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post #24661 of 24671 Old Yesterday, 12:34 AM
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Yeah those are killer deals its very tempting. I never heard the q900s so Im considering those.




I'd like to make a slight correction to my description of what I'm looking for after listening to music for the past 3 hours.

It basically comes down to a main thing which is, I do not like vocals in front of the instruments. I'm listening to Tron Legacy, Dubstep and country music right now and it is glorious how real the vocals sound on the monitor audios but I keep finding myself turning up the volume because I want to hear the instruments.

When I meant powerful, it was an ineffective way of describing how I'm feeling when I hear the music coming out of speakers that places vocals primarily in the front because it doesn't sound as strong in my ears. The trumpets, the horns, guitars are all recessed behind the person's singing and that's what I meant.

Listening to dubstep, I would prefer to hear the WWAH WAH WAHHHHH more than the female vocals. So it has a pseudo acoustic feel to me when my main genre is electronic and rock and roll.
If you prefer a more laid back vocal presentation, I would think B&W 600 series will suit your taste better than the KEF Q or Monitor Audio Bronze..

However, if your budget allow, I would strongly recommend audition the KEF R300..

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I'm thinking the type of "impact" wanted here merits the inclusion of Klipsch "Reference Premier" series RP28-F into the mix. Big sound, huge soundstage, in-your-face looks and relatively cheap to buy.

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The dreaded upgrade bug has hit again and I'm looking to upgrade my 16:9 dedicated theater to a 2.35 screen. Unfortunately I'm running into somewhat of a horizontal space limitation. Currently my front soundstage consists of B&W CM9 (S1) and a CMC2 (S1). I love the sound of these speakers and won't part with them, however I really need to either tightly corner load them or move to an in-wall solution to fit my desired screen size.

What is typically considered the best B&W in-wall that matches closely to the CM series?
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Hi BroUK,

We would recommend the CI700 Series, and the CWM7.3 in particular. Barney Miller's in your area can give you a hand.

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The dreaded upgrade bug has hit again and I'm looking to upgrade my 16:9 dedicated theater to a 2.35 screen. Unfortunately I'm running into somewhat of a horizontal space limitation. Currently my front soundstage consists of B&W CM9 (S1) and a CMC2 (S1). I love the sound of these speakers and won't part with them, however I really need to either tightly corner load them or move to an in-wall solution to fit my desired screen size.

What is typically considered the best B&W in-wall that matches closely to the CM series?
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Hi BroUK,

We would recommend the CI700 Series, and the CWM7.3 in particular. Barney Miller's in your area can give you a hand.

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Thanks Patrick! Was just in Barney Miller's today looking around .
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I am looking at potentially getting Trinnov's Altitude 32 with the 3 LCR B&W 802d3's and was wondering about bi-amping and whether anyone here recommends it? Not sure if 802d3 would support active biamping becuase we'd need to bypass the internal crossover, but even that aside I wonder if Trinnov's ability would help here to improve bi-amping performance.
Does anyone here have experience with that? For amplification I'm looking at Classe at the moment.
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I'm thinking the type of "impact" wanted here merits the inclusion of Klipsch "Reference Premier" series RP28-F into the mix. Big sound, huge soundstage, in-your-face looks and relatively cheap to buy.
All of my Klipsh speakers , RF 82'S, 63's and 7's were harsh to my ears. They flat put out some power in my bedroom.

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I am looking at potentially getting Trinnov's Altitude 32 with the 3 LCR B&W 802d3's and was wondering about bi-amping and whether anyone here recommends it? Not sure if 802d3 would support active biamping becuase we'd need to bypass the internal crossover, but even that aside I wonder if Trinnov's ability would help here to improve bi-amping performance.
Does anyone here have experience with that? For amplification I'm looking at Classe at the moment.
In my opinion I would not waste your money on passive bi-amping.

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I don't want to reawaken the "all amps sound the same argument," which is too reductive, but I have to push back a bit on this meme that there is some mystical property to B&W speakers that requires high power amps. Unless you are sitting very, very far away, providing 100 amps to one of these CM speakers is going to result in absurdly high decibel levels. You will find that at the vast majority of listening levels, the power draw from the amp is no more than 10, maybe 20, maybe 30 amps. A 100-watt amp is going to provide more than enough headroom to to cover momentary spikes in volume. Having a 200-watt or 300-watt amp doesn't make the sound "beefier" or "louder," unless you are actually clipping when playing at high volumes with a lower powered amp; you're just paying extra for unused power.

There can be good reasons to go with separates; peace of mind, bling factor, a huge room that really does require high power to hit reference level, ultra-low-sensitivity speakers that require high power to hit reference level, or some combination of these; but for the vast majority of situations a 100-watt amp is fine.
This is a good point. I just replaced my Proceed AMP5 for my mains and moved it to the Atmos speakers with a Macintosh MC8207. Now i do like the sound across the 7 channels for main and surrounds from the Macintosh BUT I actually was laughing watching the meters on the Macintosh. I couldn't sit in the room at 40 let alone 100 or more. See my sig line for the setup...802's and 805's.

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