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Hello--


I'm starting to pick out speakers for my home theater, and was wondering how much better B1's and B2's were compared to S.5's--does anyone have any experience with both of these? Thanks


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the b1 and 2's are night and day better than the s.5's
 

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Why were the prices on the speakers so similar then? Or was size the reason the S.5's were comparable to the b1's in price? Right now, I've got an athena 5 point--I'm just trying to get a feel for how much better the b1's and b2's are (I'm going to put them in the basement--if they're better than the s.5's than I'm going to be very happy).


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They both have the same tweeters but the B1s & B2s play down to 60Hz & 50Hz while the S.5s play down to 80Hz. That is a full octave lower for the B1s and an octave and a half for the B2s. You would probably have to listen to them side by side to make an informed decision.


I have a pair of B2s on order that are due to arrive tomorrow. I've never heard the S.5s.


They do look quite different.
http://www.audioreview.com/Channels/...uct_130218.jpg
http://www.audionut.com/Images/S5.jpg
http://www.stereo.ru/images/profile/5636/img_med0.jpg
 
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