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AndyT
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NHT Super Zero 2.0 Competitor?

Stephen Mejias's Super Zero review was real timely for me. I've been looking for a small unpowered speaker to use in my second system. The Audio Engine P4 really intersts me. They're $50/pair more expensive, 3# a piece heavier and a half inch bigger in each dimension than the Super Zero's. But have gotten some good press online.

A suggestion for Stephen: Check out the P4s and make some comments.

Andy 

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SuperZero 2 vs. the $150/pr. Pioneer whatever-it's-called

Surely there's a worthy, if not obvious comparison to be made, too.

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AndyT wrote:

A suggestion for Stephen: Check out the P4s and make some comments.

Yes, I'd like to listen to the passive Audioengines at some point.

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Pioneers

deckeda wrote:
Surely there's a worthy, if not obvious comparison to be made, too.

The Super Zeros require a sub -- they produce almost no bass whatsoever -- so you can reasonably think of them as a $500/system, including the sub. Still, at this price, they offer good value, especially if you have strict size limitations. They're imaging wizards, they're tiny, and they look good, too.

The Pioneers are different. Depending on the size of your room, you may not need to add a sub -- in my small room (13' x 10.5' x 8'), they were fine on their own. For the price, the Pioneers are crazily sophisticated, enjoyable speakers, but, at 8" x 14" x 9", they're not exactly small -- unlike the NHTs, you can't just place them anywhere.

I write a bit about the Pioneers, as well as the Energy CB-10 and Boston Acoustics A25, in the November issue.

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