Another B&W question... seesh! sorry guys

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Liam Shan, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. Liam Shan

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    I recently bought a yamaha rx-v530 receiver which I am very happy with, and am now going about purchasing new speakers. I have already purchased a B&W ASW300 sub which is performing beautifully and is a great little 8" sub.

    In the store that I was auditioning speakers, I was very impressed with a setup that included an ASW300, 602.5 mains, 601 surrounds, and an LCR 60 centre (all s3) (which I listened to for about an hour).

    However, after reading several previous threads about the 600 series b&ws, I find that most people prefer the 602s used as mains, rather than the 602.5. I haven't had a chance to hear the 602s in length and am curious to hear if anyone has compared the 602 and 602.5
    Also, in your opinion, would much be gained in using 602 surrounds also?

    I am quite new to HT, but estimate I would use the system for 60% music, %40 HT.

    Thanks for any thoughts/experiences you could share.

    Liam Shanahan.
     
  2. Arron H

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    You should go back to the store and a/b the 602s & 602.5s and let your ears decide which you like better. A lot of folks on this forum recommend 5 602s. I have 603s, 601s, & an LCR6 (all series 2). My system sounds great to me. It's all about what sounds best to you [​IMG]
     
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    Definitely listen for yourself. No-one can decide what you like better but you. The box is bigger than the 602 but the speaker is smaller. Interesting.
     
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    The 602.5 is a 601 tower. I find the 602 sounds better.... if it's any other consolation my dealer thinks the 602.5 is stupid! [​IMG]
     
  5. Liam Shan

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    Thanks, I will definately check them out myself. I'm just curious to hear your opinions and establish some recommended speaker configs to try next time I can get down to my dealer. Does anyone have a 602 main / 601 surround setup?

    Thanks again,
    Liam.
     
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