B.I.C. America V1000 Floorstanding Speakers

3.67/5 (9 Reviews)


Product Description

down-firing, long-throw 10" subwoofer, tuned "Venturi" vent.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Michael - Canada a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2004

Bottom Line:   
This sub is useless. Its terribly muddy and doesn't integrate at all well with my speakers (Mission 700s), despite constant adjustment of placement, volume and upper pass. Every now and then i think ive got it, then i realize ive turned it right off. At any kind of volume the base becomes distorted and completely seperates itself from the music. My assumption is that my brother bought this as a cheap entry into the movie stereo system, because no-one could listen to this and enjoy it musically.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Purchased At:   0



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

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This sub has no hum or pop when using the auto on/off switch.The bass output is tight and musical.I use it in listening mostly to jazz and classical.It has plenty of depth and power in its output.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $115.00

Purchased At:   Ubid



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

Date Reviewed: February 25, 2001

Bottom Line:   
From the descriptions of the V-1000 subs in this review,the DV-1010 would seem to be different,possibly better,but I do not see a category for DV-1010.DV-1010 is roughly the same size/shape/finish as the 1000,is part of the Venturi-series, but has no "venturi" I can see.This sub is a completely different,non-ported,"acoustic-suspension" design that sure does not suffer from the muddy,flabby,bass that others report the ported V-1000 to have.Why so many mid-fi manufacturers resort to porting a sub just to extend the bass reach a little is a wonder.Unless a sub is carefully designed as far as port-placement,size,shape,etc..,a sealed design yields much tighter,"quicker" bass,which means quality is stressed over quantity. But,with so much modern emphasis on Neo-Primitivism,no wonder that companies are tempted to pander to the calls for crude but massive amounts of bass,like the kind you might get by banging a hollow log with a bone,or something like that...So,I feel that B.I.C. was wrong to "improve" on this design for Fad's sake or whatever.This sub is a steal,if you can find one.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Wholesale Connection



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt C a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 15, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Very decent sub for the price. Would recommend to anyone who wants take the plunge into 5.1 sound w/o breaking the bank.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Joe Scuderi a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 14, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Very low priced sub that provides average performance. While it can't compare to a Velodyne or Sunfire, the price difference is well worth a look. For $150-$200 (depending on the auction) you get a sub that will help increase the amount of bass in your listening room. Don't expect to be dazzled, but expect to be mildly satisfied. You'll get more bass, but it wil be pretty muddy and you probably won't get anything below 80hz. I recommend that you save the $150-$200 plus s/h and put it towards a better sub.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999




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Yamaha RX-V1000 going in protection mode...

Hi guys.. A couple weeks back we had a brown out where the voltage dropped for about 5 seconds and my RX-V1000 shut off and woulden't come back on... only a click. I tried leaving it unplugged for an hour hoping it would reset itself and it sort of did, it turned on but only for about 5 s ... Read More »

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