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  1. Raydiodaze

    B&W 702 S1 - How much break in needed?

    Thanks for your detailed reply Andrew. I haven't yet moved my system as it's pretty difficult to find another space in our existing home to put it. At the moment I've shelved the CM10s and am using a pair of CM1s on stands which actually sound better in this room. I have two different amps, a solid state Plinius 9200 and a Primaluna Dialogue Premium HP running KT88 tubes, and neither changes the sound signature dramatically. Mids sound pretty good, so for certain music types (Jazz, Vocal etc) the system is adequate but not engaging in the way I'd hoped for. Unfortunately my tastes run to 1970s and 80s Pop/Rock (Eagles/Fleetwood Mac/ELO et.) and it's here the system sounds not much better than my portable JBL Onbeat Extreme. Very frustrating! I'll give your suggestion a go and see how that goes, though I really think now that this is a room issue. I truly appreciate your input and the other input of the SN members - a great bunch of people!
  2. Raydiodaze

    B&W 702 S1 - How much break in needed?

    Audiofix, I have concrete under carpet. I'm currently using spikes, but I've tried them without too. The store demo'd the CM10s with one of the amps I'm currently using to drive them - a Primaluna Dialogue Premium HP with KT88s. In the store it sounded like a nice synergy, but the store wouldn't sell their demo speakers so I got brand new ones, hence my thought that it's a break-in issue. Of course the store has wall and corner treatments so you'd expect their listening space to be a lot better then mine. I may try moving my whole system to another room of the house and see if there's any significant improvement.
  3. Raydiodaze

    Yamaha NS1000

    Look like a wonderful set, unfortunate that I'm not heading to S.A. anytime soon or I'd grab these. Best of luck with your sale, and to the person fortunate enough to be the next owner.
  4. Thanks for that. I've pretty much decided that importing isn't the way to go thanks to all the info I've received. Wondering if you feel they'd partner well with either my Plinius 9200 SS intergrated or Primaluna Dialogue Premium HP integrated?
  5. I'm actually looking for an Ebony pair. I have seen one or two but the ones I've seen to date haven't been all that great. It sounds from the feedback on here that they are a b it more common than I thought, and that I just need to keep checking StereoNet, Gumtree, Ebay etc. and the right ones will come along. FYI I was smitten with the sound after hearing a pair at the Melbourne Hi-Fi show. I actually liked them slightly better than the $20K NS-5000s. Thanks again everyone for your input - it's appreciated.
  6. Hi, I have been trying to find a mint or near mint pair of Yamaha NS-1000s but they seem to be pretty rare here in Australia. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with purchasing speakers direct from Japan, especially NS-1000s? I'd be very grateful for any info/advice you can provide to help me decide whether it's worth going this route. Thanks in advance.
  7. Raydiodaze

    B&W 702 S1 - How much break in needed?

    Thanks Neo. I moved the speakers way forward to try to reduce the 'muddiness" of the bass. It helped a bit and improved the image but still not great. I was also thinking maybe new cables might help, but in the end I'm starting to suspect (as Sime V2 thinks) that it's my room. Maybe I'll need to move! Thanks for the cable recommendations. Unfortunately there are no Hi-Fi dealers in Launceston, so might have to take the plunge on a decent set.
  8. Raydiodaze

    B&W 702 S1 - How much break in needed?

    OMG!! You are absolutely correct. Wow great start to my StereoNet membership I imagine all the advice given still applies to the CM10 S2.
  9. Raydiodaze

    B&W 702 S1 - How much break in needed?

    I actually tried using the foam plugs from my CM1s in the 702s (the bass port is the same diameter) and it seemed to help a bit but then there wasn't enough bass energy. Thanks for the suggestions. I might try the 'static noise' suggestion and see how that goes. Cheers!
  10. Raydiodaze

    B&W 702 S1 - How much break in needed?

    Hi, The other speakers are CM1s, and to me they sound better than their larger siblings, even though I still don't feel the bass is "tight" enough. It's hard to tell if it's merely the room acoustics as they are very different beasts. I'll run the 702s for several days and report back. Thanks a lot for the feedback!
  11. Raydiodaze

    B&W 702 S1 - How much break in needed?

    Thanks for your reply Quark. I'm using a Cambridge CXN network streamer mainly (Deezer HD), although I also play the occasional CD via a Musical Fidelity A3 CD player. I have checked and rechecked my cables to make sure I had the phase correct (I even put them deliberately out of phase to check which sounded worse). You may be right about the acoustic treatment and I've considered this. However it looks like my best bet may be to leave them running for a few days. Cheers.
  12. Hi, This is my first post to the forum and I'm looking for some advice. I have a set of B&W 702s (series 1) that I bought new about 14 months ago. Unfortunately they don't sound nearly as good in my lounge as they did at the Hi-Fi shop where I bought them. I've tried all sorts of locations, both with and without spikes and have used 2 different amps to drive them ( a Primaluna Dialogue HP integrated running KT88 valves, and a Plinius 9200 solid state integrated). The sound to me is a bit wooly, especially in the bass department. I am using pretty ordinary cables (plain old thick Monster cable). Could the problem be lack of break-in time? I've probably only used them about 40hours to date, or could my cables or amp/speaker pairing be the issue? Any advice greatly appreciated. Regards, Ken.
  13. Raydiodaze

    Help with type of cables

    Not sure if this will help you, but I live in a large 2 story house, where all 4 members of our household (myself, wife and 2 teenagers) all often use the wireless (NBN) internet simultaneously. We were having some issues with lag when streaming the likes of Stan/Netflix while my son was online gaming so we recently installed a Mesh Wifi System. All our problems have gone. I can now stream Deezer, while daughter is watching Netflix, son is online gaming and wife is doing her thing - no lag at all. The system we use cost under $300 and I installed it in about 20 minutes. All the best with your NBN upgrade.
  14. Hi, This is my first post to the forum and I'm looking for some advice. I have a set of B&W 702s (series 1) that I bought new about 14 months ago. Unfortunately they don't sound nearly as good in my lounge as they did at the Hi-Fi shop where I bought them. I've tried all sorts of locations, both with and without spikes and have used 2 different amps to drive them ( a Primaluna Dialogue HP integrated running KT88 valves, and a Plinius 9200 solid state integrated). The sound to me is a bit wooly, especially in the bass department. I am using pretty ordinary cables (plain old thick Monster cable). Could the problem be lack of break-in time? I've probably only used them about 40hours to date, or could my cables or amp/speaker pairing be the issue? Any advice greatly appreciated. Regards, Ken.
  15. Raydiodaze

    FS: Yamaha NS-1000M Speakers

    Nice set. Wish they were in Tasmania. GLWTS.
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