Should I stick with my B&Ws for HT, or buy dedicated speakers?

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  1. James~P

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    I'll be building an HT system up now.. Right now I use B&W 602 S3s for my 2 channel system.



    Should I build on the B&W 600 series for an HT, or should I get more dynamic/suited for HT speakers like Klipsch or whatnot?
     
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    I'll be building an HT system up now.. Right now I use B&W 602 S3s for my 2 channel system.



    Should I build on the B&W 600 series for an HT, or should I get more dynamic/suited for HT speakers like Klipsch or whatnot?
     
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    I have B&W's all around (series 1 604,601,CC6 all mated to a HSU 1225 sub) and think they sound fantastic for music and HT.

    I see no reason for you to change. Find a pair of 601s for the rears, move the 602s up front, and find a LCR for the center, add a sub. Game over!

    BGL
     
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    I have B&W's all around (series 1 604,601,CC6 all mated to a HSU 1225 sub) and think they sound fantastic for music and HT.

    I see no reason for you to change. Find a pair of 601s for the rears, move the 602s up front, and find a LCR for the center, add a sub. Game over!

    BGL
     
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    I agree that you should stick with the B&W's (assuming you like the sound). B&W has two center channel options for the 600 series. By most accounts you should go for the LCR600. Many people have found the LCR60 to seem muffled and just not very clear. Definitely listen to both, but most have gone for the 600 unless money is the deciding factor.
     
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    I agree that you should stick with the B&W's (assuming you like the sound). B&W has two center channel options for the 600 series. By most accounts you should go for the LCR600. Many people have found the LCR60 to seem muffled and just not very clear. Definitely listen to both, but most have gone for the 600 unless money is the deciding factor.
     
  9. Steve_Ma

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    Agree. Those 602's are great for music and more than enough to accomodate HT applications. Make sure you have a strong sub. Look at the 601s for surrounds and the aforementioned center(s). You'll have a great 2ch setup that will ROCK for HT as well.

    --Steve
     
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    Agree. Those 602's are great for music and more than enough to accomodate HT applications. Make sure you have a strong sub. Look at the 601s for surrounds and the aforementioned center(s). You'll have a great 2ch setup that will ROCK for HT as well.

    --Steve
     
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    I use 602's for my mains, 600's for my rears and the LCR 60 for the center and I love the setup, if I had more money I would probably have bought the 601's for rears and the LCR600 for the center, but I am very happy with what I have now
     
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    I use 602's for my mains, 600's for my rears and the LCR 60 for the center and I love the setup, if I had more money I would probably have bought the 601's for rears and the LCR600 for the center, but I am very happy with what I have now
     
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    I agree with all - Stick with B&W.

    I use 602 (front), 601 (surround), and LCR 600 (center).

    Looking (future) to get a pair of 600 (rear surround) and another set of 600 (front surround).

    I use 2 10" subs. They are not B&W, however I do like the B&W subs (just too $$).

    Onkyo receiver and separate Onkyo amp (fronts only).
     
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    I agree with all - Stick with B&W.

    I use 602 (front), 601 (surround), and LCR 600 (center).

    Looking (future) to get a pair of 600 (rear surround) and another set of 600 (front surround).

    I use 2 10" subs. They are not B&W, however I do like the B&W subs (just too $$).

    Onkyo receiver and separate Onkyo amp (fronts only).
     
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    If you can do it, 602s all around is the best bet!

    If not, replace the Center with the LCR600.

    If you can't handle 602s in the rear (or back surround), then try the 601s as needed.

    Then hook up a decent sub, you'll have a great sounding HT experience for a pretty cheap price!
     
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    If you can do it, 602s all around is the best bet!

    If not, replace the Center with the LCR600.

    If you can't handle 602s in the rear (or back surround), then try the 601s as needed.

    Then hook up a decent sub, you'll have a great sounding HT experience for a pretty cheap price!
     
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    i could do 602 all the way around, would that be better than the LCR600 in the middle?





    And for sub I want SVS, just not sure which model/combo yet.



    And for amplification, I figured on Rotel seperates.
     
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    i could do 602 all the way around, would that be better than the LCR600 in the middle?





    And for sub I want SVS, just not sure which model/combo yet.



    And for amplification, I figured on Rotel seperates.
     
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    A 602 center would probably sound better, but it might not look as good. Also, I do not think the 602s are magnetically shielded, so keep that in mind as it will likely interfere with the TV's picture if it's right on top on below the picture tube.

    --steve
     
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    A 602 center would probably sound better, but it might not look as good. Also, I do not think the 602s are magnetically shielded, so keep that in mind as it will likely interfere with the TV's picture if it's right on top on below the picture tube.

    --steve
     

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