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I currently have 3 pair's of 683s2s and a htm61 center I'm looking to upgrade to either 802d's or 803D's and a Htm2 Diamond tweeter center (the largest one) for my front Soundstage.....any ideas where to pick them up at a good/fair price in Southwest Florida?
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Planning on getting a new Marantz sr-7008 and Emotiva UPA-200 for my current system.

Fronts: B&W 685 S2

Center: B&W 681 S2

Rears: Klipsch S-20 (soon to be swapped with the 685 S2's)

And I plan on getting a pair of 683 S2's down the road for my fronts. Any other receiver options I should be considering for my speakers? I pretty much plan on using the receiver just to power my center and rears and using the amp to run my fronts. I have a preference to Denon and Marantz and am in need of something that has at least 5.1 channel analog outputs (as I may run a 5 channel power amp at some point). Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Depending on the size of your room and preference for playback volume etc something like a nr165o by marantz takes up a lot less space and had everything a sr7008 had except it's much less power s d processing. Minus xt32
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I thought about the 1605, but its missing the 5.1 analog outputs that I want. So that won't work.
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Makes sense. I have a an sr5009 and I would recommend it. It was not the receiver I was in search of due to the fact that I wanted xt32 and more processing and power than the sr5009. It is a good product tho and Pm if you are interested in basically mint condition used at a fair price
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I bought the sr7009 mainly because i got an incredible deal and im in love with it. Have not tried atmos yet, but i am toying with the idea
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Planning on getting a new Marantz sr-7008 and Emotiva UPA-200 for my current system.

Fronts: B&W 685 S2

Center: B&W 681 S2

Rears: Klipsch S-20 (soon to be swapped with the 685 S2's)

And I plan on getting a pair of 683 S2's down the road for my fronts. Any other receiver options I should be considering for my speakers? I pretty much plan on using the receiver just to power my center and rears and using the amp to run my fronts. I have a preference to Denon and Marantz and am in need of something that has at least 5.1 channel analog outputs (as I may run a 5 channel power amp at some point). Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Tried searching for something on this, but no joy ...

I am thinking of upgrading to CM9 s2 for the front and CM8 s2 or CM5 s2 for the surrounds. My concern about the CM8's is the tweeter height will be below ear level and the midrange driver will be below the back of the sofa (the surrounds will be about 3' away and 20 degrees behind. I can fabricate a short box stand (lead filled) to bring the tweeters to ear level but I'm somewhat concerned about changing the coupling of the woofers to the floor. Ironically, I am considering the CM8's instead of the CM5's due to aesthetics.

Also curious as to whether there is any real-world sonic advantage to the CM8 vs CM5 given they will be rolled out @ 60-80 Hz anyway?
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Tried searching for something on this, but no joy ...

I am thinking of upgrading to CM9 s2 for the front and CM8 s2 or CM5 s2 for the surrounds. My concern about the CM8's is the tweeter height will be below ear level and the midrange driver will be below the back of the sofa (the surrounds will be about 3' away and 20 degrees behind. I can fabricate a short box stand (lead filled) to bring the tweeters to ear level but I'm somewhat concerned about changing the coupling of the woofers to the floor. Ironically, I am considering the CM8's instead of the CM5's due to aesthetics.

Also curious as to whether there is any real-world sonic advantage to the CM8 vs CM5 given they will be rolled out @ 60-80 Hz anyway?
There are probably no advantages of using the CM8 instead of the CM5 for surrounds except that you won't need stands. The one possible exception is if you listen to a lot of multi-channel music. Having the midrange driver behind the couch would be a major problem.

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Receiver to go with 685 S2

I came into a pair of 685 S2 fronts and wanted your opinion on a receiver. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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I came into a pair of 685 S2 fronts and wanted your opinion on a receiver. Any suggestions? Thanks!
What's your budget? My first inclination would be to go with Marantz if it is within your budget.

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