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post #241 of 466
So, with everything all set up, its been a day now. Love my marantz receiver. Everything sounds perfect. The bics are rediculous. We had movie night last night and watched "red" with bruce willis morgan freeman and john malkovich. It was so awesome, several times i felt as if the speakers dissappeared and the sound was just all around me. Had some people over who i decided not to tell that i got a new system and they came in they immedieately noticed the new cabinet with the bics. Once we started the movie..... i heard my friends coment several times about how great everything sounded. It was a good feeling. I do think for music ill need a sub, but for movies the 64's produced plenty of accurate, powerful, and controlled bass. These bics are unreal. Highs are so clean. Dynamic volume is a must if you have little ones as it does a great job mitigating the changes from quiet to loud scenes. I cant tell anyone out there to buy them but i know that for me, these bics (dv64's and dv62clrs ) are a sonic knockout..... more pics to come!
post #242 of 466
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Originally Posted by cbrett View Post

Yes this is true, but sometimes the difference was not for the better. There is a fellow on the board with experience in modding BIC speakers named Dave. He also has had experience with Ed's mods. You may want to look further back on this thread and email him. Or better yet maybe he'll add some insight to this discussion. How long have you had the DV64's?

Most of the Mods that I've read about was on DV62si's, although there have been a few post on the DV62CLR's and the DV64's.

Personally modded? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Biggz

Yes, I mod the DV62si. I have never done a DV64. It's a different animal with a different crossover. What's wrong with it in stock form? For the DV62si there is good reason to mod it because the tonal balance is off. I don't know about the DV64.
post #243 of 466
I don't have 64s about to buy a pair.
post #244 of 466
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Originally Posted by Patrick1229 View Post

I cant tell anyone out there to buy them but i know that for me, these bics (dv64's and dv62clrs ) are a sonic knockout..... more pics to come!

A sub will help take some of the work load off the 64's and will make the mids even more clean than they sound now. A subwoofer is going to improve your system even more, just wait.
post #245 of 466
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Originally Posted by Timothy91 View Post


A sub will help take some of the work load off the 64's and will make the mids even more clean than they sound now. A subwoofer is going to improve your system even more, just wait.

Ain't that the truth! In My old set up, the center and rears were weak, but my fronts are still awesome there are huge towers with two 10's, a mind and a tweeter. I always got good bass response outta them and still like them. But after getting the 62's, 62 center, 64's and a sub, I never realized how much I was missing by letting those fronts take it all. Now with everything but the sub handle 80hz and above, and let the sub take the lows, it is a revelation.
post #246 of 466
Hmmm interesting point...... never thought of it like that.... after a sub arrives hould i set the fronts to "small?" I really like the 64's full sound. Either way ill run audyssey again. I have a sub targeted: emotiva ultra sub 12, any feedback? Man i love my new setup. Even at very low volume it sounds wonderful.
post #247 of 466
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Originally Posted by Patrick1229 View Post

Hmmm interesting point...... never thought of it like that.... after a sub arrives hould i set the fronts to "small?" I really like the 64's full sound. Either way ill run audyssey again. I have a sub targeted: emotiva ultra sub 12, any feedback? Man i love my new setup. Even at very low volume it sounds wonderful.

Yes, you want to set your fronts to small when you get a sub. "small" has zero to do with size of the speaker, driver, etc... It's basically just a setting letting you avr know to hand of sound below a certain freq to the sub.
post #248 of 466
Its gonna be the epik legend or the emotiva ultra sub12!!!
post #249 of 466
Just keeping the discussion going.

Biggz
post #250 of 466
Can someone measure the dimensions of a DV62CLRS exactly as possible? Looks like it just might be too wide for my center channel location which is just a hair under 19 7/8" wide and 62 is quoted as being 20" :-(
post #251 of 466
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Originally Posted by PianoProdigy View Post

Can someone measure the dimensions of a DV62CLRS exactly as possible? Looks like it just might be too wide for my center channel location which is just a hair under 19 7/8" wide and 62 is quoted as being 20" :-(

Mine, with grill off, is exactly:

20 inches wide
7 11/16ths inches high
9 1/2 inches deep
post #252 of 466
Been a few weeks since i got my dv 64,s and 62 clrs and they have definetly opened up a bit. Movies are an awesome pleasure now, and i dont even have a sub yet. Heres some pics of the cabinet i built and my marantz with bics.
post #253 of 466
Cant upload from my phone will have to wait until im at a pc, sorry.
post #254 of 466
Here are the Pics!
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post #255 of 466
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Originally Posted by futurecode View Post

Mine, with grill off, is exactly:

20 inches wide
7 11/16ths inches high
9 1/2 inches deep

Thanks a lot!

I decided to pickup 2 Energy CF-70s and a CC-10 while they were on sale even though they are still more than the Venturis would have been. The CC-10 is 19.7 wide and will just fit my opening.
post #256 of 466
Ordered the ed a2-300!!!!!! In three weeks ill post my reactions in the appropriate thread but figured id let u guys know. Ahh the wait time is gonna kill me!
post #257 of 466
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Originally Posted by PianoProdigy View Post


Thanks a lot!

I decided to pickup 2 Energy CF-70s and a CC-10 while they were on sale even though they are still more than the Venturis would have been. The CC-10 is 19.7 wide and will just fit my opening.

Are the venturi's comparable to the energy cf's, especially for music? How do they stack up?
post #258 of 466
Oops didn't see how long ago the last post was
post #259 of 466
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Originally Posted by NateFg2 View Post

Are the venturi's comparable to the energy cf's, especially for music? How do they stack up?

Energy speakers are designed well and seem built well from the feedback I've read and based on their promotional material. As with all things, listen before buying. The BIC DV62CLR-S if mounted vertically on a 24"-26" speaker stand and calibrated properly and matched to the proper room size, should sound about as good as the vast majority of enthusiasts would want. I can afford to buy just about any speaker system I want within $5,000 and I have auditioned expensive systems. For my small living room, these speakers sound as good as anything under $5,000 that I've heard. Now, in a larger room, with heavy amplification, the quality may not be the same unless the crossover parts are improved for greater power handling (which is possible to buy for this very speaker).

I recommend the DV62CLR-S and DV62si for enthusiasts and think most would agree (under blind listening tests or if someone is able to put aside price prejudice) these are mighty fine sounding. I have not heard the Energy speakers you want compared, but have heard their past Connoisseur series and think Energy had some good products in years past but wasn't dazzled by many of their other speakers and speaker lines. I consider the DV-62CLR-S to be mostly designed for home theater but darn decent as a 2 channel music speaker (compared to most MTM design speakers) when blended with a subwoofer. Again, it's critical to mount them vertically and put them on 24"-26" stands for the correct results. If I had to choose the best BIC DV series speakers for 2-channel listening, I would say the DV62si bookshelf or DV-64 tower may have a slightly deeper stereo image due to having unrestrained vertical tweeter dispersion (hence the reason most speakers ideally designed for front channel duty in a SURROUND system, don't aren't typically better than speakers designed solely for 2-channel listening. My observation is that the 'imaging' is better in 2-channel music when using the classic 2-way or 3-way design having the tweeter at the top of the driver array. There are *some* 2-channel audio enthusiasts who actually believe MTM is even best for music but I can't say I feel the same.

The problem I have with the combo is that the C-70 towers are dramatically different both in cabinet size, crossover design and driver configuration. There are virtually no similarities between them and it's rather important for the front 3 speakers to matchup fairly close in those respects. The C-70 towers look they could potentially be good 2-channel music speakers but due to their size and driver configuration, wouldn't be ideal home theater speakers.
post #260 of 466
Anyone recommend where I might find a great price on a pair of DV64's towers and DV62 center channel?
post #261 of 466
All over eBay.
post #262 of 466
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Originally Posted by neemo6 View Post

Anyone recommend where I might find a great price on a pair of DV64's towers and DV62 center channel?

I did a ton of price watching when i got my bic setup a few months back. I got my 62 center form amazon and, oddly enough, got my dv64's ,(and 62dsi's) online from the sporting goods store modells. For some reason they sell the bic venturi line (minus the 62 center) and periodically have 20-30-40 percent off site wide sales. Electronics are supposed to be excluded from those sales but they go through anyway.
post #263 of 466
Best Buy had the DV84's priced at 149.99 a pair,I snagged them quick thinking it was a misprint,5 days later I receive only 1 speaker.I was pissed but not surprised.To make a long story short,after calling a few times and complaining they refunded me 100$ and I have another DV84 on the way free of charge and no shipping charge.Basically because of their mistake I'm getting the pair for 100$ shipped.I listened to the speaker a little bit to make sure it works and it sounds great.

by the way it was a misprint,they're now listed at 149.99 each
post #264 of 466
Due to the many recommendations I've gotten on these boards to get BIC, I am now a firm believer in their products. I have had my HT setup completed for over 5 months now so my speakers are all broken in.. and wow, I am in love with them. I have a DV-62CLRS, 2 DV84s, and an H100 sub which I am currently considering ordering another for a dual sub setup. I also want to get the DV62si's as rears to have everything matching.

My uncle is a big HT nut and has spent close to 10 grand on his audio setup alone, yet I feel my setup can hold its own just fine compared to what he has.



post #265 of 466
Are the DV64's on backorder ? Most of the sites ive been checking out are sold out.
post #266 of 466
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Originally Posted by neemo6 View Post

Are the DV64's on backorder ? Most of the sites ive been checking out are sold out.

I know best buy is out of stock,but last I checked the 84's were available
post #267 of 466
Just wanted to update my situation with my purchase from best buy(3 posts above).My other speaker is on the way and I also got a 100$ gift card in the mail so its almost like I got them for free.
post #268 of 466
I finally ordered my DV-64 towers from buy.com and my DV62clrs came in a couple days ago. This is going to replace a old JBL tlx center 1, and sony mf315 tower speakers. For the time being i will continue to use my sony ss b-1000 rears. Ive had my Bic V1020 sub for a couple weeks now and thus far is definitely a vast improvement over my old 8" sub. Ive had my new Denon 591 avr for a week now and ran auddesey on the old speakers w/ the new sub and was dissapointed w/ how the center channel sounded to i hope the 62clrs take care of that. The sub sounded amazing. Also for $hits and giggles i hooked up my 62clrs right away after unboxing and had to move things around to set it under the tv since this thing is HUGE, could not set it on top of my tv like my JBL center. I did not run auddesey again since im waiting on the dv64's so the avr was still on the settings w/ the JBL center and it placed on top of the tv. It sounded very low to say the least, but I really hope that once audessey is ran again it will make it come alive. With my old set up my HT always sounded like something was missing and dialog and highs were just felt like they were being drowned out. I hope w/ my new BIC's and Denon 591 AVR could sound great and I hope i notice a vast improvement over what i previously had.

JBL tlx center 1 compared to new 62clrs centers


Old speaker set up w/ new Denon 591 AVR and Bic v1020 added
post #269 of 466
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Originally Posted by neemo6 View Post

I finally ordered my DV-64 towers from buy.com and my DV62clrs came in a couple days ago. This is going to replace a old JBL tlx center 1, and sony mf315 tower speakers. For the time being i will continue to use my sony ss b-1000 rears. Ive had my Bic V1020 sub for a couple weeks now and thus far is definitely a vast improvement over my old 8" sub. Ive had my new Denon 591 avr for a week now and ran auddesey on the old speakers w/ the new sub and was dissapointed w/ how the center channel sounded to i hope the 62clrs take care of that. The sub sounded amazing. Also for $hits and giggles i hooked up my 62clrs right away after unboxing and had to move things around to set it under the tv since this thing is HUGE, could not set it on top of my tv like my JBL center. I did not run auddesey again since im waiting on the dv64's so the avr was still on the settings w/ the JBL center and it placed on top of the tv. It sounded very low to say the least, but I really hope that once audessey is ran again it will make it come alive. With my old set up my HT always sounded like something was missing and dialog and highs were just felt like they were being drowned out. I hope w/ my new BIC's and Denon 591 AVR could sound great and I hope i notice a vast improvement over what i previously had.

JBL tlx center 1 compared to new 62clrs centers

Old speaker set up w/ new Denon 591 AVR and Bic v1020 added

I think you'll see a marked improvement over your old set up. I was in a very similar boat as you, had a surround system I felt fine with but always felt like I was missing something. Specifically jockeying the remote during movies due to dialog either being to low or action scenes being too loud. Once I had my 64 fronts, 62 center, 1020 sub and 62 reads hooked up to my denon 1908, I finally realized how bad off i was. Night and day. A good auddessey run though should make a big difference with you centers performance, especially paired with the other bics when they arrive.
post #270 of 466
That last pic looks great.
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