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Best way to upgrade multiple speakers?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by SeeNoWeevil, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. SeeNoWeevil

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    I expect most people, myself included can't afford to upgrade all channels at once so what is the best way to go about it?

    One thing that may be a problem is manufacturers dont make their products forever, im not sure how long the average life cycle of a speakers is or if its really a problem.

    I have all series 2 B&W's, for example would a series 3 speakers blend in well tonally with the older s2's?

    What do people mean when they talk about a tonal match, do they mean similar frequency responses? what is the actual differences between two tonally different speakers, physically speaking?
     
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    It isn't really about frequency response but about voice matching. In a surround sound environment voices and other sounds will pan across the soundstage and you don't want the voices to change halfway across as the speakers are different.

    Unfortunately I am not an expert on B&W so can't answer your specific question
     
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    I wouldn't say I'm an expert on B&W either,but have heard quite a few and do use them.

    I'd expect given the overall voicing of them,that you'd have little problem going with later models from the same range,or moving up a range.

    Obviously,the easiest and best way is to loan a set from your local dealer and try them in your own system before buying.
     
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    thanks guys, so you think merging in some CDM's into my current 600 S2's would sound ok?

    I'm still curious as to what voicing actually means in a technical sense?
     
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    In a technical sense,from a practical point of view it means very little.....what it does mean is how the speaker sounds in terms of tonal balances....bright/bass heavy/etc....

    I would have thought the CDM or 700 range would be well worth looking at,and maybe upgrade the fronts/centre first.
     
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    Surely this all boils down to a differing freq. response?



    I currently have 602's at the front, 601's at the rear and a CC6 centre. I plan to first replace the CC6 for a CDM CNT and put the CC6 in the centre rear, then replace the 602's.


    Thanks
     

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