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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Nik1967, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Nik1967

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    Hi guys,
    Back again for some advise on rear speakers. My present set-up includes B&W 601S3 for fronts, LCR60 S3 for center, MS309 sub and old technics speakers for the rear. Want to upgrade the rears to match the rest of the set-up. Should i go in for B&W 601's or 600 or will the 303 be good enough? or would other makes match with the B&W'S? How about getting 602S3 for the fronts and pushing the 601's to the rear? My room size is 4mx6m so i don't think i'll go in for anything bigger than bookshelves in the future. My receiver is Marantz SR5400 OSE.

    Look forward to hearing from you all

    nik
     
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    Get the 600s3 for rears...

    Unless you really like the 602s3 size... (I don't)
     
  3. Nik1967

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    I too don't like the size of 602's. But I can hardly find any store which stock the 600S3! Nor am i getting any online!!
     
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    I see plenty 600s3 and all 600 series models around here in Portugal...
     
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    Whilst it is important that the front three speakers match tonally it is less so with the rears as there is much less panning of sounds from front to rear and what there is, is normaly just sound effects and not dialogue.

    I have rear speakers from the same manufacturer as the fronts but from a cheaper range and they match up quite well for me.

    I don't see why the the cheaper B&W speakers will not work well for you as rears as they have a similar "house sound" to their more expensive brothers.
     
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    Well i got recently a pair of DM601 S3 for the fronts an lcr60 for center and for backs a pair of DM600 S3, the sub is a rel 150e

    i´m very happy with the sound i´m rather new to this home cinema hobby so i havent a lot of experience.

    I´m form portugal so this kind of kit is easy of obtaining over here. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Nik1967

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    is it posible to obtain the 600's from portugal over the internet? I live in Germany so maybe it's not that difficult! I realise it would still cost me approx. EUR 300 for it, whereas the other cheaper alternatives would be Wharfedales 8.1, or B&W 303. Love to get an idea of prices in Portugal!
     
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    Seeing as they're both 8ohm 88dB, I'd recommend the 600 over the 303 . The 600 should have better integration with the other speakers in your set-up. Careful about putting the 600's close to the wall - they're rear ported and might "boom" a bit.

    If the 303's were a lot more sensitive, you might have to consider them on volume/power consumption grounds, but they aren't!
     
  9. Nik1967

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    i can pick up the AE aegis Evo1 on ebay. would that be a good match?
     
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    I'd definately stick with a complete B&W setup. :smashin:
     
  11. Nik1967

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    thanks for the tip, Greg
    guess i have to wait a while to get a DM 600 here in germany.
     
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    You can find lots of great prices at german internet stores... :)

    They are cheaper than in Portugal, mainly consumer electonics :thumbsup:

    Try here: http://www.preissuchmaschine.de
     
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    Still no luck with DM600S3 in Germany. Dealers are not stocking it cause apparently a lot of dissatisfied customers returned them. I wonder why?!!Would like to know how MA Bronze B2 would partner the B&W's for rear duties. The reviews on B2 are all great. Just a question of matching seamlessly with the rest. Please some suggestions...

    Cheers
    Nik
     

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