B&W VM1's

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  1. sberkett

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    I'm looking for a front-room friendly AV speaker set-up that still delivers the goods for hi-fi. Was not inpressed with the KEF KHT's. Liked the Jamo A310's. Love the look of the B&W VM1's: has anyone heard them/have an opinion on them?? Thx.
     
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    I have 2 VM1's as rears and as of tomorrow will have another 3 for my fronts. A baby on the way means getting rid of my 601's and LCR60, and going for a sub/sat setup along with my existing REL Q150.

    I have tried the VM1's as front both with AV and music and am hugely impressed. I was contemplating the Gallo Micros but found the cost prohibitive, for an additional £337 I've got 3 extra VM1's and IMHO they are easily the match of the Micros with more to offer in terms of bass (hardly surprising). I accept that the Micros are far more discrett but love the look of the VM1 - they also have a massive WAF over the existing stand-mounts.

    I'll be wall-mounting all three at the front and freeing up a fair bit of floor space as well.

    I'me never quite sure why the VM1's haven;t been reviewed more often and against things like the Kef Eggs - similar prices, and superior performance to my ears.

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    Radiohead/sberkett:

    The VM1's are also on my shopping list - I can't find any reviews on these either?

    I have had a demo of them, and was impressed; more than I was with the Kef Eggs - plus, IMO the look of the eggs does nothing for me...

    I was interested in the reviews to see if there was anything I had missed/picked up on that may also be included in the write ups.

    Has anybody else seen reviews on the VM1's?

    Tim:)
     
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    Klee - I have sent you a PM.

    Tim:)
     
  6. Rochdale

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    I've got 5 VM1s and I'm very happy with them.

    I only have one picture with them on at the moment, here it is.


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    I see from the pic that your VM1's are being driven by a Sony 900/Denon 3802 combo. I actually auditioned this set up as I have the same DVD. I can honestly say I was very impressed with both Movie and stereo abilities. For the money the VM's are the best out there IMO, but quite a few dealers I've spoken to don't rate them, so hopefully I'll pick a set up cheap in the New Year Sales!http://www.avforums.com/ubb/icons/icon7.gif
     
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    Rochdale,

    Love the gold. Have you tried moving the L and R units further out to the sides? I had mine close up right next to the ends of the 2.5 metre wide hifi shelving and it was excellent but was until I moved them further out and closer to the couch that it all turned frighteningly REAL!

    Try it,
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    spot on pcookie :) I don't listen to music much through them but use them all the time for dvds as well as using the pl2 for normal tv.

    I'm a bit restricted on where I can put the speakers klee, cheers for the suggestion though. I might see if I can rearrange them sometime :)
     
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    Thx for the fdback evryone & esp. that great review

    Simon.
     

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