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RE: B&W 685 S2

I bought my Roksan Kandy K2 BT exactly 1000 euros to match my B&W CM1's. Absolutely love it.

Great match also would be a Rotel RA-1570.

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RE: B&W 685 S2

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For some months I have the B&W 685 s2 into use and I love it. They stand on 60 cm VM stands with no filling, purchased from hifi klubben. Between the stands and the monitors are small rubber domes.

Before we bought the 685s2, we've listened to them and to the old 685, the cm1 and KEF Q300 and R300. They all sounded less good (IMO) while the new 685s2 were fresh from the box and sounded great!

For amp I have a NAD 3020. It sounds great but it's borrowed. What amplification is suitable on these monitors?

My wife and I love the neutral sound of the 685s2. We listen to a variety of music, from jazz to popular en sometimes classic (like Canto Ostinato).

 

The budget is 1000 euro max. 

I am a big fan of Electrocompaniet amplifiers but sadly they are somewhat over budget.

I am assuming you are in Demmark, or there abouts and recently, this popped up on the radar.

 

A rather nice looking integrated amplifier from a company called Abrahamsen, clear links to Electrcompaniet (ex employees) and a super specification.

Never heard it but it is reputed to be a near match for an entry level Electro at a fraction of the price.

With new models on the way these are currently selling direct for about €600.

http://www.store.abrahamsenaudio.no/

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Wow, that Abrahamsen sale is still on? That is a brilliant option for the 685 s2. 

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RE: B&W 685 S2

Maybe I set my budget aside and go for an echelon higher. I'm triggered by the specs of the Cyrus 6 DAC. Abrahamsen looks good but is not for sale in Rotterdam Area, only online and I want to listen first.

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RE: B&W 685 S2

I don't understand are you looking for a DAC or AMP ???

Hi Fi : Proac Studio 140MK2 / Rotel RC 1580 / Rotel RB 1582 / Rotel RCD 1520 / B&W P7 / Tellurium Q & WireWorld cables   

 

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RE: B&W 685 S2

Cyrus 6 DAC is a integrated amp with DAC, manicm. It looks confusing when you read Cyrus 6 DAC. But it's a complete package.

So, I'm looking for an amplifier, but when it has additional digital inputs I'm  also happy.

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RE: B&W 685 S2

If you are loocking for a complete package you may consider the Rotel RA-1570 too . 

Hi Fi : Proac Studio 140MK2 / Rotel RC 1580 / Rotel RB 1582 / Rotel RCD 1520 / B&W P7 / Tellurium Q & WireWorld cables   

 

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+1 Rotel RA-1570. 

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