FLuance Vs B&W

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Suresh Reddy, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. Suresh Reddy

    Suresh Reddy Auditioning

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    Hi,

    I have the following options...
    Fluance AV-HTB Home Theatre 5 Speaker System

    and
    B&W DM601 S3 Main
    B&W DM600 S3 Surround
    LCR60 S3 center

    I know both of them have a huge price diff, I am thinking of why to spend 1200 $ on B&W when Fluance is coming for 250 $.

    Any suggestions ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Robert Cowan

    Robert Cowan Supporting Actor

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    wow.




    wow.




    that is the most interesting post ive seen in, well, forever. listen to them and get back to us. the fluance is an amazing value from what i hear, but i doubt they will hold a candle to the B&W's. you get what you pay for.
     
  3. Rory Buszka

    Rory Buszka Supporting Actor

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    B&W wins hands down for sound quality and overall build quality and engineering. If you can afford the B&W, the Fluance shouldn't even be considered.
     
  4. Sheldon-m

    Sheldon-m Stunt Coordinator

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    I don't robert, it's not always what you pay for. I was thinking of getting the axiom m22, but just thought why not try them. Sh!# it was the craziest thing going from spending 1700$ for 6.1 to 400$ I heard very good things about them. There only pennies so i took a chance on them and they have performed beyond the standard i was thinking.
    (for the cost)I have heard energy and polk rti series. And i can say they can hang with them. I have the av-f5, av-sc, av-pb2& onkyo 601.I have heard the b&w,they are very nice, but just cause they cost $$$$. I like the quality and Fluance has shown me that they can produce a competitive product. burn in is the key. i have had them for three months now i they are great. my advice, if you have the money to afford the b&w. It would not hurt you to buy the fluance and if you don't like them you could just move them to another room. but I do some searching on other fluance owners and see how they feel about them. thats two cents[​IMG]
     
  5. Ian-Fl

    Ian-Fl Second Unit

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    I've listened to a friends high end system that costs the same as a new car. If you listen to alot of music you'll hear the difference. Highs, mids and lows have a fullness in sound that can be compared to savoring a fine wine.
    The Fluance Sx-Htb I would compare it to a modest priced wine neither great nor bad but certainly not memorable.
    I do think that listening to a movie sound track is the great equalizer.
    After listening to gun shots or tires squealing for the umteenth time it doesn't make alot of difference. I do believe it's important to find the best sub in either case that you can afford because some of the best theater experiences come from the low end.
     

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