Posting ID : A1068471650
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Electronics By Owner
Pair of Athena AS-B1 speakers, these look and sound great! The only problem with these speakers is one of the covers have 2 mounts broken (see pictures) but they still stay on and doesn't effect the sound at all.
$70 for the pair. See my other ad for the matching center speaker. I will include some 12ga. Speaker wire with these as well.
At 13 3/4" x 7" x 9 1/2", the AS-B1 is very large for a budget bookshelf design, and its weight, 14 pounds, indicates to some extent the quality of its rear-ported cabinet, which feels very solid. The slightly curved front baffle is 3/4" MDF that is membrane-pressed with a textured silver vinyl. Membrane pressing is a method of applying vinyl to surfaces that are not flat. The black wood-grain material on the speaker enclosure is also vinyl, but it is applied in a different method because that surface is 100% flat. The removable black grilles are gently rounded and do not completely cover the front baffles, which provides a nice contrast in color and adds to the contemporary good looks. These subtle design cues and the high quality of the construction all combine to give the AS-B1 the look and feel of a more expensive product.
The AS-B1 utilizes a 5 1/2" polypropylene woofer and a 1" Teteron dome tweeter with a beveled plastic surround that's designed to control the dispersion pattern. These drivers are similar but not identical to those used in Athena's more expensive SCT line of speakers. The AS-B1 is also magnetically shielded (as are all of the speakers in the Audition line) for placement near a television monitor during home-theater use. The AS-B1 utilizes all-metal five-way binding posts that are gold plated and of good quality. Athena states the frequency response of the AS-B1 as 60Hz-20kHz +/- 3dB, sensitivity as 90dB, and power handling as 125 watts. The crossover point is 2kHz.