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Old 07-22-2012, 12:01 PM
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Fisher Speakers - Model STV-800



These are free down the road. I mean... free is free, but are they decent speakers?

No model # given, waiting to hear back from him. Pretty big speakers... 15" subwoofers.

Let me know!

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Old 07-22-2012, 12:14 PM
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They look good to me... Hop over there..
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:17 PM
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Model STV-800


Anyone know anything about them?
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:12 PM
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Crapola.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:29 PM
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looks like cheap low quality speakers but if they're free why not take a chance...
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:33 PM
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Not "Subwoofers" but Woofers none the less! FREE is a great price!....
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:35 PM
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They are not known to be representative of Fisher's best, but some folks like them as party speakers. I really can't say, not having owned any.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:37 PM
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Seems to me this guy had these things pointed at him as he banged along on his drums . Playing to some...AC/DC or whatever you young guys listen to now a days . So Im thinking that they play loud and "bump hard"...as they say . Free is free . You may be able to flip them on CL if you use just the right phrases...."bump hard ! hit hard ! chics dig them ! and so on....
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:01 PM
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I had a Fisher rack system with similar speakers in 1985. I don't know if they were exactly the same model. They were three-ways with a 15-inch woofer. They made a good first impression, but sounded annoying after a while. They're large and heavy, and difficult to get rid of. I wouldn't even take them for free.

A question for all you experts out there: technically, what is it that makes cheap loudspeakers sound worse than good ones? With a tweeter, a midrange and a big woofer, should they not have reasonably good FR?
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:21 PM
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I had a Fisher rack system with similar speakers in 1985. I don't know if they were exactly the same model. They were three-ways with a 15-inch woofer. They made a good first impression, but sounded annoying after a while. They're large and heavy, and difficult to get rid of. I wouldn't even take them for free.

A question for all you experts out there: technically, what is it that makes cheap loudspeakers sound worse than good ones? With a tweeter, a midrange and a big woofer, should they not have reasonably good FR?
The best combination of drivers will suck if they are not properly matched (frequency curves) and properly blended (in a manner of speaking) with a proper network.

Starting out, what you describe can be the cats meow. But as you move up the food chain you find why the refinements (and cost) are such a big deal. I started off that way building my first speakers. Then learned about building my own networks. The latter really gives one an appreciation for the "design" work involved.

It gets more and more complicated as you move up, which is why some people (myself included) call it quits on the search and try to spend more time simply enjoying. That doesn't keep me from passing up a bargain I stumble upon, I'm just not actively looking for the magic bullet.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:22 PM
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I had a Fisher rack system with similar speakers in 1985. I don't know if they were exactly the same model. They were three-ways with a 15-inch woofer. They made a good first impression, but sounded annoying after a while. They're large and heavy, and difficult to get rid of. I wouldn't even take them for free.

A question for all you experts out there: technically, what is it that makes cheap loudspeakers sound worse than good ones? With a tweeter, a midrange and a big woofer, should they not have reasonably good FR?
Cheap cone tweeters, cheap cone mids and small magnet woofers. Lousy crossovers, possibly with a single cap on the mids and tweeters, most likely with no inductor on the woofers to roll them off. The woofers because of their construction are unable to produce anything below mid bass. The bass they provide is sloppily controlled and boomy. Poor power handling is a hallmark of this kind of speaker. Thin wires connecting the drivers. Thin, resonant cabinets, most likely made of chipboard. Little or no bracing or insulation. Chintzy screws holding the drivers. No gaskets to seal the drivers against the baffles. Sonic deficiencies aside, they also have tacky plastic trim rings around the drivers.

Aside from the above complaints, they are speakers.
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:10 PM
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Wow, should I not even bother? Haha I am only in my bedroom in my basement at my parents house (college student). I don't need anything crazy loud, but I prefer crisp sound, since I listen to a lot of small-time punk that doesn;t start from the best recordings to begin with.

I have Yamaha NS AP4400Ms with the separate sub that I got for free off the side of the road and they sounds great, but I wanted others too.

Anyone know anything about the Yamahas I found.
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Since you are a college student and free seems to be the right price point-grab them. You can always sell them and put the money toward your next and better speaker. While you are in school, enjoy them and upgrade as you can afford it. We are all listening to what we can afford and wishing for what we can't.
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You may be able to flip them on CL if you use just the right phrases...."bump hard ! hit hard ! chics dig them ! and so on....
Hey...thats what I said earlier .
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:57 PM
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Sold for $80 bucks.
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