Originally Posted by jephdood
Don't the HC1's have an 'attached' stand to them? I've never seen one in person, but it seems pics of this speaker show something like that.
It's not attached to it but rather sits on it. There are a couple of grooves on the speaker that fit over two half circle protrusions on the stand. This allows the speaker to be angled up or down as needed too.
I posted this in another thread here having to do with the HB-1s...
Well, I returned one that was damaged in shipping. Hsu shipped me a new one the same day the damaged one was shipped back. Great service!
The finish is really nice. It's smooth to the touch and feels like the satin black. It's a pretty dark with a reddish tone to it, kind of like a spilled diet cherry dr pepper, but tastes more like regular dr pepper. In low light it almost looks black. I'll try to take a picture in the daytime.
I currently have them mounted upside down (Pete says it's fine and doesn't change the sound) on stands so that the horn is at ear level almost up against the wall and toed in pointing at the LP because they are pretty far apart due to a set of French doors on that wall. I'm debating whether to leave them on the stands, buy the wall mounts suggested by Hsu or build some shelves on the walls.
Anywho...so how do they sound? Well, they are the best sounding speakers I've ever owned. I put them through the paces and played everything from classical, bluegrass, acoustic, rock, metal, rap, r&b. All aspects sound very evenly balanced. The highs are right on, never too bright or harsh. The mids are accurate and strong sounding exactly like they should. The bass...oh the sweet sweet bass. I'll put it this way, I've always listened to my music in 2.1 with my vtf3.3 but since I've gotten these speakers I've changed to 2.0. Clear and undistorted regardless of volume.
Awesome speakers, great finish and excellent sound at a really good price. What's not to like?