Written on: 26/01/2013 by PinoyM (5 reviews written)
Firstly I'm impressed by the looking of these speakers, really quite nice! After trying the sound, it's not bad too, high/low pitch, bass all good, I especially love the way to turn it load, very beating. Then I decided to take it! Basically quite worth the money! (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2010
decidedly average sounding, wich i suppose for the price is all u can ask, i did notice there is a rather large flat spot in the audio range, they seem to be all bass and treble but rather lacking in the mid range section. If you are concidering buying a set of these i would reccomend also buying a small set of bookshelf speakers to add to the mid range sound.... All in all good looks, not a bad sound and good value... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2009
I have had my set for 6 years now, along with another pair of acoustic floor-standers which are "power house 2000 series" much larger than "av1" series and just as good value 4 money. i run these together with two of acoustics mini subs with a denon pma-255 uk amp.Sound comes from Cambridge audio separates cd player and modified x-box 360 ltd edition, witch sounds great!. i make my own tunes with music software, so i sometimes plug the laptop in 2 the amp and hey presto recording studio! i... (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2009 by ianreynoldstilingservices
had these Acoustic Solutions AV120 speakers for six years and just like new. i paid 50 pounds from comet. They still are taking a pounding from my drum and bass collection - very cheap but well built great sound. (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2008
Overall i am very happy with my pair of acoustics and they have really proven to be tough old gals as well!! i recommend them for the starter enthusiast who is looking to upgrade from a packaged speaker set with an AV amp!! These speakers are very good value for money, i paid £50 for the pair about 4 years ago! I do run some quality gale speaker cable though and it does make a difference! Overall i am very happy with my pair of acoustics and they have really proven to be tough old gals as... (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2008
I too run the 5.1 set up of these speakers and use them with the Yamaha sub that came with my old Yamaha RX-V396rds amp, I have only got praise for these speakers- I binned the small speakers that came with the amp as they lacked midrange and bought these frm Currys as they were brand new and clearance boxed stock-Wow when they settled in after around 2 weeks, I was so impressed! The bass is kicking even with the sub off line and the treble and midrange are tight and cut through the bass for... (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2008
Just got a mint pair of Acoustic Solutions AV120 for 12 quid, yes that 12 British Pounds. They have a solid sound, although the bass can boom with cab resonance, and I think they can't be properly designed reflex speakers with a reflex baffle and tuned tube and port. Probably just a hole in the back. Mids are a bit harsh, and the freq separation is a bit ho hum. They have a generally good sound, actually, think beefed up and slightly tighter midi system speakers and you are there. OK the... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2008 by daryl1986
If you get the mk1s never let them go it will be your biggest regret I now have the mk2s but the mk1s are the best to have never sell them please don't do it i did and i regret it a lot. (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2008
I have used these speakers for about a year, I have now given them away and gone back to my rogers which I enjoy for hours on end. (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2008
I have the Acoustic Solutions AV120 speakers and they are very good I have Sony speakers too and there is hardly any difference. (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2007 by boywells
I have had a pair of these AV120 speakers for about 6 years. I still have them! Don't get me wrong my home cinema kit isn't brilliant, I have a Sherwood amp and Celestion surrounds. These speakers kick some butt for the dosh. I have a reasonable sized lounge: 15 ft square, unless you want to annoy the neighbours I don't think you need a sub with these. The bass is loud and sounds good across wood flooring. I would recommend these to any student or lower budgeted sound listener.
Go on, buy some! (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2007 by robred (1 review written)
If you are skint , look no further. They are medium efficiency, so 30 watt per channel amps are minimum required to be able to crank up the volume without clipping.
Use a good front end and amp however and they perform way beyond the price on most music. Used this way they are a good choice for someone who has bought a high quality CD player, a good turntable ( yes vinyl still lives), with a mid to high end amp and run out of money. These will do fine until better speakers can be... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2004 by joewetherill (1 review written)
When I saw these Acoustic Solutions AV120 stereo speakers over a year and a half ago for £50 in Currys they immediately caught my eye, mainly because I didn't think they would sell floorstanders in Currys!
I thought I'd give them a go anyway, I figured even if they were rubbish it's not too much money to loose out on.
To my amazement when I got them home and hooked them up to my amp (which was then a Sony TAFE 570) they really surprised me. The bass was punchy and loud, perfectly... (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2004 by drewshardlow (1 review written)
The Acoustic Solutions AV120 Stereo speakers perform well in the high and middle ranges, but the base is confused, with some irritating resonances and I am sure develops marked non-linearities at higher volumes. Never really creates a convincing base image. OK for some classical music but lousy for indie pop. (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2004 by PaulOvereem (1 review written)
Yes there are better out there, but not for this money, the Acoustic Solutions AV120 are £49.99 at currys so I took a chance, ended up £39.99 at the check out.
Got them home hooked them up to a Dennon DCD 825 CD
Musical Fidelity Elektra E11 amp with a pair of Audio Henly Interconneccts, I know this is 4-5 year old kit, All I can say is after running in, is they kept up with Female Vocals, Said bring it on to Lenny Kravits, and kept up with Hard house& Psy Trance, Have not checked them out... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2004 by mavis
I have recently acquired a pair of the Acoustic Solutions AV120 Mk2 Stereo Speakers. I don't listen to drum n bass or hip hop - I'm much to old, so can't gauge their response to the low frequencies and wide range dynamics of these music types. I do listen to a good deal of choral, orchestral and early music and have to say the problems with the mid-range and treble that were reported with the Mk1's have simply not been there. I'm not sure what changes have been made, but these speakers ring... (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2004 by eZo (1 review written)
These Acoustic Solutions AV120 speakers despite what people say are fantastic! if you couple them with a good amp....
i used to use them with a Technics amp, and they were terrible to be fair, and i was very disappointed with them. But then i bought myself a new Behringer 2x250W amp. Although the ampage is over the recommended limit, the impedance is matched. The sound quality is seriously good when coupled with a good amp and some of the gold cabling i use. adding to midrange via the... (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2004 by DK Thrust (1 review written)
I bought these Acoustic Solutions AV120 Speakers at Richer Sounds for £70 in Beech on the advice of the salesman who told me that they were the best speakers they had in for under £100. Whilst the bottom end is nicely round, the mid-range frequencies seem to dominate, which isn't necessarily a problem if you retain instrument separation which, unfortunately, these don't. Played "Never Mind the B******s" through them and the poke was minimal. However, I agree that folky/acoustic stuff does... (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2003 by kwalidee (1 review written)
Such varied reviews of the Acoustic Solutions AV120!
Everyone has individual tastes, I suppose.
It's unlikely that there are irregularities with the manufacturing process with better or worse components being used on different batches.
Personally, I like a bargain (don't we all?) and I usually research to get the best value (but not just the cheapest) gear.
I've been curious that speakers have generally followed the fashion of becoming smaller in design. The 'Hi-Fi salespeople' tell me... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2003 by Blackmarket.
I have to add this, after further listening since my last review of these Acoustic Solutions AV120.
These speakers sound a lot worse the higher the volume. Also I've got to point out that they really are not suitable for certain types of music. As the previous reviewer said, the midrange can be nasty. In fact, as you turn the volume up, it gets very nasty, especially with music such as drum & bass. You get bass, you get drum, but you also get more of the midrange, and with drum and bass,... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2003 by digitalfife.
Bought these Acoustic Solutions AV120n on a whim. Initially to replace a pair of ageing technics. Ho Humm what a discrace.
Muddled sound, overbearing midrange which shouts as soon as you turn up the gain. Bass. you have got to be kidding. I have a pair of small JBL that kick out better bass.
All in all even for the price I would not recoment these speakers.
Written on: 23/06/2003 by Blackmarket.
I like these Acoustic Solutions AV120 speakers, but I also hate them, they're just better than they've got any right to be.
The specifications are in my opinion well matched to the typical kind of source components likely to be used by owners of these speakers. Someone who buys a £50 pair of speakers like these is probably not going to have an ultra refined amp/CD player, but these speakers can handle fairly high amounts of power and give out a respectable amount of bass frequency volume. ... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2003 by mark.
All round the Acoustic Solutions AV120 are quite good spekers but they are poor quality and could do with a mid range. (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2003 by Mazza.
Overall perfect pair, Played best with 2 speakers facing you not too far near a wall, look nice and also sound better with speaker grills off. (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2003 by Mez.
You won't find anything anywhere near as good for the price. I had a pair of 10 year + old Monitor Audio's that I thought would be about time to replace, and one day while shopping I came across the AS AV120's. I didn't bother to do any research on them before buying because I thought, what's £50 for a pair of very decent looking blowers and got them just for the hell of it. I got home and rigged them up and was delighted with my purchase. Not only are they just good for the money, they're... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2003 by Ank.
The AV120s are as good if not better as speakers which cost ten times as much, such as makes like mordant short 900s (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2002 by richy bo bo.
These AV120 speakers from Acoustic Solutions won't disappoint. They're only 50 quid and perform like a dream, well worth the money... don't bother spending hundreds on a brand name pair when these will do the job.
richy (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2002 by Phil.
bought these for only £50, well worth the money, loud reliable and good sound, worth every penny, i'd suggest you go get some now! (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2002 by jockey0.
I got these AV120 speakers (by Acoustic Solutions) as they were cheap and i had read a review they sounded good and i am well happy with them. Don`t think next door agree as they have enough bass to rattle your grannies teeth at 100 yards. Good, smooth sound. Am now looking for a set of their surround sounds to go with them. I had a hitachi amp when i bought them and thought that was good. I got a kenwood and was blown away with the sound. Everything sounds good and i play every type. (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2002 by mickymcd.
I was a bit dubious of buying these speakers mainly because of the price but after looking at reviews on reviewcentre i paid the dosh. These AV120s are excellent speakers. I had acoustic energy speakers on for my fronts but these are more beefy my ae cost me £200 - they will now do for my rears. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2002 by dave.
im driving these av120 speakers throu a sony 2 channel stero amp. 110watt x2, the maxam input for long use is 130watt and for short use is 190watt, even with the voulume turned up to max, they stand there ground very well.the bass feels like uve got a couple of subs in the room, and the trebble is good too. and for just 49.99 from currys.co.uk you carnt fault them. excellent! (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2002 by Shahan.
I Paid £50 for these AV120 speakers by Acoustic Solutions. I brought them because they were cheap and i wanted to us them only as fronts for a while until i replaced them and moved them to the rear position. However, i then went and paid £150 for a pair of Celestons F20 speakers and they could not produce the kind of strong bass that the AV120 can produce at low or high volumes. I took the F20s back and got a pair of Eltax Silverstone 200 and they were awful - no bass whatsoever - so i... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2002 by tuneless bob.
I paid 49.99 in a sale for these AV120 speakers from Acoustic Solutions brand new. Running off an aiwa surround sound at moment till i see the right separates. Pleased with quality and sound. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2002 by phil.
These AV120 speakers from Acoustic Solutions are extremely good valeu. I run them off an aiwa suround system. The main channels push 150 watts each and i have pushed them to the max. Even then there is still superb bass and the tweeter sounds superb. But the thing i like the most-you don't have to have them on full to experience the excellent sound quality. Even when on low you get extremely hard bass. Also they are excellent when watching films-they really make you feel like you... (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2002 by Random1.
I run these AV120 speakers from Acoustic Solutions off an old Kenwood A-34 stereo integated amp, and run a Wharfedale CD 901 CD deck, Technics SL-BD20D vinyl deck, Minidisc and computer through them. They are excellent value for money, and always give superb quality sound. With a powerful 100W amp behind them they would be even better so. A fail safe investment. (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2002 by Jasboy.
I was looking for some floorstanders to attach to a Pioneer Amp-The rated wattage of these AV120 stereo speakers from Acoustic Solutions had me believe that they were up to the job and trust me they are. Superb sound, clarity and the bass is just like having a sub in the room. Excellent.... (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2002 by Mr D.
The AV120 speakers from Acoustic Solutions are ideal speakers for a medium sized room. Good as front speakers for home cinema setup, and for general CD playback. (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2002 by Mac.
I am running a Denon PMA-250se amp, with a Technics SP-490 CD spinner. Cables & Interconnects are all QED.
I have to say that I am in no way disappointed with these speakers! The Bass is tight, fast & smooth. High frequencies are not 'splashy' but clear and well translated. Midrange is perfect giving a superb sound staging image. Ideal for first upgrade into 'true Hi Fi'
I measured the speakers at 91db for sensitivity; power handling is not too bad at 130watts RMS each. (Peak power is... (read more)