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wgriel's Avatar wgriel 01:15 PM 04-23-2007
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Originally Posted by cbibbs View Post

My dealer wouldn't play certain speakers for me because he knew my budget. I'm not sure if he's being helpful or just looking forward to my next upgrade.

heh, what's funny about that is that the salesman asked if I wanted to hear the 804 - my answer was a very firm NO!

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Bill

QueueCumber's Avatar QueueCumber 01:16 PM 04-23-2007
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I liked the 703 a lot also and initially bought a 700 series surround setup (703, 705, HTM7). I even liked the 703 better than the 804S. I was not very happy with the HTM7 though, it didn't match up well with the 703s in the front. I eventually ended up trading in the 700 series surround setup for 802Ds, which sound incredible, though I have been considering switching to the Revel Ultima2 Salons if I like them enough. I'm waiting on a demo with the Revels before I decide. After that I plan on purchasing the HTM2D as a center and most likely the 805S for surrounds (perhaps adding four 805S speakers for 7.2 surround) if I don't feel the Revels are significantly worthwhile as a replacement.

Enjoy.
QueueCumber's Avatar QueueCumber 01:18 PM 04-23-2007
BTW, I am only going with the HTM2D over the HTM1D because the HTM1D won't fit in front of my recessed electric projection screen (it is too tall ).
pcsl's Avatar pcsl 02:37 PM 04-23-2007
I just bought a pair of cm7s myself. Should I get the cm center (no FST) or wait for the new 600 series center with the FST driver?
Schadenfreude's Avatar Schadenfreude 02:43 PM 04-23-2007
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Schadenfreude's Avatar Schadenfreude 02:45 PM 04-23-2007
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I have been considering switching to the Revel Ultima2 Salons if I like them enough. I'm waiting on a demo with the Revels before I decide.

They sound good, but looks......?
daxhughes's Avatar daxhughes 03:20 PM 04-23-2007
i JUST BOUGHT THE 804S WITH THE HTM3S CENTER. i have a SVS PB-ultra sub. I am using a Denon 4806ci receiver.

I do not know which surrounds to buy!!

Here are a few things that might matter:

1) I will use them for movies and games more than anything in my theater room
2) I will listen to music but not alot.
3) I HAVE to put my surrounds on the back wall about four feet behind me. It is already wired and ready to go.
4) My room "T"'s out in the back so i ahve a choice of putting the surrounds in the area that is wider than the rest of the room or behind me 4 feet (both areas are wired for future 7.1)

I feel I need to purchase an amp and acoustic panels and bass traps. I thought about going cheaper on the surrounds like the CM1 or XT2 b ut I do not want to miss out!

Advice please!!!!!
QueueCumber's Avatar QueueCumber 03:59 PM 04-23-2007
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They sound good, but looks......?

The looks don't bother me that much, heck, I did buy the 802Ds after all (Hehehe...).

"EX-TER-MI-NATE!"

"EX-TER-MI-NATE!"

"EX-TER-MI-NATE!"


daxhughes's Avatar daxhughes 04:06 PM 04-23-2007
MAYBE I SHOULD GO WITH THE B&w 805S FOR SURROUNDS INSTEAD OF THE SCM OR DS8
QueueCumber's Avatar QueueCumber 04:20 PM 04-23-2007
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MAYBE I SHOULD GO WITH THE B&w 805S FOR SURROUNDS INSTEAD OF THE SCM OR DS8

Well, if music is of any importance to you, I would get the 805s over the others.
marano's Avatar marano 10:03 PM 04-24-2007
QueueCumber's Avatar QueueCumber 04:48 AM 04-25-2007
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Check them out - http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/displa...272&terid=2277

Sweet, thanks for posting that. Very impressive looking I think, though, now we will here jokes about how they look like fire hydrants and periscopes instead of Daleks and R2D2.
Jake Sm's Avatar Jake Sm 05:49 AM 04-25-2007
Kenneth Grange designed, I believe, the look of some of the fast trains that run through Europe among other things.
Jonomega's Avatar Jonomega 06:55 AM 04-25-2007
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Check them out - http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/displa...272&terid=2277

They look nice, saw a link to them about a year ago (japanese link). Im not so sure what they were thinking with the 2 way design though. I'm just not a fan of 2-ways sigh. They are too easy to overdrive without any protective high pass filtration.
QueueCumber's Avatar QueueCumber 11:12 AM 04-25-2007
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They look nice, saw a link to them about a year ago (japanese link). Im not so sure what they were thinking with the 2 way design though. I'm just not a fan of 2-ways sigh. They are too easy to overdrive without any protective high pass filtration.

I remember that link, was it really two years ago now? I thought it was a joke back then.
sikoniko's Avatar sikoniko 05:19 PM 04-25-2007
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Well, if music is of any importance to you, I would get the 805s over the others.

I just don't get why the SCM series get such a bad rap! I have had both and enjoy the SCM1's I have now.
Grumpy514's Avatar Grumpy514 06:42 PM 04-25-2007
Anyone here ever compare the Focal Chorus 700 V series with the B&W 700 series?

I was convinced on the Focal 706 until I went to a MyerEmco today and listend to the 705s that B&W has to offer.

CM series is also very nice but not what iam looking for in a HT speaker. They are BEAUTIFUL by the way.




$1480 shipped for a set of 805s is this a good price? Owned for 2 years.

Mint condition.
dknightd's Avatar dknightd 07:18 PM 04-25-2007
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heh, what's funny about that is that the salesman asked if I wanted to hear the 804 - my answer was a very firm NO!

--
Bill

When listening to speakers I like to use both higher and lower than I can afford as references. You just have to be strong and resist the temptation to buy stuff you canno afford . . .
QueueCumber's Avatar QueueCumber 07:22 PM 04-25-2007
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I just don't get why the SCM series get such a bad rap! I have had both and enjoy the SCM1's I have now.

Nothing wrong with them, but it would be better to have a rear speaker that is not attached to the wall for optimal music reproduction (at least in the case of the 805 vs. SCM1 - the DS8 is dipolar and fires in more than one direction which is problematic as well for music reproduction accuracy). Ultimately, most of us have to live with one compromise or another (such as my rear speaker placement, and irregularly shaped room)...
QueueCumber's Avatar QueueCumber 07:28 PM 04-25-2007
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$1480 shipped for a set of 805s is this a good price? Owned for 2 years.

Mint condition.

That is a good price for 805S, not so good for N805 IMO.
Capa's Avatar Capa 08:27 PM 04-25-2007
Hey guys, I have Klipsch KLF series for my HT, and SVS subs, but I ended up with a B&W ASW1000 in a package deal when I finished off my KLF speakers last week. I've read very good reviews on it, but I know it's not going to replace my 2 SVS 12+/2s. What should I ask for this sub? It's in great shape, but I didn't get the box or manual. I don't know much about the B&W stuff so I thought someone here might know a fair price for it
Jonomega's Avatar Jonomega 09:36 PM 04-25-2007
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Originally Posted by Grumpy514 View Post

Anyone here ever compare the Focal Chorus 700 V series with the B&W 700 series?

I was convinced on the Focal 706 until I went to a MyerEmco today and listend to the 705s that B&W has to offer.

CM series is also very nice but not what iam looking for in a HT speaker. They are BEAUTIFUL by the way.




$1480 shipped for a set of 805s is this a good price? Owned for 2 years.

Mint condition.

Thats a good price if it is the 805s. For N805, should go for 1100$ roughly
Grumpy514's Avatar Grumpy514 11:46 PM 04-25-2007
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Thats a good price if it is the 805s. For N805, should go for 1100$ roughly


That price is for the 805N which iam guessing is the older series?

Just looked at the site again and noticed it said the 805S.


Whats the diffrence between the two?



Thank you for saving me from this buy.
Jake Sm's Avatar Jake Sm 04:47 AM 04-26-2007
"s" Is A Newer Series Than "n"
IMPROVED CROSSOVER DESIGN, ETC.
Bar81's Avatar Bar81 06:24 AM 04-26-2007
Yup. Very bad price for an out of date model. N805 should be below 50% of MSRP (i.e., US$ 2,500). $1100 sounds more than fair.
Grumpy514's Avatar Grumpy514 06:50 AM 04-26-2007
Alright thanx, it wont let me post up the link but they are on ebay if you type in


B&W Speakers.
Jonomega's Avatar Jonomega 08:21 AM 04-26-2007
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Yup. Very bad price for an out of date model. N805 should be below 50% of MSRP (i.e., US$ 2,500). $1100 sounds more than fair.

Actually, N805 was USD2000 MSRP. The 805s price was "increased" to USD2500.

For decent price, I usually set the bar at 60% MSRP for Mint condition and less than 2 years old.

If its about 1 year old, then 66%-75% MSRP is what Id be willing to pay depending on demand of the audio product, etc.
Jonomega's Avatar Jonomega 08:23 AM 04-26-2007
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Alright thanx, it wont let me post up the link but they are on ebay if you type in


B&W Speakers.

Not good price. Those are the N805. You can tell by the pictures. The tweeter is about 1" set back from the front baffle. In the 805s, they moved the tweeter to be flush with the front baffle.
cbibbs's Avatar cbibbs 08:32 PM 04-28-2007
Years ago I auditioned the CM2 speakers and I remember liking them, but not the price at the time.

After a recent trip to the dealer, my wife wants to get a pair of CM1s, but I seem to remember the CM2s were very similar and I can get a pair of those for a reasonable price. Has anyone ever compared the two?
Jake Sm's Avatar Jake Sm 08:38 PM 04-28-2007
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My wife wants to get a pair of CM1s, but I seem to remember the CM2s were very similar and I can get a pair of those for a reasonable price. Has anyone ever compared the two?

Yes, the CM2's were very solid and well liked, but the CM1's are spectacular...go forth and audition again.
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