Yamaha soavo 1 VS B&W 683,OR B&W 684 - AVS Forum
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post #1 of 6 Old 07-24-2013, 01:16 AM - Thread Starter
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Im looking for some decent speakers, my options are :

1- yamaha soavo 1

2-B&W 683

3- B&W 684

They will be used for music listening and also HT

Please help me make the right choice

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Why those 3? Have you listened to them? I know nothing about the Yamaha's, but between the B&W's, I prefer the sound of the 684's. Pick what sounds best to you.
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I live in Jordan, unfortunately there are not much choices... the 684 is definitely better from the 683, so the comparison now is between Soavo and 684
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Hi Kashram,

What amplifier are you using? I have listened to the Soavo models and did not like them at first, but after a few hundred hours they became one of my favourite all time speakers. B&W I find to be a bit mediocre for the price you end up paying. Nice but just a bit flat and lifeless.

Best I have heard the Soavos is on an A-S2000 and matching CD-S2000.


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Hey Isobaric,

I went with the B&W 683, their specs are as following:

Frequency range -6dB at 30Hz and 50kHz
Frequency response 38Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response

Horizontal: over 60º arc

Vertical: over 10º arc
Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)

<1% 90Hz - 22kHz

<0.5% 120Hz - 20kHz

Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Crossover frequencies 350Hz, 4kHz

Recommended amplifier power 25W - 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance

Im now looking for a decent Av receiver to handle them, any suggestions?

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NAD T757 or if you are willing to go to it, T777.
They don't have all the bells and whistles but they sound incredible.
They can also be upgraded via cards do if you want something like 4k for example, you switch out a card but don't have to buy a new amp.

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