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Anyone else purchased some Acoustechs lately, looking for more reviews!!!!
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Anyone else purchased some Acoustechs lately, looking for more reviews!!!!

I placed an order, but I ended up having to cancel it when I discovered that the HT-65 wouldn't fit in the space I have available.
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strongly considering buying these to go with my h-100 sub. Woot has klipsch quintet speakers for 450 today, i have a feeling the acoustechs which will cost me 6-700 are a much better value, but i am not sure. If anyone can provide any input it would be much appreciated.
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strongly considering buying these to go with my h-100 sub. Woot has klipsch quintet speakers for 450 today, i have a feeling the acoustechs which will cost me 6-700 are a much better value, but i am not sure. If anyone can provide any input it would be much appreciated.

I have the quintets, and they're underwhelming. I WISH I had bought the Acoustechs, but now I'm stuck with the Klipschs until I can sell them. I would HIGHLY recommend the Bics over the Klipsch. Floor standing speakers are always going to be a better purchase than satellites! Especially with these awesome Bics...
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I have the quintets, and they're underwhelming. I WISH I had bought the Acoustechs, but now I'm stuck with the Klipschs until I can sell them. I would HIGHLY recommend the Bics over the Klipsch. Floor standing speakers are always going to be a better purchase than satellites! Especially with these awesome Bics...

I appreciate the advice and will be purchasing some BICs shortly. I am sure I will love them. I would post a personal review but I am no audiophile and they most certainly will be an upgrade over my sony hdx500 htib.
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Where is everyone buying these from? I have only found one place that sells the Acoustech line of speakers; any help would be appreciated.
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Where is everyone buying these from? I have only found one place that sells the Acoustech line of speakers; any help would be appreciated.

I'm getting mine from acoustic sound design.

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Where is everyone buying these from? I have only found one place that sells the Acoustech line of speakers; any help would be appreciated.

Just search on ebay... there are 2 certified dealers on there, either one will probably get you the same price. They are internet direct only so if you are looking to audition them in a store then you're probably not going to be able to. The certified dealers on ebay are very good though, they'll ship fairly quickly if you decide you want them. Hope that helps.
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Thanks for the info!
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Just bought the BICs today from sounddistributors.com. I bought 2 ht-75s, 2 ht-63s and an ht-85 center.(I already have the h100 sub) I am a little worried about not matching my center with my towers, does anyone foresee a big problem here? The reason I opted for the 85 center instead of the 65 is a mixture of price and future upgradeability. I talked with a guy from sound distributors.com and was able to get the upgrade from the 65 to the 85 for only 70 dollars. I also figured that with the 85 i would prolong any upgraditis and when i wanted to go 7.1 i could buy two 88's to replace my fronts, move my 75s to surrounds and my 63s as back surrounds. I hope no one sees any issues with this.

I paid 620 shipped for 2 ht-75s, 2 ht-63s and an ht-85 center.

I will provide further feedback later when i receive my speakers.
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1. How high should I set the power and crossover on the sub?
2. I have the onkyo 605 receiver, how should I set the frequency for the fronts and center?
3. Anything else I should do to get the best output possible??

Thanks!

1. I set my h100 to 3.5 or 3.75. 3 seems to make it too weak and 4 is a bit hot. You could use that as a starting point. I do have the buttkicker though, so maybe you could get away with 4. I don't recommend anything above that, however.
Set crossover dial on sub to max, and set crossover on receiver to 80hz.

2. Definately start with the onkyo's audyssey calibration (with the mic). This will set the distance/delay/equalization pretty damn perfect. HOWEVER, afterwards manually set the crossovers lower. For some reason, (i suspect it is an audessy quirk, as I've heard it happening with other brands too) it will set the center at ~120hz when test equipment proves it can EASILY handle 80hz.

I personally set all my crossovers at 80hz for uniformity. Yes, the towers can probably go full range, but I want the sub to take the load off my fronts, and I don't want to risk cancelling bass by having the sub and fronts play bass simultaneously.

3. If you have the odd shaped HT-63 surrounds as I have, i recommend tilting them like I do in the pic I posted. The tweeter should face the listening position, the woofer pointed to the area immediately in front of you, and the passive radiator pointing out.
Originally I had them "straightened" out, making the tweeters face towards the rear. Your surround imaging won't be as good... I put in a couple live concert blu-rays (nine inch nails, and Incubus). The crowd in the rears were muffled (it was mostly treble).. but standing BEHIND the couch it was ear peircingly bright. I found that I could toe them inwards, turn the volume of the rears down, and get a "crisper" sound this way.
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Hey I am thinking about ordering the HT-75s but I am really worried I read a review and all it said was bad things about the speakers. I want to buy speakers that will last me for atleast five years. My budget is around 400. I also wanted to ask you guys about the Infinity Primus P362 and Polk Audio Moniter 60. I am just starting to build my system. I had a 5.1 speaker system from Yamaha. I am still going to use the sub, center and rears but I want better fronts and then later on I will get the center from the same line as my Fronts but I can't decide what I want so if you guys could help me that would be great. Music 10%, Movies 70%, Playstation 3 20%
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You can also buy the whole Acoustech line at Overstock.com. Its a good deal since you can have a whole set shipped for only $2.95!
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Hi,

Thanks for all the info provided here. Would the Cinema Series 6 (HT 75 + HT 63 +HT 65 + HT 100) be a good match to a Yamaha 663 receiver?

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does anyone see issues with matching the ht-75 fronts with the ht-85 center (and 63s as surround)?
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Also i came across this thread. This should quell any worries about that one bad review you read
http://archive2.avsforum.com/avs-vb/...d.php?t=452665
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does anyone see issues with matching the ht-75 fronts with the ht-85 center (and 63s as surround)?

It's not ideal IMO. The 85 has the 8" woofer and the 75s have the 6 1/2" woofer. It's best to match the woofers all throughout if you can. The 88s for fronts aren't THAT much more money - if you could've got those, that would've been ideal. I'd be concerned that the center might overpower your fronts on the low end. I don't think it'll be a HUGE problem though - you'll just have to hear for yourself. At least they're the same brand, which always helps.
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hey I just talked to guy from Sound Distributors and he said 425 for HT-65 center and HT-75s for fronts shipped? is this one of the better deals around on these speakers or did anyone find em for cheaper. I am trying to spend around 400 and 25 isn;t much more but I wouldn;t be able to do 450+. I just thought i might ask yall's opinion
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Read this review and I really wanted to get the exact same setup that lilmike2069 but due to space limitations I opted to get just the BIC Acoustech Home Theater System for $799.00 plus shipping from Acoustic Sound Design. ETA is tomorrow but new HDTV isn't coming in till the 9th.

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Read this review and I really wanted to get the exact same setup that lilmike2069 but due to space limitations I opted to get just the BIC Acoustech Home Theater System for $799.00 plus shipping from Acoustic Sound Design. ETA is tomorrow but new HDTV isn't coming in till the 9th.

Sweet man... let us know how you like them, your room size, setup, and of course some pics if you're able Oh and lastly... enjoy the hell out of them
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Lilmike,
Would you mind re-posting or PM'ing me the initial pictures you had posted when you had the 75's as fronts, if you still have them. I just returned the Polk Monitor set-up I had within my 30 day trial and have been interested in the Acoustechs for quite some time.
I really would love to go 88 and 85, but I can't wall mount my LCD (apt) and the 85 is just way too tall. So I would really love to see, again, how the 75's looked as fronts with the 65 center.

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I also wouldn't mind some advice on how everyone haggled the price with the online dealers. What did you say, and how much did you offer? Did they counter offer or accept it outright?

Thanks, MK.

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I'm torn over getting the HT-75s, or the Sony SS-F7000s. The HTs would only be about $80 more, but I'm wondering how the 6.5" drivers would compare to Sony's 8" drivers. The frequency range seems to be about the same for both sets. I also wonder how the highs and midrange would compare.

It would seem that the Sony's are the better bang for the buck, but are they really? Would the HT-75s just kill them in quality? These will eventually be paired with a Scamp-10 or H100.

This would be a significant upgrade over what I have now (Logitech Z-5500 powering 4 spherex omnipolar sats and an old but still good sony center channel), even though for the price this setup has been great for me.

The final setup would probably be the HT's or Sonys for the fronts + the sony center (50-20khz), an onkyo 606, a scamp-10, and the 4 spherex speakers as side and rear sats (I love the surround effect they create, and dont have room for large rear speakers). Thoughts?
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OhioMike: No sorry i deleted those pics. I think some people have posted links to their pics on this thread... maybe page 3 or 4 and they have HT75 fronts and center. Also on haggling... the ebay guys have a 'buy it now' OR 'best offer' feature. Just use the best offer feature and put in 80-85% of what they're asking. On the HT75's they would come down much but the other stuff i got they did.

bhazard: If you are keeping a sony center then you should (unfortunately) get the sony towers. Its pretty important to have a consistent sound across the stage. If you were to get an acoustech center, then i'd go with the acoustechs. I've never been a big fan of sony other than Playstations. Plus I really like the look and sound of the acoustechs.
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my speakers are coming monday, I will let you know how the ht-85 sounds with the ht-75 fronts shortly!
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Thanks to lilmike2069 for the review. I have been looking for a new HT setup for a month now ever since my fossil Sony HTIB crapped out. I pulled the trigger on the HT-75 mains, and the HT-65 center for $400 delivered. I also snagged a Denon AVR788 that i will be picking up tomorrow for $375. I will add a Sub in the next week or so and then decide what to use for the rears. Thanks again for the Review.
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Thanks to lilmike2069 for the review. I have been looking for a new HT setup for a month now ever since my fossil Sony HTIB crapped out. I pulled the trigger on the HT-75 mains, and the HT-65 center for $400 delivered. I also snagged a Denon AVR788 that i will be picking up tomorrow for $375. I will add a Sub in the next week or so and then decide what to use for the rears. Thanks again for the Review.

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bhazard, I had Sony dual 8" towers for my l/c/r and 8" bookshelves for my rears. I bought HT-88 for my l/c/r and HT-64 for rears and it is a major upgrade. I initially had HT-88 as l/r and the Sony tower as the center until the rest of my speakers came and the HT's totally over powered the sony tower. Like night and day. I set my Yamaha 663 to no center the whole week I was waiting for my HT-88 and HT-64's to arrive. The HT's are easier to power and have way more detail.
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Thanks to lilmike2069 for the review. I have been looking for a new HT setup for a month now ever since my fossil Sony HTIB crapped out. I pulled the trigger on the HT-75 mains, and the HT-65 center for $400 delivered. I also snagged a Denon AVR788 that i will be picking up tomorrow for $375. I will add a Sub in the next week or so and then decide what to use for the rears. Thanks again for the Review.

I also have the denon avr 788 with ht-75 mains, ht-88 center and ht-65 rears. If you are in a similar price range as me for the sub id highly suggest the h100(200-250)from bic(matches your fronts/center and is a beast for the money). From what ive heard the only thing thats really a step up from the h100 is an hsu/svs sub and those cost about twice as much. Needless to say after weighing my options i went with the bic(500 watts/12 inch). Look at dayton as well, but they dont look as nice. As far as rears go i cant help you, i just went with the bics because they match.
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More than likely i will go with the h100 and another pair of ht-75's for rears.
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