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New B&W Nautilus speakers series D

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by mlinhares, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. mlinhares

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    The size of the Centre Speaker is Huge :eek: well they all are :rolleyes:

    John :)
     
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    Will there be an N802D - and if so what is the projected price per speaker ?
     
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    The new reference sub is conspicuos by it`s absense.....on second thoughts,by the look of the size of those bass drivers, you no longer need one!!! :eek:

    Dan
     
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    Hrm, they show promise but I really wish they would integrate the tweeter as they did on the 700 series instead of perching it on top.
     
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    It will be interesting to see/hear what "bling" brings to the hi-end party. Apparently J-Lo & "Fiddy" Cent have already placed orders....... :p

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    On a seriuos note why have they implemented a Diamond to be used on a tweeter and what difference will it make useing it.....?

    John
     
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    Cheers Vonhosen :smashin:

    John
     
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    I'm hoping the existing kit will drop in price, I'm in need of a sub and sats right now and holding off until the new range is released might be wise.
     
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    Hrm. The top centre now matches the 803D. I don't like the idea of 3 bass drivers though. I wonder how much the new electra range is going to be, it should make for an interesting comparison, esp the BE tweeter vs the new diamond one from B&W.

    I can't say I'm too impressed with the styling, the centre is huge and ugly, at least the old one was huge and kind of elegant.
     
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    Why would three bass drivers in the centre be a problem ? Should be a lot better than the tinny sound that comes out of a lot of centres as they tend to be substantially smaller than the left and right channels most people have in their systems. For HC the centre channel is the most important speaker imo and it should be a good tonal and timberal match for the stereo pair. I have heard systems with huge floorstanders and a small centre and for HC they sound mismatched and mostly poor.

    Also apparently their will be four centres in the range which sounds comprehensive. The HTM3S matches the old HTM1 in terms of styling and drivers.
     
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    It will probably be a good time to get the Old Nautilus Range as i bet they will be discounting alot to make room for all the new Kit!

    John
     
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    I think the N802D will cost about 12.000 euros. The N803 will have the same price the actual N802.
    I don't think all of the "old" Nautilus series will be descotinued, at least I was told that the N803 will continue.
     
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    I was actually talking about the 803 but it applies to the centre as well. The number of drivers has nothing to do with if the sound is tinny or not, my LCR60 is small and has two drivers but tinny it is not.

    A good match is indeed of course a good idea, and I'm not saying that the design is bad or inappropriate. I just don't like it the look of it :)

    Also, why is there no bookshelf model with the new tweeter?

    [edit - where did the link to the PDF go?]
     
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    Mods Moved it to Sub Forum

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    Thanks, but I still can't find it :(
     
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    Daneel - Again, why would three bass drivers be a problem ? Are you talking about pure aesthetics or do three bass drivers decrease the quality of the sound in some way ?

    Having owned the 600 series (S2) I know that the larger centre is a substantial improvement over the smaller one. I cant remember whether the LCR60 is the large one or not but either way I cant think why it would be a good tonal match for your electras. You have large floorstanders with a tiny centre (in comparison) which isnt even from the same manufacturer let alone the same range - maybe Im alone on this but I have always found it critical to have a seamless front soundstage and the point I am trying to get across is that B&W by introducing a range of centres for the nautilus series is ensuring you get a reasonable match whichever fronts you choose.
     
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    It's under Subwoofers and it is a Sticky "Subwoofers General chat"

    John
     
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    rags, re-read my last post. There isn't an argument to be had here. The only thing I disagreed with you on was the tinny comment.

    Additional drivers, depending on the design, can mean a more complex crossover and generally more issues to deal with. Having no details about any of that and obviously not having heard the speakers, I cannot comment on how the design has affected sound quality, so at this point my comments are from an asthetic point of view with a hint of gut feeling.
     
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    Just trying to understand your post.

    For what its worth I dont much like the HTM1D centre in terms of looks and I certainly wont be paying the huge premium for the diamond tweeters. For that kind of money I can buy the missus some real diamonds and I know that will bring a lot more pleasure than any HC system can offer ;) :D
     
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    rofl :D
     
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    Imo,when a centre channel speaker gets to that size,why not just use the same in the middle as what you have on the left & right. I cant see many people being able to accomodate a hulking great thing like that in the average living room ,not if they live with my missus anyway! :laugh:


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    Totally agree with you Dan and they are also more difficult to mount :rolleyes:

    John
     
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    Found this on another forum. Just to give you guys a sense of proportion :eek:
     

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    That is bloody Huge :eek: Bet it sounds good though!! You would need a massive room/dedicated to use that.

    John
     
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    Nah, the guy in the picture is a midget. The centre shelf of most AV racks should suffice.
     
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    That is huge!!!! :eek: For the VERY rich with VERY large rooms I'd say :D I'll get one next week then :cool: :devil:
     
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    Bit on the big and ugly side typical of B&W. I've never been over keen on B&W range even the really expensive stuff and at the hi fi shows they always sound exceptionally bad....
     
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    I wonder if the Midget next to the Speaker sets it up for you! :D

    John :)
     

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