B&W Matrix 1 find

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  1. Thespeakerdude8

    Thespeakerdude8 Super Member

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    Snagged a pair of these at a garage sale for two big mac meals. One's got a little damage on the edge of the cabinet like it was shoved against a shelf hard, but its not bad. The other is in great shape. I've got them hooked up to my Magnavox 8801 right now- sound very good! Not as much bass as my nova 6's, but more accurate, faster, and tighter bass. It also helps that these are 4 ohm speakers, better load for my Magnavox.

    Whats the general opinion on these here? Any information on them? Oh yeah...they are black, not the walnut versions.
     

     

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  2. gewoonmaf

    gewoonmaf Thrift rat

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    Excellent speakers, high on my want-to-own list! Great find, enjoy...
     
  3. Cactus Bob

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    They are very nice speakers. Add a good quality sub and they'll be great. Here's my score link with some info. Mine are walnut. They need a lot of power. $1800/pair new!!

    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=190083

    I called B&W and they sent me The original Matrix sales brochure with specs and picture etc. They might still have some left. Their customer support is excellent.
     
  4. botrytis

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    :worthless you knew this was coming...... :D
     
  5. moebuster

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    I see the date guys...
    I lucked up on a pair of these excellent speakers over the weekend.
     
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    Pics pleeeeze!
     

     

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  7. moebuster

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    since photobucket crapped out s well as the other host i used i need to figure out something.
    i dont see how i can send pics straight off my computer...
     
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    Just drag and drop right in your thread comment box, wait to finish uploading before you post.
     
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    You can pretty much copy/paste them into the post
     
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  10. moebuster

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    duh..(THANKS)
     

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  11. Dazaa

    Dazaa Well-Known Member

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    Had a pair once, these things are incredible. Screws to remove the drivers are hidden behind plastic caps on the baffle
     

     

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  12. moebuster

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    I saw that-
    I think the whole baffle board comes off doesn't it?
    i was curious to see the cabinet construction but i resisted removing the little "tabs" that cover the screws on the front.

    These are the best stand mount speakers i've owned- smooth non fatiguing with an extended top end with well articulated bass given the drivers size.

    these were what,1200 dollars in their day?
     
  13. Lapslah

    Lapslah Well-Known Member

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    I run these in my main rig with an MK sub, and have never been happier with my sound.
     
  14. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob Desert Rat Subscriber

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    I still have my pair, the only small speakers I own.
     
  15. moebuster

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    did i see that the tweeter is different between the series 1 and series 2 ?
     
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  17. Rybeam

    Rybeam Super Member

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    Got a deal on a pair of DM301 and a pair of DM601, I already had a pair of DM23. I really like the B&W sound. Very addictive, not harsh, love to be fed power. A cannot go wrong brand in smaller speakers from my experience. I have never had the pleasure of listening to any of their floor models.
     

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