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B&W 865

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by bass007, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. bass007

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    I have two REL Storm 5's and I have the upgrade bug although I like the sound, I feel that it lacks Punch excitement, I have been looking at the B&W 865 subwoofer, has anyone heard one? and would this be better than 2 REL Storm 5's?
     
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    I know Rags has a B&W 825 which is the same as the upcomeing 865 apart from the EQ maybe he will see this thread and pass his comments on.

    Cheers
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  3. bass007

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    cheers that would be great
     
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    Bass007 - Out of Interest have you not considered an M&K Sub ie the MX350 as it will be a good match with S-150's?
     
  5. rags

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    The ASW825 is a very good performer. It provides significant slam and punch and fills my 19 by 15 ft room easily. I am pretty pleased with it.

    However I used to own an ASW850 and that definately was better as it went lower. I do miss it a touch.

    Re the ASW865 - not sure how much the eq facility will improve things - I suppose that will vary from room to room but I cant help thinking that your better off getting the ASW855 (the direct 850 replacement) for similar money and bolting on a BFD if need be.

    Also consider the MX350 and other subs that people talk about on this forum. Having heard Recruits 350 I can definately say that it is a very good sub. However its butt ugly :D .
     
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    I Knew you'd say that :p
     
  7. bass007

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    Hi, I spoke to one of the techies at b&w and he said that I should go for the 865 over the 855 beacause I prefer a faster sound and the 855 although has a bigger 15" driver is in fact a tad slower and more suited to bigger floor standers like the 800 and 801's I explained that I'm not after a sub for more bass or louder but more punch and excitment over my current Storms.

    Apparentley its not even out yet! they are still refining the room equalisation. I have heard the MX350 before I do agree it doest look nice to most people but I kinda like it when the grill is off, looks mean and agressive:) I will consider it.
     
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    I know - hopefully ill be one of the first ones to buy the ASW875 when it comes out !!!
     
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    me too! he didn't even give me an approx date, what sub are you using currently, and have you tried any alternatives?
     
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    hmmm just read that quickly, does anyone else think that techie doesn't know what he's talking about?
     
  11. Steve.EX

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    I am very much inclined to agree. Either that or the design software they are using requires something of an update!
     
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    Im currently using a B&W ASW825. I have tried quite a few subs - either at home or on demo. Still prefer my old ASW850 over most of them - hence the anticipation for the ASW875.
     
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    What made you get rid of the 850 for the 825 Rags?
     
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    A moment of madness I'd say;)
     
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    F*** up may be more appropriate !
     
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    It's a sweet sub!

    P.S. I bought it from rags.
     

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