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post #3781 of 4576
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Originally Posted by metalguy View Post

I did the make an offer with them and I got the e-mail that just said to use the tv 15 code. And they were higher than acoustic sound design fyi

Yeah my quote from acoustic was better too. I can PM you the details if you want.
post #3782 of 4576
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Originally Posted by dstln View Post

So I've been looking around for some quality affordable high efficiency towers, and the PL-89 seems to fit the bill. Does anyone have any warnings or exaltations about this model? They're around for $570 a pair, and maybe I could get that closer to $450. I previously bought Klipsch reference centers/surrounds (for an extremely good price), and now I'm looking for some real fronts as a final upgrade and the PL-89 seems like an excellent value and fit for my system.
Great choice and fit.
post #3783 of 4576
Yes please pm me the details.
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Originally Posted by raistline View Post

I would not suggest using the PL-66's as L/R speakers because they are bi-poles and cannot be easily positioned for optimal sound. They would be better of getting the non-acoustech L/R's.

i would also have to agree. The FH^-LCR is probably your best choice. aside from using just PL-26 or PL-28's all around on a higher budget, but it seems hes not interested in spending more $$$.
post #3785 of 4576
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Originally Posted by anuj1450 View Post

I ended up getting the Denon 1612, two BIC FH-6T towers and an FH6-LCR for my center. I'm going to DIY a cheap sub with some low end response to finish off a 3.1 system that will be great for my apartment. I got all 3 BICs for an incredible deal from Mike over at AcousticSoundDesign so I didn't have to make my budget all that much bigger. I'll probably end up ~$650 after building the sub.

So far, I've been running the BICs with an old (CHEAP) Yamaha HTiB 8" sub. Bass is obviously lacking, but my initial impression is that the speakers sound GREAT for the price. One of the towers initially sounded a bit strange, even muffled, but after using them for a few hours the issue cleared up. I just used the Audyssey MultiEQ, but I'll be doing a test using some test tones as well to make sure the tower is doing good.

How much did you get the FH-6T and the FH6-LCR for cuz im buying all three soon! you can pm me if u want
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Givin the fact these are horn speakers, where would the midrange come from, and Is it lacking that much? I have read so much both ways, so I am looking for some confirmation as I am stuck between the bic pl 89 and the pa 8f systems.
Edited by metalguy - 2/7/13 at 11:05pm
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Just thought I'd post how excited I am to be joining the ranks of the BIC Acoustech owners. I got a gently used set of PL 76 towers, the PL 26 center and the PL 66 surrounds. It also came with the H100, but I'm getting the Klipsch rw-12d so I will try to sell it. I'll post my thoughts once I've had more time with it.
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Originally Posted by metalguy View Post

Givin the fact these are horn speakers, where would the midrange come from, and Is it lacking that much? I have read so much both ways, so I am looking for some confirmation as I am stuck between the bic pl 89 and the pa 8f systems.

I have the PL-89s and PL-28 and PL-66s.... I really love their sound, especially for the price I'm not sure you can find a better speaker for the price. I'm not sure what the Xover freq is from the horn tweeter to the woofers (it doesn't say on the website). A lot of the mid range comes from the horn tho its even called a mid to high freq horn. I think the speakers have a nice even sound I don't find them missing any midrange at all. The only negative I see is in my current room which absolutely sucks for HT the speakers don't have much mid bass punch. Without a sub they do go pretty low and sounds good but does't really have the punch. Now in saying that, that could all be my room, I'm moving in a month or so to a house we had built so I'm anxious to hear how they sound in the new living room.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy the PL-89s.
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Originally Posted by flickhtguru View Post

I have the PL-89s and PL-28 and PL-66s.... I really love their sound, especially for the price I'm not sure you can find a better speaker for the price. I'm not sure what the Xover freq is from the horn tweeter to the woofers (it doesn't say on the website). A lot of the mid range comes from the horn tho its even called a mid to high freq horn. I think the speakers have a nice even sound I don't find them missing any midrange at all. The only negative I see is in my current room which absolutely sucks for HT the speakers don't have much mid bass punch. Without a sub they do go pretty low and sounds good but does't really have the punch. Now in saying that, that could all be my room, I'm moving in a month or so to a house we had built so I'm anxious to hear how they sound in the new living room.

I wouldn't hesitate to buy the PL-89s.

I have that system too but I have 2 PL-200's now for the subs and I ordered another set of PL-66's for rear surrounds. This system is replacing my Aperion set up that cost me twice what this set up cost me and I like the sound better!
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^^^ Point proven. Great sound at a cheap price. Its great to hear that someone is upgrading from more expensive speaker to the Acoustech's and likes the sound of the Acoustech's better............... I have 2 Outlaw Audio LFM-1 Plus's for subs.
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I just picked ip a pair of the bic fh-65b for my front left &right. Looking forward to hearing them with my setup. The polk monitors i have currently just dont give me enough and i have been contemplating which speaker to go with. I really liked the sound of my old klipsch synergy but was looking for something slightly larger but still a bookshelf spkr. Enter the perfect fit from bic, i am only bummed that they no longer make the acoustech ht-64 because they look much cooler. All in all, the specs blow away klipsch synergy which is similarly priced and compare well to the klipsch reference line which is just way to much for my budget.
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Any harm in running the PL-28 in a vertical position as my center speaker? It doesn't fit horizontally in my new media center.
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post

Any harm in running the PL-28 in a vertical position as my center speaker? It doesn't fit horizontally in my new media center.
No.
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post

Any harm in running the PL-28 in a vertical position as my center speaker? It doesn't fit horizontally in my new media center.

Not entirely, But do what i did. Remove the horn tweeter and flip it 90 degrees (As its shaped in a rectangle). That way it will still be firing wide instead of long. All of the holes match up and it very simple to do. I will be showcasing the mod soon on this forum.
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Originally Posted by Knight Operator View Post

Not entirely, But do what i did. Remove the horn tweeter and flip it 90 degrees (As its shaped in a rectangle). That way it will still be firing wide instead of long. All of the holes match up and it very simple to do. I will be showcasing the mod soon on this forum.

For all of you BIC guys: I did a write up on the mod for my FH6-LCR (just do it in reverse in your case) and also a review of the DV-62si check it out here

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1457757/bic-fh6-lcr-horn-tweeter-mod-review-of-the-dv-62si/0_40
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I just picked up a pair of fh-65b's. they should be in by the weekend and i am looking forward to them. I currently own Polk Audio TSI-100's and they are not as big sounding as i hoped. I picked these up for under $200 a pair. Even if they aren't that good (it wont take much to beat the polk tsi-100's) they should be good enough for my small entry level theater. My theater is 11' wide x 18' long with 8' ceiling height. I use the Polks' as my mains and these will replace them. I have a 12" polk sub which does a great job. Pioneer receiver and Fluance avbp2's for surround effects. I will post picks of the Bic fh-65b's when i get them simply because i had trouble getting owners images to see if it was what i was looking for. Sometimes you cant trust the specs on certain websites and i like to see actual owners images which never make a product look as good as the manufacturer.
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Thanks for the responses Bond & Knight Operator. Good tip Knight. Also, the X-29 doesn't get near enough love.
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post

Thanks for the responses Bond & Knight Operator. Good tip Knight. Also, the X-29 doesn't get near enough love.
Agreed! Very few people know what that is.
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Originally Posted by calnbs View Post

Thanks for the review so far on these BICs. I know that BICs don't get a lot of attention here so it is good to have someone post their thoughts here. From my research, it is exactly as you have stated. Great bang for the buck speakers. BIC in the beginning was my first choice of speakers to go with but decided against it and went in another direction.


Well love to hear what you think of their new towers and center are like.
Well why did you go against it if you thought it was such a great speaker? And what did you wind up going with?
post #3800 of 4576
new to HT and AVS forum and proud to be owner of BIC Acoustech PL-89 and PL-28 will be delivered this coming monday pair with Klipsch RW-12D and AVR-1913, pictures to follow !
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i'm still waiting for my second pair of PL-66s for rear-surrounds. Ordered a while ago and 'in transit' from overseas
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just wondering if anyone with the pl-66's can tell me if you can point the tweeters like on some other speakers...just thinking about placement on my wall...they look a lot better higher but don't want to ruin the sound by putting them too high if the tweeters cannot be pointed downwards...in the process of buying so just making sure before i make the purchase..can't have floor standing speakers so thinking about going with the fh-56 bar and a pair of pl-66's as the rears...i've also yet to see someone do the front and rear fh-56 bar that i heard could be done...all thoughts are welcome..thanks
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The tweeters are not independently controllable. They 'point'/angle towards the main seating position but you can't have them point 'down' (unless you point the entire speaker down).
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Originally Posted by Wryker View Post

The tweeters are not independently controllable. They 'point'/angle towards the main seating position but you can't have them point 'down' (unless you point the entire speaker down).

Thank you for the response..also i realise there are speakers on the front and outside of the speakers..does it matter how close the outside speaker is to a corner?..added a pic the rears are the pl-66 lr.docx 35k .docx file 's

the subwoofer and component cabinet will be on the left side of the tv if you were facing it..just wondering if this set up would work..also thinking about mounting the fh56-bar above the tv and building a tilt mount that spans the whole speaker out of wood...
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Originally Posted by cnavas41807 View Post

Thank you for the response..also i realise there are speakers on the front and outside of the speakers..does it matter how close the outside speaker is to a corner?..added a pic the rears are the pl-66 lr.docx 35k .docx file 's

the subwoofer and component cabinet will be on the left side of the tv if you were facing it..just wondering if this set up would work..also thinking about mounting the fh56-bar above the tv and building a tilt mount that spans the whole speaker out of wood...
Where you show your LR speaker is where I, basically, have my current Aperion rear-surround speaker and where the PL-66 will go. I don't see why the set up would not work since, I trust, you'll be running Audyssey on your AVR for calibrations.
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Originally Posted by cnavas41807 View Post

Thank you for the response..also i realise there are speakers on the front and outside of the speakers..does it matter how close the outside speaker is to a corner?..added a pic the rears are the pl-66 lr.docx 35k .docx file 's

the subwoofer and component cabinet will be on the left side of the tv if you were facing it..just wondering if this set up would work..also thinking about mounting the fh56-bar above the tv and building a tilt mount that spans the whole speaker out of wood...

Just remember if your running a 5.1 setup surrounds are actually side surrounds not rear surrounds. Rear surrounds are intended for 7.1 use. But if you have to have the speakers on the rear wall you can make that work.. But normally you don't want speakers on the rear wall if your seating position is less than 3 feet away from the rear wall.
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Originally Posted by flickhtguru View Post

Just remember if your running a 5.1 setup surrounds are actually side surrounds not rear surrounds. Rear surrounds are intended for 7.1 use. But if you have to have the speakers on the rear wall you can make that work.. But normally you don't want speakers on the rear wall if your seating position is less than 3 feet away from the rear wall.

I concur - I have a 7.2 set-up.
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Originally Posted by cnavas41807 View Post

just wondering if anyone with the pl-66's can tell me if you can point the tweeters like on some other speakers...just thinking about placement on my wall...they look a lot better higher but don't want to ruin the sound by putting them too high if the tweeters cannot be pointed downwards...in the process of buying so just making sure before i make the purchase..can't have floor standing speakers so thinking about going with the fh-56 bar and a pair of pl-66's as the rears...i've also yet to see someone do the front and rear fh-56 bar that i heard could be done...all thoughts are welcome..thanks
Why cant you have floor standing speakers? How is that possible?
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Originally Posted by Wryker View Post

Where you show your LR speaker is where I, basically, have my current Aperion rear-surround speaker and where the PL-66 will go. I don't see why the set up would not work since, I trust, you'll be running Audyssey on your AVR for calibrations.

Indeed bought the onkyo nr-616 a couple of weeks ago, just been trying to find the best set up for my situation..by "work" i guess i meant would the sound be pretty decent as both the fh56-bar and pl-66's have great reviews but i haven't heard of anyone using the setup.
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Originally Posted by flickhtguru View Post

Just remember if your running a 5.1 setup surrounds are actually side surrounds not rear surrounds. Rear surrounds are intended for 7.1 use. But if you have to have the speakers on the rear wall you can make that work.. But normally you don't want speakers on the rear wall if your seating position is less than 3 feet away from the rear wall.

I was going to use them as a 7.1 ...i thought they acted as two seperate speakers like a bipole speaker?..thats why i was mounting them on the rear because i thought i could use them as my right and left surround as well as the rears....guess im confused lol...im sure u get what im trying to accomplish just a simple 5.1 or 7.1 system without from floor standing speakers and no IN-walls.. but thank you for letting me know that..just getting into this and have been spending hours online looking things up..i feel like its a second job creating a home theater lol

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Originally Posted by metalguy View Post

Why cant you have floor standing speakers? How is that possible?

well there is not a lot of space left after my component shelf and subwoofer take up most of the room..under the tv is going to be a fireplace so i didn't want to overload that wall and my wife is pretty firm on if im going to do it just no FRONT floor standing speakers..thats why i was thinking the fh56-bar ...also my beautiful word doc of a sketch isn't completely to scale lol so don't mind me and my drafting skills lol.my walls are completely open and im trying to figure out my speaker placement so there are ZERO wires showing..its just extremely hard to plan a system with no speakers and no walls yet..
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i think this updated pic of my living room does justice to the floor space
lr.docx 43k .docx file

I guess a better question to ask is what would you do with this space?
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