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Old 02-01-2010, 08:45 AM   #1  
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Hi all...

Perhaps this should be made into a sticky. Here is a list I found of 'White Van' speakers to avoid:

Acoustic Response Series 707
Acoustic Image 3311 / 3312
Acoustic Lab Technology
Acoustic Monitor
Acoustic 3312 Studio Monitor
Acoustic Response
Advanced Sound Technologies AST X2 1055
Audiofile 583LR
Audiofile 835LR
Audiofile THX 6.1
Audio Tech
Dahlton KV 1500
Dahlton KV 2500 TI Speakers
Dahlton AV5.1 THX
DanWave DW-6
DanWave DW-606
DanWave DW-607
DanWave DW-608
Dan Wave DW-1000
DivinciSound
Divinci Sound
DiVinci Innovative Sound & Bass
Divinci Sound D6 D-6
Divinci Sound DV7010 DV-7010
Divinci Sound DV6030 Dv-6030
Divinci Sound DV505 DV-505
Divinci Sound DA6.1 DA-6.1
Divinci D-52
Divinci DV-606
Divinci DV-607
Divinci DV-608
Divinci DV-1420
Divinci DV-1450
Divinci DV-1412
Divinci DV-1450
Divinci DV- 607
Divinci DV-2150
Divinci DV-2100
Denmark
Denmark Loud Speaker E830LR
Digital Audio DHT 5.1
Digital Audio SL-3810
Digital Audio DA 2000SL / 2000CS
Digital Audio 2000
Digital Audio 2002
Digital Audio 2012 7.1
Digital Audio Professional Speaker Systems SL-3810
Digital Audio Skyline 900-SL
Digital Audio SL-3910 Speakers
Digital Audio 2003 DA 5.1 Pro-Series III
Digital Dogg Audio
Digital Pro Audio
Digital Pro Audio SL-T 2.8
Digital Research 5.1 Pro Series
Digital Research DA 5.1 Pro Series III
Digital Research DR-1000
Digital Research DR-2810
Digital Research DR-1610
Digital Research DR-1611
Dogg Digital
Dynalab
Epiphany Audio speakers
Elite Audio
Elite Audio EA-505
Elite Audio EA-608
Elite Audio EA-1620
Elite Audio EA-7012
Epic 800 Home Theater System
Epic Sound 7.1
Fleetwood Audio
Genesis
Genesis Media Labs
Genesis G6.1 Digital Series
Genesis G-505
Genesis G-506
Genesis G-507
Genesis G-608
Genesis G-609
Genesis G-610
Genesis G-1420
Genesis G-1620
Genesis G-1630
Genesis G-2815
Genesis G-2840
Genesis G-2850
Genesis G-2870
Genesis G-2875
Genesis G-2880
Genesis G-2885
Genesis G-2950
Genesis G-2960
Genesis G-6030
Genesis G-6035
Genesis G-6040
Genesis G-7012
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Grafdale
Hauffman
Innovative Sound Digital Pro Audio
Kirsch K3
Kirsch K10
Kirsch Prodigy K803
Kirsch Loud Speakers
Linear Phase studio monitors
Matrixaudioconcepts.com - audio speakers Resources and Information. This website is for sale!
Matrix Audio Concepts
Matrix MX-1300
MX-404
MX-550
MX-6160
MX-2060
MX-605S
Millenium
Millenium MTS-2006p
Millenium MTS-2208
Millenium MTS-2328
Millenium MTS-2300
Millenium MTS-2605
Millenium MTS-3100
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Omni Audio
Paramax
Pold
PSD (2.8)
PTS PT-5500S
PTS (Precision Transducer Systems)
Untitled Document
Palermo VA 6.1
Paradyme
Pro Audio
Pro Dynamics Pro Platinium Series
Pro Dynamics PD-9600
Proline Acoustic
Protecsound PT-5000 digital surround sound system speakers
Samurai 518
Skyline AD-900SL
Skyline Digital Denmark 800 or 900 "series"
Studio Tech (Pro Poly Series)
Theater Innovations (Ti 5100)
TI-440MR TI~440MR
TI-440R TI~440R
TI-440M TI~440M
TI-5100 TI~5100
TI-5150T TI~5150T
TI~1250 TI-1250
TI~1255 TI-1255
TI~1300 TI-1300
TI~1650 TI-1650
TI~1655 TI-1655
TI~6000SD TI-6000SD
TI~6100 TI-6100
TI~1750 TI-6200
http://www.theater-innovations.com
Theater Logic
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Theater Logic L5ti
Theater Logic L6
Theater Logic L8TI 5.1
Theater Logic T 2400
Theater Logic T 2450
THEATER RESEARCH
Theater Research TR-501
Theater Research TR-900
Theater Research TR-1120
Theater Research TR-1400
Theater Research TR-1410 Digital Sound Speakers
Theater Research TR-2380
Theater Research TR-2810
Theater Research TR-5210 Professional Home Theater
Theater Research TR5160
Theater Research TR6000
Theater Research TR-6100 Digital Sound/5.1 Home Cinema
Theater Research 8810
Theater Research Pro Series III Professional Home

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Old 02-01-2010, 09:13 AM   #2  
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Thanks for the info. They do change names a lot, so a sticky would be beneficial to would-be buyers.
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Add paramax to that list.
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Paramax and Pold added to orignal list.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:30 AM   #5  
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Wouldn't it just be simpler to avoid the White Van?

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Old 02-02-2010, 08:42 AM   #6  
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Yes, you don't buy speakers in the middle of a parking lot.

But then there's the first owner trying to pawn these turkeys off on some other unsuspecting sucker.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:59 AM   #7  
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No , not for the average music enthusiast that looks like a kid in a candy store when approached by a guy with two brand new shiny, sparkling tower speakers, all educated thought process slips out the back door. This is why it is our duty to make everyone we know aware of the scam so that these leaches take a huge hit in the wallet, the sooner they stop making huge profits from uneducated buyers the better, I despise deception in sales.

Yes they got a family member and I was not happy about it but they made one huge mistake, the idiots made a plan to come back to the same place the very next day to sell another surround set up, well I was waiting and got a full refund , with a smile and stopped two more potential sales. It is illegal to sell anything from a van or even a table set up like a yard sale in our community without a license/permit to do so, with a patrol car parked within site of the area and an officer standing in plain view I had no problem getting the money back, I have never seen that van around Cape May again, never, lol..
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Today, you don't actually have to have a van to sell 'White Van speakers. I's called Craiglist, and these are listed on there every day of the week.
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Today, you don't actually have to have a van to sell 'White Van speakers. I's called Craiglist, and these are listed on there every day of the week.
Yes, and I would bet most of those listings are by scamees trying to get rid of their parking lot purchases -- especially after all their friends and everybody else on the 'net reminding them what idiots they are.
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Gee......and I was just approached in the Giant Eagle Supermarket parking lot.......by a "white van". Seems he had an "extra" set of Paramax P612's to unload. According to the graphics on the boxes, they looked like a nice set, he even showed me the price on the boxes....$3499. A good set of Klipsch goes for less, and most have heard of Klipsch, but, Paramax? I even told him I never heard of them. Well, anyhow, he said there was no work order for them and just wanted to dump them, get something for them. He also said a guy earlier in the day offered him, (actually "them", there were 2 guys), $600.....BUT.....in a post dated check, which I thought was pretty funny. I did offer him $50...tho, he declined. LMAO

Now, thinking to myself at the time, that if there were no work order for this set, then, someone is going to be missing a set.....LIKE THEIR WAREHOUSE?! And all they would have to do is trace "where they went". Then, I thought, "Nah....missing my a$$." Tho, for $50, the cabinets might have been worth it...maybe. LOL

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Yes, you don't buy speakers in the middle of a parking lot.

But then there's the first owner trying to pawn these turkeys off on some other unsuspecting sucker.
they tried me like 3 x so far i thought i was the only one lol/jk "HEY MAN U WANNA BUY SOME "HIGH END SPEAKERS"??
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Hey, you forgot to add BOSE to that list.......
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Hi,

I came across this forum while doing a google search on Acoustic Audio HD518 -- so it looks like they are not on the white van list and came up on the search results because HighDefRev has the subwoofer in his profile. So I was wondering, HighDefRev, if you like this brand and if anyone else has any idea about this system (because it does say it was $1200 and now it is in the $200 range).

This is the name of it on amazon: (I can't post a link yet because I am new to the forum).

Acoustic Audio HD518 In Wall Ceiling 5.1 Home Theater Stereo Speakers

Also, do you think it is okay to put the 2 rectangle front "wall" speakers in the ceiling also?

Thanks so much in advance for any advice you can provide!
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Acoustic Audio is a brand usually sold by The Deep Discount, though I have seen other online retailers selling their equipment. I love the sub. It matches my Yammys very well, and produces good sound below 25Hz ( I can't hear anything below 25Hz, but I can certainly FEEL it ). Unfortunately, it's no longer being made. As for the other speakers, I don't have any experience with them, though I've never read anything detrimental about them. As far as placement goes, I suppose the ceiling would work as well as an in-wall mounting.
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Thanks so much HiDefRev for getting back. I did see that the speakers were also sold on Deep Discount. So maybe they are discounted because they are discontinued. We are in the middle of a major remodel and can't afford spending alot on a system, so I just want to get some in and the be able to upgrade.

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