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B&W 703 + Yamaha RX-V2600

Discussion in 'Audio Visual' started by MoRpHeUs, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. MoRpHeUs

    MoRpHeUs Member

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    Just blew away $5000

    Have ordered some B&W 703 speakers and Yamaha RX-V2600

    I will add a 2 channel 200W power amp to the Yamaha shortly. I will take some pictures when it arrives.

    Looking forward to running with the Panasonic 42" HD and HDMI switchin :leet:

    I was almost going to get the LSK TL6 but since I got the B&W703 for $3500 I could not say no.
     
  2. gt4

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    just organised a price for a mate for the amp[we're both yam fans too]

    tell us how the b&w audition goes.. always loved their stuff too, don't know if i can buy another set of b&w's this year though

    good choice of panel too lol.. i think i've racked up maybe 10 hours of mine total
     
  3. Wilco33

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    do let us know how it sounds MoRpHeUs, if they are new, might take a while to to get some good notes out of it. if you are interested, pm me and i will send u a cd (with compliments from me) which will enhance your 703's. it also decreases burn in time from 30-50hrs to just 6hrs.
    id highly recommend it, and no im not being dodgy. just wanna share the great listening experience with all b&w customers.

    cheers
     
  4. esprit

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    Will this audition CD work with other brands of speaker? I'd like a copy if it does please :)
     
  5. PiNk-84

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    I tried to price one of those receivers at JBHifi the other day, the bloke called Yamaha and they said they wouldnt send any 2600's to JB as they're not specialised enough. I found it quite amusing. Anyone know where I can demo one in Sydney? Preferably somewhere that stocks Mission speakers as well so I can get a better representation of what it will sound like with my setup.
     
  6. GoSam

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    You might like to give cabramatta hifi a go, their site is www.cabramattahifi.com.au

    Went there while I was in Sydney, thir prices are pretty good, plus they are able to do alittle better if you ask them. Good luck :thumbup:
     
  7. kiwimeat

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    The RX series are supposed to be for specialist Hi-Fi dealers only (note - in some locations, esp outside of capital cities, this may include some franchise chain stores). In addition, part of the reason why Yamaha won't let JB sell them because vendors like JB & HN sell below "cost" and make up the margin on overpriced cables, etc and this was causing major issues with Yamaha's dealer network.

    A good Hi-Fi shop can be very price competitive (I paid well below RRP for my 2600 from my local store) as well as offering far better service and expertise than the mass market chains.

    Anyway, good taste. I have a RX-V2600B with Mission speakers - it's a good combination. Very, very happy with mine (upgrade from an Onkyo AVR).

    You may find that a Hi-Fi store will let you home demo the 2600 - mine offered it but I was pretty sure that it was what I wanted (anyway had arrangement that if the 2600 didn't work out it would be exchanged for something else).

    As I'm not in Sydney I cna't help much with local store recommendations.
     
  8. silver6

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    Agreed. These guys are very good and competitve. Picked up a 2600 for $1800. Also using Mission speakers.
     
  9. Wilco33

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    yea its not an audition cd, its a burn in cd and a maintainance cd. the cd is a master copy.

    if u are after audition, i also have mani. what speakers will u be using them on. if u reali want a copy, pm me your address.

    cheers
     
  10. proffesso

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    yamaha make great amps...im still on my RXV-1200...will upgrade when I need HDMI switching.

    harvy norman @ QV melb has a RXV2600 hooked up to some $6500 anthony gallo reference 3's (http://www.anthonygallo.co.uk/ref3/reference-3.php) and a $4500 sunfire sub...sublime sound, especially with the High Definition demo discs they had (HD stero and DTS24/96)
     
  11. buddhamus

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    Does it really work though?....like did u notice a huge different in sound?

    Im using Klipsch F3's, does it work on any speaker?...If so, i would be very interested aswell!
     
  12. esprit

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    Jamo E650's. Copies of both cd's would be great if they're of any benefit? I'll PM you tommorow :thumbup:
     
  13. Wilco33

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    yes, it was huge. i cbf explain the story, i used it on me E80's, in a nutshell, deeper and more responsive bass (but not boomy), midrange got warmer, improved dramatically, reality of vocals were amazing (compared to b4), but im yet to c the difference in treble.
    works on any speaker, so long as your not using the cd to enhance your le cheapo panasonic combo system.

    hell, if encell (a specialist hifi store) use them on demo stock, it must work then!

    cheers
     
  14. Wilco33

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    wtf, i didnt know harveys were capable of pulling off those as demo stock :shock:
     
  15. gt4

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    i need some of these discs you guys have....
    where did you guys get them from OR where can i get a 'copy' ?? :)
     
  16. proffesso

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    yeah, they were tellin me only 3 harvey's in aus have em, CBD, one in bendigo (?!) and cant remember the 3rd
     
  17. mAJORD

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    If you don't have brand new speakers, running the drivers in quicker with a torture CD isn't going to do anything, you would be kidding yourself if you thought it was :cool:
     
  18. buddhamus

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    Damn i need something like those cds!....
     
  19. Wilco33

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    bah, dw about it. your entitled to your opinion. :)
    what setup do u run?
     
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  20. mAJORD

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    I wasn't replying to you, but I obviously struck a nerve of some sort :O

    But (to keep to a numbering theme)

    1. Perhaps the audio you happen to have isn't a torture CD, It's mearly a nick name, dont get upset. What is on you CD exactly?, given 90% of the benifit of breaking in is in the lower end of the frequency range (where you noticed benifit) id assume warble tones or just plain low freq sweeping sine. which if you play it continuously is a form of torture (humour!)

    Some people use Pink noise, but Its pretty well accepted mids and tweeters benifit little from break in.

    2. I was not actually saying your CD is crap, Im sure it does a perfectly good job, and it's kind of you to burn it for everyone, I was only reminding people a burn / break in break in CD, of any type is only good for breaking in new drivers, before you go off running a 1000 copies for the world who've put there hand up. It won't magically make a speaker thats allready had some hours of music sound better. So one shouldn't be disapointed if they don't notice anything, and /or be away placebo effect is oh so real.

    You may belive it does wonders for everything, but being an open FORUM I'm allowed to give my view on the topic too.

    3. I don't need to try it I don't have new speakers, and break drivers in before installing them, but thanks.

    4. Perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned it, being such a touchy subject at the best of times, I won't give my full opinions on extended break in of drivers except to say the only evidence of a change in performance is from select peoples ear and the mushy stuff behind it, hence the 'grey area', that has resulted in people claiming Cd players and cables can also be broken in.

    5. It is however, measurable fact no argument here, that a bass driver especially, will have a change in performance with break in, not that you need a specific CD to achive that.

    Finally, you an belive speakers need your break In CD for 50hrs to sound there best, thats fine, but if you're going to suggest I don't have a clue, give some valid reason for why, Other than suggest I walk into a 'specialist shop' (specialist=salesperson)


    cheers!.
     

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