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I realize these are no longer available but I'm hoping we can get a drop for the new versions soon.
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Looks like the most recent drop for these has already started shipping.
Great news group! We placed the order for the Chane A2rx-c shortly after the drop ended.
Our vendor will be preparing it for shipment.
The moment we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you all with updated information.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 1/18 or sooner if something comes up.
I've been looking to buy 3 of these to setup a 3.0 in my condo but I'm not sure what size speakers stands I would get for these. If I get 26" stands so that the tweeter is at least at ear-level, they're going to be 46 high on the stands. Then I have to worry about these things falling over if they get bumped. Or maybe I'm just overreacting? Anyone using these as mains with heavy-duty stands?
I've read through most of posts in this discussion and still have a question on how these sound. No doubt the price / performance point on this is outstanding, so I want in. I have a Roksan Kandy int. Amp. Its pretty forward and bright, despite 10 years of usage. Are these guys Bright, forward, or more laid back.? Or pretty neutral, which is my guess, which is perfect? Also, anyone using them in a 2.1 set up (two speakers) as opposed to 3.1 (three speakers)? I've only got 2 channel amps (the Roksan or an older Creek), it's all i can afford at the moment. It's a 10X12 bedroom, I've got a sub, 50% 50% HT Music usage. I don't mean to sound overly techie, but good speakers and a good amp will really reveal these qualities - its a little bit of "careful, you might get what you asked for"........
coolerking
Chane uses an XBL2 midwoofer set and a fairly large planar tweeter in heavy cabinets - lower distortion, higher available output. Tweeters rotate 90 degrees to allow vertical setup for main channels. Chane's goal is a true alternative to commoditized Big Box sound. Higher-grade crossovers are carefully tuned to allow excellent dynamic envelope. The sound is commonly termed neutral to laid-back than that usual aggressive sound from cheap products at this price level. A Home Theater Shack reviewer and experienced user installed a 7.x Chane A2rx-c system in a dedicated space and hit them with a lot of power - he reports quite positive results. This may sound expected, but if you find your rig is forward/bright, this speaker should be an excellent match. At just under 90dB and a true 8 ohm load with benign phase angle, they'll love 125w of high current amplifier.
JonLane
Just one more reason to love this company! Active in the community answering questions with a tech level that matches the questions. Bought one of the A2rx-c's last time around, signed up for two more with this drop! Absolutely love these speakers, you have to spend almost 4x as much to even start touching the sound quality from other brands.
Thanks for everything you do Jon!
I can't wait for the next drop. I've had a pair for L/R for a bit over a year now and LOVE them. Now I want the 3rd for the Center Channel as I transition these lovelies from my PC to my home theater. I highly recommend *any* of the Chane loudspeakers as they are amazing quality for the price.
I've had my speakers for about a week now. Still getting used to them
josh.longest
Josh, how would you say they're working for you now that you've had them for a month? Any follow-up comments?
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Exciting news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to contact us via “Contact Support” button in your transaction page: https://www.massdrop.com/transactions
Great news group! We placed the order for the Chane A2rx-c shortly after the drop ended.
Our vendor will be preparing it for shipment.
The moment we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you all with updated information.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 12/9 or sooner if something comes up.
Why do speaker designers put rear ports on center channel speakers when they know they will go in a cabinet?
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bootman
I think you can keep the front baffle smaller, if you don't need to locate a port on it. And like Mahler said, when it's on stands and you're listening to music, the rear port sounds better. I use mine on bookshelves, so I use the enclosed port plug and they sound great. However, it's best to have a subwoofer to pick up the lowest frequencies.
bootman
Hi bootman. Good question. All good 2-way designs - midwoofer(s) crossed to tweeter - should be rear ported. Midrange distortion leaks through ports and should be sent rear-ward and not into the speaker's direct response. There are other reasons, but this is the big one. Chane models come with port plugs and in most cases where the A2rx-c is used as a center, it'll also be plugged and set to small speaker. No bass output needed from the reflex port.
Great news group! We placed the order for the Chane A2rx-c shortly after the drop ended.
Our vendor will be preparing it for shipment.
The moment we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you all with updated information.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 11/6 or sooner if something comes up.
What is the RMS? Can someone tell me what continuous wattage these can handle?
I own 3 of these, used as L-C-R, and they are amazing! They do need some serious breakin time, but the reward is immense. I pair them w/ my Denon 4520ci & a Klipsch 12hq sub. For $189, these are the best deal around.
Is this a woofer or a speaker?
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Yasahirota
It is a center channel speaker for a surround sound system. However, you can use this as a L/R main and also as surrounds if you like.
This is definitely true, but know that if you use them vertically as L/R speakers, you must rotate the tweeter 90 degrees. The tweeter is designed to be oriented vertically.
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I got a shipping notification... its on its way
flav
Same, this is actually way before I was expecting it.
Any chance Mass-drop bringing the A5rx-c's???
ShreksDonkey
Per Chane (I sent an email) the A5rx-cs are no longer shipping. They are being replaced by an updated model this fall.
SirJimJimbo
good to know :D! thank you
Concerning the day and time of sale closing... I see that on the last day they do an hourly countdown.
I live in Eastern Standard Time Zone. The countdown clock shows that there is '1 day left' before closing. Specifically, what day and time will this close in my time zone?
Might be too big but upvote A5 here if interested https://www.massdrop.com/vote/Chane-Speakers
If anyone has the experience, would you recommend 3 of these over one center and two A1rx-cs as left and right? I have a smaller sized space for my setup (10x12) and I'm not entirely sure I need so much power up front. Also, what kind of stands did you use if the A2rx-cs are your left and right?
EliteHex
RECOMMENDING 3 OF THESE INSTEAD OF MIXING A1'S & A2'S... 1) 3 identical speakers are usually recommended over a mixed set. 2) Even at lower volume levels these bigger speakers help to fill the room better than the smaller A1's. Currently I have both sets (A1's & A2's) set up in my bed room (10x12) and the A2's are not overpowering, just easier room filling sound. A1's are great for surround speakers.
I will also need to mount above the TV vs below. I seen some mount that bolted to the rear of the TV and had a shelf right above the top of the TV where the speaker would sit. I dont see too many of these, but they seem like a great idea! I could mount a shelf on the wall, but that would be my last resort. I could use one of my studio monitor stands and put the center on that if it would fit, but I think the mount on the rear may be best? Anyone doing that?
Had a defective unit from Massdrop and they will not reply to me.
Buke9
Contact the company, not massdrop.
JIRV0ID
DEFECTIVE UNIT... If a unit sounds defective (i.e. no sound, intermittent sound, weird sound) and you have narrowed it down to the speaker, look inside the speaker to make sure none of the wiring connections have come loose during shipping.
This speaker is pretty big so I'm wondering how I should place it. TV sits on entertainment centre with no room for a center channel. I saw a few pages back someone recommended a dock that goes on top of the TV, but upon further inspection it only holds 5lbs. Any suggestions?
Xhyde
Well in my case, the WAF (wife acceptance factor) plays a big part. We have one of those entertainment centers with a hutch "surround". So there is a built in shelf above the TV for a center channel. I've seen others with a center channel speaker shelf below the TV. If I had neither, I'd probably fashion a wife-approved slim shelf to go above the TV to hold the speaker. You may have to use the foam plug on this speaker to convert to a sealed enclosure in that case.
Xhyde
Try a CRT TV wall mount like this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000669BVW?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
I have one mounted above my tv to hold a larger Energy RC-LCR speaker without any problems.
With the drop reached, might it ship earlier than the Sep 18, 2015 ship date ? If not how long does shipping take once shipped?
Cheers!
flav
I just got a shipping notification!
Is the port plug and the 30 day in-home trial included as well?
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You guys think it'd be safe to place a receiver on top of the center? any suggestions?
ShreksDonkey
SD, I think the strong build quality of these speaker cabinets would support most standard AVR's but I'm not sure it would be best for audio quality. I'm assuming in that configuration the tv would be above the AVR and the center speaker would be below the AVR. In my opinion the center speaker should be as close to the tv as possible. So, nothing between the tv and speaker. And the speaker should be aimed/tilted toward the main listening position.