Originally Posted by avr5700 /forum/post/15305746
I own a set of Level 3 bookshelves. I bought them when I went on a bookshelf rampage a few months back. Mainly I wanted to see if the $299 price tag came with any significant drawbacks. I was also interested in the technologies deployed. I had not heard a ribbon tweeter before these.
The build quality is quite good, notably having a well braced cabinet. Of course, I've come to expect very good quality from the ID brands. That seems to be a key requirement for them. As for how they sound, well, I've spent the bulk of my time using them as talk radio monitors on a clearly under-powered amp...so do give them some decent wattage...they show it when they don't get it. These days I just don't have the time to listen like I thought I might (partly due to the higher end bookshelves I bought recently). When I did listen, they clearly needed me to experiment with better positioning. However, my first impressions were great. For $299, I felt I got more than my money's worth. They are bi-ampable, a feature that I did use. There is also an advantage to having the port in front since, where I have them now, they are literally six inches from the walls. I highly recommend a listen for those looking for a budget friendly, yet full sized bookshelf option.
As a side note...I'm also quite interested in hearing the upcoming X series bookshelf (SWG) from AV123 and/or the ELT525 someday. Apparently, I'll never have enough speakers in one house.
Originally Posted by cctvtech /forum/post/15306385
I don't know about their speakers but I can vouch for the company. In 2007 I bought one of their MA-1235 12-channel amplifiers for a "haunted house" project I was involved in. After we received it the finance committee decided they didn't need it so I called HTD and asked if it could be returned in the unopened box.
HTD not only refunded the purchase price, they also refunded the shipping. I would call that very superior customer service!
Originally Posted by bassplayrr /forum/post/15308085
I recently ordered a Level TWO center and a pair of Level TWO bookshelves as part of a gradual upgrade out of the HTiB world. I should have them this coming Friday the 19th and am more than happy to post up detailed pictures and a mini review if any one is interested. I know there aren't many reviews out there but in trying to decide between these and a similarly priced SVS set-up I decided to give these a go because of the exceptional 30 day trial policy.
Unfortunately, my current receiver, a Sony STR-K900, is intended for use with small satellite speakers and a sub which means it has an abnormally high and non adjustable internal crossover of something like 140hz. Since this won't allow for the full range of each speaker to be utilized my review will have to largely be focused on appearance and build quality. Once I upgrade to the Onkyo 606 in the next couple of months I can always update the mini review with a proper sound quality review.
Originally Posted by kman62 /forum/post/15324090
they look good.. i would like to hear them or get a review.. was looking at the svs sbs-01 system with the larger sub its only 100.00 more for that system how would you think HTD would hold up against svs?