B&W Speakers

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  1. TerryHub

    TerryHub Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm planning to audition some B&W speakers this weekend. I'm looking at the DM602 S3 and an LCR60 S3. Can anyone who owns these tell me what I should expect to pay?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Herman S

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    Expect to pay $600 a pair for the 602S3. As for the LCR 60 S3, I think they run $375 - 400 each.

    I have two pairs of the 602S3 speakers for the fronts and surrounds. However I have a pair of LCR 600S3 speakers, one for the front and one rear. I auditioned both the LCR 60 and the LCR 600, and the latter had much fuller sound and I felt it was a better match for the 602s. I would strongly suggest looking at the LCR 600. Expect to pay $500 each, but well worth it.

    Are you going to use a subwoofer?
     
  3. TerryHub

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    Yes, I am currently running a Klipsch SW-12 but I ordered an SVS 20-39 PC+ on Tuesday. I'm in the process of upgrading my current B&W DM600s and center channel (all about 9 years old now) to something larger for fuller (mid-bass) sound. I have a rather large room.
     
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    TerryHub,
    This B&W link shows the MSRP, I have been able to get 10-15% off at my dealer for the B&W's
     
  5. BradJudy

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    The LCR60 S3 run $350 each MSRP.

    A site I use for B&W, Mission, and Dynaudio MSRP values is ListenUp.
     
  6. Rich Wenzel

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    Jeff, good job on getting the discount on B&W, I have found that hard in the past.

    Rich
     
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    Another 602 will be a much better center than the LCR6. However, the 602s are not mag shielded so you can't use this configuration with a direct view TV.
     
  8. jeff_coil

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    Thanks Rich, I should have mentioned that this was for a set of CDM's (9,7, center)and pretty good relationship however the first gear I bought there he offered a discount and didn't even have to ask, this may not be the case or not as much for the 602's. Oh another idea make sure you ask the B&M if they have any tradeins. My B&M has a year upgrade policy- but even then used B&W's hold there value but could save you some extra or get you into the next model for the same cash


    cheers
     
  9. NickC

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    I paid $300 for the LCR 60 s3, and
    $550 for the 602 s3, loving them everyday, just wish I had the money for a sub and surrounds right now....
     
  10. Rich Wenzel

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    When I bought the 605's, I got them $600 off of list (1600 vs 2200), because they were being phased out. I do like them a lot. But I am not sure I would go back to that store to buy new stuff.

    I am really interested in trying out 803's (and a bunch of other things). Would be nice to trade that whole set in and basically get the 803's for not too much money. But that is not likely to happen.

    Rich
     

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