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post #4201 of 4576
I have found for my ears that I like 6 1/2 speakers better than anything else. Smaller sounds wimpy, bigger sounds muddy. Also I like the sound of book shelves better in most cases. I had a pair of Polk rti dual 6.5" 1" tweeter bookshelves and sold them for the same thing in a tower. While the towers sounded much bigger, I thought vocals in male voices were better in the bookshelves.

A couple weeks ago I got my first BIC speakers. Pair of fh6-lcr for front left and right. After a week of breaking they sound amazing. BIC is to much of a secret for its price. They replaced my Martin Logan's as a test. They won.
post #4202 of 4576
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

The 89s may have a significant advantage for a larger room. You may also need an external amp to be able to utilize any advantage they may have.
One thing for sure is if you move into a much larger room you will need much more subwoofer. Multiples would probably be the way to go.

Definitely plan on getting an external amp if I go the route of the 89's, whether for the new living room or basement home theater biggrin.gif
post #4203 of 4576
I love my 7.2 set-up. All BICs. Bass is AWESOME w/the 2 PL200's.
post #4204 of 4576
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

This statement alone tells me enough to disregard your entire post. It is far too broad a statement to hold any real value.
And you reply shows your lack of knowledge. If you only new who I was you be quite surprised, and how wrong you are.
post #4205 of 4576
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If you only new who I was you be quite surprised
That may be. I do know however that is not the first post of yours that I found misleading.
The rest of the post may well be true. But a bigger woofer does not always provide better midbass with a proper crossover or any other crossover for that matter. Youre saying that bigger is always better. If you are a speaker expert you should know that is not true. And how would you define better? Is there some sort of cutoff point? Does that mean a 10" is even better than an 8"? Does the quality of the driver and other various components in the speaker play any part in all this? Will a Sony 8" outperform a Bowers & Wilkins 6.5"?
Edited by Bond 007 - 9/10/13 at 2:28pm
post #4206 of 4576
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Originally Posted by qbbraveheart View Post

question for everyone....

I want to pull the trigger on a pair of PL89II's, PL66 rears and PL26 center.

Im forced to go with the PL26 as a center since it will just fit in my entertainment center.

My question is if I go with the PL26 as the center, will the PL89II's overpower the center? or should I stay with the matching PL28?

Thanks. smile.gif



IMO The 8" towers will do better than the 6-1/2" on music, when the center won't matter and most home theater subs at this price point won't be tight enough. For your application, I recommend that you get the 6-1/2" center with the 8" towers, you can always sell it here when you get the itch (and room) to upgrade.
Edited by Augerhandle - 9/11/13 at 3:30am
post #4207 of 4576
Does anyone how has the PL89's and PL26 have an Onkyo 818 AVR? I have that set up and wonder what others who have the same set up are getting for crossovers and levels.
post #4208 of 4576
I don't have that setup but I'm interested to hear what xovers and trim levels you are getting.
post #4209 of 4576
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Originally Posted by Wryker View Post

Does anyone how has the PL89's and PL26 have an Onkyo 818 AVR? I have that set up and wonder what others who have the same set up are getting for crossovers and levels.
I have the 709, and it initially set the 89s at 40 for crossover. I manually changed everything back to 80.
post #4210 of 4576
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Originally Posted by Augerhandle View Post

IMO The 8" towers will do better than the 6-1/2" on music, when the center won't matter and most home theater subs at this price point won't be tight enough. For your application, I recommend that you get the 6-1/2" center with the 8" towers, you can always sell it here when you get the itch (and room) to upgrade.

I think thats the way Im going to go.

Thanks!
post #4211 of 4576
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post

I have the 709, and it initially set the 89s at 40 for crossover. I manually changed everything back to 80.

My fronts were also set at 40 so I bumped them to 80 with a -7.5 FL and -6.5 FR level
Sub -2.5 level
Center is 120! with a -12 (max) level
Surrounds are 100 with SR -4.5 and SL -7
Rear surrounds are 120 with RR -4.5 and RL -4.5

The surrounds and rear surrounds are PL-66's.

I'm just concerned about my center being at 120 with the max -12 level.
post #4212 of 4576
I think the 709 even set my PL-28 to 60 and -9, so I moved it up to 80 as well.
post #4213 of 4576
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post

I think the 709 even set my PL-28 to 60 and -9, so I moved it up to 80 as well.

Strange - just what my concern was/is - why is my center at 120?!
post #4214 of 4576
My 808 set my 89s at 40hz, 28 at 60hz and 66s at 50hz, I also changed them all to 80hz. I forget the trim levels Audyssey set cuz I used the Radio Shack Digital SPL Meter to set my levels: Left 0db, Center +3db (which is 6db hot), Right 0db, SR 0db SBR 0db SBL 0db SL 0db and subs +6db (which is 6db hot).
post #4215 of 4576
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Originally Posted by Wryker View Post

Strange - just what my concern was/is - why is my center at 120?!

Set it to 60hz for a week play some TV, movies, and music with it at that level. Then rerun Audyssey and see what it sets it at. I say this cuz my 28 was set to 90 hz when I first ran Audyssey then I did what I'm telling you to do now Audyssey sets it at 60hz.
post #4216 of 4576
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Originally Posted by flickhtguru View Post

Set it to 60hz for a week play some TV, movies, and music with it at that level. Then rerun Audyssey and see what it sets it at. I say this cuz my 28 was set to 90 hz when I first ran Audyssey then I did what I'm telling you to do now Audyssey sets it at 60hz.

I know that you should never lower the settings Audyssey sets - but you can increase them. Prior to my post asking this question I had re-run it again since it was at 120 and it set it again at 120. mad.gif
post #4217 of 4576
The only reason you shouldn't lower it after Audyssey sets it is because Audyssey won't correct any of the frequencies below what it was set at. All I'm saying is you can try it. I did at 60hz for about a week then reran Audyssey and it went from 90hz to 60hz, but I have it set at 80hz.
post #4218 of 4576
So, I currently own a pair of BIC Venturi DV 84s and noticed that the pl 76s are currently on sale at acousticsounddesign. Would I be really upgrading my system? I use it for about 70% movies and 30% music. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
post #4219 of 4576
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Originally Posted by texasbandit79 View Post

So, I currently own a pair of BIC Venturi DV 84s and noticed that the pl 76s are currently on sale at acousticsounddesign. Would I be really upgrading my system? I use it for about 70% movies and 30% music. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
Are you seeing them for $429?
post #4220 of 4576
Yes, but enter bictower in promo box and they come out to 279 for the pair. Hope this helps you if you were thinking of getting them.
post #4221 of 4576
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Originally Posted by texasbandit79 View Post

Yes, but enter bictower in promo box and they come out to 279 for the pair. Hope this helps you if you were thinking of getting them.
Thats a great deal. No, Im not thinking of getting them. I just wanted to make sure you didnt pay $429.
At that price I would definitely replace the 84s. You could use the 84s as surrounds.
post #4222 of 4576
Loving every minute with my new-to-me H-100 sub. I had a HSU STF-2 several years ago and the H-100 is every bit the sub that the HSU was. Tight, musical, transparent, and good (but not awesome) extension. For $148 out the door, can't complain. I just hope the amp doesn't take a **** on me. I never have the volume above 3. *crosses fingers*
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Originally Posted by Urmomdotcom View Post

I have found for my ears that I like 6 1/2 speakers better than anything else. Smaller sounds wimpy, bigger sounds muddy.

You just haven't heard good 5.25's. I've owned both the Ascend Sierra-1 and Deftech SM45. With good amplification both of those speakers sound much bigger than they look.
Edited by gts007 - 9/18/13 at 4:49pm
post #4223 of 4576
This is my first post and I was looking for a little advice, I recently bought an onkyo TX-NR818 receiver with two front Polk TSX550 loudspeakers and a Bic Acoustech PL-28II center. Did I make a huge mistake by not getting the same brand? I was also planning on getting the Bic PL-200 Acoustech Subwoofer in the future and either four of Polk's FXI-A4 or four of Bic Acoustech's PL-66. What are your thoughts on that set-up for a 7.1 system??
post #4224 of 4576
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Originally Posted by goshjosh08 View Post

This is my first post and I was looking for a little advice, I recently bought an onkyo TX-NR818 receiver with two front Polk TSX550 loudspeakers and a Bic Acoustech PL-28II center. Did I make a huge mistake by not getting the same brand? I was also planning on getting the Bic PL-200 Acoustech Subwoofer in the future and either four of Polk's FXI-A4 or four of Bic Acoustech's PL-66. What are your thoughts on that set-up for a 7.1 system??
Those are very different sounding speakers. It is important that the front 3 atleast are the same type. Stick with one or the other. The Bics are great speakers and a better value imo.
post #4225 of 4576
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

Those are very different sounding speakers. It is important that the front 3 atleast are the same type. Stick with one or the other. The Bics are great speakers and a better value imo.

Have you owned those Polk speakers before?
post #4226 of 4576
I have owned Polks and Bics but not the Polks you mentioned.
post #4227 of 4576
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

I have owned Polks and Bics but not the Polks you mentioned.

Which ones did you own and what is your thoughts on them? Why do you like Bics? What do you use them for?
post #4228 of 4576
The Polks and bic have different tweeters which will totally sound wrong. Horn vs soft dome. I would rather not have a center than one that doesn't match. I really like my fh6-lcr, I r would like to hear how different the pl-28 compares.
post #4229 of 4576
I did a side by side comparison at my home of the fh6lcr and the pl26 and they sounded identical to me.
post #4230 of 4576
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Originally Posted by gts007 View Post

You just haven't heard good 5.25's. I've owned both the Ascend Sierra-1 and Deftech SM45. With good amplification both of those speakers sound much bigger than they look.
Agreed, kinda speaking in general. I really like the Martin Logan motion 4, which only has a 4”. They don't sound huge, but the clarity is great.
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