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  1. #1
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    Athena AS-F2 $500 CDN ; Good price??

    I can get a set of floor model ( used since Feb ) for $500CDN ( about $370 US)

    Is it a good price?

    Should I be concerned about them being used as a demo set in a home theatre set up?

    Is there anything I should watch ( or listen ) for?

    Any advise is greatly appreciated; thanks

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    Well I have liked everything i've heard from Athena and they are a stonkingly good bang for the buck product. Perfect? No. What is at this price? The only think that I would be cautious on is the treble which leans bright - dynamically they;re better than what I heard from the Polks at double the price -- the other thing though is that you want to be able to return them if you don;t like them -- this is big. I heard them in Future Shop which is just about the worst environment you can evaluate speakers. The AS F1 is normally $500.00 new. You may want to listen to it as well -- often time the model one or two down from the top model actually sounds the best -- it seems strange I know but it happens often enough to mention.

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    $500 is alright. I paid 600 for mine new, but i get good prices at the dealer(spent a load of money on a denon/paradigm HT a few years ago, and they seem to remember it) What kind of amp do you use? be warned that these speakers will sound kinda thin/dry/harsh with some recievers/amps.

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    I have a Yamaha htr-5730

    Would it sound good? I have a large room.

    I really like them, did not know if it was a good price,,,,

    Thanks for advice

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    Pickedthem up last night.

    Love em !!!!
    I absolutely love them.....!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RGA
    The only think that I would be cautious on is the treble which leans bright -
    Hmm, I respect your ears my friend RGA, but the numerous F2's I've listened to didn't sound 'bright' at all. If anything, a bit laid back. Hmm, I know the F2 is trying to cover a lot of range with that top woofer, so I'm wondering if we've got a frequency response or crossover issue not obvious with certain electronics. Great speaker for the money anyways.

    FYI - The F2 has been discontinued while Athena is introducing their new model.

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