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BIC AMERICA DV-32CLR 31/2" 2-Way Center Channel Speaker

100% Positive Reviews

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Pros: Small size, Bigger sound, Budget price, Clean vocals - not muddy

Cons: No banana plug connection, connections too small to take banana plug as well. Grill not removable

After purchasing a new walnut finish tv credenza to match the rest of the living room furniture, I come to find out the published specs for the center shelf being 17" wide were in fact wrong. The opening was too small to fit my current center channel speaker so I went looking for something small but well performing for under $100 to match my piece mealed HT setup. Shallow but wide living room with hard surfaces and the current center was too muddy sounding as well for my taste.

After reading a lot of Amazon reviews about BIC and in particular this little guy I decided to give it a whirl even though I originally was eyeing the next model up in price which is a little bigger.

After only a couple of hours break-in and watching several dialogue intense movies and tv shows, this speaker is a can't miss for a small to mid-size room. It doesn't look the prettiest and you can't pull off the grill to take a look behind the curtain, but no need once you hear it. Vocal are clean and strong - and best of all not muddy. Crisp but not overly bright and the mid-tones come through on deep voices.

I used Tron DTS-HD in the opening couple of chapters to really crank up the sound and balance the center trim with the mains and I couldn't be more pleased after doing the same "test" with the old center only a couple of days previous and not being able to find the sweet spot.

I then tossed in the Norah Jones SACD with DSD decoding and listened to the vocals which came through very well. Did the mains have to carry the high-bass? Yes, but with the way the tracks are mixed to cover all 3 front channels and the majority if the highs coming through on the center, it sounded like you were sitting in the middle of the club. I can't fault a <$50 speaker for anything here.

Don't be afraid - the price is just finally something fair for a good little speaker without all the flash and fuss.
BIC AMERICA DV-32CLR 31/2" 2-Way Center Channel Speaker
Description:

Power handling: 125 watts Video shielded and 2-way 3-driver center- channelTwo 3 1/2" poly/graphite woofers1/2" poly dome tweeter8 ohms Black molded ABS enclosureFrequency response: 75Hz-20kHz10 3/4" W x 4 5/8" H x 6" DSold individually7 year parts and labor limited warranty

Details:
DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandBIC
EAN0840356055886
FeatureMatches DV-32 compact speaker Two 3 1?2" poly/graphite woofers 1?2" poly dome tweeter 10-125 watts recommended power 8 ohms, 75-20kHz
Item Height6 inches
Item Length10.75 inches
Item Width4.6 inches
LabelBIC AMERICA
ManufacturerBIC AMERICA
MPNDV-32CLR
NumberOfItems1
Package Height7 inches
Package Length12.5 inches
Package Weight6.05 pounds
Package Width8.5 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberDV-32CLR
ProductGroupSpeakers
ProductTypeNameSPEAKERS
PublisherBIC AMERICA
SKU156382
StudioBIC AMERICA
TitleBIC AMERICA DV-32CLR 31/2" 2-Way Center Channel Speaker
UPC729305001306
UPCList - UPCListElement729305001306 840356055886
Item Weight6 pounds
CatalogNumberList - CatalogNumberListElementA00-000-5JV 626-24218 3969 DV-32CLR D00811 BICDV32CLR DV32CLR 1 DV-32CLR DV32CLR
IsAutographed0
IsMemorabilia0
ModelDV-32CLR
ColorBlack
SizeOne Size
DepartmentSPEAKERS -> CENTER CHANNEL SPEAKERS
LegalDisclaimerWarranty does not cover misuse of product.
FormatCD-ROM
OperatingSystemN/A
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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