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Hey there, just saw this expired drop. Anybody know how much these were going for per speaker? Thanks!
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Chane A3rx-c and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will ship the individual orders directly to you. The current estimated ship date is 5/23.
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lol someone's gonna be complaining that he/she only got half the set
I was also looking forward to get a pair, who bought an even number, people? :(
icensg
AVS forum, Home Theater Shack, Emotiva Lounge, Chane forum classified, there is a set posted there.
wow so I wanted to buy a set, but since someone bought two I can't... IT says they're out, makes me sad
Stephen
Same here. Was looking forward to buying a pair but can't since there's only one speaker left.
One left. Who bought an odd number of these?
mohb
For a surround sound system there are usually 3 speakers up front (Left, Center, Right). If possible, it's best that all 3 front speakers are the same model.
Could anyone give me a hand? Trying to choose a new pair of speakers for my tv. I'm thinking this pair or monitor audio bronze 2, or b&w 685 s2. A3rx-c and bronze 2 are about the same price. B&W will be like $200 more. They all have great reviews. What do you guys think?
dudUKIM
One advantage toward these Chanes, they don't need separate speaker stands.
Well. Reviews are certainly positive. I know these aren't, and simply can't be state of the art speakers, because SotA drivers and crossover networks cost a lot more than these speakers do delivered. But are they "good enough"? The cost of entry is very minor. I may join this drop.
GUTB
Look into XBL^2 drivers...
GUTB
They absolutely are state of the art and punch far above their weight.
these or MA BX2?
So, where do these speakers fail? They have ribbon tweeters so I expect high end to be sharp / detailed. What about mid-range fidelity and imaging? Are they sloppy / flubby in the bass?
GUTB
There is no failure in any aspect. Audio for treble, mid range, and bass is all high fidelity. The reason these don't have a typical high fidelity price tag is because the owner/builder is dedicated to bringing great sound at reasonable prices by keeping his overhead low and using lower cost cabinet finishings (vinyl coverings instead of piano gloss black paint). He uses higher quality (cost) components where they matter, in the sound reproduction system, not in the finishings, not in advertising, not in his pocket.
This link takes you to a speaker shoot-out at HomeTheater Shack. The Chane A3rx-c (the speakers on sale here) are not in the shoot-out, but it's big brother the A5 is. The A5 will have slightly deeper range and will be able to play slightly louder before distorting, but the A5 and the A3 will have the same audio fidelity. An important note about the HTS shoot-out web page... At the beginning of the page there is a graph/chart that shows poll results for the speakers (the ARX A5 has a low number). This chart is NOT the result of the shoot-out, it was a poll taken before the shoot-out of who thought which speaker would win. The Chane ARX A5 did win the actual listening test. http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/home-audio-speakers/84858-official-1-000-speaker-evaluation-home-audition-event-results.html
gstupak
Both the A3 and A5 have had improvements made since then.
Any recommendations for a budget amp? Thanks!
linziyi
$280 Yamaha R-S300BL $350 Yamaha R-S500BL $250 Onkyo A-9010 $390 Onkyo A-9050
Does these speaker require an amplifier? Can I simply plug them into my PC?
linziyi
These do need an external amp. These cannot be plugged into a standard PC audio in/out, there needs to be an amp.
Great speakers and an amazing bargain.
I've been eyeing this for a while. Looking at their website, I just noticed that the A1RX-C and A2RX-C speakers are being replaced with the A1.4 and A2.4 models.
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Was notified today my speakers have shipped, sweet!!!
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Chane A3rx-c and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will ship the individual orders directly to you. The current estimated ship date is 3/29.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 3/23.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Are you crossing them over? I had. a party this weekend and hooked up a Yamaha dual 8" sub and it was more than enough. Although the Arrow were running full range. No x-over on the Yamaha 2 channel integrated s.
Earlier I mentioned these speakers doing well with my 450w/CH amp. I didn't want to sound as if these speakers need a high power amp, these speakers also run well with my very old entry level budget 60w/ch Pioneer AVR. Turning the volume up high with this budget AVR causes distortion but it is distortion from the AVR, not from the speakers.
Anyone have any amp recs for these?
Greetings Friends, I am considering jumping onboard this purchase. I have been running a pair of Klipsch KG 4.5s for a long time and am looking for something more musical. I have a Denon DN-A7100 Preamp going to an Adcom GFA 6000 (100x3/60x2 8ohm) with a NAD 216 THX bridged (400x1 8ohm) on a JL 13w3v3 in a custom ported box. I will be crossing these speakers at 80hz (not sure of the DN-A7100 slope) with all low end going to my subwoofer. How much output will I be giving up vs the Klipsch? Will the A3rx-c handle the Adcom with no problems? I was hoping so with the high pass crossover in place. I will be upgrading to another pair of these and the matching surround in the future, I am hoping I don't need to move up to the A5rx-c. Oh ya, I am in a medium size room (20x20') and listen to new rock, classic rock and similar. Music is more of a priority than movies, I have my 13w3 to handle the low end. Feedback on choosing between the two Chase models is appreciated, thank you. Mike
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Is there any reason you are not crossing the lows out of your mains?
oldskewl
The more speakers that are available to reproduce the lower frequencies, the less distortion there is because each speaker has to do less work to produce the same output.
Three reasons why you would want to take the bass out of the mains: 1) The mains & separate subs don't play well together. 2) The mains aren't positioned for good bass response. 3) The main speaker amp isn't powerful enough to handle full range frequency reproduction.
I don't have any of those problems, my whole system works together very well (well, every system has those problems, but I have minimized them).
I am pushing my A5's with a ~85 Watt Yamaha AVR, and it 's decently loud and clear! I would think these A3's will do fine with even less. In fact for now I am going to start with my Emotiva mini-X a-100 pushing these and go from there. Also, IMO like it has been said before, I think it will be very hard to beat these speakers for the money, they really do sound very good!!
Really tempted by these. I'm guessing these speakers would easily fill a 12x16 space and I love the minimal profile. Thing that's holds me back a little is the sensitivity. I know my pioneer 9900 will push these but I'm thinking about transitioning to tubes... Any thoughts on a similar sized speakers with better sensitivity?
awarepaper
The A3rx-c is a true 8 ohm speaker, and in its class, has expected sensitivity. Chane doesn't inflate sensitivity numbers, and we don't rate 4 or 6 ohm speakers as 8, so our specification isn't up to 3dB overstated. Loudness figures are tied to physics and not brand or technology, so for an 8 ohm speaker in its class, with bass well into the forties, it has the correct sensitivity.
I own a pair of A5's for my HT setup and they sound fantastic so far and are still slowly breaking in! I just joined this drop for a pair of A3's for my computer room setup! :)
Will these ship from Massdrop or Chane direct , will they ship immediately after the drop ends?
Am I suffering from SAS or is there more to it? I am currently using A/D/S L1290 speakers in a 2.0 config and have a set of Dahlquist DQ-20s available if I ever finish refurbing them. I also have a set of Snell A/iii are just too big for the living room -- they live in the cave. Anyway, I really wouldn't mind having speakers with a smaller form factor than either the A/D/S or the DQ-20s. I am currently in a mid-life phase of getting rid of my piles of accumulated junk/toys and swapping out big stuff for smaller stuff. What I really want to know is how these Chanes will stack up against either of the aforementioned speakers. I do have a nice sub or two that I could mix in if need be but I really only care about listening to music. Feeling explosions in movies is about the last thing I care about. To drop or not to drop?
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Vince does a fantastic job and while the Arro is acoustically tiny, I can see how you'd love it. The A3rx-c is in a larger acoustical class then either it or the classic DM602 and will play with renewed dynamics and slam. Musically you'll find it well on-par...
I have a pair of Totem Rainmakers on mass-loaded stands, I know the "bottoming out" you're describing... and they're bigger drivers than the Arro. I picked up a subwoofer (Kanto sub 8) and now the Rainmakers are happy to blast out games and movies at alarming volume levels I wouldn't subject them to before.
I've directed a couple of friends down the Arx/Chane route and they have all been ecstatic. This is a good deal for those looking for a value-based set of towers, significantly better than going the cheap Sony/Pioneer/Pok from a big box store route. I have a spare 5.1 setup as it is so unfortunately this drop has little benefit to me. If you're in the market for a new setup I don't think you can go wrong with these. Wish ribbon tweeters were easier for a speaker building novice to work with as I plan to build, not buy, my next set.
I want the A5rx-c :(. If these pop up in a month or two when I move out of my current place I'll buy these though ;).