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    Default Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker




    In my endless search for affordable audiophile and home theater products I recently happened upon a familiar face in Insignia's new NS-B2111 bookshelf speaker. The reason I refer to the Insignia as a "familiar face" is because it appears, at least on the surface, to be similar if not the same as another affordable loudspeaker I reviewed some time ago from then manufacturer Radiient Technologies -who has since moved on to wireless home theater technology and is no longer selling loudspeakers. I wanted to find out if my assumptions were correct so I picked up a pair for $87.98 from my local Best Buy, the only place Insignia is sold, for a little weekend audition.
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    Default Re: Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker

    All I can say is CRAP because that is what they are...
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    Default Re: Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker

    What I was wondering is why the hell are they reviewing a speaker like that anyway? I suppose they will be reviewing Coby next? lol
    What a waste of print.
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    Default Re: Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker

    I was a little surprised too.
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    Default Re: Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker

    Consider it a public service. When someone Googles this POS, they'll get a knowledgable review as well as the the acting asst. supervisor's enthusiastic thumbs up.
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    That's true. When I'm looking to buy something I google the model number. This review will help someone make that decision real fast. That same model number search helps hdj get hits too

    I'm a fan of posting as many ht reviews as I can, good or bad.
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    Default Re: Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker

    Quote Originally Posted by elwaylite View Post
    I have to tell you guys that I use a set of these speakers every day...and they are not as bad as the review makes them out to be.
    These are the speakers that I use as my computer speakers along with a 12" energy sub and a Denon 3801 Receiver.
    I use them as near field speaker..and they actually image very well.

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    Just my $.02
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    Holy crap ray, what's all that gear attached to the pc for?
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    Default Re: Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker

    I like rockin out as I am working on the computer.

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    Default Re: Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker

    Nice.
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    Default Re: Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker

    Nice to see you've inverted the speakers to get the tweeters on axis.
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    Default Re: Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker

    Quote Originally Posted by nobsplease View Post
    Nice to see you've inverted the speakers to get the tweeters on axis.
    But of course...

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    Default Re: Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker

    Tweeters should be at ear level, I would invert them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi Resolution View Post
    Tweeters should be at ear level, I would invert them.
    Hello Hi Res,
    Tweeters are at ear level.... : )
    These are a co-axial speaker..the tweeter is in the center of the driver......what looks like a tweeter at the top..is actually a port.

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    You must be tall...cowboy.
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    Default Re: Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker

    hehe

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    Shifter cart pics Ray? Cool
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    Default Re: Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker

    Those are pictures of my son...he use to race carts.
    Those were some fun times : )

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    Default Re: Insignia NS-B2111 Bookshelf Speaker

    Quote Originally Posted by RayJr View Post
    Those are pictures of my son...he use to race carts.Those were some fun times : )
    Awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Whiddon View Post
    These are far from being crap. If you check out the design you'll see a lot of current features. For instance the tapering cabinet to cancel internal standing waves, the coaxial mounted tweeter (can you say KEF), piano finish cabinet (not what you normally see in a cheap, crap speaker), kevlar fiber woofer. I purchased a pair of these when they came out for $45. They were well worth the cost. I thought they were a bit inefficient and not as transparent as I like, but still a value at twice the price. I've seen a lot worse for a lot more $$.

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