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Snell Acoustics SR.5
2 Reviews
rating  4.5 of 5
MSRP  700.00
Description: Wall mountable surround speakers. High-Frequency Drivers: Dual subenclosed 3-1/2" (89mm) extended- range units with copolymer cones. Bass Unit: 5-1/4" (135mm) omnidirectional unit with cast-aluminum basket, copolymer cone, and butyl rubber surround.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dave Dugal a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Overall, I love the Snell SR.5 surround speakers. At the time, when DD 5.1 was vogue, these bipolar speakers were perfect. They can be placed anywhere behind the axis of the listening position and sound excellent. They don't have extreme low frequency extension, but when set to "Small" in a Dolby configuration, they're fine.

The bipolar "dog bone" radiation pattern allows for everyone, not just the sweet spot, to obtain aural queues that seem highly focused, yet are dispersed enough for uncorrelated diffusion.

Unfortunately, now that I've upgraded to a THX Ultra receiver, BIpolar speakers are a no-no. I plan on relegating these to Surround Back (SB) duty and adding some DIpolar speakers in-line with the sweet spot. I'm considering the Snell SR.60 dipolar/direct speakers, but am concerned that the cost may break the bank.

Overall, I give the SR.5's a fat "thumb's up" and would buy them again in a heartbeat ... if I weren't concerned about THX or 7.1.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $700.00

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bill a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Briefly, they're OK and a decent tonal match for the Snell .5 series. Might be nice if they went a tad lower, but overall, not bad... I just think they're too darned expensive.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

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