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Old 08-19-2014, 11:34 PM   #1921
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I just got:

B&W Nautilus 804 front L/R
HTM2 Center
B&W Nautilus 805 side L/R

in Red Cherry

They are replacing my Polk Monitors (now moved to the bedroom). I've only had them for a few days but my Yamaha 765 (95 watts per channel) seemed to need more on the dial to get the same amount of volume out of them. So I'm headed home tonight to hook up a Bryston 9B ST 1250 Watt 5 channel Amp to drive them.

I do have a funny story (well I laughed): When I first set the speakers up on Sunday I attached the speaker cables to the top pair of posts. My Polks had a bridge attaching a single pair of audio cables to all 4 posts which drove all of the speakers in each tower. Anyways I threw in a movie and was immediately heartbroken that the sound was so bad even cranked up. I thought at first that my receiver wasn't pushing enough power for the speakers. I started putting my ear to the speakers & noticed that the sound was just coming out of the tweeter cone at the top. So I swap all of the cables & tried again. Lesson learned. It was almost worth making the mistake just to feel the satisfaction of having figured it out. When i hook up the amp tonight I have enough wire to set the 804s & HTM2 up with 4 individual audio cables, so at least the front end will be using the cones as well.
Epson Powerlite Home Cinema 8350 Projector
Samsung-60" Class / 1080p / 600Hz / Plasma
PS3 - 60GB / Yamaha 765
B&W Nautilus 804D L/R - HTM2 Center
B&W Nautilus 805D L/R Side
Polk OWM3 Rear L/R
Velodyne HGS-18
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:48 PM   #1922
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going to pick up the 683 fronts on friday, what do you guys recommend for a center
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Panasonic AE 4000
Marantz 7007
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:56 PM   #1923
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The HTM61 would be the better of the center channels they offer to match the 683s
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Old 08-20-2014, 04:54 PM   #1924
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Set up my B&Ws with my amp last night. Everything went well. The only thing I'm unhappy with is the tweeter cones in the 2 towers are emitting feedback buzz. I'm not sure why they are since the center (which is connected the same way) is not.

Connected to the towers (2 red, 2 black posts) are 4 banana clips. Connected to the amp I've combined the 2 red in 1 banana clip & 2 back into 1 banana clip bc there are just 2 posts on the back of the amp for each channel.

The only thing I can think to do is run my side Left/Right from the receiver (like I am with my rear Left/Right) and then dedicate an entire channel for each tweeter. So the 5 channel amp would run: 1 tower, 1 tweeter, 2nd tower, 2nd tweeter, and center.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
Epson Powerlite Home Cinema 8350 Projector
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B&W Nautilus 804D L/R - HTM2 Center
B&W Nautilus 805D L/R Side
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:33 PM   #1925
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New to this thread, I just finished remodeling my basement and finally got my 684S2, HTM62S2, and CCM664 in ceilings speakers up and running a few days ago. I will post some pictures soon, but I am loving the setup so far!
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Old 08-22-2014, 12:15 PM   #1926
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New to this thread, I just finished remodeling my basement and finally got my 684S2, HTM62S2, and CCM664 in ceilings speakers up and running a few days ago. I will post some pictures soon, but I am loving the setup so far!
Niiiice Kev. I've always wanted to hear the CCM664's but never had the chance before. Looking forward to pics.
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Any of you guys have the B&W CM10. If you do, what is your opinion on it. I have decided to start over new. Its been a long time since i upgraded to anything, plus I want to spend something nice on myself I know that there is a newer version of the cm 10 called cm10s2. There is a few local dealers around me including magnolia at best buy that sell the display model for $3200. Is that a good deal for these speakers? After reading through these forums I have came to the the conclusion by some members to pick the speakers that you like then upgrade the amplifier and other stuff and so on. I listen to music and watch movies, but leaning more towards music. Probably 60% music and 40% movies.

Have any of you guys got a chance to listen to the newer cm10? They are goin gfor the same price as the original cm10 new for $4k a pair. Should I wait?
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Set up my B&Ws with my amp last night. Everything went well. The only thing I'm unhappy with is the tweeter cones in the 2 towers are emitting feedback buzz. I'm not sure why they are since the center (which is connected the same way) is not.

Connected to the towers (2 red, 2 black posts) are 4 banana clips. Connected to the amp I've combined the 2 red in 1 banana clip & 2 back into 1 banana clip bc there are just 2 posts on the back of the amp for each channel.

The only thing I can think to do is run my side Left/Right from the receiver (like I am with my rear Left/Right) and then dedicate an entire channel for each tweeter. So the 5 channel amp would run: 1 tower, 1 tweeter, 2nd tower, 2nd tweeter, and center.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
I use a PS Audio Power Plant, which helps eliminate ground loops and other noise associated with power, and generally helps lower the noise floor (which is the audio equivalent of black level).

Also you're confusing me by saying your speakers are Nautilus 804D and Nautilus 805D. B&W stopped making the Nautilus 800 line about 10 yrs ago and replaced them with the 800 Diamond line. Your speakers are either Nautilus or D but can't be both I'm afraid.
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