Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Jazzartist, Jul 4, 2003.
Is any B& W VM1 user out there ? Can you plaese tell me more about these speakers .
They have excellent sound (slightly better than Mark 2 eggs which I also had), come in three colours but need a seperate sub like the Quake to get the best out of them.
I use the VM1s as surround backs, but have run them as fronts to allow better comparisons. I compared them to the Kef Eggs, and as CLH found would say they are better. The perform suprisingly well considering the size.
They are also really flexible in the way you can mount them, and come with a couple of brackers including a wall mount. This can go horizontal or vertical.
Given the price, I can highly recomend them.
I bought 5 VM1's about 2 months ago and partnered them with a ASW675 sub and I can honestly say that they blow anything else of a similar nature out of the water!!
I auditioned quite a few speaker setups over a period of a few months and am still very impressed with their performance.
They also look nice and even the wife likes them!!
I've got 5 VM1s. I've found them to be surprisingly bass rich. I'm guessing the rear port helps.
While I was waiting for my Quake to arrive, I found them perfectly acceptable for music.
So would any of you folks recommend the a'Diva speaker over the VM1's?
Also what subs are you using with them? It would seem at last with the VM1's you are paying more for a speaker and less for a LifeStyle item, such as with Bose or similarly overpriced sat speakers? Would this seem about right?
Oh and what are the three colours the VM's come in?
Thanks to you all for the input . I am positive aboot buying VM 1 quite soon for my second set up which i will use with PJ . By the way how is the price in UK ? You know i will buy them from Singapore or Hong Kong so I guess it will be at least 40 % cheaper . Regards.
£125 each in the UK...
and some people have been known to get around 10% discount from main dealers apparently
The VM1s come in black, white and grey. They come with wall brackets and a dinky table stand.
B&W also sell a tall stand for about £150 a pair. I'm using these for the fronts as they look the business.
I've partnered with a Quake sub. I looked at the B&W recommended AS1 sub, but preferred the sound of the Quake (albeit somewhat more money).
The AS1 sub isn't that great - I would look at alternatives. If you can afford the ASW675 goes well & looks good. 10% is what I have managed to get on them, especialy if you are buying a set.
Binky , CLH,Jhjerpe,
How is the VM 1 center channel .Is it comparable to any good center speaker?
It will be lot easier for us if you please give your name other then
Hey - my name is Jonas Hjerpe - hence jhjerpe......
very good. Slighly better than the Kef eggs although of course not as good as something like the Monitor Audio Silver Centre. I would rate it as better than a Tannoy MXc I once had.
Seems pretty good to me.
My new Pioneer D912 receiver's auto setup rates it as a "large" speaker. Not sure I'd rate it as a full range speaker, but it was superior to the other sats I demoed.
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