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Old 12th October 2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default 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!
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Old 12th October 2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Since this is diy site i would recommend checking this thread. You could build better speakers for
fraction of the cost!
L18/tbfc vs B&W N805 speaker review.
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Old 12th October 2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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Neither are diy and both horridly expensive. I have heard the B&W and they are OK. I'd never buy a pair.

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Old 12th October 2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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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...
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Old 12th October 2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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I think member Starre had the Revel and swears the Tired2way is better!
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Old 12th October 2012, 09:20 PM   #6
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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.
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Recommend a hi-end 2 way kit

..not a lot of bass, but soundstage and imaging.. oh, yes.
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Neither are diy and both horridly expensive. I have heard the B&W and they are OK. I'd never buy a pair.

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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.

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Old 13th October 2012, 02:44 AM   #10
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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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