June-14th-2004, 12:51 PM
Enjoy it - You only get 1
I think I'm losing it in my old age.
I finally just got my multi-channel set up completed about 2 months ago when I fianally got a subwoofer. I should have been done then, right? Well, after listening to the set-up for 2 months, I started tinkering again.
I must be losing it.
First, I hated the way the Denon 3803 worked (a rotary knob to switch source inputs?). I was kicking myself for not just paying the extra $$ for the Rotel that I wanted. So I sold the Denon and bought a used Rotel RSX-1055 over at AudiogoN. It's been great so far. The price difference was about $150.
Now, after listening to the system for a while with the sub, I found that, for movies at least, the sound is better if I set the front speakers all to "Small". So now I have these big Cambridge Soundworks Tower II speakers and I'm basically not using the woofers. I started thinking about downsizing to a speaker that would fit better in my theater set-up but still be very musical for my stereo listening.
Anyway, to make a long story short, I went back to a B&W dealer to (once again) drool all over their speakers. And sat down to listen to a pair of "satellite" speakers, the Nautilus 805's. Man, are these some sweet speakers! Unfortunately, even on AudiogoN, they are too steep. I love the 600 series and I would probably get a pair of 603 S3's but they are not magnetically shielded and one speaker has to close to my Sony TV. The N805's are shielded.
I'm stuck. I should just quit while I'm ahead and enjoy my set up. After all, the Cambridge Soundworks Tower IIs sound great.
I bet I could sell a few Mosaic boxes on ebay to raise some cash.
Anyone else suffer from this disease of mine?
June-14th-2004, 01:21 PM
Very much so, Kev! It's a never-ending sickness, but I believe I've finally become a happy camper (with patches of audio nirvanna). It's taken about 10K from me, but it's been an interesting journey.
June-14th-2004, 06:17 PM
I love my Cambridge Soundworks Tower II's
With the two Jensen JP1200's with the built in sub-woofer as my "B" speakers, movies sound great and the jazz even better.
The only complaint I would have is they tend to cut out my system when the volume is cranked [I have to dump the bass to keep this from happening and then the sound depth suffers]. Other than that, I love 'em!
Last edited by GoodSpeak; June-14th-2004 at 06:18 PM.
June-14th-2004, 07:31 PM
You're not the only one, Kevin.
Originally Posted by Kevin Bresnahan
One thing I've learned is that incremental upgrades left me wanting to make more incremental upgrades, which, etc., etc. I'd suggest standing pat until you can afford the 805s.
I'm thankful that my 13' x 11' listening room is too small to accomodate a sub and rear speakers.