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Username: Carnelian

Post Number: 5
Registered: Mar-05
i am thinking of the NAD c352 with B&W DM 601 s3. i think they are both good models but they are sold in different shops so i haven't heard them in conjunction. has anyone got any experience with this combination?
thanks

(and also, is NAD pronounced Nad or N.A.D.? cheers (its been bugging me)
 

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Username: Tevo

Chicago, IL USA

Post Number: 114
Registered: Feb-05
NAD = New Acoustic Dimension

Every dealer I've been to that carries the brand, spells it out during pronunciation.

To my ears, this is a nice combination. The 601 S3 is a fairly neutral and balanced speaker and fairly resolving at this price range. The C352 will drive them well and I think it will make a solid stereo system.

What did you think of the speakers when you listened to them? You ought to be able to form a general opinion of them even out of context of the components you are planning to to pair with them.

Cheers.
 

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Username: Carnelian

Post Number: 6
Registered: Mar-05
they carried the brand but they didn't have the c352 model in store at the time. they had a really big full sound for such small speakers, and i thought the bass was really clear on them, not boomy which irritates me.
 

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Username: Tevo

Chicago, IL USA

Post Number: 115
Registered: Feb-05
I think MyRantz in the "Old Dogs..." thread has been raving about his 601 S3's. You might get some more information by soliciting his opinions.

If you like big, rich full sound from a monitor speaker, perhaps look into NHT SB3's. Same price range but offering a warmer sound and deeper bass extension.
 

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Username: Myrantz

Post Number: 1540
Registered: Aug-04
I upgraded the 601's to the 602's as I felt the 601's just lacked a little oomph in the low end in our rather large living room. They are both excellent speakers IMHO, clean, accurate and open. They also take about 50 hrs or more to open up. If your room isn't large the 601's may be the speaker for you - but you should hear both to be sure.
 

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Username: Johnnyturbo

Jamaica plain, Massachusetts Us

Post Number: 2
Registered: Nov-04
Tevo--- for the record, I believe that NAD stands for Norwood Audio Design. NAD's main office was first located in Norwood, Massachusetts.
 

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Username: Myrantz

Post Number: 1546
Registered: Aug-04
NAD = New Acoustic Dimension

See here John:

http://www.nadelectronics.com/learn/index.htm

 

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Username: Chris_g

Post Number: 1
Registered: Mar-05
I am also in the market for speakers, and would be interested in hearing others' opinions on KEF vs. B&W in-wall speaker models.

I have a primarily NAD system:
NAD 1300 preamp
NAD 4020 B tuner
NAD 512 cd player
NAD T 550 dvd player
Proton AA-1150 dual-mono power amp

In the past I've had Boston Acoustic speakers, Polk Audio speakers, JBL speakers (I've also gone through various upgrades to components, generally sticking with NAD source components. Previously I had a Carver power amp prior to picking up the vintage AA-1150).

Right now I have some tiny bookshelf model speakers called Monitor Audio. They lack a lot in the way of sound quality, but the Polk RTA-8s were a bit too large for the room, and I've parted with them to show the home as we're putting our place on the market soon (trying to open the space up a bit). Hence, they are temporary. For our next home, I'm planning to go with in-wall speakers.
 

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Username: Jim_mcbob

Post Number: 41
Registered: Nov-04
NAD and PSB share the same PCO*

Have heard that the two complement one another very well. No great lover of B&W am I. But when it comes to electronics, I always say, "GO NAD!"

PCO=parent corporation overlord
 

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Username: Chris_g

Post Number: 7
Registered: Mar-05
"GO NAD!"

OMG, Jim-Bob, when I read your post I laughed so hard I could barely breath. I've never heard that one.

So, what I'm talking about here are in-wall speakers. Adding PSB to the list, has anyone had any experience with in-wall models from these lines, and if so, what is your opinion?

PSB-
http://www.bwspeakers.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.speakertypes&keyword=inw all%20speakers

KEF-
http://www.kef.com/kefamerica/products/ciseries/cihome.html

Polk-
http://www.polkaudio.com/home/products.php?category=9

BostonAcoustics
http://www.bostonacoustics.com/ds_products.asp?CategoryID=29

I'll also add BostonAcoustics to this list. While many other speakers have come and gone, I've held onto a pair of A60s for ages (right now they're in storage). They make a truly beautiful sound and I know that, back in the 80s BostonAcoustics was one of the brands to really pioneer the in-wall speaker market so I'm curious how they may measure up.
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