View Poll Results: Which speaker should be purchased?

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  • Athena AS-F2

    8 80.00%
  • Yamaha NS-777

    2 20.00%
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  1. #1
    AR Newbie Registered Member
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    Jun 2003

    Question BIG Fight in BEST BUY Floor Speakers AS-F2s vs NS-777!

    I'm looking to purchase some new speakers. I have considered the Athena AS-F2s or the Yamaha NS-777. I was also considering purchasing the matching center channel. The costs are about the same along with the specs. Just looking for a recommendation from you Audio experts . Hope to hear from you soon.

  2. #2
    Forum Regular
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Looks like you want to spend $500ish on a pair. Have you considered looking at offerings from B&W, Dynaudio, PSB, or Paradigm? Are you open to factory direct models? What about used speakers? Bookshelf speakers okay?

  3. #3
    Forum Regular Weister42's Avatar
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    Apr 2002
    I think Athena's got better materials for their drivers...the cone is stiffer when you try to push the speaker with your hands than the Yamahas; usually a stiffer cone translates to accuracy, and I don't dig the transparent cone(Pyramid Originals have clear poly cones, and they are one of the cheapest woofer you can buy).

    However if I was you, I'd buy something from eBay or can get great deals from a honest dealer.

  4. #4
    Forum Regular N. Abstentia's Avatar
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    Apr 2004
    Where's option 3?

    3) Avoid Best Buy and visit a real audio store. You'll get a far better speaker for the money. If your town is big enough for a Best Buy, they'll have a real audio store somewhere.

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