Reviews and Problems with BIC America DV62si Venturi
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Some are good, some are not..
James A. Caldwell "J Caldwell", Amazon
15 June 2012
Summary: I bought three pairs of these recently, because the price was low enough to give them a try, and I have had other Bics before, and many were actually pretty good for low-ends. I wanted larger ones for my garage for more range. The first two pair I bought did not have the "SI" on the model number on the back. Just DV62. The veneer on these is absolutely horrible to say the least. Does not look like wood, and is very thin and badly glued on.
Summary: listened to these for a few days with a HK3490 and vintage Marantz 2252. tried them on stands, no stands, etc. mediocre sound at best. my paradigm titans (v2) sound much more natural and open. much better bass too. polk rti38 also sounds much better. but those speakers cost 3-4 times as much. build quality seems good. nothing wrong with these speakers. but there's nothing awesome about them either.
DONT EXPECT GREAT SOUND. ORDER CENTER CHAN INSTEAD> F12 sub fairly nice
Michael Timothy Fagan "ufarkingicehole", Amazon
13 February 2010
Summary: I bought the speakers due to reading all the reviews. I will tell you they are O.K. for $100. Let me say it again. They are OK for $100 speakers. The build quility is fairly good, but the sound is not great like all of the reviews lead you to believe. I got them in the mail and first impression before i hooked them up was wow. the build quility is really good. I hooked them up to my Harmen Kardon reciever and ....
Summary: Ok, But NOT like the BIC bookshelf speakers made in the late 70s. Those things would rock a room with solid full bass. These need a subwoofer for that same effect. Fine for smooth jazz (yuk). But clearly a case of the new not being better than the original. fwiw.
Summary: The Bic DC62si speakers represent very good value. They provide lots of volume with adequate clarity, and they sound quite different, depending on what amplifier I have used. Two amplifiers I no longer connect them to are a Harman-Kardon receiver and an AudioSource Amp 300. I now have them connected to a discontinued Carver THX amplifier rated at 180+ watts per channel, with an old but very good Carver preamp.
Summary: I was so very impressed by the raving reports. But hearing is believing. Physically, well built! Mediocre sound. No comparison with a Yamaha half its size. No transparency (hallow colored sound), mediocre imaging. Bass booms at port resonance (can be cured by plugging the port with an old sock, but loose bass response). Not flat response. Good and tight mid and high range. You can get better sound for less if you go to a $80 Yamaha product. All together, not bad.
Summary: I own the same model, except it has different letter model prefix. Product appearance in regards to exterior visual finish is mediocre. The inherrent value is found not in manufacturing achievement, or audio excellence compared to high priced esoteric speakers of which I also own, but in the value that these have in sound quality for such a low price.