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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dimitri v C, May 21, 2002.
what do you think of this marriage ??
I have not heard this combination, but I can tell you that Cinepro amps are almost always underrated when it comes to performance.
You will see the price of the Cinepro and say "it's too cheap". It isn't.
My 3K6, Series III is only a very slight amount behind a BAT VK-6200 amplifier in terms of sonic quality, and personally I don't think the doubled price is worth the expenditure.
I am convinced of the capabilities of cinepro..
but I wonder if it matches with BW speakers ????????
You will find that the cinepro would make the B&Ws very bright sounding. My friend has the cinepro 2k3 and 804s and they didn't sound too great. He switched to a jolida 302a 40x2 class A tube amp and it sounded waaaaay better. The highs are crisp and not too bright. Mid-bass was tighter and I was surprised that the tube amp can put out bass. If you want a good solid state amp for the BWs, rotel (which is BWs sister company), krell, classe. I was please with the Jolida 302a amp since it was $400 used.
Your room acoustics is going to affect the brightness of the sound significantly more than any amp. Get the system you want and tune the room appropriately...
rotel and B&W aren't "sister companies" they are only distributed by the same company, everything else is seperate
In my experience, a lot of reflected high frequencies results in a "bright" presentation (assuming a flat anechoic response). Neither the speaker or amp has a hump in it's higher frequency response. How do you account for the supposed 'bright' sound? I agree it will sound brighter when compared to the rolled off response of a tube amp...