B&W DM604 sensitivity

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by herman, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. herman

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    Anyone using B&W DM604s ?
    Does one need a BIG poweramp to drive those as main ,without sub ?
    I have a Kenwood KRF-V5560 and am about to purchase some 2nd hand 604s .
    I just wonder if my Kenwood can handle these ?
    The amp is listed 5 X 100 Watt ,but that's an overstatement.
    It's just about right for my DM570s and I'm affraid the 604 needs some more power. After all it has 1 mid and 2 low freq drivers instead of just one mid / low for the dm570.

    Cheers,

    Herman.:confused:
     
  2. Nobber22

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    The new 604 S3's are very easy to drive (8 ohms and 90 db spl), so I would assume their older siblings to be similar. You are unlikely to damage them. Whether your amp is in the same league soundwise as the 604's is another question:rolleyes:
     
  3. herman

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    I'm fully aware it's not in the same league :)
    I see it more or less as an investment for the future .
    Thing is : I just bought the amp ,I like it and want to keep it at least a couple more years.
     
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    An understatement of the output at reference level IMO would be around 50W RMS & those B&W's will be just fine with 60W. Kenwood amps are often little power-houses anyway. Use the Kenwood with confidence. The speakers look fantastic too! :)
     
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    Thanks for the advice .
    Meanwhile I found a usefull review on the web ,quoting :

    B&Ws have not historically been known for their high efficiency ratings, however these 90 dB 604s can rock and roll on a 50 watt-per-channel Rotel integrated amp.


    Guess I should be fine with my amp for now.
    Can't wait untill the weekend to get these :)

    Cheers,

    Herman.
     
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    Hi just wondered what conections are on the back of your Kenwood KRF-V5560,if theres optical? & what you think to this reciever for home cinema as ive seen it online knocked down to £49.99,many thanks
     

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