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post #4051 of 4598
How about a new bookshelf to replace the HT-64???
post #4052 of 4598
^^^ I totally agree... Hopefully they will bring a bookshelf speaker out. And I also hope if they redid the xover on the PL-89 that they will redo it in all the Acoustech speakers so the xovers match.
post #4053 of 4598
called they say FH-65B replaced it:

http://www.bicamerica.com/showpage.php?brand=2&type=7&spkrID=114

http://www.acousticsounddesign.com/core/view_BigProduct.cfm?pid=1764&sc=32

less expensive on uMay, but not sure Authorized Dealer...
Edited by SanchoPanza - 5/9/13 at 11:41am
post #4054 of 4598
^^^ Well that may be what they told you. But as you know the FH-65B is from a different speaker line. I'm just not understanding why thy still offer the old style HT-64 bookshelf speaker and the H-100 sub.

But I'm interested to see if they are going to revamp the whole Acoustech Platinum series or just the PL-89.
post #4055 of 4598
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Originally Posted by flickhtguru View Post

^^^ Well that may be what they told you. But as you know the FH-65B is from a different speaker line. I'm just not understanding why thy still offer the old style HT-64 bookshelf speaker and the H-100 sub.

But I'm interested to see if they are going to revamp the whole Acoustech Platinum series or just the PL-89.
What is your opinion of the FH65B? Is it from a higher or lower line?
post #4056 of 4598
I haven't ever heard the FH-65B so I can't comment on how it sounds. But it is from the BIC America Formula Series which is a lower end but basically the same except for the finish. Think of it this way the Acoustech Platinum Speakers are the luxury speakers just like Lincon is a luxury car, and the BIC Formula Speakers are the base line more economical speakers just like Ford is the base line more economical form of Lincoln.
post #4057 of 4598
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Originally Posted by flickhtguru View Post

I haven't ever heard the FH-65B so I can't comment on how it sounds. But it is from the BIC America Formula Series which is a lower end but basically the same except for the finish. Think of it this way the Acoustech Platinum Speakers are the luxury speakers just like Lincon is a luxury car, and the BIC Formula Speakers are the base line more economical speakers just like Ford is the base line more economical form of Lincoln.
Thx smile.gif Kind of like FH6LCR vs PL26.
post #4058 of 4598
Thank the Audio gods, I found some pre-driven kg2's for Surround Back.
post #4059 of 4598
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Originally Posted by SanchoPanza View Post

Thank the Audio gods, I found some pre-driven kg2's for Surround Back.
Congratulations! smile.gif
post #4060 of 4598
Does anybody here wanted an acoustech line with a different color like cherry for example? I'm gonna email them with the suggestion.

I just wanted to match the color with my walls.
post #4061 of 4598
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Originally Posted by flickhtguru View Post

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

Well looks like now they redid the crossover in the PL-28 now called PL-28 II.

http://bicamerica.com/showpage.php?brand=1&type=6&spkrID=125
post #4062 of 4598
How much of a difference is there really going to be in sound? I have a pl-89 set up , and use them as my fronts and surrounds. I cant imagine that the new crossover is going to make that big a of an audible difference. On paper it may look good, but is the ear really going to tell a difference? Maybe it will, but for the price that these speakers are at, i just cant see a huge difference.

What I can see is a company that has a product line that is to be honest getting stale. I say that as a proud owner. But is this new age of advertising and product launches you have to have something new to tout all the time. As someone who works in marketing I can tell you for a fact companies, come up with stuff like this all the time. It saves time from having to come up with a whole new product but yet keeps the news and the brand name out their.
post #4063 of 4598
Crossovers CAN make a big difference. Whether or not it does here I have no idea.
post #4064 of 4598
The main thing that made me replace my Acoustech 88's was muddy mids and highs compared to its Pioneer and JBL replacements. It sounds like they corrected that in the new pl-89 II model.

I'd be interested in people's impressions of it when they get it. I always did like the Acoustech line. If I didn't just finish building my own speakers, I might have given these a look.
post #4065 of 4598
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

What is your opinion of the FH65B? Is it from a higher or lower line?

Hey bond, i have a pair of the fh-65b and they are great. I use them for my front l&r. From the specs ive seen, photos and info from bic, it is the exact same as the ht-64, they just dont have the laquered top & bottom. The cabinet & horn are the exact same as the disco'd acoustech version.
post #4066 of 4598
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Originally Posted by richw23 View Post

Hey bond, i have a pair of the fh-65b and they are great. I use them for my front l&r. Froom the specs ive seen, photos and info from bic, it is the exact same as the ht-64, they just dont have the laquered top & bottom. The cabinet & horn are the exact same as the disco'd acoustech version.
Good to know. Thanks. smile.gif
post #4067 of 4598
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Originally Posted by jeep05 View Post

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.

Got the FH6-LCR yesterday. Now my front soundstage is complete. This is a great center channel speaker and a big beast at that. Sounds really good out of the box and it is rather bright but blends well with the FH-6T towers after running MCACC on my pioneer. Build quality seems very good for this price point. If anyone is hesitant on getting one of these, i think you will be pleased if you like the Horn design. If not, then this isn't the speaker for you. smile.gif
post #4068 of 4598
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Originally Posted by jeep05 View Post

Got the FH6-LCR yesterday. Now my front soundstage is complete. This is a great center channel speaker and a big beast at that. Sounds really good out of the box and it is rather bright but blends well with the FH-6T towers after running MCACC on my pioneer. Build quality seems very good for this price point. If anyone is hesitant on getting one of these, i think you will be pleased if you like the Horn design. If not, then this isn't the speaker for you. smile.gif
Definitely the better choice over the Polk with those towers. Glad you like it. I have the pl26 and Im very happy with it.
post #4069 of 4598
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Definitely the better choice over the Polk with those towers. Glad you like it. I have the pl26 and Im very happy with it.

Bond 007, i wanted the FH6 all along but the friend was selling a brand new Polk for $35 and it looked attractive at that price point. I am glad i went with the FH6 though, it blends seamlessly with the FH-6T's. smile.gif Now i've gotta wait until next month to get a pair of PL-66's to complete the setup. My better half says so! rolleyes.gif
post #4070 of 4598
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Originally Posted by jeep05 View Post

Bond 007, i wanted the FH6 all along but the friend was selling a brand new Polk for $35 and it looked attractive at that price point. I am glad i went with the FH6 though, it blends seamlessly with the FH-6T's. smile.gif Now i've gotta wait until next month to get a pair of PL-66's to complete the setup. My better half says so! rolleyes.gif
Even for $35 is too much for the wrong speaker. Congrats on the PL66s.
post #4071 of 4598
Help me pic.

I posted this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1474499/another-newb-q-help-me-choose in the main Speakers forum, but since I'm considering BICs, I figured I'd reference it hear as well.

Basically, I'm between the BIC DV62Si and BIC FH65-B's for my L&R's and the accompanying center for each. I've never heard the FH65-B's, but liked the sound of the Klipsch in the store... Primary purpose is TV and Movies with music coming in at 3rd place. Main issue with the FH65-B's is that they're TALL at 17" for a bookshelf. If you can, take a look at my other post where I have a sketch of the home theater setup and room dimensions and dynamics.

Thanks in advance!!!

Killerfish
post #4072 of 4598
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Originally Posted by killerfish View Post

Help me pic.

I posted this thread: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1474499/another-newb-q-help-me-choose in the main Speakers forum, but since I'm considering BICs, I figured I'd reference it hear as well.

Basically, I'm between the BIC DV62Si and BIC FH65-B's for my L&R's and the accompanying center for each. I've never heard the FH65-B's, but liked the sound of the Klipsch in the store... Primary purpose is TV and Movies with music coming in at 3rd place. Main issue with the FH65-B's is that they're TALL at 17" for a bookshelf. If you can, take a look at my other post where I have a sketch of the home theater setup and room dimensions and dynamics.

Thanks in advance!!!

Killerfish

Killerfish
I own a pair of the fh65s and they are awesome. Check my posts, i used to have klipsch synergy B2's & then polk tsi 100's & now the bic's. the bic's are the best i have had, for home theater and music. I only listen to about 5% music the rest is ht and vid games. Just got the fh6-lcr and had to turn down my receiver cuz it was that much louder out of the box and clearer as well. If u ask me buddy its a no brainer, they are big but not 17" they are about 15.5" to maybe 16", i can measure later and give u proper measurement but either way the formula series is worth every penny. Check out soundsistributors.com for best deal and use code tv15 for 15% off when u order. Helpin a brother out
Richw23
post #4073 of 4598
Rich,

Thanks! That would be awesome if you could measure their height. Sounds like I can't go wrong with either the FH65-B or the DV62SIs based on reviews! I did like the horns on the Klipsch. I assume that'd mean I'd like the BIC horns.

thanks
KF
post #4074 of 4598
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Originally Posted by killerfish View Post

Rich,

Thanks! That would be awesome if you could measure their height. Sounds like I can't go wrong with either the FH65-B or the DV62SIs based on reviews! I did like the horns on the Klipsch. I assume that'd mean I'd like the BIC horns.

thanks
KF

Killerfish
Here are the exact measurements - 15.5" high, 9" wide (at the back) 8" wide(at the front) it tapers from front to back in a curved pattern, and it is 8" deep but about 8.5" with the wall bracket on. I hope this helps ya. These sound great, i personally like them more than my klipsch synergy speakers i had a few years ago.
post #4075 of 4598
Perfect!! Looks like we have a winner smile.gif I wonder why all the sites say their 17" tall vs 15.5". Either way, it doesn't matter. BTW - thanks for the awesome tip on sounddistributors.com. They do have awesome prices!
post #4076 of 4598
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Originally Posted by flickhtguru View Post

I have 4 - PL-66's, 2 as surrounds and 2 as rear surrounds. In my old house I had them mounted 2 feet above seated ear level. Now in my new house which has 8' ceilings I have the top of the PL-66's only 2" down from the ceiling. I prefer my surrounds mounted high and I prefer this new mounting just below the ceiling better than what I had before. To me you still get pin point accuracy when needed but also a great deal of ambience, I also like them higher so they are not blasting in anyones ear no matter where you sit in our room.

How did you mount the PL-66s? They're such an odd shape, and I'm not sure how to mount them from my ceiling (beams exposed in a basement).
post #4077 of 4598
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Originally Posted by killerfish View Post

Perfect!! Looks like we have a winner smile.gif I wonder why all the sites say their 17" tall vs 15.5". Either way, it doesn't matter. BTW - thanks for the awesome tip on sounddistributors.com. They do have awesome prices!

Killerfish
My guess is that
1. They have possibly the worst website on the planet - so we know none of their money goes into that. Lol
2. These are the same as the ht-63 models by bic acoustech with an updated woofer in it - no top or bottom laquer peices which were just an add on to make them prettier.

Bottom line a great value and great sound. Now i have spent 3 times what i spent on my current system for my synergy set up by klipsch and this one is by far better than that one. Dont be afraid to mix up brands for your surround. Fluance (an internet canadian company) has some awesome new bipole speakers that look damn good as well. Heres a link, check em out:

http://fluance.com/product/Fluance_XLBP_Wide_Dispersion_Bipolar_Surround_Sound_Speakers.eng-111.html

I am a big fan of bipoles for surrounds whether 5.1 or 7.1. Just make sure to go with one line of products for your front sound left right and center, the rest from another company is totally ok. Try to get the same size woofer will help to make the sound as seemless as possible from front to back.

Enjoy buddy,
Richw23
Edited by richw23 - 5/29/13 at 5:22pm
post #4078 of 4598
^^^ I would also say that if you mix and match speakers from front to surround try to keep the same type of tweeter... Silk dome, aluminum dome, compression, ribbon, horn loaded, etc.
post #4079 of 4598
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Originally Posted by bgstewar View Post

How did you mount the PL-66s? They're such an odd shape, and I'm not sure how to mount them from my ceiling (beams exposed in a basement).

I mounted them on my wall with the included keyhole slot brackets on the back of the speaker. I have 8ft ceilings and have the speakers mounted with the tops only 2" from the ceiling. I have the side surrounds mounted directly to the sides of the MLP with the tweeters angling diagonally toward the front of the room. The rear surrounds are mounted with the tweeters firing diagonally toward the front and center of the room.

I know there are mounts out there that will allow you to mount speakers to the ceiling. You could also make a bracket if your a handy person.
post #4080 of 4598
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Originally Posted by flickhtguru View Post

^^^ I would also say that if you mix and match speakers from front to surround try to keep the same type of tweeter... Silk dome, aluminum dome, compression, ribbon, horn loaded, etc.

Due to some low hvac, the only choice for surrounds I have is in-ceiling. Given that, I was going to go with th BIC FH6-C. That way I'd have horn loaded tweeter and 6 1/2" woofers all around. I assume that's a solid plan?

BTW - here's a sketch of the entertainment wall. Looking to get one of the new Vizio 70" M series. Receiver will likely be Onkyo 626. Not a bad value home theater system all around I should think!?

Thanks!
kf

entertainment wall.jpg 1235k .jpg file
Edited by killerfish - 5/31/13 at 5:03am
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