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I was only going to sell them about 100 a piece and 50 for the center. Where is it? I can't find the classifieds anywhere, I looked at every thread almost.

The BIC seem like the closest to klipsch without the klipsch price, I'll more than likely try them, there is a couple higher end speaker stores closer to jacksonville, I'll see if I can demo them
$77/piece is generally the sale price for the 52s new. On occasion you can find the c22 for $50 but the usual sale is $77.
Yes. Most people consider the Bics the budget Klipsch. In facy I think thats what Bic was aiming for.
My copy and paste doesnt work any more or I would give you a link. The classifieds are here. Look again.
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I found them, I see them on amazon for 100 to 130 most of the time
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I found them, I see them on amazon for 100 to 130 most of the time
Newegg and Frys have the good sales on them.
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Yea. I see frys usually has them for 60 when on sale, but you have to buy in store
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Yea. I see frys usually has them for 60 when on sale, but you have to buy in store
Best Buy will price match it.
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What About The BIC ft- 6 towers?
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Best Buy will price match it.
Damn, I wish I knew that..
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Question...what are some options for mounting the PL-66? I know it has the two mounts on the back but my back wall isn't in a good spot (about 10 feet back from where I want the speakers).

Most speaker stands/mounts are all single hole and won't work. Can I just mount it on the side walls? I fear I would lose the directional.

Thoughts?
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Going by THX, I should put them beside the viewer...that would be...the most ideal solution.



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What are people's thoughts on the PL-66 surrounds? I just picked up the BIC center PL-28II and excited to test it out.
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I'm running the 3.1 right now, having trouble with the PL-66's. Not because of the speaker, but because of the room. My couch is against the back wall, and it's open on the right side. I can easily mount the SL to the side wall but since it's open on the right, unless I buy a tall speaker stand I can't figure out a way to mount it. Since the speaker is so wide, most wall mounts won't work properly if I put it on and swivel 90 degrees to face the couch.

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I'm running the 3.1 right now, having trouble with the PL-66's. Not because of the speaker, but because of the room. My couch is against the back wall, and it's open on the right side. I can easily mount the SL to the side wall but since it's open on the right, unless I buy a tall speaker stand I can't figure out a way to mount it. Since the speaker is so wide, most wall mounts won't work properly if I put it on and swivel 90 degrees to face the couch.

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I have 4 PL-66's. I use a pair for rear surrounds and a pair for side surrounds. Obviously the rear's are wall mounted and the sides I have 'freely' sitting on my old Aperion side surround stands. If you have kids than it's not a good idea but I don't so they are fine for me. I love my 7.2 set-up!

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I have a couple of Sanus stands that are nice and sturdy but the 66's are so big that i don't trust them without something tying it down.

I have a kid and another one on the way.

Any more ideas of good ways to mount freely? I may just build a box to raise the stand higher (get it about 2-3' over my ears when sitting), screw the stand down to it, and tie down the speaker...might be my only option.
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Something someone suggested to consider is using Velcro to adhere them to the stands. That way you're not drilling into things (if you want to avoid that).

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Something someone suggested to consider is using Velcro to adhere them to the stands. That way you're not drilling into things (if you want to avoid that).
BluTack works great too. But with kids you have to worry about knocking the whole stand over. Not much help there.
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Hey BIC owners! I've got an Bic Acoustec PL 2. Center speaker that I want to get rid of? Perfect! Not a scratch on the black piano lacquer! Message me ? Jdcarter94gmail.com. I will continue to try to post in classifieds? I have several other items for sale as well at really great prices!
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I'm thinking of using 4 pl-66 for ceiling speakers in a Dolby Atmos setup. Any thoughts?
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Ok..i have to ask.. I have never heard of BIC. I am looking for new surrounds and a center and these prices seem too good to be true.. Is it a matter of guys loving them cause of price? or are they actually THAT good? obviously not like $1000 each paradigms.. but i am not that picky and like to keep my money just curious...
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Ok..i have to ask.. I have never heard of BIC. I am looking for new surrounds and a center and these prices seem too good to be true.. Is it a matter of guys loving them cause of price? or are they actually THAT good? obviously not like $1000 each paradigms.. but i am not that picky and like to keep my money just curious...
They are good value speakers. If youre not picky and are on a budget you should be quite happy with them.
Having said that you should get a center that tibre matches your mains. These might work fine for surrounds for you though.
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They are good value speakers. If youre not picky and are on a budget you should be quite happy with them.
Having said that you should get a center that tibre matches your mains. These might work fine for surrounds for you though.
Yeah my mains are 15 year old acoustic research that were not great when i bought them.. need to upgrade my whole system.
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Yeah my mains are 15 year old acoustic research that were not great when i bought them.. need to upgrade my whole system.
I would start by using those mains as surrounds and buying LCR.
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I would start by using those mains as surrounds and buying LCR.
Yup.. on the hunt for center/surrounds now.. thinking of going 7.1 also.. although the room is not big.. 14x16ish...

P.S. sorry had to reread that.. brain is not working today.. mains for surrounds could work.. then i could get a nice balanced LCR.. good call.. now i am all confused in a new way too much to choose from...

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I'm thinking of using 4 pl-66 as ceiling speakers in a Dolby Atmos setup. Any thoughts?
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I'm thinking of using 4 pl-66 as ceiling speakers in a Dolby Atmos setup. Any thoughts?
I'm thinking they would be very difficult to mount, but if you overcome that obstacle, they should work fine. In-ceiling speakers might work better for you though. http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-FH.../dp/B000WS3MMI (sold by the pair)

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I'm thinking they would be very difficult to mount, but if you overcome that obstacle, they should work fine. In-ceiling speakers might work better for you though. http://www.amazon.com/BIC-America-FH.../dp/B000WS3MMI (sold by the pair)
Thanks for the response. I'm a renter so unfortunately in ceilings is not an option. I have Harold ( I think his name is) from Bic Acoustech Technical Support helping me as well and he said he will do some research, with the help of a couple of his colleagues to determine which speaker would give me the best atmos experience between the PL-66 or HT-64 as ceiling speakers. He said he will give me a call this Monday so I'll post their opinion here once he gets back to me.
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Alright, I'm thinking of pulling the trigger on a PL-89II 5.1 setup with the PL-200 sub. I'm a longtime BIC fanatic. I used to have the Acoustech HT-75 5.1 setup with the H100 sub, but had to sell it - I loved that setup. Now I have the Bic FH-56 sound bar with H-100 sub, but I yearn for 5.1 again. We just moved and I have a finished basement that has an area that is absolutely perfect for a projector and full home theater setup.

So I'm back in the game, and it looks like this is the Acoustech flagship setup. I emailed the two usual sellers, and best price they offered was $1100 - is that the going rate for these? Seems a bit high.

But for that kind of money (can't spend more than that), and already having loved my previous Acoustechs, I won't be disappointed in these, right? I can't find anything comparable in this price range.

Has anyone figured out how to mount the surrounds? They're an awkward design.

Would you think it'd be beneficial to keep the PL200 and my H100 subs for a dual sub setup? They're similar but not exactly the same, so I don't know if I should keep the H100 or sell it.

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I'm thinking of using 4 pl-66 as ceiling speakers in a Dolby Atmos setup. Any thoughts?
They may be a bit big to mount on the ceiling how did you envision mounting them bic has some in ceiling speakers that may work better but I would do A search as I believe they need to have good dispersion. Coaxed speakers May be more suited for atmos.

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