Originally Posted by Waffleocalypse
Those look to be a decent set of speakers, I'm just wary of brands I've never heard of before. And tbh those speakers' cabinets appear to be made cheaply from the photos in that link
Well they are fantastic speakers. I've had some Arx bookshelfs for about a year and some of the A2 LCR large monitor speakers and they've been great. FedEx just dropped off the A5s yesterday and they just blow me away. They are not cheaply made, solid solid solid they are a very slim and compact tower but weight as much at the Polk RTi A7 tower which is much larger over all than the Arx tower. The Polk is 2+inches taller, 8" deeper, and almost 2in wider but yet it weight the same as the Arx A5 55lbs. Vinyl finish is similar to Boston Acoustics, Axiom, EMP, Polk, entry level vinyls Black ash. No cheap stamped baskets either, solid cast alloy XBL2 woofers, Midrange and the face plate on the tweeter is all solid cast alloy with a slight texture to it.
I was leary of going with Arx too. Had Axiom Audio system that cost much more than the Arx system and it turned out to be the best audio decision i've made yet. Sold all the Axioms for way less than I paid for them.
So far the shiny looking base that comes with the A5 tower isn't as noticeably different in person as it looks in the pictures.Edited by gtpsuper24 - 9/19/12 at 12:13pm