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Looks like a 1970's design. Dual, widely spaced 3" cone tweeters? Pretty much guaranteed to have terrible comb filtering. IMO, not worth 1/10 the asking price.
I never looked on AliExpress for speakers before. Check out these B&W knock offs.
I think it's safe to say appearances on that site should not be your guide!
 

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Came across these on Taobao while searching for some other stuff there.

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They are the HiVi H6, 6.5", 3-way powered speakers that also have build-in BlueTooth and Wifi receiver with DSP. Not exactly cheap at RMB5680 (~US$810 MSRP), though I see it listed at RMB4299 (US$613) for the pair.

What caught my attention really was the specified 38hz-20khz (+/-3dB Free Space) and measurement charts for FR and SPL.
Very, very curious if these are actually real measurements. If the directivity is decent, these could be great value speakers.

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the page you have quote i can not read. i see only the diagram. they have a good waterfall with less rise time. Can you look if they have test a kali lp6 , a JBL 104 bt. if no bt the older JBL 104 is good too. intresting if see difftrences in their waterfall.
 

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I know they are not budget speakers, but I would be really curious to see measurements for some of the recent Sonus Faber Speaker, such as the Olympica series
 

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Wharfedale Diamond 12.1 vs Polk Reserve R100
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I see so many bookshelf speaker lines offered with either 5 or 6.5 inches woofer. If you're gonna use them with a subwoofer, is there any advantages on getting the 6.5 inches? Or is it even better then to get the 5 inches, which could possibly be more suited to the sounds about the 80 Hz?
 

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I see so many bookshelf speaker lines offered with either 5 or 6.5 inches woofer. If you're gonna use them with a subwoofer, is there any advantages on getting the 6.5 inches? Or is it even better then to get the 5 inches, which could possibly be more suited to the sounds about the 80 Hz?

The bigger woofer can play louder/deeper given the same power, which means less distortion. This advantage is masked by the 80Hz crossover with a sub somewhat, but the benefits remain.
 

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I see so many bookshelf speaker lines offered with either 5 or 6.5 inches woofer. If you're gonna use them with a subwoofer, is there any advantages on getting the 6.5 inches? Or is it even better then to get the 5 inches, which could possibly be more suited to the sounds about the 80 Hz?
It really depends on how the speaker is tuned, but in my experience it is easier to get a smooth 80 Hz or even 60 Hz blend with most 6.5 in speakers compared to smaller ones.
 

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The bigger woofer can play louder/deeper given the same power, which means less distortion. This advantage is masked by the 80Hz crossover with a sub somewhat, but the benefits remain.
That's a compelling argument to go with the bigger woofer. I don't play really loud (currently have powered Kanto iPair 25 watts RMS and it's enough volume for me,) but less distorsion at lower volume is definitively a plus for me! (Summing up the various feedbacks, 6.5 woofer over the 5 is generally a good idea if you have room/money for it, regardless of using a subwoofer or not.)
 
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