Is it worth spending $3K on used B&W????

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  1. Matt Zielinski

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    Hi You all,
    Need help, I have a chance buying demo B&W CDM 9NT fronts for $3K CDN or CDM 7NT for $2300 CDN is this a good deal or should I pass on it. There is no damage to the speakers. The only thing I found was on a 9NT's rubber gasket sort of loose/sticking out from around base speakers. 7NT where OK.
    Is this a good deal.
    Thank you for all your help and advise
     
  2. David Judah

    David Judah Screenwriter

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    I have to admit my ignorance when it comes to the Canadian dollar, but MSRP for the 9 NTs were $2600 US per pair. Used, I would think somewhere around $2000 would be a fair price for ones in good shape.

    I would say go for the 9s. That's what I ended up with, so of course I'm biased, after evaluating both and I think it's worth the extra money.

    Good luck,

    DJ
     
  3. Matt Zielinski

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    New 9s in Toronto cost $4k CDN, Price is not really an issue, the thing I worry about is the rubber gasket from underneath the Low Hz speakers.
    Or should I just ignore this. Store told me that this is normal and some speakers have some rubber gasket sticking out. Is this true, Help.

    Matt
     
  4. David Judah

    David Judah Screenwriter

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    That gasket is what seals the driver to the cabinet. If it's just a cosmetic thing then there's no problem, but if there's a leak because of it then you got trouble.

    If there is a problem, you could get it fixed under the warranty though. $1000 CDN off sounds like a good deal to me, but you'd want to make sure there's like a 30-60 satisfaction period in case there's a defect and you decide you don't want to have them repaired.

    DJ
     
  5. Matt Zielinski

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    How can I check if there is the leak.

    Matt
     
  6. David Judah

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    You'll know it when you listen to them. It won't sound right
     
  7. Jeffrey Schlak

    Jeffrey Schlak Auditioning

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    Does B&W have a transferrable warranty?
     
  8. Jason GT

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    The thing would be to get the speaker (or driver, rather) replaced or repared before buying.

    In addition to that, keep in mind that the CDM speakers are discontinued (replaced with 700 series).
     
  9. Kevin. W

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    I would shoot for $3K taxes in if your going to buy them. When I bought my new Paradigm Studio(v3) setup I was able to get 24% off(15% + Free Stands). Contact B&W and ask about the gasket problem.

    Kevin
     
  10. frank manrique

    frank manrique Supporting Actor

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    quote:

    "How can I check if there is the leak."

    Matt,

    Use an small amount of soapy water to check for air leaks.
    Apply an small amount of it around the rim of the driver's basket (atop the gasket) while the speaker is playing (low levels are OK); if you detect/see bubbling anywhere around the circumference of the basket/gasket area then you've got air leak/s. Simple as that... [​IMG]

    -THTS

    "...hi, my name is Frank...and am an SVS bassaholic..."
     
  11. DonJ

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    Even if they warranty won't cover the gasket it will be cheap to replace. If you like'em get'em.[​IMG]
     
  12. Felix_H

    Felix_H Stunt Coordinator

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    Matt, You have PM
     
  13. Matt Zielinski

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    Thank you all got the 9nt's
    they sound good
     

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