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I decided

As per my other thread I decided upon my setup:

B&W CM1 (Front)

B&W CMC (Centre)

B&W 686 (Rear)

REL T5 (Sub)

I found the CM1s when partnered with the REL sub to be much more musical than KEFs offerings - I'd heard the Q500s and R300s.and whilst the R300s were immersive and had phenominal bass extension for their size the top end wasn't open enough for my tastes.

I'll be partnering them with an Onkyo TX-NR609 to begin with (Bi-amping the fronts, naturally) but will upgrade that autumn time if I don't find it musical enough.

I hope it will be sufficient, I had put serious thought in to the CM5s up front unfortunately I couldn't find anyone in Devon or Somerset who could demo me a set so was unable to decide if they're worth the price premium over the CM1s.

That REL sub really seemed to add all that was required to fully extend the bass of the CM1s however, even Massive Attack's Teardrop and The Prodigy's Invaders Must Die were handled with aplomb.

Just looking forward to the call next week to say they have arrived! 

 

:bounce: Excited!

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RE: I decided

Congratulations. I'm a Rel owner, too, and I agree that they are brilliant with music. They are tight, powerful and effortless in their delivery of bass. The extra bonus is that they're just as good with movies, too.

Enjoy your purchases, mate!

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RE: I decided

I'm looking at adding a new sub,one that can conect to my avr by single feed and my stereo amp via rca...i think i read somewhere that the rel can do this:)

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RE: I decided

Yes, you're absolutely right, it can.

Great musical little sub.

I have slept on it and will today change my order to CM5s in front Smile

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Your doing right,nothing worse than regreting not adding what you realy want.

I had to wait a week for the stereo amp iv'e just added,longest 5days of my life.... Smile

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Haha, yes, the waiting begins... And of course we can add an extra day for the bank holiday!

I've also ordered a Yamaha RX-A1020 to compliment the new setup. Thankfully there don't seem to be stock issues as Seven oaks said they have them in the distribution centre. Yay!

That's enough quantitive easing for now I think, the flexible friend can go back in the drawer for another few years now, I think this will last me the next five years quite happily Smile

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izools wrote:

That's enough quantitive easing for now I think, the flexible friend can go back in the drawer for another few years now, I think this will last me the next five years quite happily Smile

You think.....?

Good luck 'wi that :grin:

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