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Originally Posted by dan6815
I had the b&w 683s2,I called myself upgrading to the 703s2. although the new tweeter in the 703's sounds much better, I'm still missing that full range sound and the warmth of the 683..I'm seriously thinking about returning them and grabbing my 683's back. I only listened for about 5 hours straight out of the box, but felt something was missing the whole time. I did however have the 683's for about two weeks before returning them. I felt the lower end was a little muddy, but overall was a better listening experience
Did you run audyssey or whatever room correction your AVR has? I personally felt the 700's were a noticeable improvement over the 600's in all categories. The bass was more prominent on the 600's, but much better sounding on the 700's.
I would give them at least a week to open up. Leave them on low volume while you go to work to reduce break-in time. Most speakers tend to open up more with 40-50 hours of operation. Don't mess with the settings too much for the break-in period as you could just make things worse. A lesson I learned the hard way.
You may want to consider adding an external amp. Speakers at that level generally benefit from more power across their entire bandwidth. An AVR alone can drive the speakers, but can't compete with a dedicated amp.
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Last edited by pase22; 11-12-2018 at 03:27 AM.