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post #2281 of 2494
Having more matching speakers is more ideal in my book. If you found a good price on the f2's then buy them. Worse case you sell them later or make you a nice 2 channel system in another room.

Still wish klipsch didn't put athena out of business. They were/are good speakers for the money. Had a lot of compliments on my b1's over the years.
post #2282 of 2494
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Originally Posted by JamesVG81 View Post

I curently have 2xF2's, 1xC1 and 2xB1's for 5.1. I found 4xF2's for sale. Would it be over kill to have 6xF2's and a C1 for 7.1? Or should I just try to find 2 more B1's? I have a Yamaha rx-v3800 pushing them 140w x 7. Oh and my room is 20x12. Thanks

There is no such thing as "overkill" in my book I wouldn't want to be the C1 trying to keep up with this setup though.
post #2283 of 2494
Still wish klipsch didn't put athena out of business. They were/are good speakers for the money.[/quote]

Agreed! In my opinion, this is the exact reason that they did what they did.
post #2284 of 2494
Athena was smart and got into big box stores first. As a business move from their company it was smart. Then I would be willing to bet that their synergy line suffered so when the line was bought it made sense to put them out. From the klipsch end it may or may not have been a good move, but I don't have to like it.
post #2285 of 2494
Guy wants 600 bucks for 4xF2's thats a little much isn't it ?
post #2286 of 2494
That's about half price from new. I'd shoot him a $400 offer and maybe he'll split the difference. Remind him they are several years old.
post #2287 of 2494
Yea I only paid 120 a pair for mine new when I got them though work Makes 100 a pice seam expensive lol
post #2288 of 2494
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Originally Posted by JamesVG81 View Post

Yea I only paid 120 a pair for mine new when I got them though work Makes 100 a pice seam expensive lol

I got my F1's for $100/pr on clearance deal from Best Buy. That was totally lucky!

$600 for 4 F2's is probably a little too much since they're most likely 6-7 years old or more. $500 would probably be considered a fair deal. If you can get them for any less consider it a bargain.
post #2289 of 2494
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Originally Posted by brandonnash View Post

That's about half price from new. I'd shoot him a $400 offer and maybe he'll split the difference. Remind him they are several years old.

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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

I got my F1's for $100/pr on clearance deal from Best Buy. That was totally lucky!

$600 for 4 F2's is probably a little too much since they're most likely 6-7 years old or more. $500 would probably be considered a fair deal. If you can get them for any less consider it a bargain.

I agree that it is a little expensive when compare to new (especially when they were on sale) but wouldn't you say that it would be a bit challenging to buy 4 new speakers of that caliber for $600 (or less)?
post #2290 of 2494
I do agree on that part. They were and still currently are a great value that doesn't exist elsewhere. You can always ask if he will take less and if not the asking price isn't horrible.
post #2291 of 2494
Hey guys and gals,

Any of you mind sharing your opinion on a new receiver. I've always had Pioneers and thinking of venturing into Denon. Anybody would have some feedback on how they match with Athenas in general? I run the first Audition (AS-F2, B1, R1 and C1) series for my speakers.

Thanks
post #2292 of 2494
they match well with Denon, Onkyo, HK, Newcastle and Yamaha. All receivers that I've used with the Athenas. I had a Denon with my Athenas a few months before I sold the speakers. Pretty much any current receiver work work fine and ones with room calibration is a plus.
post #2293 of 2494
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Originally Posted by afrogt View Post

they match well with Denon, Onkyo, HK, Newcastle and Yamaha. All receivers that I've used with the Athenas. I had a Denon with my Athenas a few months before I sold the speakers. Pretty much any current receiver work work fine and ones with room calibration is a plus.

Thanks afrogt. So pretty much anything that's available out there. Could you direct me at the appropriate place for the Newcatles or do you have some thoughts on them. Hard to find info as Sherwood seems to be snob by lots.

Thanks,

P.S. I'm a fan, I've read pretty much all of your posts.
post #2294 of 2494
You don't want to buy a Newcastle as they cost too much for what you get. Plus they don't have a HDMI 1.4 receiver out yet or one with networking. If you look at their website the newest model is the R-972. They're a little behind the times compared to their competitors. I just sold my 10 year old R-956 to a college student last week for $100. He got a great deal on a well built and powerful receiver as it was in excellent condition. The Newcastle was my least favorite ergonomically though. Didn't care for the remote and the front panel controls.

I'm sure Sherwood has improved a lot of the ergonomic issues with later receivers but they still cost a lot. The R-972 goes for $1800. Here is a review from last year and it still got dinged for ergonomics.
http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/art...eiver?page=0,1

Your guys A/V receivers cost a lot up there. Try to find one of the other brands on sale instead.

If you don't need networking this Denon AVR-891 might be all you need if you can find one.
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...39832af310en02

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...fc63433898en02

This Yamaha 7063 is a great deal too.
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...894c74f258en02
post #2295 of 2494
Your guys A/V receivers cost a lot up there. Try to find one of the other brands on sale instead.

If you don't need networking this Denon AVR-891 might be all you need if you can find one.
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...39832af310en02

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...fc63433898en02

This Yamaha 7063 is a great deal too.
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...894c74f258en02[/quote]

thanks for the info on Sherwood. Your are right, we are getting ding on the price of electronics here in the north. I can get from a specialized audio store here where I live a brand new Denon AVR-1911 for $299. Is that worth it in your opinion?
post #2296 of 2494
The Denon 1911 is a great buy for $299! Jump on that deal!!!!
post #2297 of 2494
The Athenas sound fine with most receivers but those F2's and the C1 like some power. I upgraded from a Yamaha 765 (95 watts/ch) to an Onkyo 809 (135 watts/ch) and the difference is very noticeable.
post #2298 of 2494
Hey guys I got a pair of AS-R1.2's still brand new in the box and I was wondering if anyone was interested in purchasing them
thanks I got them from a friend and I have no home theater setup so i can't use them please let me know.
post #2299 of 2494
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Originally Posted by Viventis View Post

The Athenas sound fine with most receivers but those F2's and the C1 like some power. I upgraded from a Yamaha 765 (95 watts/ch) to an Onkyo 809 (135 watts/ch) and the difference is very noticeable.

You're right. They have made my poor little Pio 520 reach it's limits, that's why I'm looking at upgrading my receiver.
post #2300 of 2494
Get something with a beefy power supply like Marantz or HK or higher end Onkyo. They'll work well with the Athena F2.
post #2301 of 2494
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Originally Posted by JamesVG81 View Post

I curently have 2xF2's, 1xC1 and 2xB1's for 5.1. I found 4xF2's for sale. Would it be over kill to have 6xF2's and a C1 for 7.1? Or should I just try to find 2 more B1's? I have a Yamaha rx-v3800 pushing them 140w x 7. Oh and my room is 20x12. Thanks

Since the F2's and the B1's have the same high and mid range drivers, the F2's would only help with the ultra low end surround sound which, quite frankly, is next to non-existent. It would make for a killer all channel stereo music system.
post #2302 of 2494
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Originally Posted by Hott Wheellzz View Post

Hey guys I got a pair of AS-R1.2's still brand new in the box and I was wondering if anyone was interested in purchasing them
thanks I got them from a friend and I have no home theater setup so i can't use them please let me know.

I collect Athena speakers and could use another pair of R1's for front high speakers for a 7.1 - 9.1 setup with my Onkyo 809. PM me with price info at viventis54@charter.net.
post #2303 of 2494
Yea I think I'm just going to try and fine 2 more B1's. The F2's are going to up some of my seating room also if I try and use them for surrounds. I would only be able to use 2 seats in the front row. So small surounds it is.




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Originally Posted by Viventis View Post

Since the F2's and the B1's have the same high and mid range drivers, the F2's would only help with the ultra low end surround sound which, quite frankly, is next to non-existent. It would make for a killer all channel stereo music system.

And if you have any Athena speakers you want to sell let me know...Thanks
post #2304 of 2494
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Originally Posted by jproy13 View Post

You're right. They have made my poor little Pio 520 reach it's limits, that's why I'm looking at upgrading my receiver.

Keep checking Amazon and Newegg for the once a month $699 deal on the Onkyo 809. I am in love with that receiver. The difference in the surround and center channel movie coverage (from my Yamaha 765) is like night and day.
post #2305 of 2494
anybody?
post #2306 of 2494
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Originally Posted by Viventis View Post

Keep checking Amazon and Newegg for the once a month $699 deal on the Onkyo 809. I am in love with that receiver. The difference in the surround and center channel movie coverage (from my Yamaha 765) is like night and day.

I wish!!! I'm in Canada, so it's $1199 reg. price for me on Amazon.ca
post #2307 of 2494
Well, I went with another Pioneer after all for my new receiver. Picked up a VSX-921. I personally really like how it blends with my Athena A.S. It's got similar specs than the 520 but I noticed that it draws twice the power. Haven't had a chance to test it yet but I'm sure it will do the job. Now my focus is on subwoofer to replace my 2 PSW10, but it's not easy to find good deal around here. Everything I want is only available south of me.
post #2308 of 2494
Hey guys still got my AS-R1.2's let me know if your interested
post #2309 of 2494
Just picked up a couple of AS-F1 in excellent condition for dirt cheap!! Using them as surrounds and moved the AS-B1 as surround back. Loving it.
Now, all I need is to find another couple of AS-F1 so I can use 1of them for my center. The poor C1 seems completly lost.
post #2310 of 2494
Nice man, I'm still looking for some more athena's for my rears for 7.1.
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