to the bottom. My AS-F2.2s don't give this problem.
Unfortunately, I'm just past the return period so I have to go tomorrow and see what they'll do. I'd rather just return it, but I would be upset if now I have to pay shipping to get this to Athena. But that's what I may have to do, unless I want a defective F1.
I would strongly advise everyone to use frequency sweeps right after getting the speakers (especially open items) to see any defects or problems.
Anyone have any idea if this is a problem with the speaker? I checked all the settings, tried all different crossover settings on my HK 235. But maybe, this is how it's supposed to be?
Oh well, I'm glad I didn't sell my AS-C1.2 yet. I checked that out and it didn't give me the problems the F1 did. I'll use that for the time being. I wish I never even bought the F1. I bought the F1 out of worries that the C1 wouldn't 'keep up with the F2s' but this seems like more trouble than it's worth.
As for the floorstanding speakers themselves, they are great. I love the F2s and if my F1 wasn't messed up, I'd be thrilled. However, personally I don't think they are worth $200 more than the B1s. That's a considerable price difference for bass extension, which shouldn't be an issue if you have a decent sub (depending on the sub you have I'd put the 200 bucks towards that, room treatments, or something else). Personally, if you were to go for floorstanders, I'd consider the F2 from audioadvisor. While not cheap, it is probably the best deal around for them (depending on the price difference from the F1, I'd say they are worth it). I believe at the begining of this thread, someone said that the F2s and B1s are among the best deals in their class and I'd agree. Though all models are very good. I likely wouldn't have got the floorstanding speakers, had I not received such a good discount at the time though.