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by Vaughan Bentley
"It's easy building very expensive speakers, it's easy building inexpensive speakers, but it’s very difficult building affordable speakers which sound and perform like their expensive counterparts - and that is exactly what I did."
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CUSTOMER REVIEW

Start with the FR100 bookshelf's (dimensions 320h x 270d x 180w) 100w 5" 2-way 45hz-40000hz - 89db Out the box they start to impress, heavy and not small at all, built quality is good for a speaker of this price! I like the white but most will go for the black. Setup was easy. I start my normal test tracks and the first thing you notice is the presence, they sound warm and full of detail. Feels more like a floor standing speaker than a bookshelf. Then the bass, I could not stop thinking how do they get it out of one small speaker. I had my dad next to me and he wanted to take them home with him.

Next I hooked up the FS110 (dimensions 880h x 270d x 200w) 140w 6" 2.5 way 40hz-40000hz - 89db Straight away it’s the same but more and bigger and yet again I can’t stop thinking how on earth does a sound like this come from a speaker this small and at this price. Bass is tight and highs are clear, effortless sound with a warm natural presence.

Then I take the FS120 out the box (dimensions 1020h x 320d x 200w) 160w 6" 3-way 35hz-40000hz -89db Now for most this will be enough and I think this will be their bestselling speaker. I don’t even know where to start it’s so good. I have had speakers of 35k on Rotel 1090 that is also 35k that does not sound like this 11k speaker on a 7k receiver. It’s Voodoo at its best, if I have to put it into words. Still the same warm sound and crystal clear highs but with bass that sends one to look for the subs, you can feel the music and it moves the hairs on your body(be it by force or pure enjoyment)!

Lastly on the monsters FS150 (dimensions 1200h x 380d x 250w) 180w 8" 3 way 25hz-40000hz -89db If you have a big room go for these, they are big, heavy monsters. Punch like a Mike Tyson but can do it all day long. They sound a bit different than the rest in the way that you would want your flagship to be. Just a bit more of everything! Guys you do not need power amps for these they run just fine on a receiver trust me. You do not need a sub, now I know a lot of people say this but you do not. I put them next to my Jamo 608 with built in 10" subs on a power amps and the Jamo's sound like they need to go back to the shop for some upgrades. No contest !

Then for the HT guys the centre c150 (dimensions 650w x 150h x 120d) 120w 3-way 5 drivers system 4" 40hz-40000hz 89db) Now for me the down side is the size, because its 5 drivers you need the 650 wide, does not fit my HT cabinet but I will soon make it happen. For now it’s in my 2nd setup with the 110 and 120. I have not put it on serious demo because of this but I have watched a few series with all the other speakers and its very very good, most of all the crisp detail. Where most centres for me fall flat is the lack of open wide scale, they tend to feel compressed for me. Now this does not and it must be because of the 5 drivers. Voices feel deep while the rest feels open and big. You can hear a pin drop with extreme detail while not losing anything on the rest. Fast and accurate!