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'Old is Gold'- B&W DM 4


Friends,

I wanted to share my love with the forum members. I have heard many modern day speakers and still am in love with these old speakers.


B&W website:
B&W Archive Owner's Manuals and CAD Drawings

Vintage B&W DM4 audiophile monitor speakers from 1972. Highly regarded over similar Spendor BC1 and Rogers speakers from the 70s. Read the reviews. Full bodied with a huge soundstage and the ability to fill a large room.



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Friends,

I wanted to share my love with the forum members. I have heard many modern day speakers and still am in love with these old speakers.


B&W website:
B&W Archive Owner's Manuals and CAD Drawings

Vintage B&W DM4 audiophile monitor speakers from 1972. Highly regarded over similar Spendor BC1 and Rogers speakers from the 70s. Read the reviews. Full bodied with a huge soundstage and the ability to fill a large room.



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Heliumflight,

Thank you for introducing us to these speakers. Do you have these?
The power handling is only 10-30w. Its great that you dont need high powered amps to drive these.
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Thank you for introducing us to these speakers. Do you have these?
The power handling is only 10-30w. Its great that you dont need high powered amps to drive these.

Yes Iaudio these are the only speakers I have owned since 37 years. Correct the power handling is 30wrms but the sensitivity is not 95db as on B&W spec.

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Going strong even after 37 years? Thats quiet good
Have you replaced the surrounds or the cone ever?
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Re: 'Old is Gold'- B&W DM 4

Congrats, Sumant on acquiring the Lyrita 2A3 SET.
I understand that ,paired with your B&W's you're experiencing audio nirvana.
Do post detailed impressions on this combo.
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Going strong even after 37 years? Thats quiet good
Have you replaced the surrounds or the cone ever?
They are just the way the were 37 years back.
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Congrats, Sumant on acquiring the Lyrita 2A3 SET.
I understand that ,paired with your B&W's you're experiencing audio nirvana.
Do post detailed impressions on this combo.
Thank you Kamalji.

Please go thru my detailed review

http://www.hifivision.com/amplifiers...rs-thread.html
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@ heliumflight

Great to know you are using the DM4s. These speakers in its days held a wide Freq resp of 30Hz-25kHz(+/- 2dB) which was incredible!! Though these were regarded as bookshelves, they were more of a low stand-mounting type with a 3-way design having 3rd Order Butterworth crossovers. The electrical characteristics mentioned translates to approx 89dB/1W/1m sensitivity - hence 10-30watt amps were adequate.

Most older B&W users & followers continue to say "The most glorious days of B&W products were when John Bowers was still alive" & I tend to agree this...

Enjoy the speakers....
Thank you, Audio engr. How did you calculate the sensitivity to be 89db/W/m?
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37 years ? What about the surrounds of the woofers and the components in the crossover ?

Wow !
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37 years ? What about the surrounds of the woofers and the components in the crossover ?

Wow !
I asked him the same question and he says its in good condition


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