Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by upallnight, Sep 22, 2003.
anyone know where to get a pair at a reasonable price
would prefer white ones
Any particular reason, I only ask because these speakers were designed for the old Pro Logic era and thus have a very limited high frequency of about 8/10 KHz IIRC.
Why not try a wanted advert in the classifieds section, you may get lucky.
what do you suggest as i have b@w speakers on front 3 and wanted to match with rears and always liked the ds6.
i have jamo surround 300 at the mo.
The front 3 speakers should ideally be matched but the rears don't need to be in a movie setup. The first place I'd visit if I wanted rears would be Richer Sounds to see if they have any Paradigm rear speakers in, highly regarded the world over and very very cheap when bought from Richer Sounds. I realise that sounds like a sales pitch but I'm in no way connected to either company, I just think that as a combination they are unbeatable...................if they have the stock in
i shall have a look about
thanks for your help
Yeah the DS6's had a limited response- think because they only had midrange either side, with a bass driver- but no tweeter. I saw a pair going for £150. IMO they look cheap- the cabinets are made from thin plastic. Yuk Certainly not worth the new price at £400. Dunno how they passed THX either.
I think in those days the speaker only had to have decent power handling to pass the THX certificate. When I got into Home Cinema in 1997 the DS6s were the bees knees in rears, I also remember I was running a Sherwood amp and using bellwire speaker cable with no centre or sub. Int progression great
No disrespect to Sherwood users of course.
Try and find a pair of these - NHT HDP-2's, full range (well more or less for rears) 57hz-20khz +/- 3dB. Also available in white.
Probably need to hunt them down though, discontinued and no UK distributor of NHT
I have a pair. Lurvly
Just look at the size compared to Nathan's Ferrari. They're huge!
Better be careful with them reflections.... you are know about that ebay seller with a penchant for selling reflective kettles, TV's etc!
I have a pair of DS-6s and find them more than acceptable.
Of course, I'm always wondering what I'm missing in the upper ranges and I don't use them for surround music formats.
B&W have just brought out the DS7 as part of the new 700 range.
HAving said all of that, I'm conteplating a speaker upgrade soon and the DS6s will probbaly be the first to go.
Looking at the B&W site there appears to be a new DS6 as I haven't seen a DS6s3 mentioned before now
the ds6s3 are advertised on bw site but cant see any price
they look the same just don't have thx certification as far as i can see
i am stuck what to go for now
Rang up B&W. Retail is going to be £500 per pair
compared to the DS6, they have a better frequency response/range and appear to be switchable between mono and di-pole operation
Hi all Sorry for digging up an old thread, thought it better to do this than start a new one. Looking at purchasing a b&w setup using 603 mains lcr600 centre but i'm not sure about the ds6s3 rears, not a lot of info around on these speakers which makes me think there not much chop.
Any pos/neg thoughts on them?
Not a lot of info because they have been discontinued for a while. I use a pair and I must say I was pleasently surprised. They are THX rated but have a very limited high frequency response so I expected poor integration. The opposite is the case.
i use them as surround speakers in a 7.1 set up with B&W CDM 1NTs/CNT across the front and a pair of 601S3s as rears. They integrate very nicely and provide all the speaker you would need for movie surround effects. They work very very well with multi-channel music as well. agian, surprisingly so.
Looking at ebay, they also appear to be holding a fairly consistent value.
Hope that helps
DS6 S3 haven't been discontinued for awhile. They've only just been released.
Ridcully is of course correct.
My post, (both of them ), referred to the original DS6 as referenced earlier in the thread.
I know nothing about the DS6S3 and will now crawl back into my cave and contemplate the difference between a single mouse click and a double mouse click.
I don't know which models you have for your fron soundstage, but have you considered a second hand pair of CDM SNT surrounds.
These are very good inmho
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