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Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by stereo_buff » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:40 pm

Does anyone here have a set of these speakers that can give me a thoughtful review? (There is currently a review for the CRS-3 units, but not the CRM-2s.) I currently have a pair of AL-IIIs and wondered if these little guys (along with my Sunfire True Sub) would give as good or better sound quality as my AL-IIIs. I have an opportunity to get a set and want to know if it would be worthwhile.

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Re: Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by BillD » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:48 pm

I don't know. I've been lusting over the center speaker of one of these sets for awhile now. I'd like to know the answer to your question too. I have AL-IIIs and a True Subwoofer Mk. II.
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Re: Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by stereo_buff » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:15 pm

What a coincidence... I am supplementing MY AL-IIIs with a True Sub Mk. II...

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Re: Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by TNRabbit » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:30 pm

Skip has a pair of them, Bill (Mr Bill, not BillD) has a pair, and garcianc just bought a pair of the CRM-3 speakers. That's the only ones on the forum I'm aware of....

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Re: Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by stevewithrow » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:26 pm

BUMP;..Im looking to buy a pair of the CRM 2,s in the future...any one out there yet with these...???

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Re: Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by frankieD » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:29 pm

I have a set.

I tried them out & they are "amazing" but I didn't have the necessary sub (yet). They do need a sub.

What impressed me was the sheer (clear) volume those little boxes put out.

Also beutifully finished and heavy.

I'm waiting for stands also & trying to find a deal on a center.

I've been told that set-up is very important.

My only audition was sitting on some empty boxes nest to my amazing silvers.

They are not a replacement for the silvers but might come close with a sub.

We will see....further updates as they happen.

P.S. I would recommend them highly.

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Re: Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by bsturgeon89 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:10 pm

I just picked up a new A stock CRS3 on wall center for alittle over $900 which included shipping.

If you are interested, get a hold of me and I will try and find his number and email address.
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Re: Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by bsturgeon89 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:18 am

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Re: Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by Breaking Glass » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:40 pm

I find these speakers interesting but they are way to small. Why did they have to be so small?

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Re: Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by stevewithrow » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:54 pm

Thinking about buying it..... :-$

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Re: Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by Rainman » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:07 pm

Breaking Glass wrote:I find these speakers interesting but they are way to small. Why did they have to be so small?
The size of them was intentional. The ribbons that are in them are the same ones that come in Mr. Carvers larger speakers like the ALIII's etc. Mr. Carver wanted people to be able to have as close to the sound of his bigger speakers as possible in a much smaller package which makes them ideal for HT applications as well as a good fit for those who don't have the room for the large speakers. I can honestly tell you DON'T LET THE SIZE FOOL YOU!!! When you listen to them for the first time you will not believe all of the sound that is presented to you from a speaker that is 6 1/2" inches tall. My wife has a pair and I am still amazed every time we turn them on. My wife will be posting her full review/opinion on them soon.

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Re: Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by Scarabeo » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:28 pm

frankieD wrote:I have a set.

I tried them out & they are "amazing" but I didn't have the necessary sub (yet). They do need a sub.

What impressed me was the sheer (clear) volume those little boxes put out.

Also beutifully finished and heavy.

I'm waiting for stands also & trying to find a deal on a center.

I've been told that set-up is very important.

My only audition was sitting on some empty boxes nest to my amazing silvers.

They are not a replacement for the silvers but might come close with a sub.

We will see....further updates as they happen.

P.S. I would recommend them highly.

Frank.
I too recommend them HIGHLY!!! I got my CRM-2's Paired up with my Sunfire Signature sub and running them with my 400 x5 Signature amp and they are AWESOME. My stands are too small/short but are fine for now and the set up is important but not as stressed as I have read as I still get BIG sound and Great imaging from Sonic Hologram. I am FREAKING HAPPY AS HELL!!!

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Re: Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by treitz3 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:51 pm

So Mike......where is Diane's review? Just going by what you have told me on the phone, it shouldn't be a bad one at all....
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Re: Sunfire CRM-2 Speakers

Post by TNRabbit » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:03 pm

Breaking Glass wrote:I find these speakers interesting but they are way to small. Why did they have to be so small?
Don't let the size fool you; they are ASTOUNDING in soundstage, volume, and clarity.
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Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

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