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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post

Take a look at these: http://www.realtraps.com/p_tri-corner.htm

They fit in small spots and are effective (for their size).
yes something like that I'm looking but I wondering how much bass this trap could get because it is very thin, I'm thinking that a mega trap would be a good choice for bass trap and for stand for my 805D; today I saw that it could be used like a stand too frown.gif
post #13922 of 17968
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Originally Posted by LaoChe View Post

Well guys, I'm happy to report I'm a new member of the B&W club. Just purchased a pair of 805D's from my local Magnolia. They offered me a good deal on them, the stands and some speakers cables, and couldn't pass it up. Down side, they won't have them in until possibly next Thursday. The wait is going to kill me. frown.gif

Curious to know how much you paid or how much
the discount off list price was for the 805D?
post #13923 of 17968
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Originally Posted by leo2498 View Post


yes something like that I'm looking but I wondering how much bass this trap could get because it is very thin, I'm thinking that a mega trap would be a good choice for bass trap and for stand for my 805D; today I saw that it could be used like a stand too frown.gif

Well, it is fairly thick and substantial and the space behind it contributes to the performance.  OTOH, a MegaTrap is more.

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Originally Posted by LaoChe View Post

Well guys, I'm happy to report I'm a new member of the B&W club. Just purchased a pair of 805D's from my local Magnolia. They offered me a good deal on them, the stands and some speakers cables, and couldn't pass it up. Down side, they won't have them in until possibly next Thursday. The wait is going to kill me. frown.gif
the sadly part of this purchased is that if you not have the gear to match you will spent more money to get satisfied, welcome to the club that never end biggrin.gif
Edited by leo2498 - 5/26/13 at 5:41pm
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Originally Posted by deeda View Post

Curious to know how much you paid or how much
the discount off list price was for the 805D?

$4000 or 20% off. The guy made me a great deal since it was the Memorial Day weekend. The stands ran me $700 for the pair.
Edited by LaoChe - 5/26/13 at 6:07pm
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Originally Posted by leo2498 View Post

the sadly part of this purchased is that if you not have the gear to match you will spent more money to get satisfied, welcome to the club that never end biggrin.gif

Nah, my gear should do the 805D's justice. I currently have a Pioneer Elite SC-07 receiver with a Pioneer Elite BDP-09FD as the source. Definitely curious to see what the 09FD's analog section can do. So far I've only used the digital path for it. If I need more power, I'll look into a McIntosh amp, but I think I'll be fine with the AVR alone. We'll see though.smile.gif
post #13927 of 17968
Good selling price for a black ash minty HTM3S with original box and manuals and packaging?

I am thinking craigslist first possibly audition as well.

Thanks for your thoughts

Bill
post #13928 of 17968
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Originally Posted by LaoChe View Post

Nah, my gear should do the 805D's justice. I currently have a Pioneer Elite SC-07 receiver with a Pioneer Elite BDP-09FD as the source. Definitely curious to see what the 09FD's analog section can do. So far I've only used the digital path for it. If I need more power, I'll look into a McIntosh amp, but I think I'll be fine with the AVR alone. We'll see though.smile.gif

yes maybe in power you will not have problem but with performance musically i have my doubts, the problem with this speaker is that they will motivate listen more music if you don't do it so in a near future you will look again with your dealer jajaja stay away form him it never befits your pocket biggrin.gif

BTW plus taxes, right?
post #13929 of 17968
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Originally Posted by leo2498 View Post

yes maybe in power you will not have problem but with performance musically i have my doubts, the problem with this speaker is that they will motivate listen more music if you don't do it so in a near future you will look again with your dealer jajaja stay away form him it never befits your pocket biggrin.gif

BTW plus taxes, right?

I have about 800 Blu-rays to put the speakers through their pace, with quite a few being concert BD's (lossless BD audio FTW). wink.gif Like I said, can't wait to try out the 09FD's analog section. I've had the thing since early 2009 and haven't even had a chance to try it out. frown.gif

As for the price, yes, before tax. smile.gif
post #13930 of 17968
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Originally Posted by LaoChe View Post

$4000 or 20% off. The guy made me a great deal since it was the Memorial Day weekend. The stands ran me $700 for the pair.

20% off is very good few will do that!
post #13931 of 17968
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Originally Posted by wse View Post

20% off is very good few will do that!

I wasn't planning on buying anything today, but the guy made me a great deal.
post #13932 of 17968
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Originally Posted by LaoChe View Post

Nah, my gear should do the 805D's justice. I currently have a Pioneer Elite SC-07 receiver with a Pioneer Elite BDP-09FD as the source. Definitely curious to see what the 09FD's analog section can do. So far I've only used the digital path for it. If I need more power, I'll look into a McIntosh amp, but I think I'll be fine with the AVR alone. We'll see though.smile.gif

I don't think you will have any kind of sound quality issues in terms of "musicality" or whatever.

The Pioneer Elite SC07 is powerhouse.

Power output 2Ch 8 ohsm/ 2Ch 4 ohms/ 5Ch 8 ohms (HTM):
$2200 Pioneer SC07: 182.2/301.6/150.5 watts

http://www.hometheater.com/content/pioneer-elite-sc-07-av-receiver

The 805D sensitivity is 88dB (assume 88dB/w/m/single speaker), they (2 speakers) can play 100dB with 128WPC from 4 meters distance.

But the key as always is how they SOUND to YOU, not based on OTHER PEOPLE'S hearsay. If they sound great, don't let people inceptualize in your mind that you somehow NEED or can improve their sound by buying some McIntosh or Emotiva or whatever amp they say, which somehow is supposed to enlarge their musical soundstage, image more pricisely, and have tighter faster bass. eek.gif

And as far as analog vs digital, the SC07 has great DAC, so I doubt analog is going to be different, except maybe they will have different sound levels. But the master volume will neutralize any such differences.
post #13933 of 17968
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

I don't think you will have any kind of sound quality issues in terms of "musicality" or whatever.

The Pioneer Elite SC07 is powerhouse.

Power output 2Ch 8 ohsm/ 2Ch 4 ohms/ 5Ch 8 ohms (HTM):
$2200 Pioneer SC07: 182.2/301.6/150.5 watts

http://www.hometheater.com/content/pioneer-elite-sc-07-av-receiver

The 805D sensitivity is 88dB (assume 88dB/w/m/single speaker), they (2 speakers) can play 100dB with 128WPC from 4 meters distance.

But the key as always is how they SOUND to YOU, not based on OTHER PEOPLE'S hearsay. If they sound great, don't let people inceptualize in your mind that you somehow NEED or can improve their sound by buying some McIntosh or Emotiva or whatever amp they say, which somehow is supposed to enlarge their musical soundstage, image more pricisely, and have tighter faster bass. eek.gif

And as far as analog vs digital, the SC07 has great DAC, so I doubt analog is going to be different, except maybe they will have different sound levels. But the master volume will neutralize any such differences.

Thanks Acu. Yah, I was just going to give the analog section a try to see which I liked best, or even if I could tell the difference. We'll see.
post #13934 of 17968
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Originally Posted by tampa frank View Post

Guys- Could really use some help trying to sort through all of the B&W models. I love the B&W sound, but can't afford to buy new so I've been trying to find some used deals. Unfortunately, I don't know enough to figure out what is a good deal and what isn't. Please help. Here is what I can get through my local Craigslist:

CDM 1NT's (pair)= $350
DM 604's series 1 (pair) = $600
DM 601's series 1 (pair) = $250

I'm looking to replace my L/C/R, so with anything I get I will have to be able to find a center that adequately matches. Are used speakers worth looking at, or should I just move on with a budget friendlier brand?

CDM1NTs are the best sounding of the bunch assuming you get a sub. I don't know how hard it will be to find a matching center though. B&W has some maple HTM7 centers B-stock that a local dealer could get for you for a reasonable price though and it should match nicely.

B.
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How do.you find out what b&w has in b stock?
post #13936 of 17968
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Originally Posted by baranowski View Post

How do.you find out what b&w has in b stock?

You have to get your dealer to call and ask about specific models.

B.
post #13937 of 17968
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Originally Posted by BVLDARI View Post

Here are a couple of updated pictures of the system. I added an HTM2 and a salamander design synergy TV stand. I also mounted the TV on the wall. I am very very happy with the results. I still can’t believe how big of a difference the HTM2 made. I am also debating on pushing the left speaker a little bit further out to the left. No walls on the right. Speakers are just under 8 ft. apart now. With how relatively big the center is, I am starting to think that 8ft apart is not far enough.




Do you guys think I will gain much if I angled the center channel up a little?
post #13938 of 17968
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Originally Posted by leo2498 View Post

cleaning way for the old 800 version

Hi guys, my eight year old 804S are lost its natural color and finally yesterday I try to cleaned with a damp cloth ant it lose a lot of old dust but the veneer look opaque, what is the best way to clean this speaker? someone have used some kind product over this without damage the veneer?

I use Formby's furniture products. Their Almond Lustre polish does a nice job. I found the polish at the local hardware store.

http://www.formbys.com/products/almond_lustre/
post #13939 of 17968
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Originally Posted by BVLDARI View Post

Do you guys think I will gain much if I angled the center channel up a little?

My vote is "No".
post #13940 of 17968
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Originally Posted by Tenkan View Post

I use Formby's furniture products. Their Almond Lustre polish does a nice job. I found the polish at the local hardware store.

http://www.formbys.com/products/almond_lustre/
I never use any liquid cleaners or polishes on mine...but a Swiffer Duster works great!
post #13941 of 17968
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Originally Posted by BVLDARI View Post

Do you guys think I will gain much if I angled the center channel up a little?

i have basicly the same setup.... just the nautilus models... for my fronts...

I angled my center up... did i hear a difference? no.... is my center still angled up? yes...

i would move all for your speaker at least a foot away from the wall....

i would get your speakers closer to the sides of your tv.... the closer the better without messing with the view of the tv... either change the stand or get a wider tv....

put a large area rug in front of the speakers. possible le at the first reflective point on the walls and the ceiling.

i believe you should try to change the idea of the rear surrounds, maybe different ones.... i like to stay with the same brand and series...

also is it possible to move the seating area away from the wall?

Bill
post #13942 of 17968
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

My vote is "No".

I had some black rubber feet that are about an inch tall so I ended up using them now... I can't tell much of a difference but theoretically it should be better...
post #13943 of 17968
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Originally Posted by Blindamood View Post

I never use any liquid cleaners or polishes on mine...but a Swiffer Duster works great!

Yes me too, I always thought that that kind of product could damage the veneer and affect its color, good to know that some owner have used this in his speaker so I will try it and let you know.
post #13944 of 17968
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Originally Posted by baranowski View Post

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Originally Posted by BVLDARI View Post



i would get your speakers closer to the sides of your tv.... the closer the better without messing with the view of the tv...

Bill


This is a bad idea. Even 80" TV is too narrow. Front main speakers sound better when distance between them is similar to a distance from listener to TV (center speaker).
post #13945 of 17968
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Originally Posted by BVLDARI View Post

I had some black rubber feet that are about an inch tall so I ended up using them now... I can't tell much of a difference but theoretically it should be better...

That's how MOST things are - theoretical vs practical.

It doesn't matter either way as long as it looks cool doing it. cool.gif
post #13946 of 17968
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

That's how MOST things are - theoretical vs practical.

It doesn't matter either way as long as it looks cool doing it. cool.gif

If I had to go out and buy the feet I probably wouldn’t have. But since I had them at home, made for an easy decision to use them.

But honestly, it looked “better” in the pictures above than it does now with a 1” gap in the front LOLOL
post #13947 of 17968
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

I don't think you will have any kind of sound quality issues in terms of "musicality" or whatever.

The Pioneer Elite SC07 is powerhouse.

Power output 2Ch 8 ohsm/ 2Ch 4 ohms/ 5Ch 8 ohms (HTM):
$2200 Pioneer SC07: 182.2/301.6/150.5 watts

http://www.hometheater.com/content/pioneer-elite-sc-07-av-receiver

The 805D sensitivity is 88dB (assume 88dB/w/m/single speaker), they (2 speakers) can play 100dB with 128WPC from 4 meters distance.

But the key as always is how they SOUND to YOU, not based on OTHER PEOPLE'S hearsay. If they sound great, don't let people inceptualize in your mind that you somehow NEED or can improve their sound by buying some McIntosh or Emotiva or whatever amp they say, which somehow is supposed to enlarge their musical soundstage, image more pricisely, and have tighter faster bass. eek.gif

And as far as analog vs digital, the SC07 has great DAC, so I doubt analog is going to be different, except maybe they will have different sound levels. But the master volume will neutralize any such differences.
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Originally Posted by LaoChe View Post

Thanks Acu. Yah, I was just going to give the analog section a try to see which I liked best, or even if I could tell the difference. We'll see.


I encourage to you that you will do a test between a class AB amp vs your ice class D amp (if you not already did it), any dealer can lend you one, if you not hear the "musicality" that I told then you no need more, but I will not get in discussions of if all amps sound same or not, it is a personally choice and depend of yourself.
Edited by leo2498 - 5/29/13 at 9:28am
post #13948 of 17968
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Originally Posted by leo2498 View Post


I encourage to you that test and compare a class AB amp vs your ice class D amp any dealer could be borrow one, if you not hear the "musicality" that I told then you no need more, but I not get in discussions of if all amps sound same or not, it is a personally choice and depend of yourself.

Yes, I have compared various amps.

Who says anything about discussing amps?

We're all just expressing personal opinions.

Are you typing on a tiny phone or something? Your grammar is way off. eek.gif
post #13949 of 17968
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

Yes, I have compared various amps.

Who says anything about discussing amps?

We're all just expressing personal opinions.

Are you typing on a tiny phone or something? Your grammar is way off. eek.gif

not at all, I'm not from USA and english is not my native language so it is possible that I have bad grammar and I will have some error in my written(sorry for that) but I have not problem with this because I'm still learning my third language.

BTW I know that you have tried some amps but my post was for LaoChe if he not had tried it in the past (this comparation). my comments was because this advise was usefull to me from other people in the past and I'm sharing my thoughs.
post #13950 of 17968
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Originally Posted by leo2498 View Post

not at all, I'm not from USA and english is not my native language so it is possible that I have bad grammar and I will have some error in my written(sorry for that) but I have not problem with this because I'm still learning my third language.

BTW I know that you have tried some amps but my post was for LaoChe if he not had tried it in the past (this comparation). my comments was because this advise was usefull to me from other people in the past and I'm sharing my thoughs.

My apologies. I know some people type on phones all day long. I would not want to do that. biggrin.gif

I don't mean to be confrontational or offensive.

I know we all agree as well as disagree about many things. But friendly DEBATING (unlike arguing or fighting) is part of the fun. biggrin.gif

The one thing we ALL have in common is our fondness for this hobby. wink.gif

Sure, if someone has tried different amps and prefer certain amps, that is perfectly fine.
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