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Old 16th October 2005, 07:42 AM   #11
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Maggies have always been intriguing. My room is not large at all, probably 15x25 feet, with a desk and such at the back. The maggies would be quite imposing in there.

I've been looking at B&W 604's. I think I'll go have a listen tomorrow.
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Old 16th October 2005, 07:48 AM   #12
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I've been looking at B&W 604's. I think I'll go have a listen tomorrow.
You will be sorely disappointed... at least this my experience with BW's


magnepan's 20.1 is the only one I've heard... and I detested it... but it was powered by under 100w and in about half the size room you have so this could be the cause

I think 15x25 is pretty large... at least for most the dipoles you'd be fine I'm guessing
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Old 16th October 2005, 09:18 AM   #13
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With the time you SHOULD take before buying a comercial speaker, you could reasonably finish a decent project of your own !!!

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Old 17th October 2005, 12:42 AM   #15
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I've been looking at B&W 604's. I think I'll go have a listen tomorrow.
Who sells B&W around here? Magnolia Hifi?
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Old 17th October 2005, 01:02 AM   #16
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Careful with those B&W speakers, they are current suckers, they sound bad with most amps.
Hard to drive beasts.
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Old 17th October 2005, 01:22 AM   #17
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they sound bad with most amps.

because of power right?

it's the massively inefficent tweets they use well at least the 800 series with the diamond tweets
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Old 17th October 2005, 01:33 AM   #18
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because of power right?

it's the massively inefficent tweets they use well at least the 800 series with the diamond tweets
No, they have big impedance dips in the bass.
Usually under 3 ohms.
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Old 17th October 2005, 01:34 AM   #19
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Old 17th October 2005, 01:41 AM   #20
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No, they have big impedance dips in the bass.
Usually under 3 ohms.

maybe I'm missing something

but any 2 ohm stable amp shouldn't have any problems at all them them...

the Mark Levinsons etc seemed to play them just fine... the were the large PRICEY mark Levinson mono amps....

also heard a pair of Halcro's on the BW 800's

neither had any problems with them... they just didn't sound very good... at least to me
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