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    Should I stick with my B&Ws for HT, or buy dedicated speakers?

    A 602 center would probably sound better, but it might not look as good. Also, I do not think the 602s are magnetically shielded, so keep that in mind as it will likely interfere with the TV's picture if it's right on top on below the picture tube. --steve
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    Should I stick with my B&Ws for HT, or buy dedicated speakers?

    A 602 center would probably sound better, but it might not look as good. Also, I do not think the 602s are magnetically shielded, so keep that in mind as it will likely interfere with the TV's picture if it's right on top on below the picture tube. --steve
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    Whats your favorite sub and surround sound demo?

    All the THX intros are great for surrounds. Oh, and lets not forget any of the 15 or so depth charge scenes from U571 for subs. --steve
  4. Steve_Ma

    Whats your favorite sub and surround sound demo?

    All the THX intros are great for surrounds. Oh, and lets not forget any of the 15 or so depth charge scenes from U571 for subs. --steve
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    Should I stick with my B&Ws for HT, or buy dedicated speakers?

    Agree. Those 602's are great for music and more than enough to accomodate HT applications. Make sure you have a strong sub. Look at the 601s for surrounds and the aforementioned center(s). You'll have a great 2ch setup that will ROCK for HT as well. --Steve
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    Should I stick with my B&Ws for HT, or buy dedicated speakers?

    Agree. Those 602's are great for music and more than enough to accomodate HT applications. Make sure you have a strong sub. Look at the 601s for surrounds and the aforementioned center(s). You'll have a great 2ch setup that will ROCK for HT as well. --Steve
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    B&W 601 s2

    I don't think you got "ripped off" but I don't think you got the deal-of-the-century either. Didn't they retail for $450/$500 new? 5 years ago? Look, don't fret it. They're great speakers. I have both the 603s and the 601s and have used them both as mains at different points for practical...
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    Calibrating for my SVS PB2 Plus

    Quality bass does not necesarilly equal loud bass! If you can measure a good Response, then I'd leave it alone for a few weeks before tweaking. You might need to get used to hearing a higher quality, more accurate type of bass. --steve
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    Reference Level?

    -10 to -20 for me is the norm for me. I've listened to reference level material in a home environment in a much higher end setup than mine. Hearing clean ref level material was impressive ... but at those levels, my own system strains and sounds ... not as good.
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    Sub Frequency Response-How flat is good enough?

    I would agree. Consider yourself lucky. I'd be psyched with that kind of natural in-room-response. --steve
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    Sub Frequency Response-How flat is good enough?

    I agree with Matt, I think that's pretty good, esp with no EQ. --steve
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    BFD House Curves and Calibration

    Wayne, Thanks for the link. That is more than enough info for me to chew on for awhile. I really liked the discussion on cabin gain in various rooms vs the nearfield environments of a recording studio. It's certainly a place for me to start to get my hands around this....but I still feel...
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    Rate your own speakers...honestly!

    Sure. What I meant was that I was hard pressed to hear/percieve any difference at all between my system with an 80hz or a 100hz x-over. The only way I could tell there was a difference was by measuring the system/room's response. One was clearly flatter than the other (100hz). Prior to this...
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    BFD House Curves and Calibration

    I understand the Fletcher-Munson curve, but I never quite undertood the reason for the house curve or how it relates to accuracy (if we assume accuracy as a goal). Or does it relate at all? OK, humans are less sensitive to the lower freqs. Fine, that makes sense to me. But then why...
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    Rate your own speakers...honestly!

    Justin/John, I'm pretty sure at that price point nowadays, you'd get an adjustable x-over. But I bought about 3 or 4 years ago. I tried running the mains off of the speaker level connects and used the sub's crossover to try to get more out of my mains (towers that are solid to ~43hz)...
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