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post #301 of 2494
No kidding, that's a real good buy. I got a set of Point 5s in an open box for about $140 at BB. They had one S.5 on the shelf about a week ago and wouldn't budge from 49.99 for it.
post #302 of 2494
Hi there,

Speaker newbie here -- read through the thread and ready to pull the trigger on Athenas. I have 12x24 dedicated HT room and setting up 7.1 system. 100% movies, no music.

From the info I found on the thread I think this is how I am planning to set up the system:

c1.2 - Center
b1.2s - Left & Right Front

Not sure about surrounds -- I see some people are getting C.5, others b1.2.

If you disregard the fact that b1.2 is slightly more expensive ($60 vs. $50), what would be a better surround speaker performance wise ?

Thanks, Davie.
post #303 of 2494
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Originally Posted by eclipse98 View Post

Hi there,

Speaker newbie here -- read through the thread and ready to pull the trigger on Athenas. I have 12x24 dedicated HT room and setting up 7.1 system. 100% movies, no music.

From the info I found on the thread I think this is how I am planning to set up the system:

c1.2 - Center
b1.2s - Left & Right Front

Not sure about surrounds -- I see some people are getting C.5, others b1.2.

If you disregard the fact that b1.2 is slightly more expensive ($60 vs. $50), what would be a better surround speaker performance wise ?

Thanks, Davie.

Why not get a pair of Athena S.5's $49.88(each) w/ free shipping:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...Fencoding=UTF8

They will match your B1.2's and C1.2 perfectly and they come with excellent wall mounts.
post #304 of 2494
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Originally Posted by type456 View Post

Why not get a pair of Athena S.5's $49.88(each) w/ free shipping:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...Fencoding=UTF8

They will match your B1.2's and C1.2 perfectly and they come with excellent wall mounts.

Oops, forgive my newbiness, I meant S.5's ($50 at Amazon) vs. B1.2 ($60 at AudioAdvisor). Sorry.
post #305 of 2494
Wow, thats an awesome deal for the .5's

eclipse98: I am also new to the HT thing and recently purchased 4 B1.2's for my front left/right and surround left/right. I am getting the C1.2 for center and prob a SVS PB10 for a sub since I like the low deep bass feel.

And well according to what Ive read here on AVS, the B1.2's are better speakers but its up to you. I guess you should take into consideration your room and if you have space for B1.2's as surrrounds or if its better for small speakers that u can mount on the wall with the included mount.
post #306 of 2494
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Originally Posted by Dj_Frost View Post

Wow, thats an awesome deal for the .5's

eclipse98: I am also new to the HT thing and recently purchased 4 B1.2's for my front left/right and surround left/right. I am getting the C1.2 for center and prob a SVS PB10 for a sub since I like the low deep bass feel.

And well according to what Ive read here on AVS, the B1.2's are better speakers but its up to you if you wanna spend $70 more ($120 B1.2's + free shipping on AudioAdvisor) for surrounds which are not as important as the mains/center/sub etc..

Thanks Dj_Frost, actually it's only $40 more since I will need to pay $10 more for each surround speaker. Just don't want to have buyer's remorse that I could get better surrounds for extra $40.

BTW, how would I get free shipping on AudioAdvisor -- they are charging me for S&H
post #307 of 2494
Heh, looks like you got my post before I edited it. Yeah I saw the mistake i was making (thought it was $50 for a pair of .5s not $50 each...).

I purchased the B1.2's from AA 2 days ago and I got them with free ground shipping. I was pretty sure their January special ($60 off) included this "free shipping" but just now as I check the page (http://www.audioadvisor.com/store/pr...0Black,%20Pair)
I see that it clearly says at the bottom: Now the B1.2 is an even better deal. Save $60 during our January Sale! Regular $180.00/pair. Item Does Not Qualify for Free Shipping.

Weird... cause this is what I was invoiced hehe:

Item Description Qty Price Status
-------------------- ---------------------------------------- ------ ---------- -------
ATHASB1.2 ATHENA AUDITION B1.2 SPEAKERS BLACK PAIR 2 239.90 In Stock
-------------------- ---------------------------------------- ------ ----------
Sub Total: 239.90
Shipping: .00
Sales Tax: .00
---------------------
TOTAL: 239.90
---------------------


Oh well.. looks like I got lucky. AWESOME
post #308 of 2494
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Thanks! I changed all mine to 'small' and it does seem to sound better. I was thinking that it was a waste to have the AS-F2s and have them set to 'small'.

No problem. It does seem strange to have "full range" speakers set to small, but unless you truly have full range, and really athena aren't (you have to really go below 30hz with a lot of SPL), it's best to let the sub handle all low frequencies with it's own amp, and let your receiver send all other frequencies above its 100hz setting to the speakers. Easier on the speakers and receiver.
BTW, if you listen to music in stereo, the mains get a full frequency. At above -25db, I have to turn my sub way down or off as the bass is too much.

Colin
post #309 of 2494
this past weekend i purchased a Onkyo 503 reciever and the Athena Tech WS-100's. i am all new to the home theatre world and am curious if this setup can have some potential?

btw my room is 12x24 and the system gonna be off to one side so its more like 12x12.... Any recommendation on what to set the crossover at? Next I will probably pick up a p4000 sub and a WS-60 as the center to mount above my flat panel.
post #310 of 2494
I think the WS series is relatively new so not too many people have them, but I'd sure like to know how it sounds to you, Gilly86.
post #311 of 2494
Anybody use this combination? I've been told not to use the XR-55 with bright speakers...but I'm not sure if the Athena Micra 6's are bright. Any input? I haven't conclusively decided on this speaker set or reciever yet, but it seems like it would be a good deal for a complete system....
post #312 of 2494
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Originally Posted by fotomatt1 View Post

Anybody use this combination? I've been told not to use the XR-55 with bright speakers...but I'm not sure if the Athena Micra 6's are bright. Any input? I haven't conclusively decided on this speaker set or reciever yet, but it seems like it would be a good deal for a complete system....

People have been making way too much of an issue out of the whole "brightness" thing. If the speakers sound too bright, turn down the treble a bit, that's what tone controls are for.
post #313 of 2494
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Originally Posted by jbailey77 View Post

No kidding, that's a real good buy. I got a set of Point 5s in an open box for about $140 at BB. They had one S.5 on the shelf about a week ago and wouldn't budge from 49.99 for it.

Yeah, I picked up the .5 Mk II set about a month ago at Best buy for $150. So for all 7 speakers, I paid like $205 + tax.

Add those to my Onkyo 503, Dayton 12" sub and I am a happy camper. It's amazing how I can get lost in the music out of this setup. For around $600 Me and my wallet thank the members here for all the input.

I don't plan to hook up the other 2 speakers until later, but I am glad I got them now.

Now I just need to hook-up my cheapy KLH outdoor speakers to my b channel before summer.
post #314 of 2494
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Originally Posted by yehhey311 View Post

I think the WS series is relatively new so not too many people have them, but I'd sure like to know how it sounds to you, Gilly86.

right now i am in the break- in procedure but so far my impression is satisfied and not impressed. They sound very crisp and pretty good with xbox 360 and movies. but tv sounded a bit high.... hopefully once i get the sub which is first on my list, and put some more heat on the speakers they will sound a lot better.
post #315 of 2494
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Originally Posted by fotomatt1 View Post

Anybody use this combination? I've been told not to use the XR-55 with bright speakers...but I'm not sure if the Athena Micra 6's are bright. Any input? I haven't conclusively decided on this speaker set or reciever yet, but it seems like it would be a good deal for a complete system....

I have the .5s and the Onkyo TX-SR503 and I love it. I was trying to decide between the Onkyo 503 and the Panny 55. They can both be had for around the same price, and all the reviews I read said for bright athenas go with the Onkyo.

I have to say, I LOVE this setup. I haven't actually had a chance to listen to the Panny, so it's not a fair comparison. My whole setup cost around $600.
post #316 of 2494
I have .5s, pair WS-100s with a pio 815 and a KLH sub. I am pretty happy except for bass(WAF) is why i have 100's and a cheap bass. Music, movies, and 360 all sound pretty good.
post #317 of 2494
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Originally Posted by cripes View Post

I have athena point 5s (mk II), a denon avr 1905, dayton 12" sub (currently with blown driver, but hopefully a new one on the way) and oppo digitial dvd player.

A QUESTION:

Can anyone tell me why athena would recommend running the point 5 speakers as "large"? AFAIK running at large means none of the bass passed to the L,R,C,S channels would be crossed to the sub (at least on my receiver). the sats are only rated down to 80hz (tom noussaine's tests showed they roll off sharply below 100hz) so why wouldn't i set to small and cross-over at 80 to 100hz? I guess I could run LFE+MAIN but i don't see the point in unnecessarily duplicating bass.

Hey Cripes, I will have the same set up as you except I have the Kenwood 6070 THX for my Receiver. How do you like it? My room will be 12x15. Whats your room size?
post #318 of 2494
Anyone have or listen to these? I was thinking of using this for a rear center. I'm looking for something in the less than 5" deep and like the idea of it being 2 feet long and wall mountable.
post #319 of 2494
yes i have and really thought the sound was good quality though it was at a Best Buy floor model. You can probly call them and and see if they have a pair set up for demo.
post #320 of 2494
Room Size: 14x15 opens to an equally large room to the left of the tv.

Center: C1.2
L/R/SL/SR: B1.2
Sub: P4000
Receiver: Panny xr55

Love my setup. Not going to upgrade for a very long while.

Previous setups:
HTIBs:
Sony 670 (don't buy it)
Yamaha yht-160 (not terrible if you're constrained to a tight tight budget)
Klipsch 2.1 promedia (still using for my laptop, I've had this setup for about 5 years. I love it.)
post #321 of 2494
So has anyone found a wall mount for the B1.2? A stand would be impossible for me. If there is no mount how would two rear Point 5's mesh with B1.2 fronts and surrounds?
post #322 of 2494
post #323 of 2494
Hmm, those wall mounts would be interesting if they can be made to work with B1.2s
post #324 of 2494
B1.2's are 9.5" deep and the wall mounts say they go up to 10". Should work, good price too.
post #325 of 2494
What are current people using as floorstands or mounts? The omni's?
post #326 of 2494
I have a small apartment, and the room that my HT setup is in is about 16 x 18'. Is the Micra 6 system big enough for that room, or do I need to step up to Point 5's?
post #327 of 2494
Just bought a pair of 1 year old Athena B2-1s and was wondering what the difference is between it and the B2.2? Other than B2.2 is second generation.
post #328 of 2494
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Originally Posted by mbroadus View Post

Just bought a pair of 1 year old Athena B2-1s and was wondering what the difference is between it and the B2.2? Other than B2.2 is second generation.

The difference is mostly cosmetic. The 1st generation Auditions series are heavier than the newer models but according to Athena they should sound the same.
post #329 of 2494
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Originally Posted by Ron Alcasid View Post

The difference is mostly cosmetic. The 1st generation Auditions series are heavier than the newer models but according to Athena they should sound the same.


i think the second generation.....2.2's are heavier and bigger than the 1.2's
post #330 of 2494
Btw.......I am a new Athena speaker set owner

I have a pair of the f2.2 floorstanding speakers up front, the c1.2 in the center, and a pair of b2.2's for surround speakers. I don't have a sub yet but am thinking of the dayton 10" or 12" (want something cheap) but i may just opt not to get a sub for now.........................considering the f2.2's can handle some bass (just not the low frequencies)

The audio out of the speakers are fantastic, dialogue comes out crystal crystal clear, no distortion in any of the speakers, and music sounds great. but then again i'm no audiophile, but much better than the default speakers on the tv, for sure.

btw, i have a pioneer 1015 receiver driving my speakers
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