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I have the above speakers and a b&w ht62 centre. My sub is currently a Mordaunt short 309i, all hooked to a Denon 2311. My question is whether it would be worth upgrading the sub, if so why, and what might you recommend?
I have the 684's with HT62 Centre. So very similar to yours but just bigger floorstanders.
I had a Rel Q200E a 12" 100W sub but it wasn't really gelling with the B&W's. So I thought I'd audition a few, tried various at Seven Oaks. More form REL, KEF, Velodyne and Paradigm at different price points. Some offered more depth and more slam than others but when listening to music I could always tell what was comeing from the sub, integration wasn't seemless.
So a week later went back and tried the B&W610 and B&W610XP. Wasn't expecting great things as they are tiny only a bit bigger than the 10" driver.
But Wow they can really dig deep and they really do gel seemlessly to the 684/685 and HT62.
I was torn between the 610 and 610XP, the XP did have a touch more slam but £200 more I wasn't sure. Seven Oaks said I could take the 610 and if I wasn't 100% satisfied I could upgrade to the XP.
Some may like the room to shake more but in my 20'x13' room I find the XP610 is a joy with music and certainly more than I require for HC viewing.
Watched Transformers 3 today and the bass accuracy and toughtness and then the slam is awesome from such a small package.