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The Room is 26.5' x 18.5'.
The speakers: B&W 802 Diamond Series
The subwoofer: SVS SB13-Ultra (Will be purchasing 2 of these)
Pre-Amp: Marantz AV7702 or 8802 (with the plans of going surround sound later)
Amplifier: Rotel RB-1590
Power Conditioner: Furman IT-REFERENCE 20i
Cables: All Audioquest cables
Turntable: Pro-Ject 2Xperience Classic
My Xbox One will be my cd player for now as well.
I guess this is the shopping list your dealer gave you? Everything looks good except

Amplifier: Rotel RB-1590 <--- I would put budget for the power conditioner and cables into a different amplifier especially if you are doing surround in the future..
Power Conditioner: Furman IT-REFERENCE 20i <--- do you really need a power conditioner??
Cables: All Audioquest cables <--- how much is the cost for all the cables??
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Justthinking the power conditioner is a really good deal off a friend who needs to part ways with it fairly quickly so it isn't needed, but also can't pass up on the deal.

As far as the Rotel RB-1590 I like these because of power they have and down the road when I do surround sound I will make sure to take care of powering the other speakers with another source.

As far as the cabling I will not be spending ridiculous amounts for such small variance in sound quality. Any you prefer though?


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I have B&W 802 mains with a matching center channel and subwoofer. My surround channels are build into the wall and are B&W. I have no desire to defend or belittle B&W. I love music and use my system to listen to music followed by television and movies. I have a great collection of SACDs and of blu-ray music and after listening to many other speakers, can't find any that reproduce music as faithfully as B&W. Folks, that's it for me. Good night.
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Is there any particular reason why you wish to go with the older models over the 685s? Budget reasons? You can get a used pair of 685s for a similar price to the other models you mentioned.
Yeah, pretty much budget reasons. I'm a college student just looking for some good speakers for a decent price.

I have a pair of Cambridge Audio S30s that I'm using for my desk set-up, and now I'm looking for some speakers to use in the living room space. I really love the S30s, but I want to go a different route for the living room speakers.

Locally, I found a used pair of DM560s for $120 and the 601 S3s for $225. I haven't seen any 685s pop up for sale, but you think I could get them for similar prices?
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Yeah, pretty much budget reasons. I'm a college student just looking for some good speakers for a decent price.

I have a pair of Cambridge Audio S30s that I'm using for my desk set-up, and now I'm looking for some speakers to use in the living room space. I really love the S30s, but I want to go a different route for the living room speakers.

Locally, I found a used pair of DM560s for $120 and the 601 S3s for $225. I haven't seen any 685s pop up for sale, but you think I could get them for similar prices?
Honestly, all of these are pretty decent options. I would give the edge to the 685 though. Used, they're usually more in the $300 range so out of budget. The DM560s are the largest book shelf speaker of the bunch with 8 in woofers so that would help some with overall output in your living room. Surprisingly they only go down to 65 Hz. They were released in the late eighties. The 601 S3s were released in the late nineties and are more similar to the 685. Both the DM560 and 601 S3 were made in England compared to the newer 600 and CM speakers that are made in China. I would say go ahead and audition and see if you like them. Be sure to pay close attention to their condition. The DM560s are probably over 25 years old.

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Honestly, all of these are pretty decent options. I would give the edge to the 685 though. Used, they're usually more in the $300 range so out of budget. The DM560s are the largest book shelf speaker of the bunch with 8 in woofers so that would help some with overall output in your living room. Surprisingly they only go down to 65 Hz. They were released in the late eighties. The 601 S3s were released in the late nineties and are more similar to the 685. Both the DM560 and 601 S3 were made in England compared to the newer 600 and CM speakers that are made in China. I would say go ahead and audition and see if you like them. Be sure to pay close attention to their condition. The DM560s are probably over 25 years old.
I've heard the DM560s in person, and they sounded pretty decent. Even though they're only rated to go down to 65 Hz I was pretty impressed with the amount of low end they offered. They were in very good condition for how old they were. The 601 S3s are pretty far away from me so I haven't had the chance to hear them yet, but look to be in very good condition also. I think those may be the speakers I go with.

Thank you very much for all of the helpful information!
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