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PKI 12th October 2012 05:59 PM

B&W Nautilus 805 vs Revel M22, help please!
I am looking for bookshelf's and stopped on these two speakers. Both are well rated. I do not have chance to auditioned Revel's, so need to choose blindly...
Maybe you can help? I read that M22 are more natural with better bass and suite for wider music variety, but B&W way more superior in soundstaging. B7W are easier to drive I guess(I was thinking of F5c or F5 turbo).
Any comments? Thanks!

Dufus 12th October 2012 06:28 PM

Since this is diy site i would recommend checking this thread. You could build better speakers for
fraction of the cost!

planet10 12th October 2012 06:30 PM

Neither are diy and both horridly expensive. I have heard the B&W and they are OK. I'd never buy a pair.


PKI 12th October 2012 06:42 PM

Thanks! So can you recommend any projects which will sound better(and be less expensive) than B&W?

p.s. Sorry if you not suppose to ask about not DIY stuff here...

Dufus 12th October 2012 06:50 PM

I think member Starre had the Revel and swears the Tired2way is better!

Starre 12th October 2012 09:20 PM

I had the Revel M20 which is the model before M22 came out. M20 and M22 has one "problem" i think and that is they need a lot of power to work its best. I mean a big power amp of at least 200W/8ohm. I also think the tweeter of M20 was not very good but decent.

ScottG 12th October 2012 09:42 PM

..not a lot of bass, but soundstage and imaging.. oh, yes.

a.wayne 13th October 2012 02:23 AM


Originally Posted by planet10 (
Neither are diy and both horridly expensive. I have heard the B&W and they are OK. I'd never buy a pair.


Name the ones you would ....

planet10 13th October 2012 02:39 AM

Store bought... it would be very hard for me to buy storebought... the only speakers at the local hi-end hifi emporium that have caught my attention in the past 20 years has been the Sonus Faber Ellipsa, but i'm pretty comfortable that i could build something as enjoyable for much less.


Bare 13th October 2012 02:44 AM

second hand pair of Vandersteen 2ce's.. well within your budget and surprisingly competent/good sounds.
Not so easy to honestly 'better' Plus.. no dorky stands needed.
IF you ultimately decide they are not an exact fit, you can sell them on with minimal $ loss.
DIYs are notorious for having Dick resale .
Would you buy a Basement Build for anything more than Beer $ ?

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