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Acoustic Research 206 HO
8 Reviews
rating  4.13 of 5
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Description: Bookshelf Speaker


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I got these at a ridiculously low price and probably with lower expectations than some of the earlier reviewers. It is hard to fault them in any serious way when the total cost for the pair was $55 including tax and shipping, but the earlier critical comments are not entirely without merit.

When placed in a full 6 speaker setup they do a nice job, but the weak midrange seems to demand a good center channel speaker. [I sometimes do not miss the throb of bass, and a subwoofer fills them out perfectly well.]

They sound good with music as well, but with the same caveats.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $44.00

Purchased At:   Egghead.com auction



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Russman a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Like I said, good construction, full featured speakers. The veneer is nice, gold binding posts are a plus.

This speaker doesn't sound BAD, however it could sound MUCH better. Another reviewer stated it doesn't even use the same tweeter as the 208, and it does not. This immediately pissed me off.

The tweeter is the $5 mylar type, similar to what you would expect in a cheap speaker, not AR. The bass and mids are fine, but I am currently looking for a Morel or Vifa soft dome to replace the factory tweeter. It's a $50 or less upgrade, that I beleive will make all the difference in the world.

If you can get them for under $100 or so, and can spend at least $20 to upgrade the tweeters...I'd recommend them in a heartbeat. Otherwise, leave these to rear channel, workshop, or MAYBE bedroom use. Don't expect this one to be a player out of the box in a serious HT or HS.

4 stars overall, caveat: you can get em' cheap, and are willing to upgrade them.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $74.00

Purchased At:   eBay



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

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Very good at treble but bass is not enough.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $237.00

Purchased At:   Audio Shop



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jason a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I bought these from Accesories4less.com for 79.99. I bought them to use as surround speakers for my dolby digital system. The are easyly worth 80 dollars. The sound is truly amazing. Every detail of the movie comes through. The construction is great. It is a quality speaker down to the gold banana terminals. For the price, these speakers cant be beat.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



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

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I am appauled that anyone on there right mind would by these speakers. For the HO series line that AR puts out it does not even share the same tweeter that the 208HO does. I was disappointed.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998




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