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04-23-15 05:17 AM
hifreak
Re: Crystal Acoustics TX Bookshelf reviews or recommendation?

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I own a few sets of speakers myself, have evaluated several others and heard many more in the past so it's difficult to quantify them in that manner. I can say that I didn't return them in the 60 day eval period, so that should tell you something.
Yeah you are right it gives me a hint, that maybe they are pretty good
04-21-15 05:02 PM
theJman
Re: Crystal Acoustics TX Bookshelf reviews or recommendation?

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You got my curiosity now Can you mention some speakers they have been better in terms of quality and sound?
I own a few sets of speakers myself, have evaluated several others and heard many more in the past so it's difficult to quantify them in that manner. I can say that I didn't return them in the 60 day eval period, so that should tell you something.
04-21-15 03:41 AM
hifreak
Re: Crystal Acoustics TX Bookshelf reviews or recommendation?

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I've compared them to many different speakers actually, but not the B&W's I'm afraid. I have no first hand experience with those. If their reputation is anything to go by though, they probably have better overall SQ than the Crystal Acoustics will. But it seems unlikely to me that B&W would have something to compete, price wise, to what CA is selling. They aren't generally known for their value.
You got my curiosity now Can you mention some speakers they have been better in terms of quality and sound?
04-20-15 07:52 PM
theJman
Re: Crystal Acoustics TX Bookshelf reviews or recommendation?

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By the way have you tried to compare them with other bookshelf? I am actually also thinking about the B&W 685 S2, its a little more expensive, but if the sound is better then I can give more money out
I've compared them to many different speakers actually, but not the B&W's I'm afraid. I have no first hand experience with those. If their reputation is anything to go by though, they probably have better overall SQ than the Crystal Acoustics will. But it seems unlikely to me that B&W would have something to compete, price wise, to what CA is selling. They aren't generally known for their value.
04-20-15 07:02 PM
tonyvdb
Re: Crystal Acoustics TX Bookshelf reviews or recommendation?

You might also want to look at the SVS prime speakers
http://www.svsound.com/speakers/prime-series
04-20-15 05:05 PM
hifreak
Re: Crystal Acoustics TX Bookshelf reviews or recommendation?

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Perhaps I can answer this one because I own the TX-B1 bookshelf and THX-CT center.

Judging by the number of posts you have I'm not certain if you get the opportunity to read many of the reviews, but if you've seen any of mine you probably know by now that I'm the one who loves to find the hidden gem. If it's different, unique or unknown I'm all over it. Crystal Acoustics certainly fits the bill, so naturally I was intrigued. Enough that I bought them myself.

To my ears the sound is uncluttered and crisp. Not in a harsh/shrill manner, but not laid back either. The fit-n-finish is quiet good, and the uncommon appearance appeals to me. The B1's are smaller than you'd think, given the driver compliment. The opposite can be said about the center; it seems wider than it need be. It's not deep or tall though, so that's a benefit. It's one of several sets of speakers I own, and they're in my regular rotation to use when evaluating subwoofers. I have listened to them for hours on end and have never felt any fatigue.

I believe Crystal Acoustics has a 60 day -in home trial period, which is really quite generous. If you're curious give them a try. You certainly would have enough time to acclimate yourself before having to make a decision.
By the way have you tried to compare them with other bookshelf? I am actually also thinking about the B&W 685 S2, its a little more expensive, but if the sound is better then I can give more money out
04-20-15 04:57 PM
hifreak
Re: Crystal Acoustics TX Bookshelf reviews or recommendation?

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theJman wrote: View Post
Perhaps I can answer this one because I own the TX-B1 bookshelf and THX-CT center.

Judging by the number of posts you have I'm not certain if you get the opportunity to read many of the reviews, but if you've seen any of mine you probably know by now that I'm the one who loves to find the hidden gem. If it's different, unique or unknown I'm all over it. Crystal Acoustics certainly fits the bill, so naturally I was intrigued. Enough that I bought them myself.

To my ears the sound is uncluttered and crisp. Not in a harsh/shrill manner, but not laid back either. The fit-n-finish is quiet good, and the uncommon appearance appeals to me. The B1's are smaller than you'd think, given the driver compliment. The opposite can be said about the center; it seems wider than it need be. It's not deep or tall though, so that's a benefit. It's one of several sets of speakers I own, and they're in my regular rotation to use when evaluating subwoofers. I have listened to them for hours on end and have never felt any fatigue.

I believe Crystal Acoustics has a 60 day -in home trial period, which is really quite generous. If you're curious give them a try. You certainly would have enough time to acclimate yourself before having to make a decision.
Thanks for your input it sounds really good I think the price is very good if they can live up to the look and the sound can match the speakers. I would need several of them cause I want to start from the beginning again with a system. I am going for the new DTS:X so I will be ordering a receiver first, cause right now I am totally empty of equipment. I will for sure keep my eyes on these unless something else will appear.
04-20-15 03:58 PM
theJman
Re: Crystal Acoustics TX Bookshelf reviews or recommendation?

Perhaps I can answer this one because I own the TX-B1 bookshelf and THX-CT center.

Judging by the number of posts you have I'm not certain if you get the opportunity to read many of the reviews, but if you've seen any of mine you probably know by now that I'm the one who loves to find the hidden gem. If it's different, unique or unknown I'm all over it. Crystal Acoustics certainly fits the bill, so naturally I was intrigued. Enough that I bought them myself.

To my ears the sound is uncluttered and crisp. Not in a harsh/shrill manner, but not laid back either. The fit-n-finish is quiet good, and the uncommon appearance appeals to me. The B1's are smaller than you'd think, given the driver compliment. The opposite can be said about the center; it seems wider than it need be. It's not deep or tall though, so that's a benefit. It's one of several sets of speakers I own, and they're in my regular rotation to use when evaluating subwoofers. I have listened to them for hours on end and have never felt any fatigue.

I believe Crystal Acoustics has a 60 day -in home trial period, which is really quite generous. If you're curious give them a try. You certainly would have enough time to acclimate yourself before having to make a decision.
04-20-15 02:59 PM
hifreak
Re: Crystal Acoustics TX Bookshelf reviews or recommendation?

Yes cause they really look great I think and the price is also very fair
04-20-15 02:47 PM
tonyvdb
Re: Crystal Acoustics TX Bookshelf reviews or recommendation?

I do like the reviews that Secrets does, I think their word would be solid enough to at lest help with the decision.
Hopefully someone else will have something to say about them
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