B&W speakers 804s

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whilst searcing for a pair of floor standers I wouldlike to mak3ethe foll observations about buyingspeakers in mumbai=>>
1- they must be front ported. avoid rear ported as you have limited space from the wall and this could result in bass boom. with rear ported speqkers yourequire at least 2 feet distance from the rear wall which not many flats have the luxury of.
2- avoid side firing woofers forthe same reasons
3- floor standers are far better than stand mounts. rememberthat the stands will occupy the same space on the floor with their footprints. the luxury of a full cabinet gives better base responses. the cost of a decent pair of stands will cancel the saving of the stand mounts.remember the common midrange/woofer in a stand mount cannot rival a floor stander.
4-wooden timbre is wooden timbre-avoid aluminium cabinets
5-grills must be detachable for cleaning as well as removal. no grill is acoustically transparent and i prefer to listen with the grills off.
6- you must biwire if compatible--use the more expensuive cable for the woofers and the cheaper (same length) cable for the tweeter/midrange. an examlple is kimber kable 8TC/4TC
7-sit at the apex of a triangle formed buy your speakers and you for the ideal sweet spot.
8- invest more money in a good pair of floor standers and avoid the centre channel/sub woofer/rears if you mainly listen to audiomusic. remember over 90% of the sound comes from the front pairs - this avoids ugly wiring and other costs!!!!
shall be bck with other observations soon
am dekighted with my B & W 804 s speakers--want to listen????/
 

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Thanks for your observations. This will surely help newcomers like me to decide on which speakers to go for.

I would also appreciate if you could post your views on the other speakers that you may have considered before you made your decision with the 804's.

Thanks
 
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Thanks for your observations. This will surely help newcomers like me to decide on which speakers to go for.

I would also appreciate if you could post your views on the other speakers that you may have considered before you made your decision with the 804's.

Thanks

dali ikon 6- rs 75,000 and best speaker of the year. ribbon tweeter and front ported. however vinyl finish& 6OHMS IMPEDENCE. flimsy grill.square box-no curved cabinets. sound superb. i suggest you attend the av max exhibitions all over india--mumbai 28th oct 2006. however 1 yr warranty only. spend more on two floor standers and avoid the 5.1 configuration-believe me. also buy a dedicated two channel hifi amp -t will beat the pants out of any 5.1 amp in sound . i can be contacted on mumbai mobile 98200 35734 --goodluck
dr chichgar
 

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The other floorstanders which are front ported and easy to drive are:

Monitor Audio Silver RS6 Speakers

Acoustic Energy Aegis Evo 3

Focal-JMlab Chorus 714s

Has anyone heard these speakers? If you have can you post your review of the same.
 
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The other floorstanders which are front ported and easy to drive are:

Monitor Audio Silver RS6 Speakers

Acoustic Energy Aegis Evo 3

Focal-JMlab Chorus 714s

Has anyone heard these speakers? If you have can you post your review of the same.

mohan- hi
i havent heard the monitor audio silvers RS6 but inspected them at the av max exhibition in mumbai-- rather "HALKA" if i may say so- 6 ohms reasonable price at rs 65,000 and goode reviews especially as 5.1 system
 

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Hi Doctor Chichgar

It was nice reading your observations.

What does the rest of your system comprise of? What are your listening tastes?

Regards

Adil
 

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Dear Dr. Chichgar - one small clarification for the warranty on the speakers - all DALI speakers come with a 5 year warranty.

dali ikon 6- rs 75,000 and best speaker of the year. ribbon tweeter and front ported. however vinyl finish& 6OHMS IMPEDENCE. flimsy grill.square box-no curved cabinets. sound superb. i suggest you attend the av max exhibitions all over india--mumbai 28th oct 2006. however 1 yr warranty only. spend more on two floor standers and avoid the 5.1 configuration-believe me. also buy a dedicated two channel hifi amp -t will beat the pants out of any 5.1 amp in sound . i can be contacted on mumbai mobile 98200 35734 --goodluck
dr chichgar

We hope to see you around soon sir.

Regards,

The Soundsmiths
 
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