Originally Posted by tbraden32
Just was referred to you when I was researching speakers made by Niles. Was looking at either the Pro2870 or Pro1770 with the 770 as surrounds. Could not find any reviews at all. I see you have the 2770 and 770s.
So how do you like them? Prices have dropped on the, and they seem like a great deal. Let me know your thoughts please!
BTW ....nice HT you have created there!
Thanks. I have been quite happy with the Niles speakers--I use the in wall Niles HD speakers in my family room setup and love them. That is why I went with the Niles pro series for the theater. They do well with music, but are really a theater speaker.
I can't really compare them to anything else, as my prior speakers were a set of Energy AC300s and RVSS surrounds (nice, low cost speakers) used in my pre-renovation basement. I think the main issue to consider with speakers is whether the tweeters will be able to produce enough sound in your room. As I have said to others, mine are on the edge in that respect (my room is approx 21.5x13.5), but I have been happy with their performance. I can't pretend to understand the science of it, but when I added my two SVS subs, the performance of my Niles (including the top end) seemed to improve substantially. They really pair nicely with the SVS subs I have.
If you can get these at a deep discount from their usual asking price, I think they are a good choice for the money. At closer to their full cost, there are no doubt better options available today. The guys at AVS Science are very helpful in this respect--I got mine through them--and can walk you through the comparable alternatives.
Give them a shout.