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POSSIBLY THE BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK?

I am about to place an order for

x-cs Center/Main/Surround Loudspeaker
x-mtm Tower Loudspeaker (pair)
still looking for the perfect sub.
the receiver is a ONKYO 605

what do u think?
post #2 of 12
Having heard them, I think you'll enjoy them very much.
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by domingos1965 View Post

POSSIBLY THE BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK?

I am about to place an order for

x-cs Center/Main/Surround Loudspeaker
x-mtm Tower Loudspeaker (pair)
still looking for the perfect sub.
the receiver is a ONKYO 605

what do u think?

I'm looking at a similar setup, unfortunately I don't have enough space for the x-cs in my cabinet so I'm in limbo until I figure out a way to deal with the size of the center. As far as the sub, I'm considering the x-sub from av123. So I guess you could say that I think this is an outstanding value and that you will not regret your purchase.
post #4 of 12
Very nice system. If you find the perfect sub let me and everyone else know. It'll put an end to upgradeitis lol
post #5 of 12
In the past, I've had issues with paper cone woofers... maybe because of the extreme humidity where I live? What are the advantages to this, if any?
post #6 of 12
Some reports say the MTM towers have a ton of bass which could be a problem integrating a sub with. After getting them you may decide that you won't need a sub or the sub you need would cover the lowest octive and a half 15-45 hz.

Those folks that have bought them usually commented that they were larger than they thought they would be. I'm sure you will love them, everyone raves about them.
post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by nugga22 View Post

I'm looking at a similar setup, unfortunately I don't have enough space for the x-cs in my cabinet so I'm in limbo until I figure out a way to deal with the size of the center.


This is a HUGE gripe of mine.

I am all for fullness, etc etc but some of the centers, especially AV123/Onix are almost obscenely large.

In fact, is one of the few reasons I do not own Onix Rockets or Swans etc.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by TobyR View Post

This is a HUGE gripe of mine.

I am all for fullness, etc etc but some of the centers, especially AV123/Onix are almost obscenely large.

In fact, is one of the few reasons I do not own Onix Rockets or Swans etc.

Exactly my thoughts. I am ready to put down the money for the AV123 set, but since I live in an apartment, I can't wall mount the center so I just can't get them. As a law student, I can't just replace my stand. The speakers are a large enough purchase, adding a few hundred on top to get a new stand to house the center is just not possible. I go back and forth on getting a cheap 5.1 setup to replace my current Sony HTIB, which uses exceptionally small speakers, with the Onkyo set they have at Vanns for a very good price or to just upgrade my receiver now and do the speakers later.
post #9 of 12
Yeah, I've almost bought the RS850's w/ the RSC200 about 20 times, and each time I come back to the major problem of finding a way to mount that center channel. I have a 71-inch Samsung DLP staggered near a corner on top of the usual S71TRB stand, and it doesn't even get close to fitting in the stand. My wife has absolutely zero interest in having it mounted in front of the TV due to space concerns, and I can't even put the spkr above the TV on a wallmount b/c the TV is at an angle fairly far away from the walls.

I've searched everywhere looking for a solution to mounting the Bigfoot center above the TV but not attached to a wall, and have had no luck whatsoever.
post #10 of 12
The mtm having a ton of bass and having problems integrating with a sub isn't the speakers fault it's the owners and what they have there speakers crossed over at on the receiver.
post #11 of 12
[quote=TobyR]This is a HUGE gripe of mine.

I am all for fullness, etc etc but some of the centers, especially AV123/Onix are almost obscenely large.

In fact, is one of the few reasons I do not own Onix Rockets or Swans etc.

I own the C3, it's a great center! If you want a compact set of LCR speakers I recommend CambridgeSoundworks MC-300s. See them at www.cambridgesoundworks.com. I still own mine, very nice sound and very small size (compared to Bigfoot, C3, etc.). Just don't expect to get as much dynamic range, etc., cause after all, size DOES matter!
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Florida_Gator View Post

In the past, I've had issues with paper cone woofers... maybe because of the extreme humidity where I live? What are the advantages to this, if any?

That is what A/C is for.
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