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Help with speaker choice


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hi all,
I currently have a denon avr-x2000 running B&W CM7 fronts, CM centre and cm1 rears.
I am looking to downgrading as Im moving to a small appartment.
I was thinking of B&W 685 front, htm 62 front and 686 rears with a asw 608 sub.
Are there any better alternatives, I would say it is for a 60-40 music-film setup.I really have to be conscious of the neighbours.
I was also considering the KEF LS50's (just got to pass it by SWMBO as she would like gloss white).
I am no means an audiophile (actually tone deaf lol).
All help and considerations appreciated .



Distinguished Member
In all honesty, you are going to take a big financial hit when you sell your current equipment. The CM7 are not huge speakers, and I think the CM7 has a single 6.5" bass driver. That's probably exactly what you will get in a bookshelf speaker.

The real problem with a 5.1 system is going to be the bass and its ability to penetrate though walls. The solution is to simply turn the subwoofer down to something reasonable for the space you are in. Alternately, to run the system without a Subwoofer.

You can change your equipment, but I don't see you doing much better than what you have, and I see you spending a lot of money for not much gain (if any gain).


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