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post #4021 of 4576
Copying a competitor's design is not the answer. If you were to ask me, I would say people tend to put too much emphasis on looks over function. A flat screen mounted over a fireplace instead of eye level when seated, speakers that look good rather than sound good, etc. That is how cheap LCD flat screens and overpriced Bose speaker systems got sold. I believe that form should follow function. There is nothing wrong with aesthetics, but a speaker should sound good first.
Edited by Augerhandle - 4/28/13 at 7:12am
post #4022 of 4576
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A flat screen mounted over a fireplace instead of eye level when seated...
One of my biggest pet peeves. I remember growing up everyone had their nice wood encased TVs on the floor, now they're up on the ceiling. Give it another 25 years and maybe the mainstream will finally get it, there's only one option left!
post #4023 of 4576
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Originally Posted by jeep05 View Post

My current setup is a 5.1 system for now. (70% movies/tv & 30% music.) Next will be a new set of possibly PL-66's but am wondering if they would be of much benefit in my small listening area. (13x15) They will have to go on the wall behind the double recliner which is up against the back wall. This is the 13ft. wall.


Looking at the BIC PL-66's, the DV-62si's, the FH-65's which match the floor standers (FH-6T)and Polk T15's. I would like to go with all BIC America speakers but others in the same price range would be considered.

Any opinions would be appreciated


Bump
Edited by jeep05 - 4/28/13 at 9:24am
post #4024 of 4576
I have my 5.1 setup in a 21x13 (not much larger than your room) and love the PL-66s as my surrounds with my other BICs.
post #4025 of 4576
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post

I have my 5.1 setup in a 21x13 (not much larger than your room) and love the PL-66s as my surrounds with my other BICs.

I like the thought of getting the PL-66's but am leaning a bit towards the DV-62si's as they are about half the cost of the 66's, although i am wondering if the 62's will perform well enough in this small room to satisfy me.
post #4026 of 4576
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Does anyone with the surrounds options were something other than the pl-66? I do. If you could have a design for a bic surround speaker, what would you want it modeled after? For me it was the klipsch rs 62. So who else has an idea?

I just wish Acoustech would have the PL-28 and PL-26 be LCR speakers and have mounts for both vertical and horizontal. If the PL-28 had vertical mounts and would function well vertically I would have 2 - PL-89s and 5 - PL-28s.
post #4027 of 4576
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Originally Posted by flickhtguru View Post

I just wish Acoustech would have the PL-28 and PL-26 be LCR speakers and have mounts for both vertical and horizontal. If the PL-28 had vertical mounts and would function well vertically I would have 2 - PL-89s and 5 - PL-28s.
Good idea, the only problem with that is, the pl-28 has no port. One thing that kills the bass. But if it had a port that would be great. Also I read some where in this thread, that there is a way to take a pl-28 and turn it in to a LCR but chaning the tweter inside and turning it 180 degrees. So you might want to try and find that post.
post #4028 of 4576
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Good idea, the only problem with that is, the pl-28 has no port. One thing that kills the bass. But if it had a port that would be great. Also I read some where in this thread, that there is a way to take a pl-28 and turn it in to a LCR but chaning the tweter inside and turning it 180 degrees. So you might want to try and find that post.
Unfortunately this will not work with the PL-26 because the horn housing for the tweeter is cut out at the bottom for the Acoustech symbol. This should work for the PL-28 however, You would just need to unscrew the mount and rotate it 90 degrees and screw it back in place. It should not require any other change at all and there should be enough slack in the wireing to not put extra stress on it.
post #4029 of 4576
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Originally Posted by metalguy View Post

Good idea, the only problem with that is, the pl-28 has no port. One thing that kills the bass. But if it had a port that would be great. Also I read some where in this thread, that there is a way to take a pl-28 and turn it in to a LCR but chaning the tweter inside and turning it 180 degrees. So you might want to try and find that post.

How much more bass do you want out of the speaker? In my new house, new living room Audyssey set the Xover of my PL-28 center to 50hz meaning that the -3db point for that speaker in my room was somewhere between 41hz and 50hz. Actually I'm glad its not ported cuz if it was it would probably be rear ported and if its mounted tight up against a wall the port wouldn't be of any benefit.
post #4030 of 4576
^ +1

Most centers I've seen are mounted inside cabinets so the rear port would be useless
Edited by Augerhandle - 5/8/13 at 2:58am
post #4031 of 4576
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Originally Posted by jeep05 View Post

I like the thought of getting the PL-66's but am leaning a bit towards the DV-62si's as they are about half the cost of the 66's, although i am wondering if the 62's will perform well enough in this small room to satisfy me.

The PL 66s would def be more cohesive with your fronts as the tweeter is the same on the two. That been said, surrounds are typically for effects and you might not be able to tell too much of a difference.

I own two DV62s myself that I use as fronts and I love the sound. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you go that route. I am going to be upgrading to a full PL-89/28/66 system in about a week. I'd be happy to swap out the PL-66s with the DV62s and let you know how they compare.
post #4032 of 4576
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I have the pl-28 and the only difference between that and the 26 is the size of the woofers. I love my pl -28, also it depends on what you have in the rest of your system. If you have BIC all the way around, you would be nuts not to have the bic as your cetner. Sure you have can different surround brands as they are not used as much. But with if at all possiable, have the same brand up front for the front three.
I have Klipsch Icon VF-36 towers with the pl-26 and it sounds fine actually. But there is a great deal going on now for the Klipsch WC-24. It would technically be a better match but I wonder how much difference it would make. Im leaning towards the old "if it aint broke, dont fix it" because I cant see the wc24 sounding that much better than the pl26.

Thanks to Bond 007, I invited myself over. I'm a Klipsch fan, the Heritage type with Wood cabs. But, wish I had bought the PL-28 Center in lieu of the RC-42II, better speaker, less money

Will prolly try a pair of PL-66 for my Surround Backs.
post #4033 of 4576
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

Thanks to Bond 007, I invited myself over. I'm a Klipsch fan, the Heritage type with Wood cabs. But, wish I had bought the PL-28 Center in lieu of the RC-42II, better speaker, less money

Will prolly try a pair of PL-66 for my Surround Backs.
Good deal. Im a Klipsch fan too but my budget wont always allow it. smile.gif If you do get the 66s let us know what you think.
post #4034 of 4576
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Originally Posted by honeycrisp View Post

The PL 66s would def be more cohesive with your fronts as the tweeter is the same on the two. That been said, surrounds are typically for effects and you might not be able to tell too much of a difference.

I own two DV62s myself that I use as fronts and I love the sound. I don't think you'll be disappointed if you go that route. I am going to be upgrading to a full PL-89/28/66 system in about a week. I'd be happy to swap out the PL-66s with the DV62s and let you know how they compare.

Thanks honeycrisp, the comparison would be appreciated. wink.gif I would like to go with the 66's because of the horn tweeters but budget restraints lean me toward the 62's. If there won't be allot of noticeable difference in the two, most likely the 62's will become a part of my setup. I've only had the FH-6T's for less than a week but i have to say they have more than satisfied me.
post #4035 of 4576
NEVERMIND, search gave me the answer, I think

what about the HT-64, is that an old or new design; can't find them on uMay, Amazon, or Acoustics Design...

http://www.bicamerica.com/images/acoustech/full/HT-64.jpg
Edited by SanchoPanza - 4/30/13 at 6:57am
post #4036 of 4576
Grills On or Grills Off. Which do you prefer?

Other than a little protection and eye appeal, are there any acoustic advantages or disadvantages one way or another.
post #4037 of 4576
Grills on...but 100% of my speakers are hidden and out of view. I'm one of those people who doesn't like to see equipment in my dedicated home theater.
post #4038 of 4576
I like the look of the speakers without the grills, BUT I have a 2 yr old and a baby and a dog and cat so the grills must stay on.

There shouldn't be any acoustic difference with grills on or off cuz speaker grill are supposed to be made of acoustically transparent material.
post #4039 of 4576
I agree that they look much better off. I have seen a thread here somewhere or a review that stated a BIC America tech had said that leaving the grills on were acoustically important. Can't tell the difference myself. The subject could be debated i guess.
post #4040 of 4576
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I agree that they look much better off. I have seen a thread here somewhere or a review that stated a BIC America tech had said that leaving the grills on were acoustically important. Can't tell the difference myself. The subject could be debated i guess.

I posted pics a few posts back showing my set-up: like my speakers like i like my women - NAKED! biggrin.gif
post #4041 of 4576
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I posted pics a few posts back showing my set-up: like my speakers like i like my women - NAKED! biggrin.gif

Nice setup Wryker....smile.gif
post #4042 of 4576
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Nice setup Wryker....smile.gif

thank you jeep05!! biggrin.gif
post #4043 of 4576
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^ +1

Most centers are mounted inside cabinets so the rear port would be useless
I disagree. Most people have their center yes in some id of stand, but in my stand and everyone else i know, their is at least 1.5 to 2 feet of room back to the wall. Also if you look at the higher end speakers they all are ported as well, the centers at least I am referring to.
post #4044 of 4576
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^ +1

Most centers are mounted inside cabinets so the rear port would be useless
I disagree. Most people have their center yes in some id of stand, but in my stand and everyone else i know, their is at least 1.5 to 2 feet of room back to the wall. Also if you look at the higher end speakers they all are ported as well, the centers at least I am referring to.

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^ +1

Most centers I've seen are mounted inside cabinets so the rear port would be useless

Edited by Augerhandle - 5/8/13 at 3:06am
post #4045 of 4576
I have the BIC FH-6T towers and am looking to replacing my older center channel speaker and surrounds. Already made up my mind on the surrounds (PL66) but not quite on the center yet. Either the FH6-LCR or a PL-26. I have a friend who is selling his Polk CS-10 center channel for a super good deal. I would like to stay with BIC but am wondering how well the Polk would blend in the front stage with the BIC towers? I know they should match but just thinking of how much difference there would be.
Edited by jeep05 - 5/8/13 at 10:26am
post #4046 of 4576
From silk dome Polk to an aluminum dome horn loaded BIC difference will be huge. Either the PL-26 or the FH6-LCR will work, I would get the FH6-LCR unless you like the look of the gloss top and bottom on the PL-26. But then if you were gunna get the PL-26 and PL-66 surrounds you should have gotten the PL-76 towers, just for the matching look.
post #4047 of 4576
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Originally Posted by flickhtguru View Post

From silk dome Polk to an aluminum dome horn loaded BIC difference will be huge. Either the PL-26 or the FH6-LCR will work, I would get the FH6-LCR unless you like the look of the gloss top and bottom on the PL-26. But then if you were gunna get the PL-26 and PL-66 surrounds you should have gotten the PL-76 towers, just for the matching look.
Agree. The front sound stage would sound horrible with a polk in the middle. Just thinking of the pan from left to right, ughh, you would hear how bad that sounds.
post #4048 of 4576
Thanks guys. I figured as much but it was worth a few opinions. wink.gif
post #4049 of 4576
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Originally Posted by flickhtguru View Post

From silk dome Polk to an aluminum dome horn loaded BIC difference will be huge. Either the PL-26 or the FH6-LCR will work, I would get the FH6-LCR unless you like the look of the gloss top and bottom on the PL-26. But then if you were gunna get the PL-26 and PL-66 surrounds you should have gotten the PL-76 towers, just for the matching look.
+1
post #4050 of 4576
NEW PLATINUM PLUS SERIES.... Apparently BIC Acoustech is in the process of releasing a new speaker line. Well its called Platinum Plus Series. The only speaker they have redone is the PL-89 now called PL-89 II. From the way it reads the only thing they changed is the crossover.

http://bicamerica.com/showpage.php?brand=1&type=1&spkrID=124
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