Acoustic Solutions AV120 Review

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robred's review of Acoustic Solutions AV120


“If you are skint , look no further. They are medium...”

Written on: 11/02/2007 by robred (1 review written)

Good Points
Punchy Bass where present on music, clear open mid/top

Bad Points
Need to experiment with placing. Otherwise nothing considering the price.

General Comments
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 afforded.

Just like the Hi-Fi specialist advice that in the 80's paired a £600+ turntable tonearm, and cartridge a £400 amp with a £70 set of speakers, good advice that still holds true.

Speakers cannot reproduce what is not there, so the better the source the better the sound. This applies whatever the cost of the speakers. Put expensive speakers with a mediocre amp and front end big disappointment.

I bought mine 3 years ago and have used them with a Rotel 830 mk 2 and a Sony XE570 CD when I needed new bass drivers for some Bose 301's.

They are now driven by a Cambridge Azur 640C CD and a Valve Amp. They sound great with tight bass and clean and open mid/top, and will do while I save up for some better speakers.

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