Front or Rear firing bass port…

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  1. Nitesh9999

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    Hi,

    I have been looking at cheaper alternatives to the B+W 601S3s I have had my eye on (I want a nice big list of speakers to demo, to annoy the guys at the local superfi :D ) quite a few...


    2 speakers I have found are the WHARFEDALE PACIFIC EVOLUTION 10 and Mission Volare V61. They seem similarly specced, but the missions have rear firing bass ports while the wharfedales are front firing.


    Is there any advantage to either?


    The room the speakers will go in is a 4m x 5m rectangle. And hooked up to a sony str db940, if thats any help.


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  2. Ian J

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    Sometimes the rear ported speakers can be more difficult to position satisfactorily if close to a wall.
     
  3. Falp

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    Try also these:

    KEF iQ3
    Focal JM Lab 706s
    Monitor Audio Bronze 2
    EPOS ELS3
     
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    Only if you want your speakers to strip the paint off your walls :rolleyes:
     
  5. Nitesh9999

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    Hi,

    thanks for the respnses :)

    @ Ian, how close are we talking? A few inches of clearance or more?


    @ Falp, thanks alot!! Just what I was looking for :smashin:. I'll have a look at prices. I would love the iQ3s from Kef, great looking, and sounding (i've heard) but VERY expensive :(




    Whats this about?? Whats wrong with these Foacal speakers? :confused:
     
  6. Falp

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    Same prices as the others, but you get great discounts on KEF Q series now, hurry up and go listen...

    What's wrong with Focal?

    (and to my opinion the B&W are a very bad choice for the B&W... or maybe otherwise...)

    AE Evo 1 too... maybe the best of these with Sony...
     
  7. Nitesh9999

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    Hi,

    I think i'll go tommorow, in manchester we have a superfi and a sevenoaks in manchester, both with decent demo facilities im told. :thumbsup:




     
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    Very agressive and tiring match...

    My ex-brother in law had 602s3 + Sony AV Receiver (maybe 940)... naaaaa!

    Same problem with a friend...

    Try non metal tweeters... like AE Evo 1
     
  9. dynamic turtle

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    Yep - the 601's are bright, and the 706S is brighter still. You need sunglasses to listen to those two :cool:

    I speak from substantial personal experience!

    DT
     
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    None of the above is brighter then the B&W...at least if the 706s is anything like the 714s... :confused: a little bright but very smooth, nothing like the B&W...
     
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    Admittedly, the 706S can work well with some valve amps - the Pathos classic is an excellent match and smooths/calms that tweeter down a bit.

    IMO though, that 20% of the time the tweeter actually behaves itself does not make up for 80% of the time when it causes the listener physical pain.

    The 706S also has non-existent bass and a very muddy, confused mid-range. OK, it's only £309, but there are speakers around the same price that sound MUCH smoother, cohesive and musically convincing (like the Revolver R16's I replaced them with).

    I think we'll have to agree to disagree, Falp!

    DT
     

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