Originally Posted by ThisOneKidMongo
On another topic -- has anyone moved from this set to the AV123 x-ls? I've been thinking of selling off my black 5.0 velos and building a new system, starting with a 2.0 xls setup. Anyone who's made a similar move have an opinion to offer?
I've heard the Velodynes and lots of other speakers, but am just going on what I've heard on the xls. My 2 cents:
By all accounts the xls is a very good $220-a-pair speaker, and the Velodyne is a very good $70-a-pair speaker. Will the xls sound 3x better? No way, you've made the step up from HTIB plastic boxes to real speakers, where you really can get a speaker many times as good for 1-2x the price. But after this, you're already into "diminishing returns" - the upgrades will sound noticeably better, but not proportionate to the $. But ...
All that said, you're still talking about very reasonable $ for the enjoyment and use you'll get out of them compared to lots of other things around. Money well spent, if you ask me, but everybody has to make that call for themselves.
BTW, with the xls, if you really feel it's not worth the price - if you're willing to pay the shipping you can send them back.
You'll need more space, too, of course, for the xls. Get out your tape measure and make sure you know how big whatever you're buying is - I keep reading stories about people who found their speakers didn't fit.
Your story is a great example of how people really should make sure they need small, inexpensive speakers before they jump on this kind of thing. I mean, it's not that big a deal, but lots of people with a little more room and a little more money have some other options that might be better for their needs.