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B&W 602S3 to 603S3 - upgrade?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by bbanduser, May 10, 2004.

  1. bbanduser

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    Hi guys,
    I have a B&W 602S3 and am very happy with it. But the fever's upon me to upgrade,and hence I am looking for a floorstander. I have been offered a B&W 603S3 at £350. Now my question is - is this an upgrade? How much of an imporvement can I expect? I will be driving it with a pair of Acam amps(8R and 8P).

    Is there any possibility of performance going downhill at all?

    Just feeling nervous before taking the plunge,as the 602's sound very good and I don't want to be disappointed.
     
  2. MarkE19

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    Great, you actually believe I have sent the amps to you. That should give me a chance to sell them to a few other people before you set the dogs on me :devil: .

    A good set of floorstanders, which I believe the 603's are, will give better bass than any bookshelf speakers within the same range.
    If you will be useing the Arcams & 603's as part of an AV setup then the chances are that for music you will not have the sub connected as this is normally connected from the sub pre-out on the receiver. Therefore the added bass from the 603's should make a large improvement over the smaller 602's. I've never owned or used the 602's so am unsure as to how much of an improvement the bigger speakers will make.

    Mark.
     
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    Hi Mark,
    Yeah, that is counting the chickens before they are hatched,isn't it? Should stop doing that really.
    I do not use the sub when I listen to music anyway,and I sure won't use it with the Arcams driving my fronts.
    The 602'S do very well in the bass department, in fact, they do better than many floorstanders I have heard. But I haven't heard the 603'S, hence the doubt and concern, as I don't want to downgrade by accident.
    When are you selling your 603's? Any chance of selling it separately?
     
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    Don't push your luck! You already got the Arcams before the arrival of my new kit. :D
    As I said to you before I will be selling my speakers and 3802 once the new Lexicon & Blue Sky's arrive. At first I want to keep the speakers as a set as it will make my life easier, but if they don't sell that way then I'll split them up.

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