oops, sorry about the typo's. The excitement must have gotten to me!:)
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7/3/02 at 10:30am
|Originally posted by minuteman
I didn't know you were a bass junkie. Do two SVS's really give you that much bass? :D
|Even though I have heard some negative things about Brian Cheney...|
|Originally posted by mightyjlr
and although the RS750 isn't much smaller, it would look smaller, as the Divas look like 2 giant monoliths in my room.
|Originally posted by mightyjlr
Well, I do love my Divas. They sound great, I am pretty inexperienced with high-end audio, but I am a musician and a lover of music, and the Divas come off as very accurate. The only thing really I don't like about them is the lack of shielding on the 8 inch woofers magnet. Even from almost 3 feet away it messes with my TV. Another thing... I don't mind the size of the speakers, and I like how everyone who sees them are like "DAMN those things are the biggest speakers I've seen", but space in my apartment is at a premium, and although the RS750 isn't much smaller, it would look smaller, as the Divas look like 2 giant monoliths in my room. Plus, after talking to Steve Osmai at AV123, he made it very clear that the Rockets were at another level sound wise than the Divas, and if I'm going to be giving AV123 my money it would have been nice for them to let me hold on to it for 2 weeks longer until the Rockets came out. I will most likely call them tomorrow to discuss it further.
|Originally posted by moneyman
Call AV123 and give them an opportunity to make it right. I am in the same boat that you are in. I just departed the dock a little later. I ordered my quad 6.1's, C3 and R3's last Thursday or Friday. They have not arrived yet. I just found out about the Rockets yesterday. Give them a chance to make it right. They are famous for their customer service. You are not the only one with this concern. Have faith. That is all I have right now. At least you have your DIVA's.......$$$Man
BTW: How do you like your DIVA's?
|Originally posted by Mark L. Schifter
Been here... done that...:)
|Originally posted by mightyjlr
I don't know if I have the right to or not, but I feel a little screwed. I received my Divas about 2 weeks ago, the 6.1/C3/R3 package. No mention at all of the upcoming debut of the Rockets. I live in NJ so I had to pay $350 dollars shipping!! I would have happily paid more for the Rockets, and only had to pay $170 shipping. My roommate finally got tired of the Diva boxes sitting in our hallway so he threw them out a few hours before I found out about the Rockets, so now I have to get boxes, pay $350 shipping to send them back and than another $300-$400 for the Rockets and their shipping. I am only 19 and I'm in college, so a large portion of the money I saved working this summer went for the Divas, which are the first high-end speakers I've bought. I love the Divas and they sound great, (the only problem with them is the lack of shielding on the 6.1s which messes up my TV), but according to Steve at AV123 the Rockets are "leaps and bounds" above the Divas. Im debating right now on whether its worth the $600-$800 and the hassle it will cost me to exchange the Divas with the Rockets. Right now I am a little upset with AV123, because of course they knew about the Rockets when I ordered my Divas, and they made no mention of them. I sent them an e-mail yesterday and havent heard anything back. Anyone in the NY NJ are want to buy some Divas?
|Originally posted by Ed C
Anybody know if the Rockets are timber matched with the Diva's?
Anybody looking to sell their Diva R3s?
Given the release of the Rockets, any Diva sales on the horizon?
So many questions...so little money LOL
|Originally posted by netarc
Interesting point - damned if you do, damned if you don't...heh.
I'll admit, I *was* a bit bummed to find that my Divas were now "out-of-date" ... but that was just my initial gut instinct reaction (the newer/better/faster syndrome that many of us suffer from ;) ).
I'm still quite happy with my Diva pkg - they still give me much joy ... and heck, I guess overnight it's suddenly become a collector's item, eh?
However, I completely understand the point of view of those folks who bought sometime in the last month or so ... if I had done so, I'd probably be not a little peeved too.
Granted what happened to Outlaw sucks, but when making a decision between no information and full disclosure, I think the best choice for people (and companies) is the latter.
Just my .02
P.S.> AV123 - I know this is sounding like a broken record, but can you offer some more specific guidance on a possible Rocket sub release? (1 month? 3?) I'm itching to get a sub soon (and the HSU/SVS are out, I fear) ... I'd be willing to wait another month or two for your sub, but if it's longer than that I may as well go another route in the next week or two.
Worst case would be I get a sub next week, only to find out the Rocket release is a couple of weeks later ... doh! Wanna avoid that :)
P.P.S.> BTW, out of curiosity, will the Rockets be made in China as well?
|Originally posted by goodconsumer
Same place, same wood. But it's be nice if av123 confirmed this on the "main" thread.... In fact, it'd be great if they just went through and answered the Diva FAQ for the Rocket FAQ... (coming to www.audioenvy.com/rocket)
BTW, the URL WORKS! Great job!
|Originally posted by bigwally
I guess I can "out" myself as a Rocket beta tester as well. My Diva's aren't going away, I like them too much and they're very happy in my bedroom/office HT but the Rockets are a step upward.
I performed extensive A/B testing with a switchbox over a period of two weeks or more and the first thing we (my assistant and I) noticed between the 6.1's and the 750's is a pretty substantial increase in "slam" or dynamics up to 150-200 Hz or so. The mid-range qualities are similar but there is a bit more clarity, and the tweeter is simply fantastic. Very smooth, articulate, and dynamic without a trace of harshness. The above is also true with the 4.1 vs. the 550 and the C-3 vs. the RSC-200. (This thing is a KILLER.) I had no 2.1's to compare the bookshelf models with but they sound wonderful and mate with the floorstanders very well.
Kudos to Mark Schifter and his design team, they've hit a bullseye here.
|Originally posted by Greg Br
Had my divas for 50 days, this sucks big time if the new speaker line is far superior. I cannot equate this to a new product line like a receiver. You are usually well informed that when a new model is coming out, it usually does not just appear. They had to know about this 50 days ago yet I was never given an option of waiting and trying a new line out. This is bogus!