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post #3901 of 3926 Old 09-20-2014, 10:07 PM
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Picked up the HiVi D3.2F (Wood veneer, without grooves) about a month and a half ago, so I thought I'd sign up here at AVSForum and show them off

Swan speakers may be difficult to come by in the US, but it seems even moreso here in Australia. Besides two retailers/distributors that I can think of that sell powered Swan speakers, I can't really seem to find any that sell their passive hifi/home theater speakers. So imagine my surprise when I was just sifting through the local online classifieds (Gumtree), and found this beauty! Now, I was no stranger to the quality of Swan speakers, having been a proud owner of a pair of D1080MKII 08's and a pair of H4's, so that very day I rocked up to his house with cash in hand, and I managed to get them for < 500AUD. I'm sort of new to buying second hand audio gear, so I'm not sure how much of a bargain that was, but overall, I'm happy with the price and the product.

Apparently he had them imported from HK some time ago, on the advice of his brother that lives there, and frequents the HiVi store. Makes me wonder, how many other Australians have been lucky enough to experience Swan's floorstanding speakers. Really wish they'd have more a presence here, I imagine they'd do great.
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nice. and welcome to the forum

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Not sure what produced the outburst above, but if folks need Swan service, they can call 800-992-7252 or PM from here. No nonsense, and there never has been.
Jon has been great to deal with. Rates with the best customer service I've had

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Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with any of the new AVR's, but I'm using a pair of Emotiva XPR-1's to power my F2.2's.
I had my 6.1's hooked to an Emotiva XPA-5 for a while, which sounded great. Next time I set up the system they will be hooked to my Emotiva RPA-1. I highly recommend their amps. Price to performance and customer service is hard to beat.

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Emotiva makes some nice amps for sure, I would still buy there multi-channel amps, but only class D Mono Blocks for me. Red Dragon Audio, Here of some pics of my system if you like to check it out >>> Click Here <<<
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Any Interest Swan Allures/Poly Natalia

They are in great shape, Minimal wear amazing sound.

I have backup speakers for each speaker on each cabinet. Carpet Spikes, Original manuals, Specs, Reviews and more

I will send pics if requested

Thank you for looking
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Hey all, I'm looking to buy a used Swan C3 in rosewood. Please PM me if you have one you want to sell.
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Hi I'm looking for a pair of Swans M6005F speakers new or used in mint condition only. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I'm waiting for Chris from Cleveland Plasma to get back to me with the price and availability.
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Add sides to my Swans?

I have some older Swan Divas that have sat unused and I am finally finishing my basement HT.
I have a center C3 and four 2.1s All of these have the small tweeter on the top.
I am going to move from 5.1 to 7.1.4
I have a HSU sub. 10"

I was thinking I could still use the C3 as the center and use 2 of the 2.1s as the L/R and the other 2 as the back L/R surrounds.
So 2 questions:
1) Any suggestions for the sides?

2) Any suitable ideas for the ceiling speakers for Atmos/DTS:X? (I am close to drywalling the room so if I am putting something in the ceiling I need to address the sound isolation issue now.)

After all, it would be a shame if I had to buy all new speakers!

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Hey all,
I ill very appreciate if I can get some information’s from you guys.
I live in Hungary, and in our country is the brand Swans almost absolutely not known.
I have a chance to get a Swans F1 system (F1F, F1C, F1R) in a very good price (~3700$).
Do you have any experience with these loudspeakers? I have actually a JBL LS HT system, with Marantz AV7702 and Emo XPA5 Gen2 and with 2 SVS PB2000 subs. What do you think; it would be an upgrade in compare to my actual system?
Thanks in advance!
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Can get a deal for the Swan Diva 5.1s for $120. These still regarded as good speakers although few years old?
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I would buy them in a heartbeat!! I have been on the lookout for a pair of 5.1's for years and have yet to come across a pair. IMO that is a steal...get them and go home happy;-)

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Swan 2.5F in black. Cranking out the tunes now.... Yes, they sound real........good !
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So I bought my second set of speakers from Chris at Cleveland Plasma. My first was F2.2ht and yesterday I picked up a pair M6005F for music listening. Chris is the man if You are looking for Swan speakers. M6005 look amazing I think even better than F2.2. I just set them up and was surprised how heavy they are. I will let them break in but i'm already impressed how they sound and it should only get better with time. Anyway I will post some pics of these beautys.
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Hivi, Swan

After talking with the people from Hivi at CES in January, they contacted me this week about becoming a dealer. I was not familiar with the product and was doing some research when I found this forum. Everyone here makes a good case for the quality of the product and I look forward to becoming a dealer and selling this product line.
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Lucky you!

So where will the store be?

Best!
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New to forum- My setup

Hi my name is Don.


I have followed this forum for years without posting. I did find it a shame that this thread seems to be coming to an end. Hopefully the gentleman that posted before me about becoming a dealer can spark the interest in these fine speakers all over again. Without further ado my setup consists of:




EAD Ovation pre-amp(5.1, expandable to 8.1)
Toshiba SD9200 as a source(Find one, buy it used...Bought new $2k, sell used today for about $200...you will spend 10x this to come close)
RBH SA-400 subwoofer amplifier
A pair of 500W IcePower mono blocks custom built one off pair by Paul Speltz of ANTI-Cables. Hand signed. (These weigh roughly 35 pounds a piece and have one of the finest power supplies money can buy, simple aesthetics, and simply gorgeous.)


Swan F3B fronts- still breaking these in but the depth and soundstage is unbelievable. The bass is deeper than Crater Lake. I will update further once break-in is complete.
T600 Center channel. Incredible quality and detail, however the enclosure beyond the front baffle is a little "Cheezy". Looks like Rhino Liner coating the enclosure.
Swan 4.2+ Rears. Beautifully made and Beautiful look.
Original NOS Dayton Titanic1200- So deep and invisible. This is a subwoofer not only about sound, but the feel...777 Jumbo jet landing in your living room anyone? This subwoofer will give it to you with authority, and authenticity. It is in a 90 Lb. 3 cu ft. heavily braced 2 inch(double stacked 1") MDF enclosure on 3 maple blocks.




Anti-Cables Reference speaker cables, Digital co-ax, and RCAs. (These are the bargain of a lifetime. I purchased the digital cable, and went back and bought everything I could use in my setup...even bought his custom IcePower monoblocks with no hesitation as the wiring inside was all Paul's infamous Anti-cable amongst many other premium components. Sold off all previous High dollar will not name brands stuff most folks lust for but don't want/cannot afford to spend the bread.




I'm not affluent enough to afford $15k towers and amplifiers.
But I have enough experience and intelligence to know when I am knocking on their doors, at a fraction. I feel I have found a great synergy in my setup and will be looking forward to posting pics for you all to pick apart or enjoy. I get the online forum traditions, and I have pretty thick skin. Don't worry about hurting my feelings. Let me know what you think.




Thanks for taking the time to read my little mini novel.




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Welcome to the "club" I suspect one of the reasons that participation in the thread has dwindled to almost nothing, is the general lack of availability of many Swan speakers. It looks like Cleveland Plasma has a good selection of high end Swan products, but the old Diva style speakers don't seem to have a current replacement - if there is an equivalent out there - I'd like to know about them.

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I think Swan lost a lot of momentum when theaudioinsider.com site stopped marketing Swan speakers. Jon Lane was a great responsive presence in this thread. Now it seems he's pushing the Chane line. The Chane speakers and the site is no where near as sexy as Swan and the old audio insider site was.

Hopefully someone can pick up where they left off.

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I have been watching this thread and swan speakers kind of fall off as well. A couple of years ago I went into the HiVi/Swans room at THE S.H.O.W. Newport Beach. They had a pair of huge high end Swans (I forget the model) set up and a few smaller models in another room. The representative had no music playing and was talking quite a bit about swans presence in the US. He commented on needing brick and mortar dealers and the fact that Swans were getting a reputation for being cheap Chinese speakers and they needed to bring up their image. Long story...the guy rubbed me the wrong way and I was just sitting in on the conversation. I remember thinking if this guy was to become a major proponent of HiVi/Swans in the US things aren't looking good for them. Not to mention when he finally did put on some music the setup clearly was not right, no bass and it seemed as if he was foreign to audio equipment. The system sounded very weak to be polite. He was very flashy used car salesman like. Ok enough about that.

I hope someone like Audio Insider comes into play to bring Swans back to life on the entry to mid level. Cleveland Plasma has been a great asset in the HiVi/Swan community from everything I have read. Thanks CP!

I love my Swan Divas and DIY HiVi drivers.!
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Hi guys. Just wondering if anyone here have tried pairing h6 sub with m200mkiii? I'm looking for a sub for it.
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Hi guys. Just wondering if anyone here have tried pairing h6 sub with m200mkiii? I'm looking for a sub for it.
I paired my M200mkiii's with a Rythmik F12.
Whoaaaaaa...........
Outstanding for a computer setup!

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Hi guys. Just wondering if anyone here have tried pairing h6 sub with m200mkiii? I'm looking for a sub for it.
Nope. I have a B&W asw608 that I run with my m200 mkII. Small ,sealed and works, sounds great

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A $200 speaker claimed to be better than Hivi m200mkiii

A $200 speaker claimed to be better than Hivi m200mkiii

The model is 风之声 phenix M580

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http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=...cket=13#detail
It cost 900 yuan while hivi m200mkiii cost 1750yuan in china
I currently own m200mkiii but looking for another set of speakers for my friend. If he buys one, maybe we can do a comparison


For those who don't understand chinese, They self proclaimed that this model has better specs than hivi m200mkiii and they are small DIY company.
They received 4.9/5 stars and lots of good 100+comments and short reviews but no one seems to be comparing it with m200mkiii yet.
Take a look at the product description and its specs. Do you think its possible that its capable of competing with m200mkiii, or maybe... overthrowing the m200mkiii?[I'll kinda bit unhappy with this coz I own one m200mkiii lol]


Oh and don't worry much about taobao site. Its reliable. I live in singapore and have some friends in china but they have zero knowledge in speakers.

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Hi all!

I recently also bought Swans F3B fronts for my HT system
So far i was using only Divas 6.0 for front speakers and F2.2 for center. Now Divas will go to the back and F3B will be in the front.
I also changed my amp, from Onkyo tx608 to 828. I know Onkyo isn't the best match for these speakers but so far it is enough for me and its all I can afford.

My first thought after I pluged in F3B was "OMG the bass is amazing" and it realy is. Untill now I was using Paradigm sub but now there is no need for it. Bass from F3B is much deeper than from this sub.
In a few weeks I will be moving to new apartment and will post new picks of my new room.
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Hi all!

I recently also bought Swans F3B fronts for my HT system
So far i was using only Divas 6.0 for front speakers and F2.2 for center. Now Divas will go to the back and F3B will be in the front.
I also changed my amp, from Onkyo tx608 to 828. I know Onkyo isn't the best match for these speakers but so far it is enough for me and its all I can afford.

My first thought after I pluged in F3B was "OMG the bass is amazing" and it realy is. Untill now I was using Paradigm sub but now there is no need for it. Bass from F3B is much deeper than from this sub.
In a few weeks I will be moving to new apartment and will post new picks of my new room.
I had a pair of well used but fully functional F3B's a couple of years ago but didn't really know what to do with them. I already have two full 5.1 setups and there's just no place for a dedicated stereo setup where I think the F3B's would excel. I couldn't find the matching center anywhere so I wound up selling them. They were just taking up too much space for not being used that much. Now, of course, I really miss them. I also thought the mid-range was excellent.

They did need to be elevated a bit (just like you did) and I bet they would really respond to some more internal bracing. I also think the pair I had could have used a crossover re-build and maybe some replacement tweeters (they're not that expensive) as well. Anyway, like so much other stuff I've had in the past, including a full Diva setup, I really wish I had kept them.

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