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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey all,
Looking for some advice....I've got a set of B&W DM603 S3s for my new HT room. But not sure what I should do for a center speaker. It's getting pretty tough to find a LCR600, which is was the center B&W had paired with the 603s at the time.

The newer options in the 600 family are the HTM61 and HTM62. Although...I'm not locked into staying with the B&W family if there are better options out there

Here are some of the specs of the room and my current set-up
Room 14' x 16' and 10' ceilings. Usage will be 90% HT/10% 2-channel

Equipment:
Emotiva LPA-1 amp
Emotiva UMC-1 proc

B&W DM603 S3
Emotiva ERD-1 surrounds
Sub: SVS PC-12 NSD

Thanks!
post #2 of 8
B&W LCR 600 S3, make an offer. It has been listed for 12 days.

The less expensive B&W LCR 60 S3 would also be a good match.
post #3 of 8
If that doesn't pan out, there are two LCR 60 on Ebay...both, at the moment, are under $150(sure to go up in the next 14hrs for the one and 4 days on the other...)
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Having not seen the history of the LCR series, what's the difference between the 600 and 60? Someone implied size, which would translate to the drivers as well.

What considerations should I take into account when deciding between the two?
post #5 of 8
In my personal opinion...

The biggest speaker you can use, is always the better choice. But if the 600 won't fit and/or you don't want to pay the price...the 60 is good, just not as good as the 600.

This, of course, is coming from a person whose rear speakers in the three HT's in the house(living room, basement and master bedroom) are...

OHM Walsh 3(the original series 1 that are pyramid shaped)
Infinity Crescendo 3007
DCM Timeframe 350(just sold those...and buying either the Waterfall Audio Iguascu or the Dali Ikon 6 MK2)

And yes, those are the REAR speakers...
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by schan1269 View Post

In my personal opinion...



This, of course, is coming from a person whose rear speakers in the three HT's in the house(living room, basement and master bedroom) are...

OHM Walsh 3(the original series 1 that are pyramid shaped)
Infinity Crescendo 3007
DCM Timeframe 350(just sold those...and buying either the Waterfall Audio Iguascu or the Dali Ikon 6 MK2)

And yes, those are the REAR speakers...


Geebus!
post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by thumper23 View Post

Having not seen the history of the LCR series, what's the difference between the 600 and 60? Someone implied size, which would translate to the drivers as well.

What considerations should I take into account when deciding between the two?

Essentially it does come down to size, 5.5" drivers in the LCR60 and 6.5" drivers in the LCR600.

You can compare specs clicking the above links.

The LCR600 will have the same 6.5" drivers as the DM603 and will be a more capable center channel match. If the LCR600 will work for you, given its larger dimensions, well worth the extra expense.

Big fan of the B&W DM6XX series, BTW. I think they are a tremendous value in the used market for both music and HT.
post #8 of 8
@ the OP...

Yes Geebus is said in my house the first couple of times. I listen to SACD/DVD-A (hence the larger than normal rear speakers)...

But when listening to this...
http://www.amazon.com/Beethoven-Viol...7470650&sr=1-8 (or something similar)
through this
http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR4810C...7470710&sr=1-1
Pushing the OHM Walsh 5 and 3, with a Velodyne packing a 12" woofer and 600 real watts of onboard power(the center speaker is another OHM, took 3 years to find a suitable center, as OHM never has made a specific Walsh center)

Geebus is appropriate.
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