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Nuance Star 1SM
18 Reviews
rating  3.28 of 5
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Description: Bookshelf Speakers


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mike a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I've heard these speakers on many occasions, and have to say that for the price, the sound quality is OK. For the same money you could easily get a good set of Infinity's, Klipsch, or Axiom's.

I don't find them to be especially musical, but they are very good for home theatre.

They can take a pounding, but I find that the treble becomes very distorted at high volume. But still... hooked up to good components, these speakers perform pretty well.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Frederick Richard a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2002

Bottom Line:   
i can't see why people are so complaining these speaker. they have a very nice sound that could be compared to other more expensive speaker. i bought them 2 weeks ago at my local store(stereo plus) and im just please with them. i think that nuance is underestimated. i did not see there other product but the star 1 is exellent for the price.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Stereo Plus



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ray kohn a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Hi people! here it is ! as of now I listen to new age mostly.have had these towers for a while they are ...don't no. has one 8 inch mid and one tweeter. they are Bi-ampable they are 100watts ( the lowend i guess)but they do sound good! for the price well Its any buddies guess!it's only worth what you pay!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   a place long gone



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nsagness a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Listened to their "special" cds and brought in my own, the speakers sounded very good. Got the mains and center for $800. They still sounded good when I got home. The bass response is excellent for their size and I like the 3D soundstage effects(the sound relly does surround you with some cds). With volume up the highs are clear and not too harsh.
But I have had to take them in a few times to replace some parts.
The salespeople and their tactics, and the "discount" pricing are serious drawbacks and I would say that there good enough reasons not to purchase, but I have meet pushy a**holes at big box electronics stores and at elite "know-it-all so I can treat you like dirt" small audio/video specialist stores too.
So I have been generally happy with the sound quality of the S1s and have listened to other speakers in the same price range(JBL,Infinity,Polk) that didn't sound any better.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Int.Stereo, Edmonton



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by marco a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2002

Bottom Line:   
bottom line is i got suckered in with slick salesmen. i even went to the extent to compare them to a smaller pair of missions and i guess my ears were fooled 'cuz i still bought the nuance's...i even went out and bought the Chesky's Jazz cd to compare that indian dance song on different speakers and found that it was recreated on other speakers as well...i shoulda just stuck with the smaller missions but for 350 cdn. i can't really complain that much 'cept that i have had to bring them in about 3 times so far to no avail. ... they keep breakin' down!! if i ever see them again in a store i'll rip a new a-hole into the first salesrep that approaches me with the famous "spatial speel" for sure!!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $350.00




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