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post #3661 of 4576
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Originally Posted by Randall.White View Post

Sounds about the same, except for the bass from the Outlaw sub!
Anyone interested in a PL-200?

I'm in the market for a PL-200. How much to 46143?
post #3662 of 4576
I want some DV84's but can't find anyone that ships to an APO address.


Any suggestions???
post #3663 of 4576
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Originally Posted by JeffreyJonesBSME View Post

I'm in the market for a PL-200. How much to 46143?
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Originally Posted by JeffreyJonesBSME View Post

I'm in the market for a PL-200. How much to 46143?

Ill try and get a shipping quote and get back to you.
post #3664 of 4576
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Originally Posted by Randall.White View Post

Ill try and get a shipping quote and get back to you.


Yes....you the man.
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Its gonna cost $70 mimimum to ship.
post #3666 of 4576
If it helps my zip is APO AP 96546.
post #3667 of 4576
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I have had my BIC's for about 2 months now. Still in the "breaking in" period but I still enjoy them. The surrounds (PL-66) are incredible. Way better than the small bookshelf speakers that I used to have. The BIC's replace a 10 year old 5.1 PSB Image series speakers. The PSB were nice, but I like the Home theater experience better with these BICS.

I would compare the BICS to Klipsch ICON series that you will find in your local Best Buy store and the Klipsch Synergy Line which can be found at various stores. Try them out and if you like the sound, you will like the BICS

I'll go out and sample the Klipsch speakers as you suggested, thanks. Had not idea it would be this tough to make a decision on just a set of front speakers. Ha!
post #3668 of 4576
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Originally Posted by j_matthews129 View Post

I'll go out and sample the Klipsch speakers as you suggested, thanks. Had not idea it would be this tough to make a decision on just a set of front speakers. Ha!
The PL-76-89's are closer to the Klipsch RF series than they are the Icons. More specifically the RF-62-82's. Some Best Buy stores have those available.
post #3669 of 4576
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The PL-76-89's are closer to the Klipsch RF series than they are the Icons. More specifically the RF-62-82's. Some Best Buy stores have those available.
I have the Klipsch Icon VF36s and a Bic PL26 center. It matches nicely. I found the 36s for $200 a piece brand new and could not pass it up. I love them.
post #3670 of 4576
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The PL-76-89's are closer to the Klipsch RF series than they are the Icons. More specifically the RF-62-82's. Some Best Buy stores have those available.

I only had two Klipsch models to listen to at Best Buy and both were the Icon series. So, I tried listening to the KF-28s they had on display. Best buy has, in my town anyway, really moved away from any good way of listening to a speaker before buying it. All the speakers were sitting on the display shelf and you could only position yourself against the opposite shelf, about three feet across the aisle, to listen. Not even sure what kind of source they had them hooked up to. They sounded bad. Then I went to HHGregg, where their set up was better. They actually had their speakers hooked up to a good Onkyo receiver and there were various styles of music I could listen to. I have to say the same KF-28s sounded better there, and I suppose were more representative of what it might sound like in my living room. They sounded pretty darn nice while listening to classical, jazz, and rock, with jazz and rock being what we listen to the majority of the time if we aren't watching movies or sports. So the BIC PL-89s would sound similar to those KF-28 Icons? If so, thry're going to merit serious consideration.

Has anyone auditioned a JBL ES90, out of curiosity?
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Originally Posted by j_matthews129 View Post

I only had two Klipsch models to listen to at Best Buy and both were the Icon series. So, I tried listening to the KF-28s they had on display. Best buy has, in my town anyway, really moved away from any good way of listening to a speaker before buying it. All the speakers were sitting on the display shelf and you could only position yourself against the opposite shelf, about three feet across the aisle, to listen. Not even sure what kind of source they had them hooked up to. They sounded bad. Then I went to HHGregg, where their set up was better. They actually had their speakers hooked up to a good Onkyo receiver and there were various styles of music I could listen to. I have to say the same KF-28s sounded better there, and I suppose were more representative of what it might sound like in my living room. They sounded pretty darn nice while listening to classical, jazz, and rock, with jazz and rock being what we listen to the majority of the time if we aren't watching movies or sports. So the BIC PL-89s would sound similar to those KF-28 Icons? If so, thry're going to merit serious consideration.
Has anyone auditioned a JBL ES90, out of curiosity?
How much did they want for those KF-28s?
post #3672 of 4576
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How much did they want for those KF-28s?

It would have been around nine hundred for the pair, including tax. The upper limit of my spending range would be whatever the PL-89s cost (which I think is closer to six hundred).
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It would have been around nine hundred for the pair, including tax. The upper limit of my spending range would be whatever the PL-89s cost (which I think is closer to six hundred).
That's a rip off anyway. I was just curious.
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It would have been around nine hundred for the pair, including tax. The upper limit of my spending range would be whatever the PL-89s cost (which I think is closer to six hundred).

You can get a pair of PL-89s at sounddistributors.com for under $500. That's where I got mine. $569.00 list - 15% coupon (TV15) = $492.15 w/ free shipping and no tax. You'd have to pay tax if you are in NV but luckily I'm not.
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It would have been around nine hundred for the pair, including tax. The upper limit of my spending range would be whatever the PL-89s cost (which I think is closer to six hundred).
That's a rip off anyway. I was just curious.

The fellow I talked with was at least knowledgeable, a nice guy, and offered to bring the price down if I wanted to consider buying them. I didn't really even consider it, since I'm sure, even after tossing a discount my way, the Klipschs would have still been far too expensive.
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Originally Posted by j_matthews129 View Post

I only had two Klipsch models to listen to at Best Buy and both were the Icon series. So, I tried listening to the KF-28s they had on display. Best buy has, in my town anyway, really moved away from any good way of listening to a speaker before buying it. All the speakers were sitting on the display shelf and you could only position yourself against the opposite shelf, about three feet across the aisle, to listen. Not even sure what kind of source they had them hooked up to. They sounded bad. Then I went to HHGregg, where their set up was better. They actually had their speakers hooked up to a good Onkyo receiver and there were various styles of music I could listen to. I have to say the same KF-28s sounded better there, and I suppose were more representative of what it might sound like in my living room. They sounded pretty darn nice while listening to classical, jazz, and rock, with jazz and rock being what we listen to the majority of the time if we aren't watching movies or sports. So the BIC PL-89s would sound similar to those KF-28 Icons? If so, thry're going to merit serious consideration.
Has anyone auditioned a JBL ES90, out of curiosity?

If you're in Washington State, LMK. I'm letting my PL89 pair, PL28, and PL66 pair go for $500.
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I only had two Klipsch models to listen to at Best Buy and both were the Icon series. So, I tried listening to the KF-28s they had on display. Best buy has, in my town anyway, really moved away from any good way of listening to a speaker before buying it. All the speakers were sitting on the display shelf and you could only position yourself against the opposite shelf, about three feet across the aisle, to listen. Not even sure what kind of source they had them hooked up to. They sounded bad. Then I went to HHGregg, where their set up was better. They actually had their speakers hooked up to a good Onkyo receiver and there were various styles of music I could listen to. I have to say the same KF-28s sounded better there, and I suppose were more representative of what it might sound like in my living room. They sounded pretty darn nice while listening to classical, jazz, and rock, with jazz and rock being what we listen to the majority of the time if we aren't watching movies or sports. So the BIC PL-89s would sound similar to those KF-28 Icons? If so, thry're going to merit serious consideration.
Has anyone auditioned a JBL ES90, out of curiosity?

If you're in Washington State, LMK. I'm letting my PL89 pair, PL28, and PL66 pair go for $500.

Wow! Unfortunately, I live in a suburb of St. Louis, Mo. Otherwise, I'd swipe the wife's minivan and be there cash-in-hand. You'll have that set sold in no time, I'm sure.
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Wow! Unfortunately, I live in a suburb of St. Louis, Mo. Otherwise, I'd swipe the wife's minivan and be there cash-in-hand. You'll have that set sold in no time, I'm sure.

LOL! Yeah, that'd be quite the trip.
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If you're in Washington State, LMK. I'm letting my PL89 pair, PL28, and PL66 pair go for $500.

What part of WA are you from? Are you upgrading to something else?
post #3680 of 4576
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Originally Posted by Randall.White View Post

What part of WA are you from? Are you upgrading to something else?

I'm about 40 mins south of Olympia. I've had to go with smaller speakers than the BIC's due to my room size. I initially bought the BIC's to go in a different, larger, room, but wife took that one instead. I used them for about a year in my small 140sq ft memorabilia room. I hate to have to sell them, but my memorabilia comes first; and, the BIC's, as awesome as they sound, just took up too much space.
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Just got my PL-89's today...woohoo! They look gorgeous. As per usual, however, UPS totally beat the **** out of the boxes in transit from Vegas to Winnipeg (Canada). Nonetheless, both speakers are 100%, with no damage whatsoever. I should have taken pics of the outside of the boxes and posted here. I was really concerned, but the same thing happened with the Pl-200 last year when I got it.

As far as sound goes, they sound fine. I'm not cranking them too much until they're broke in, but I've listened to some pretty loud jazz and acoustic music....and they get the two thumbs up. I am not disappointed in the least. Oh, and arguably most importantly....the WAF is huge! "They look very nice." lmao...Good enuff for me! Why yes...yes they do!
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Originally Posted by SolSearcher View Post

Just got my PL-89's today...woohoo! They look gorgeous. As per usual, however, UPS totally beat the **** out of the boxes in transit from Vegas to Winnipeg (Canada). Nonetheless, both speakers are 100%, with no damage whatsoever. I should have taken pics of the outside of the boxes and posted here. I was really concerned, but the same thing happened with the Pl-200 last year when I got it.
As far as sound goes, they sound fine. I'm not cranking them too much until they're broke in, but I've listened to some pretty loud jazz and acoustic music....and they get the two thumbs up. I am not disappointed in the least. Oh, and arguably most importantly....the WAF is huge! "They look very nice." lmao...Good enuff for me! Why yes...yes they do!

Congrats! My wife loves these speakers too. Which is odd considering all my friends wives want small out of the way speakers. Also, you don't have to worry about cranking these too high during break in. They are ready to be cranked.
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Originally Posted by STARKILLER--1138 View Post

Congrats! My wife loves these speakers too. Which is odd considering all my friends wives want small out of the way speakers. Also, you don't have to worry about cranking these too high during break in. They are ready to be cranked.

Thanks! Kinda odd...my wife had serious issues with the sub (purchased a year ago). I had to hide it behind the couch out of sight...took me about 6 months until I was "allowed" (I use the term loosely, because eventually I just moved it up front!) to actually see it! These were different. I am a firm believer in it being easier/better/more productive to beg for forgiveness, than to ask for permission. That works for home, as well as at the office.

With these, I planted the seed a year ago and told her I was going to upgrade our AV equipment, but that I would do it in stages so it wasn't going to be as costly as doing it all up front. That's when I purchased the sub, then the AVR1912, then the Klipsch center (all within a couple months). Skip ahead to a couple weeks ago, and I just told her I had already ordered fronts, explained that I didn't break the bank doing so, and that was that.

Can't complain about that. Now I almost have her buying into "us" needing a new fishing boat! wink.gif
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So, I have sat and read every post in this thread and I have decided to bite the bullet. I see on acousticsounddesign.com they have a "Make your best offer" option. I am looking at the PL-89 theater system with the PL-200 that is going for 1366. I have never done this and I don't want to insult them by low balling. And tips for me on this? Thanks!!
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Originally Posted by fieroloki View Post

So, I have sat and read every post in this thread and I have decided to bite the bullet. I see on acousticsounddesign.com they have a "Make your best offer" option. I am looking at the PL-89 theater system with the PL-200 that is going for 1366. I have never done this and I don't want to insult them by low balling. Any tips for me on this? Thanks!!
Offer them $1000. Seems nice and even as well as reasonable.
post #3686 of 4576
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Originally Posted by fieroloki View Post

So, I have sat and read every post in this thread and I have decided to bite the bullet. I see on acousticsounddesign.com they have a "Make your best offer" option. I am looking at the PL-89 theater system with the PL-200 that is going for 1366. I have never done this and I don't want to insult them by low balling. And tips for me on this? Thanks!!

Better yet...email them and tell them what you are interested in. Ask for a best price. They usually will give you the best deal they can.
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I will give those a try. Thanks!!
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Originally Posted by STARKILLER--1138 View Post

If you're in Washington State, LMK. I'm letting my PL89 pair, PL28, and PL66 pair go for $500.

Man! I can't believe how much trouble I'm having selling my BIC's. $500 for the set, can deliver or buyer can pick up. Had a few nibbles, but still not sold yet. Was hoping to give someone out there a good deal, but I'm starting to think that donating them to my kids school will be the way to go.
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Damn!!!! Wonder what shipping would be to Dallas. How old are they?
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Originally Posted by fieroloki View Post

Damn!!!! Wonder what shipping would be to Dallas. How old are they?
I would guess easily $200 to ship assuming he has all the boxes. It just cost me $70 to ship a 47 lb sub ground.
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