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VM1 rears with 602s fronts?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by SD_David, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. SD_David

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    I was all set to buy the following B&W gear:

    Fronts - 602 S3
    Center - LCR60 S3
    Rears - 600 S3
    Sub - ASW650

    Then, I listened to a pair of VM1s instead of the 600s...they sounded clearer than the 600s.

    I need help deciding...opinions anyone...600 or VM1 for the rear surrounds?

    Help :)
     
  2. SD_David

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    BTW, the room is 10.5 x 14.5 feet. I should have also mentioned that I will probably be more interested in movie 5.1 than music.

    Thanks!
     
  3. Matther54

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    I reckon the 600s would look better..
    but your own ears have told you that the VMs sound better to you. 'official' answer i guess is go for whatever sounds best. If I were you, it would depend on how much of a difference there was.. if only a little I'd probably go for the 600s cos I like having a matching system.. guess im just a sucker ;)
     
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    Thanks for the reply Matther54

    I tend to go for matching systems too actually...I guess that this time I'm hesitant to put the box of the 600 on the wall where the slim VM1 sounds ok and is a little less obtrusive. I just don't want to do something for cosmetic reasons that I'm going to end up regretting...20 minutes demo in a store is not much to go on.
     
  5. Matther54

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    True..

    think it over for a week or so, then book a long demo (at least 1 hour) in the store and go over lots of things, music, movies etc. You'll find you are more sure second time around. (At least thats what I've found).
     
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    Differences in tone between front and rears tend to be more pronounced with multi channel music than in movies with many films not having much coming from the rear speakers at all.
     
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    Are you saying that if movies is the focus then the tone won't make much difference one way or another...perhaps I should concentrate more on the aesthetics?
    Thanks
     
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    Good idea...Thanks for the tip.
     
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    I have fairly forward M&K speakers at the front and I used to have laid back Mission bipoles at the rear and the combination was fairly succesful for films but got tripped up on some multi channel music (Dark Side of the Moon on SACD)
     

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