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Old 04-16-2010, 03:42 PM
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Sansui SP-X11000 4 Way 8 Speaker System

can i get some opinions on these, i have a chance to get a pair for $500
i have heard there not all that great for what they cost. how is the bass do they handle alot of bass? nice an clean? or harsh? thanks much for you thoughts.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:23 PM
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sansui seemed to like to throw ALOT of speakers at their speakers to make them sound good. Im not sure that's what hapens in the final implementation. maybe, maybe not.
Only YOUR ears will tell you about the bass. Listen to them then decide.

Personally I like the old fretwork grill speakers from the 70s that sui made.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:57 PM
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sp 11000

yes the grills are very classy i agree. thanks
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:51 PM
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Dat's some big a lot of speakers, a wall of speakers. Listen to them first, for awhile. Make sure you have all the connection cables.

I've heard the same things as you. Check em out. $500 seems like a good price if you really like the sound and the cabinets and speakers are in good shape.

Good luck!
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Old 04-17-2010, 11:58 AM
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that's....big!
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:25 PM
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I have a real hard time imagining those sound good. More is not always better. $500 will buy some nice JBL's or something if you want to pound out some good sounds.

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that's....big!
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:03 PM
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Can't speak for your particular model, but I bought an SP 2000 in mint condition on looks alone. Even tho they have 6 speakers the sound was very inferior and threads on this site seem to have the opinion that recapping? would possibly help. Have read much about AR 2's as well, and just bought a pair for $30. Got home and compared them to my Pioneer HPM 100's and no comparison! My old Pioneers beat them by a mile. I've read the same about the AR's as well- may need some cleaning or replacing of potentiometers?? Point is, it's up to your own ear and preference, and how much work you're willing to put into them. The Sansui cabinets are great looking with the classic grills, but you may need to think about $500 for looks vs sound quality. If I can find more HPM 100's, I'll be gutting the ARs and Sansui and putting the Pioneers in them to have the best of both worlds - classic looks and great sound.
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$500 for Sansui SP-X11000┤s is one heck of a great deal.......for the seller.

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Got home and compared them to my Pioneer HPM 100's and no comparison! My old Pioneers beat them by a mile. I've read the same about the AR's as well- may need some cleaning or replacing of potentiometers?? .
The AR's should kill the HPM's and truthfully the SP-2000 should to, but whatever personal preference. Though what kind of amp were you running.

But to the question at hand there are no Sansui speakers worth $500 I'd say about $120 at the most, but for $500 you can definably get something much better.
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:31 PM
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Receiver is a JVC 501 RX.
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how many wpc cause on my QRX-5500A (70 wpc in stereo mode) and our Onkyo TX-2500MKII (50 wpc) the SP-2000 and their little brothers the 100's sounded good and IMHO sounded a hell of a lot better than the HPM-100 a friend had given me. But as they say your results may vary, though I would seriously look into getting those AR's checked out.
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Old 04-17-2010, 02:07 PM
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Will do. Don't know the WPC, but it says 270 Watts (total?) I know the AR speakers have a 'pot' problem, as I had to work to find 1 little spot on the dial where I could get the midrange to come on in one of them, and neither tweetwer works well as I can just faintly hear 1 (am 52 and perhaps I can't hear that range anymore) but the bass doesn't seem to come across well either-at least not like the HPM's. Perhaps will take it to a repair place and see if they have any ideas on the AR's especially, since I've heard so much about them on these threads by those who obviously know more about these than myself. I would hate to have a real classic pair of AR's and screw them up if they should sound better than my Pioneers-especially if there is a semi-easy fix. Thanks for the opinions.
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Old 04-17-2010, 03:25 PM
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5 bills will get you horn -type klipsch . cornwall/chorus/forte.

5 bills will get you JBL - l-100t l-112 l l-200 -???....

5 bills will get many speakers other than the sansuis.

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can i get some opinions on these, i have a chance to get a pair for $500
i have heard there not all that great for what they cost. how is the bass do they handle alot of bass? nice an clean? or harsh? thanks much for you thoughts.
Those are a P.A. speaker essentially and more of a conversation piece, although I doubt you could have much conversation while those are blaring.

But, let's let Jim Carrey explain the X9 sound:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAWoP1kncRE
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