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post #2971 of 4576
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Originally Posted by dbx123 View Post


Fellas, check the weight rating on those. The first set holds 5lbs max. The second, 9lbs. Just be sure what you're going to do with them .

Mine are all mounted on the wall using supplied mounts, but that's the type of mount that would work with the awkward design.
post #2972 of 4576
was kicking around the idea of going from my 6" series up to the 8" for a little more mid-bass. I was going to replace the center and front towers, keep the surrounds I have. Has anyone done this that could give me an idea on the sound difference? Im just not sure it's worth the cash.
post #2973 of 4576
Does anyone know if Acousticsounddesign dot com will do a deal on a 3.1 PL-76/89 setup? I really don't have space for two rears of that size in my living room.
post #2974 of 4576
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Originally Posted by wrstdude View Post

Does anyone know if Acousticsounddesign dot com will do a deal on a 3.1 PL-76/89 setup? I really don't have space for two rears of that size in my living room.

You will be best off calling them and asking. I am sure they will. Since it is a smaller business, they are most likely to do whatever they can to make a sale.
post #2975 of 4576
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Originally Posted by raistline View Post

You will be best off calling them and asking. I am sure they will. Since it is a smaller business, they are most likely to do whatever they can to make a sale.

Thanks.

It sucks, as I'd like to have the complete 5.1 set up, but I just don't have the space-and I don't want to wall mount.

I need to find a surround that will sound good w/ the BIC that's more of a satellite/HTIB size speaker if that makes sense.
post #2976 of 4576
Could anyone suggest wall mounts for PL-66's?
post #2977 of 4576
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Originally Posted by wrstdude View Post

Thanks.

It sucks, as I'd like to have the complete 5.1 set up, but I just don't have the space-and I don't want to wall mount.

I need to find a surround that will sound good w/ the BIC that's more of a satellite/HTIB size speaker if that makes sense.

I'm in the same boat. I need something that will mount on my ceiling since my house came prewired for surrounds and the Acoustechs don't seem like they would work well this way and are too large. I was thinking of getting some of the Klipsch satelites since they are horns and should blend better than my current HK's do. I was thinking of the HD300's which can be had for 199 from newegg and using them with my PL76's and PL26 in a 7.1 setup.
post #2978 of 4576
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Originally Posted by stevemartins View Post

I'm in the same boat. I need something that will mount on my ceiling since my house came prewired for surrounds and the Acoustechs don't seem like they would work well this way and are too large. I was thinking of getting some of the Klipsch satelites since they are horns and should blend better than my current HK's do. I was thinking of the HD300's which can be had for 199 from newegg and using them with my PL76's and PL26 in a 7.1 setup.

Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. Can you buy hd 300/500 speakers w/out buying the whole package? Obviously, I'd rather just buy 2, but I'm not sure if that's possible.
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If anyone knows of some bench tests that have been completed on the PL-200 subwoofer please:

PM Me with the URL.

I can not find any tests that have been performed on the PL-200, besides the Mfg's. specs w/o tests.
post #2980 of 4576
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Originally Posted by wrstdude View Post

Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. Can you buy hd 300/500 speakers w/out buying the whole package? Obviously, I'd rather just buy 2, but I'm not sure if that's possible.

I've seen pairs on ebay for $99
post #2981 of 4576
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Originally Posted by wrstdude View Post

Thanks.

It sucks, as I'd like to have the complete 5.1 set up, but I just don't have the space-and I don't want to wall mount.

I need to find a surround that will sound good w/ the BIC that's more of a satellite/HTIB size speaker if that makes sense.

You might want to look into these....
http://www.acousticsounddesign.com/c...pid=1795&sc=56

I ordered these from Mike at accoustech sound design as they work out quite well for me as surrounds. I have the PL-76's, Pl-28 center and use the Klipsch Q's as surrounds and wides.
post #2982 of 4576
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Originally Posted by stevemartins View Post

I'm in the same boat. I need something that will mount on my ceiling since my house came prewired for surrounds and the Acoustechs don't seem like they would work well this way and are too large. I was thinking of getting some of the Klipsch satelites since they are horns and should blend better than my current HK's do. I was thinking of the HD300's which can be had for 199 from newegg and using them with my PL76's and PL26 in a 7.1 setup.

You could try 2 HSU HB-1 MKII. They are also horn loaded, but they are quict big.
post #2983 of 4576
I purchased a PL-26 center channel last week and mounted it above my LCD TV. It sounded great, so I just purchased a pair of PL-76 tower speakers! Looking forward to hearing them! My frame of reference is not very good though, I have been listening to some 3.5" KLH satellite speakers that cost about $100 for a 5.1 setup for the last 8 years. What I'm saying is that at this point, almost anything descent would sound amazing to me!
post #2984 of 4576
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Originally Posted by delirium910
I purchased a PL-26 center channel last week and mounted it above my LCD TV. It sounded great, so I just purchased a pair of PL-76 tower speakers! Looking forward to hearing them! My frame of reference is not very good though, I have been listening to some 3.5" KLH satellite speakers that cost about $100 for a 5.1 setup for the last 8 years. What I'm saying is that at this point, almost anything descent would sound amazing to me!
Im really not quite the best at assessing either. My PL-89s that I got last month make the Sony towers they replaced sound like desktop computer speakers. I think its safe for you to expect to be blown away.
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That's the whole point though, as long as it sounds good to the particular individual.
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I have a question...

I have the BIC formula line and I am running a 7.1 setup with SBL and SBR as Bose 161 speakers. Unfortunately I cannot add two additional FH-65B's which is what I have for my SL and SR speakers. I was looking at the Venturi DV32's as a possible substitute for the 161's.

These speakers need to be mounted on the ceiling as the room were my speakers are located is in common with my dining room and kitchen areas.

Anyone have any thoughts?
post #2987 of 4576
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Originally Posted by BigDonk View Post

I have a question...

I have the BIC formula line and I am running a 7.1 setup with SBL and SBR as Bose 161 speakers. Unfortunately I cannot add two additional FH-65B's which is what I have for my SL and SR speakers. I was looking at the Venturi DV32's as a possible substitute for the 161's.

These speakers need to be mounted on the ceiling as the room were my speakers are located is in common with my dining room and kitchen areas.

Anyone have any thoughts?

If you have to have in-ceilings, they should be fine. I've VI-38's in-wall for over a decade in my theater room and I've been very pleased with them.
post #2988 of 4576
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Originally Posted by dbx123 View Post

If you have to have in-ceilings, they should be fine. I've VI-38's in-wall for over a decade in my theater room and I've been very pleased with them.

Thanks for the response.

To clarify, the Bose 161 speakers are mounted ON the ceiling not IN the ceiling. I need something relatively small to replace them, can also be mounted on the ceiling like the bose, but will have a superior sound to the Bose and will work well with my current configuration.
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Originally Posted by DenPureSound View Post

If anyone knows of some bench tests that have been completed on the PL-200 subwoofer please:

PM Me with the URL.

I can not find any tests that have been performed on the PL-200, besides the Mfg's. specs w/o tests.

From what I know there are no test on the Pl untill late this month or early Aug as Audioholics has a test on them and a few other budget subs from what I read
post #2990 of 4576
Well my PL-76 arrived today and they look gorgeous! I hooked them up to my HK receiver (65watts/ch) and the sound is loud, the mids are there, but i still feel underwhelmed in terms of sound quality. The sound is clear, and crisp from the tweeter, but the vocals don't sound as full as i'd like.

Do you think I just have to let them break in a little bit?
post #2991 of 4576
I say give it at least a good week or so before judging... they do open up a bit once they have ran for awhile. I'm not sure how HK does there setting but I would also play around with them as well. I have an Onkyo so its possible its quite differnt than the HK but I hae the Pl's set at 60hz. It just all depends on your HT set up as each is differnt.
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Originally Posted by delirium910 View Post

Well my PL-76 arrived today and they look gorgeous! I hooked them up to my HK receiver (65watts/ch) and the sound is loud, the mids are there, but i still feel underwhelmed in terms of sound quality. The sound is clear, and crisp from the tweeter, but the vocals don't sound as full as i'd like.

Do you think I just have to let them break in a little bit?

No, "breaking-in" speakers is total horse $hit. At least, as far as the sound characteristics changing at all, it is (and please, no need to post links to articles that claim different, as it's like arguing that 10g is better than 12g wire; we both know it is, but we also both know you can't hear it )

I'm not sure what you're used to listening to (previous spkrs), but perhaps some EQ work, room acoustic changes, placement, material (media), etc., are some things you might look to adjust. I've never heard PL-76's, but plan on buying 89's down the road (I'm in no hurry and have no additional space to store them atm). I've never met a BIC speaker I've been disappointed with. But then again, my own applications may have something to do with that. For instance, 76's would never suffice for my usage (volume levels, music type, room size etc..). Again, check out some adjustments first, but then you might end up finding you'd have been more satisfied with a different speaker. Actually, I'm surprised that you're reporting vocals being an issue with those, however, as that shouldn't be the case.
post #2993 of 4576
I have not adjusted the settings on my HK, I should run EZSet tonight!
post #2994 of 4576
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Originally Posted by delirium910 View Post

Well my PL-76 arrived today and they look gorgeous! I hooked them up to my HK receiver (65watts/ch) and the sound is loud, the mids are there, but i still feel underwhelmed in terms of sound quality. The sound is clear, and crisp from the tweeter, but the vocals don't sound as full as i'd like.

Do you think I just have to let them break in a little bit?

I can definitely tell you, having owned the PL89's for a few months now, that they have indeed opened up more since I first set them up. While it may be debatable about speaker break in, I can tell you, with the PL-89's and my ears, there is a noticable difference after 3 months. As far as the vocals not sounding as full as you would like, you can try moving the speakers about 24" out from the front wall, and make sure they are at least 6' apart. Definitely let us know how it works.
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Ok so I have been watching movies all evening and must say that these acoustics are very clear! I only have 65 watts from my hk avr430 but they sound loud and clear. I turned the volume on the center pl-26 up by 4db and I increased the bass by +2.

Question regarding the crossovers. Do these speakers have crossovers built in? I have the option to set the crossovers on my HK receiver, should I set them to be high/mid pass thru or full range? The option on the receiver is either small or large speaker and I currently have them set to "small" which cuts out most of the bass.

Besides the crossover question everything is great so far. The acoustics are sounding good!
post #2996 of 4576
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Originally Posted by delirium910 View Post

Ok so I have been watching movies all evening and must say that these acoustics are very clear! I only have 65 watts from my hk avr430 but they sound loud and clear. I turned the volume on the center pl-26 up by 4db and I increased the bass by +2.

Question regarding the crossovers. Do these speakers have crossovers built in? I have the option to set the crossovers on my HK receiver, should I set them to be high/mid pass thru or full range? The option on the receiver is either small or large speaker and I currently have them set to "small" which cuts out most of the bass.

Besides the crossover question everything is great so far. The acoustics are sounding good!

if you have a sub then they will sound cleaner and take a load off your amp by setting a crossover for them usually 60-80hz is just fine
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so i was bored today and decided to take a look at the inside of my pl-28 . Opening it up and looking at the tweeter I expected the tweeter's magnet to be bigger than it is ... the whole entire cabinet is filled with polyfoam even the wires . the magnets on the two 8 inch woofers are huge and heavy most of the 25 pounds comes from the woofer i was pleasantly surprised there . sorry i do not have a camera or cell phone so no pics available but the build quality was very good imo even the crossover looked like it had quality parts
post #2998 of 4576
Just got my Pl26 to go along with my PL76's. I'm loving the setup! Thanks to all the contributors of this forum that helped me make the right decision.
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after a week with my new PL-26 and PL-76, the speakers sound louder than they did when they were new, not so much the midbass, but the mid and highs appear to be louder.
post #3000 of 4576
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Originally Posted by delirium910 View Post

after a week with my new PL-26 and PL-76, the speakers sound louder than they did when they were new, not so much the midbass, but the mid and highs appear to be louder.


How big is your room that you have this set up in?
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