Help me regarding B&W.

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  1. zcaps57

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    Hi.

    Please help me.

    I'm thinking of buying a pair of main speakers and a center speaker in B&W CDM NT range.

    Suggested Retail Price for B&W CDM 7NT and 9NT are 1250 and 1800. (But I'm sure my local dealer will gimme some discount. Still... 550 GBP difference though. <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> )

    I have 2 options.

    BTW, DENON AVC-A1SE will be driving them.

    1. I go with CDM 7NT and CDM CNT, then I can buy a ASW500 subwoofer. (At the moment I'm using Yamaha YST-SW205 costs about 200.)<br />NB. B&W ASW500 sub costs about 350.

    2. I go with CDM 9NT and CDM CNT. have to keep using my Yamaha YST-SW205 sub.

    Which one should I go for ? (I know 9NT's are not only bigger, but has better mid-range driver than 7NT.)

    Oh, and I just read a news(?) in AVS Forums <a href="http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/006526.html" target="_blank">http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/006526.html</a> that B&W CDM NT range is marked down 30%, and the guy reckons that CDM NT range is being phased out. <br />Maybe replacements are on their way soon. <img src="frown.gif" border="0"> <br />Anyone heard this yet? <br />I mean if it's being replaced soon, should I wait ?

    Any info, comments would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    [ 30-09-2001: Message edited by: Amaris ]</p>
     
  2. ReTrO

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    No news of the B&W CDM NT range being phased out yet, but we didn't get told about the new 600 S3 until 3 days before the launch.

    Shouldn't think so yet though.

    If you go for the NT 7 or 9 then you'll find the ASW 500 a little disapopinting. You should be looking at the ASW1000 or 2500, maybe even the 4000. I would consider probably something like a MK V125, around £895.

    Don' t get the ASW500 at all with the CDM 7 or 9NT's, they will only really go with the syand mounting 1NT's.

    Enjoy.
     
  3. zcaps57

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    Thanks very much for your reply. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    As you told me I won't waste my money on ASW500 with CDM 7NT. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    By any chance, have you experienced both B&W CM4 and CDM 7NT ? If you have, could you share your thoughts on those speakers with me please?<br />(Basically, I would like your opinion for me to go from CM4 to CDM 7NT. reckon worth the extra cash?)

    Thanks again. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    [ 02-10-2001: Message edited by: Amaris ]</p>
     
  4. ReTrO

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    We have stocked very little of either the CDM NT or CM ranges, there has been very little demand for hifi recently, as you might have guessed.

    However, I can assure you the NT7's are much better then the CM4's which are very dull sounding in comparison, and are not the best speakers in the price range.

    JohnG: I like the DS6, however some don't due to their Dolby Surround/THX origins which means they have limited frequency range. But this is not too noticeable with correct bass management.
     
  5. John G

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    Whilst on the topic of B&W does anyone know of any reviews or opinions on their DS6 Di-pole surround speaker?
    Thanks,John G
     
  6. Reiner

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    DS6: Given that the frequency range is also limited at the upper end (8kHz) and hence bass management would be of no use here I think they are not suitable for DD/DTS setups, as Retro says they originate from the times of DPL which is also limited in that regard. At least for GBP400 I think they are way too expensive though they may sound good, I won't argue with that ...
     

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