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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by upallnight, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. upallnight

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    anyone know where to get a pair at a reasonable price
    would prefer white ones
    thanks
     
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    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.
     
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    didn't realise
    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.
     
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    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 :rolleyes:
     
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    i shall have a look about
    thanks for your help:clap:
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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 :)
     

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    Just look at the size compared to Nathan's Ferrari. They're huge!

    MuFu.
     
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    :) Better be careful with them reflections.... you are know about that ebay seller with a penchant for selling reflective kettles, TV's etc! :)
     
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    Leighprice23

    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.

    Peter
     
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    Looking at the B&W site there appears to be a new DS6 as I haven't seen a DS6s3 mentioned before now
     
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    same here
    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:confused:
     
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    Rang up B&W. Retail is going to be £500 per pair
     
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    compared to the DS6, they have a better frequency response/range and appear to be switchable between mono and di-pole operation
     
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    Hi all :hiya: 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?
     
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    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

    Peter
     
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    Matchew

    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

    Peter
     
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    DS6 S3 haven't been discontinued for awhile. They've only just been released.
     
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    :oops: Ridcully is of course correct.

    My post, (both of them :rolleyes: ), 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. :suicide:

    Peter
     
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    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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