"Let's not beat around the bush. The HB-1 MK2 isn't a sub-$200 speaker that somehow manages to beat out $10,000 ones, no, but it is a sub-$200 speaker that manages to hold its own against speakers costing between $500 and $1,000. But more than that, the HB-1 MK2 is a loudspeaker for someone who isn't looking to fuss with all the usual enthusiast ailments, it's for the enthusiast who just wants to get on with enjoying favorite music and movies. When viewed in that light, the HB-1 MK2s are virtually unbeatable. The bottom line is this: you could easily assemble a 5.1 system around the HB-1 MK2 and a matching HSU Research subwoofer for less than a grand; throw in a modest Outlaw Audio amp and perhaps an AV receiver as a preamp and you have a no-nonsense, non-apologetic home theater for less than what many speakers cost - each. I love 'em."
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