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...unless you have a way to get it from the us on the dl :/
I don't like to brag, but I did get my rig into the country for a mere $1200, including replacing a busted 1900x1200 Samsung 24" and an Asus 5870. (true story)

Anyway... I'm in an apt. right now but will be heading to a house in the woods at months end, where I can open up my setup much more. I've seen those Polk's get mentioned quite a bit but I'm open to suggestions. Audioengine does make an S8 which would be pretty sweet, pricey, but sweet. ($372 is the first price I'm seeing)

Pricewise I could go out and spend $200 next week. Anything more than that and I'll have to wait. I'm not going over $400. These P4's are very nice but they aren't so nice as to pair them with a $500 sub.

I'd say my sweetspot is the $200-$300 range.

Maybe this:
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...tml?cid=123620

or this:
http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/stf-1.html

Maybe something by Dayton or Boston?

Thanks Man.
Edited by BillOhio - 3/11/11 at 5:24pm
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The HSU would be my pick out of those, and one of the suggestions I would have made anyway (or the STF-2, if you can swing that). From what I've read, that BIC sub is a good budget sub, as are the cheaper Daytons.

Other subs worth checking out (not really in any order):
http://www.outlawaudio.com/products/m8.html
http://emotiva.com/ultra_sub10.shtm
http://www.edesignaudio.com/product_...roducts_id=892

That polk sub you linked is double what it costs here, but I wouldn't even buy it for $75.
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post #23 of 30
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Cool Cool... yeah... I know that stuff costs less in the US. I lived in Ohio until January. It looks like I can get the HSU up here for $300 with the shipping. That'll probably be my call.

Thanks Man, Again.
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post #24 of 30
Get the HSU for sure. And polk speakers are nice, polk subs are crap.
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post #25 of 30
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Get the HSU for sure. And polk speakers are nice, polk subs are crap.
I'll go with the HSU if I can figure out how to get one up to Toronto. Otherwise it may be the Acoustech H100. Thanks for the input. I'll keep an eye out for the HSU though, maybe I can find one somewhere.
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I can't turn them up in this apartment so late at night but the tweeter not vibrating scared me a little. It sounds like I'm probably all right which is a relief.
Tweeters vibrate too, just at very fast speeds where we cannot see nor feel it, and even on certain setups, you may not feel nor see a mid-range vibrate either, depends on setup, volume, and crossover points with them though.

Also another method of detecting whether you blew a tweeter or not us using an Digital Multimeter, set to read ohms of the tweeter driver.

Though as long as you don't crank the volume high enough use up all the power it's capable of (Which leads to clipping), the tweeters will be fine too.
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post #27 of 30
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Hoodcom, that's good info. Thank You. Like I say in the OP... I unfortunately sent the power to these bookshelf speakers when the 100W receiver was at pretty much full strength. It sounded like a crack of lightning went off. The tweeters survived though which is a good comment to me about the build quality on these Audioengines.
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I want one of these. Anybody know anything about Angstrom?
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Quote:
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* 43Hz-150Hz
I'm hoping that's a typo cuz that's terrible :x
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post #30 of 30
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I'm having a good day. I got off work at noon, am on my second tall boy of Canadian, I get paid today, it's sunny as hell here in Toronto after a snowstorm yesterday, and my roomate isn't around to tell me to turn down the speakers, so...

I've got my receiver at about 25% and these P4's sound just fantastic. There's a definite feel to them of being at a small stage concert. The A5's are even better reviewed and I can only wonder how well those must sound. I'm really looking forward to adding a sound card to my rig (Xonar Dx, D1?) and a quality sub.

I've never heard the competing models from KRK or MAudio, or any others really so take this as you will but even having probably overpaid (at least it feels that way to an American in Canada) I frickin' love these things. The buyers remorse has washed away, replaced by the enjoyment of very crisp, clear, and relatively 'large' sound. It's kind of hard to believe so much clean sound is coming from these 6 pound bamboo boxes.

As I'm sure I'll have these for many many years for many many hours of use I'm loving the purchase and to anyone browsing the forum for sub $500 audio I'm really confident suggesting Audioengine as a brand that at least deserves some consideration and review reading. This is especially true after having hit these things full blast with my receiver cranked only to see the tweeters escape unharmed. The build quality is very solid and the bamboo just looks slick as hell.

Again, really looking forward to that sound card and sub. I frickin' love these things enough to feel like the makers deserve a positive comment on the boards.
Edited by BillOhio - 3/24/11 at 11:04am
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