B&W DM6

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  1. stevo137

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    I searched but not much out there.

    Can some one here that owns or has owned these please provide some input?

    Do they need the legs to optimize sound?

    Any other input will be greatly appreciated.

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  2. turboyam

    turboyam The Kenwood fan!

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    Those are awesome speakers and did come with stands, steel or aluminum.
    Others will chime-in.
     
  3. The Fuxtor

    The Fuxtor This thing on??

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    yowzers!look nice!!
     
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    jcamero ^^ Turn it UP! ^^ Subscriber

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  5. bobins08

    bobins08 Super Member

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    I have a pair and I love them. I think you have to spend big coin to beat them today. Yes they came with cast metal stands. One "upgrade" I read about is to make wooden box stands filled with sand to set them on.

    I am out if town, when I get back in Tuesday I'll measure my stands for you. You need to get them off the ground to make them sound their best.

    Before you play them make sure the fuses are correct per the manufacturer spec. DO NOT risk blowing a tweeter. You will have a hard time replacing them.

    I posted a thread here on my crossover recap which made them sound much better.
     
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  6. stevo137

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    Thanks much for the input Bob!
    The best I can do is use these until I find the legs because of WAF.

    These are very solid heavy wood pieces and this has already seemed to help the low end become more defined but I will need to get the stands.

    I can see why there are those that like these.

    They seem to say, just give me a good home and I won't disappoint you...

    No worries, I already ordered the correct fuses.

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    I know it's a bit of tabu but the Modulus sing with these and I don't hear any sonic wrestling, interference etc.
    Modulus attenuators little above midway.
    Running two channel from the Epicure M1.
    The heavy wood pieces isolated them well and definitely improved low end and I have two on each side so I can make these any height that I want using steel tubes on the four corners.
    Don't think I need to do that though.

    I'll give em' a bit of cleaning tonight.

    These speakers border on my "if I can't carry them I don't want them" rule but I can carry them!

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  8. sax6

    sax6 Loudness always ON

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    They call them '' the pregnant penguin '' speaker.

    Would like a pair of B&W... someday ( DM2 )
     
  9. bobins08

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    Mine were very rough shape, yours look great.

    I think you might want to try check your midrange for sag, if so flip them 180 degrees. One if them looks a bit saggy, but that could be the camera angle.

    I flipped my mids and woofers. I also needed to re-glue my woofer rubber surrounds in a few spots.

    I re capped the crossovers and they sound much better. There are 3 electrolytic caps that could use a refresh. I replaced the remaining box mylars too.

    Here is a link. You get to the crossover through the woofer opening. It is screwed to standoffs on the bottom of the cabinet.

    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/index.php?threads/my-b-w-dm-6-recap.537697/

    Cheers, Bob
     
  10. MarZutra

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    Way to go broski! Nice amp, nice pre and very nice speakers. There was a pair of those on the block around here, fairly recent, and they did have black metal stands/feet with them.
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    Thanks Mar!
    My Epi M-4 needs to go to the doctor like yours did!
     
  12. stevo137

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    Thanks for the input Bob!

    Okay back to normal, no Modulus, it was fun to goof around a bit.

    These sound great just how they were designed.

    Just need to get a subwoofer for the Modulus and they're for the living room setup.
    They look like little mice there but when set up right they will kick some arse.

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    IMG_2344.JPG A few scars, so don't we all have a few?
    I'll take care of these and you won't even know they had them.
     
  14. MarZutra

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    Yeah. Mine ended up having a total rebuild. Now it's good for another 40 years. Yeah, a hot iron and a good sanding will bring all those dings and scars right. Nice score!
     

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