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Using B&W CDM7-NTs as rear speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by pringtef, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. pringtef

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    Recently upgraded to some B & W CDM7-NTs which I've been happily using as my front speakers. Very fond of them.

    However, I've just been offered a pair of B & W CDM9-NTs for a very good price. Instead of selling the 7-NTs I've been thinking of using them as rears instead.

    My current rear speakers are B&W DS6. Would putting the 7-NTs as rears be worthwhile, or just a waste?

    I'll be listening to multi channel music, and loads of films.

    Be interested in your thoughts.

    cheers,

    Tim
     
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    I would have thought they'd provide a very worthwhile increase in sound quality,assuming the amp/receiver is up to the job.
     
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    I'd personally say it was a massive overkill,but if you like that sort of thing,i would look at the Nautili surrounds as they are far more discret.
     
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    I would suggest that moving up to the Nautilus surrounds would be even more of an overkill to use your term,and a not inconsiderable price and performance mismatch,as well as being much more demanding,amp-wise.
     
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    I think it depends.

    I use CDM 9 NT's as front speakers and Matrix 3/2 (precessors of the Nautilus) as back speakers. Sounds beautiful.
    But I find the reproduction of music (all kinds, including opera's) very important. So if one is only or nearly only interested in film's it could be an overkill.

    Jürgen
     
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    Ach I'll go for it!

    cheers for your comments
     
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    Sorry for the miss understanding,but i was more referring to the size,being floorstanders,but if you've a massive room and a understanding partner then by all means go for it,but for a more discreet approach,the older 805matrix,would be more discreet,or even the cdm2se.
     

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