Originally Posted by MASSIVE Master
I hope I'm correct on model numbers here --
"Back in the day" the DM602 (Series 3, specifically) were these wonderful sounding speakers. Consistent, reasonably accurate, relatively smooth, etc.
They were replaced by 685's. Ick. Felt the same about the whole line. Hyped, shallow, unnatural imaging... Seemed to be going after the home theater market.
That's unfortunate to hear, I bought the pair I was auditioning (686 not 685) shortly before your reply. Although I am the market they were aiming for, I am using them in my home theater setup. I was also impressed by them due to the fact I was comparing them to my JBL studio L series, which are now for sale.
I was going to make a thread for this but I will just post about it here. I have the asw610 sub with a pair of 686 bookshelfs right now. Since I have already invested into the B&W 600 series I would like to finish my 5.1 setup. I am trying to decide between what to get for my center channel and my mains.
The htm62 is priced at 395 and the htm61 is 585. I did notice more range and detail on the 61 but is the difference in quality worth the added price?
I also have the same question for the mains. Unfortunately the closest dealer did not have a pair of 683 or 685 for me to listen to (I have decided against the 684). I am wanting the best bang for the buck for my mains between the three. I hope to audition a 683 and 685 to let my ears decide, however, since I can not do so at this time, I was hoping some members on this forum could share some insight.