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post #24061 of 24083 Old 09-11-2016, 06:46 PM
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Hi i am the happy new owner of some CM10's. Wow, really nice.

I relegated my long loved Cambridge Soundworks Towers to the bedroom.

I have had 2 686's as surrounds for a while and recently found a HTM-61 at a great price to upgrade the HTM-62 i had previously for center channel. This was a good move. The 62 was honky to me. So an all B&W set up.

The 686's sound pretty good as surrounds, really nice detail, and my Klipsch 12 sub seems to get everything the 686's miss on the low end.

However, i wonder if the Tower Soundworks would perform better than the 686's? Or, would they sound out of place tonally with the B&W's? Thoughts?

Maybe ill just do a test and see.....
With the small amount of content that goes to the surrounds (not considering multi-channel music) it's not a big deal to have surrounds that don't necessarily timbre match. That being said, you have a nice 5.1. Why not live with it for a while before tinkering?

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With the small amount of content that goes to the surrounds (not considering multi-channel music) it's not a big deal to have surrounds that don't necessarily timbre match. That being said, you have a nice 5.1. Why not live with it for a while before tinkering?
I probably do more 5.1 music listening than movies, so that is part of my motivation.

I guess my main question in that for surround music listening, is having 4 tower type speakers better?
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I probably do more 5.1 music listening than movies, so that is part of my motivation.
Same here.

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I guess my main question in that for surround music listening, is having 4 tower type speakers better?
In theory, yes. In practice, it will depend. For music, I would not want a huge disparity among any of the 5 main channels. I prefer to use the same three floor-standing speakers across the front but in one system the surrounds are also floor-standers while, in the other, they are large stand-mounted speakers.
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Quick question about value of brand new in box 802 D2's. What is fair market value?
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It looks like the Panorama 2 is not that popular, lol.
I know this is almost a year old, but I own a Panorama 2 and what a good looking soundbar! I just sucks that it lacks bluetooth for such a premium product. Sounds amazing regardless.
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Quick question about value of brand new in box 802 D2's. What is fair market value?
I have a pair of new 803 d3s PM me if you are interested.
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800 d3

Is anyone here planning on or know of anyone planning on using the 800 D3's in a dedicated home theater?

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I have CM10 S2, Center 2 S2, CM 5 S2 (SL,SR). I would like to add 4 ceiling speakers.

Please help me choose ceiling speakers. But, they have to be on-ceiling type as the ceiling is concrete.

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New 804 D3s and HTM2 D3; HTM4 D2 available

I was using 805 D2s and an HTM4 D2 for front L/R and center in my living room surround setup. I just purchased a pair of 804 D3s and ordered an HTM2 D3 (not in stock). I moved the 805s to surround duty, but don't know what to do with the HTM4 D2. If anyone here needs one, send me a pm and make me an offer I can't refuse . It is gloss black and in perfect condition. I have the original shipping box.

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Question, do my B&W speakers from the 80's which are in use daily, (CM1 Concept 90's and DM100i's), have a similar sound signature to modern B&W stand mount speakers or has the sound signature for the brand shifted dramatically in that time?

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Hi gajCA,

The goal over the long haul has been to produce loudspeakers that are neutral and balanced. As materials and understanding have advanced, distortions have been pushed down across the board resulting in a clearer sound.

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Hi gajCA,

The goal over the long haul has been to produce loudspeakers that are neutral and balanced. As materials and understanding have advanced, distortions have been pushed down across the board resulting in a clearer sound.

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Thanks, so it sounds like the answer is more yes than no...especially with the CM1 Concept 90s which were many steps above the DM100i's in the B&W ladder back in the day and were among the first with the Matrix cabinet construction.

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Exactly. As improvements are made to each successive generation of products, greater clarity is realized. However, the general balance over time is very similar.

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Thanks, so it sounds like the answer is more yes than no...especially with the CM1 Concept 90s which were many steps above the DM100i's in the B&W ladder back in the day and were among the first with the Matrix cabinet construction.
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Exactly. As improvements are made to each successive generation of products, greater clarity is realized. However, the general balance over time is very similar.

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Sadly the B&W Concept 90s which my daughter still uses daily are such great little speakers and still sound fantastic that she has no motivation to buy a newer set of speakers!
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I have CM10 S2, Center 2 S2, CM 5 S2 (SL,SR). I would like to add 4 ceiling speakers.

Please help me choose ceiling speakers. But, they have to be on-ceiling type as the ceiling is concrete.

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If you decide you want to treat your ceiling, you could always go with in-wall speakers from the CI line from B&W. The depth is < 4", so you could use the other space for treatment.

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If you decide you want to treat your ceiling, you could always go with in-wall speakers from the CI line from B&W. The depth is < 4", so you could use the other space for treatment.


But there is no fake ceiling, just concrete slab. If I use in-wall type, it should be in some sort of housing. Is there such a thing?

Perhaps, M-1 or AM-1 could be selected. I don't have an idea about their performance. Or on-ceiling type of another brand may be opted.


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683 S2s- I have a pair that are mint, perfectly broken in. I want to sell them, what can I expect to get for them?

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe...

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But there is no fake ceiling, just concrete slab. If I use in-wall type, it should be in some sort of housing. Is there such a thing?
Yes, the B&W CI line of in-wall speakers have optional backboxes which would be perfect. So all you would need to do is cover them maybe with a fabric on a track system, to cover the speaker boxes (which are spec'ed to be less than 4" depth) and maybe add fiberglass or some other kind of treatment (diffusers perhaps) between them. Definitely doable, if you wanted to go that way. The CI speakers sound AWESOME by the way.

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Ask $1300 and settle for $1100 as a bottomline.
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Fronts: B&W 684 S1 — Center: B&W CM Center S2
Surrounds: B&W 685 S1 — Subwoofer: Rhythmic FV15HP
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Ok b&w guys..... I finally found my HTM1D... but the tweeter is broken, so

1) does anyone know or have a tweeter number hf00205 w/housing or zz14363 wo/housing for sale NOS, that you will sell for less than MSRP.

2) I personally have been using an older htm1 center (old nautilus twweter) and to tell you the truth I cannot hear the difference. So... will the older tweeter zz11770 fit in the D housing?

Thank you for the imput.
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Ok b&w guys..... I finally found my HTM1D... but the tweeter is broken, so

1) does anyone know or have a tweeter number hf00205 w/housing or zz14363 wo/housing for sale NOS, that you will sell for less than MSRP.

2) I personally have been using an older htm1 center (old nautilus twweter) and to tell you the truth I cannot hear the difference. So... will the older tweeter zz11770 fit in the D housing?

Thank you for the imput.
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