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# 78080 26-Feb-2011 14:01
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Has anyone got a set of these? Harvey Norman currently has a set for $499.  Can't seem to find too much on the net about them in the way of reviews. 
Here is a pic of them http://skinflint.co.uk/eu/a142278.html 

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  # 443938 27-Feb-2011 20:27
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Guess no one has heard of them. Anyway, after listening to them in-store, it was a choice between these and  Wharfedale Crystal 2 30-M's.  They both sounded to me very good, but then I'm not an audiophile by any degree. My purchase ended up being the Panasonics.  I am running them through an el cheapo Onkyo TX-SR307 which one day I want to upgrade. The sound is clear and defined (well to my ears) bass is adequate, but could maybe pack a little more punch. I think the Crystals shone just a bit more in that dept. I am using them with a sub so it kind of equals out. 

As for specs, they are 3 way 6 speaker Bass Reflex type

Speakers: Woofer 8cm cone type x 4, Midrange 8cm cone type x 1 and tweeter 2.5cm semi-dome type x 1
Impedance is 6ohms
Input power - 200w (Max) 100w (rated)
Crossover freq. 500Hz, 4 kHz
Freq range - 40Hz - 100kHz ( at - 16dB, 44Hz - 75 kHz ( at - 10dB)
Dimensions 270mm W x 1084 H x 280mm D 

Speaker cabinets are made from natural wood. They are also support bi-wiring

I got these for just over $400 down from $1100. They may not be Diamond 10 etc but they seem to me to be ok. 

 



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  # 444033 28-Feb-2011 10:04
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semigeek: Guess no one has heard of them. Anyway, after listening to them in-store, it was a choice between these and  Wharfedale Crystal 2 30-M's.  They both sounded to me very good, but then I'm not an audiophile by any degree. My purchase ended up being the Panasonics.  I am running them through an el cheapo Onkyo TX-SR307 which one day I want to upgrade. The sound is clear and defined (well to my ears) bass is adequate, but could maybe pack a little more punch. I think the Crystals shone just a bit more in that dept. I am using them with a sub so it kind of equals out. 

As for specs, they are 3 way 6 speaker Bass Reflex type

Speakers: Woofer 8cm cone type x 4, Midrange 8cm cone type x 1 and tweeter 2.5cm semi-dome type x 1
Impedance is 6ohms
Input power - 200w (Max) 100w (rated)
Crossover freq. 500Hz, 4 kHz
Freq range - 40Hz - 100kHz ( at - 16dB, 44Hz - 75 kHz ( at - 10dB)
Dimensions 270mm W x 1084 H x 280mm D 

Speaker cabinets are made from natural wood. They are also support bi-wiring

I got these for just over $400 down from $1100. They may not be Diamond 10 etc but they seem to me to be ok. 

 


Update: fixed the bass problem, it was a setting in the amp. ( Even with  the Sub off, the Bass is very punchy) Very happy with the speakers now if anyone is interested ;) 

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