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To the WHF team, do the S2s retain the beautifully tall soundstage of the S1s?

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RE: B&W 685 S2

And how do they compare with the B&W CM5?

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RE: B&W 685 S2

ErwinC wrote:

And how do they compare with the B&W CM5?

exactly ! its what i asked on the review page !

(if technology moves on, they should be better/more accurate but that may not be a good thing in some systems !)

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RE: B&W 685 S2

If technology moved on, they should also be better than original Nautilus 805.

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nima wrote:

If technology moved on, they should also be better than original Nautilus 805.

Hi nima

I don't think so.

All the best

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MUSICRAFT wrote:

nima wrote:

If technology moved on, they should also be better than original Nautilus 805.

Hi nima

I don't think so.

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

 

You think or you know? Wink

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I think an interesting point has been raised here. Do modern speakers actually sound better? I'm guessing they are more accurate, but sounding better?

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Me neither, I thought that was obvious.

I find it very interesting though, mathematicaly Smile Kind of Achilles and the Tortoise paradox.

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Great, excitement about this new speaker has turned into a yawnfest.

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ErwinC wrote:

MUSICRAFT wrote:

nima wrote:

If technology moved on, they should also be better than original Nautilus 805.

Hi nima

I don't think so.

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

 

You think or you know? Wink

Hi Erwinc

I know.

All the best

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Freddy58 wrote:

I think an interesting point has been raised here. Do modern speakers actually sound better? I'm guessing they are more accurate, but sounding better?

 

Hello? HELLO?? :tapsonscreen:

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RE: B&W 685 S2

The S2s retain the original's sound staging qualities

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RE: B&W 685 S2

I think they're more enjoyable to listen to than the CM5s. You don't get the same quality of cabinet finish though.

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Ketan Bharadia wrote:

I think they're more enjoyable to listen to than the CM5s. You don't get the same quality of cabinet finish though.

Thanks for the feedback.

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Ketan Bharadia wrote:

The S2s retain the original's sound staging qualities

Thanks, cos that's what I loved about the S1, and was worried grilling the tweeter might dilute that.

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Freddy58 wrote:

Freddy58 wrote:

I think an interesting point has been raised here. Do modern speakers actually sound better? I'm guessing they are more accurate, but sounding better?

 

Hello? HELLO?? :tapsonscreen:

Start another thread, this one's exclusively about the 685 S2.

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