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Offline Rachael

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Hi folks, if I may ask, any CM10 owners here?
Heard a friend saying there are however CM10 owners are keeping the speakers for good as the sq is comparable if not equally good to 803 which retailing at $20k, hence seeking CM10 owners verification or folks tat had real experiences with tis remarkable b&w model tat my friend seems to believe.

Thanks in advance. 
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Never heard the CM10 just the CM10S2 and the answer is no. The 803D3 is much better. Much much better.

The new 702S2 is better than the CM10S2
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Re: Bowers & Wilkins Speakers (REAL) owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #633 on: August 04, 2018, 08:52 »
Just received an update from E77 that my B&W 705 S2 speakers are arriving in Singapore mid-August! Scheduled the delivery and installation for 17th Aug.

Quite excited - my 1st time with passive speakers
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Re: Bowers & Wilkins Speakers (REAL) owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #634 on: August 16, 2018, 20:10 »
Hi, just an update, The Experts Group installed my 705S2 speakers today. Running them in now but the improvement over my old Adam Artist 5 is obvious.

Lead time from ordering to delivery was 6 weeks for me.

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Re: Bowers & Wilkins Speakers (REAL) owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #635 on: August 16, 2018, 21:28 »
Enjoy bro and do give us your feedback, cheers.
Please post instead of sending a pm, so more can learn.

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Re: Bowers & Wilkins Speakers (REAL) owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #636 on: August 21, 2018, 08:01 »
It seems I qualify as a B&W guy. I've fixed up my wife's office computer with a pair of CM1v2s with the tweeters at ear height on stands at the corners of her fairly large desk, they give a fairly warm sound and quite precise imaging.
In my office system I use a pair of stand mounted PM1s and a marvelously musical sound they produce too!
Our main system is linked up to my old 801M S2s which I've been using for more than 20 years. They certainly produce a true feeling of scale when needed. I guess they're coming up for a recap/refurb when I get around to it which should keep them going for the next couple of decades.   

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Re: Bowers & Wilkins Speakers (REAL) owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #637 on: August 27, 2018, 16:13 »
I got a 805 D3. Wondering what amp to go with it?
Lm 518ia or Job int 225.  Anyone has experience with this match up?
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SPEAKER:B&W 805 D3
AMP: LM 518IA
Pre AmP: C2600
SOURCE: OPPO 105

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Re: Bowers & Wilkins Speakers (REAL) owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #638 on: August 27, 2018, 17:07 »
Any amp to recommend? Rotel ?
SPEAKER:B&W 805 D3
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Re: Bowers & Wilkins Speakers (REAL) owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #639 on: August 28, 2018, 13:16 »
Try Rotel, Classe and Roksan first since the stores that sell B&W in Singapore pair the speakers with these brands.

I'm driving my 705S2 with a Roksan Kandy K3 Integrated Amplifier
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Re: Bowers & Wilkins Speakers (REAL) owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #640 on: August 28, 2018, 14:05 »
Definitely not Rotel. Classe is waiting to be resurrected but otherwise not a bad choice.
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Re: Bowers & Wilkins Speakers (REAL) owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #641 on: August 28, 2018, 21:50 »
Any suggestions on what rca cables to get for my B&W 705S2?

It’s connecting my Bryson BDA-2 and the Roksan Kandy K3 Integrated Amplifier. I was thinking about VDH since B&W uses them in their speakers. But am also open to other suggestions.

Trying to stick within 400 sgd.

My main genre is classical music, generally don’t have complains about my setup at present except maybe to tame the violin slightly, it’s quite harsh for a particular Mozart recording of mine.

Something with a laid back, smooth texture that won’t sacrifice the treble
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Re: Bowers & Wilkins Speakers (REAL) owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #642 on: August 28, 2018, 22:07 »
Any suggestions on what rca cables to get for my B&W 705S2?

It’s connecting my Bryson BDA-2 and the Roksan Kandy K3 Integrated Amplifier. I was thinking about VDH since B&W uses them in their speakers. But am also open to other suggestions.

Trying to stick within 400 sgd.

My main genre is classical music, generally don’t have complains about my setup at present except maybe to tame the violin slightly, it’s quite harsh for a particular Mozart recording of mine.

Something with a laid back, smooth texture that won’t sacrifice the treble

I suggest you let your system run in a little more before you try to change the cable.. The harsh sound might go away when the system settled down

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Re: Bowers & Wilkins Speakers (REAL) owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #643 on: August 28, 2018, 23:39 »
Belden Studio 814 speaker cables...
try it...
cheap n good.
made in Japan..
I LIKE EM, MEATY, THICK AND ROUND!!!!
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Re: Bowers & Wilkins Speakers (REAL) owner's thread - tips and info
« Reply #644 on: August 29, 2018, 08:30 »
I second the suggestion to complete running in.

And sometimes the harshness is in the recording.

But bear in mind the components you have may sound bright in combination too.

My suggestion - try Tellurium Q black for interconnect and Black 2 speaker cables.
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