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Like the five-year-old DM, the DM is a two-way back-vented design with a 6-inch woofer, 1-inch tweeter, nominal impedance of 8 ohms, and power handling of 25 to watts. It performed every role in the system. They lend themselves to wall-mounting almost as well as the smallest satellites, with the added benefit of genuine midbass response. The DM was one of the first speakers to use an irregular molded-plastic enclosure to reduce internal resonance.

They have obvious flaws when compared to much more expensive loudspeakers, but in their prospective price class, they stand out like a supermodel at a Shriners convention.

For this review, the DM was like an actor changing costumes.

B&W DM303 Bookshelf Speakers

Second, even though they haven’t got the bottom-octave authority of powered towers, their smaller enclosures cause fewer acoustic problems, making them a perfect vehicle for vocals and the midrange frequencies in which most music resides. This is manifested in what at first seemed to be over-politeness.

Thirty-five seconds into the Mansun track, a depth charge is dropped into the mix — the kind of sonic boom that, cranked up on the highway, would em303 the v&w county. Audioengine HD3 Loudspeaker Review.

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Home Audio Equipment Review. A good stand is one that is both sturdy to protect your speaker and equally rigid to provide coupling to reduce coloration caused by speaker cabinet resonance.

For the first many hours, it seems as if everything interesting happens above surface with the DMs, if not entirely up in the clouds. The audio law is, the more sturdy and solid the stand, the better the speaker will sound. b&e

Next I reached for the music of folk idol Bob Dylan from his release of the classic Highway 61 Revisited Columbia. You will achieve the best performance from any monitor when it is stand-mounted and placed away but not too far from your back wall. Details and density do not easily confuse the DMs from staying focused. Create new account Request new password. With five DMs, the DTS soundtrack’s surround soundfield was the tightest I’ve ever heard in my testing studio aka my living room and home office.


B&W DM303 Main/Stereo

While the Nautilus series has been extremely well regarded among the upper echelon of recent loudspeaker designs, it lies out of reach of most consumers. The DMs took the stage in several different configurations, each without their cloth grilles.

The DM’s aluminum-alloy tweeter and woven-fiberglass woofer, however, are more advanced than the DM’s plastic and paper drivers. The loudspeakers are available in either maple or black vinyl finish — the review pair was maple flavored. While not tipping off the front of the stage into our laps, the DMs re-create a proportional soundstage on which one can imagine the performers scooting closer together a step or two.

The quirky but accomplished Rheostatics also dish up a busy evening on Introducing Happiness [Sire ], loaded with dense layers of samples, riffs, one-shot sounds and remarks that haunt both the serious and offbeat contemporary pop-rock tracks. First of all, they don’t sound their best when placed on shelves; stands are usually recommended.

Smaller cabinets tend to interact less and often introduce less sonic coloration due to cabinet resonances — a major sonic issue with dynamic loudspeaker design.

But most speakers at sane prices represent compromises. Advertise with Us Specs Disclaimer Sponsors. This damped tapering tube sits behind the tweeter, providing absorption of unwanted radiation, resulting in a more natural high-frequency response.

The violin is smooth — velvet comes to mind, and so does Velveeta. Does this realization come because of my exposure to speakers like my ProAcs, which will play lower?

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Due to the fact that many or at least spouses of many prefer not to have their speakers as a visual centerpiece in their living rooms, small speakers are dominant in the AV retail environment. The DMs excel at preserving the individuality of a CD’s tracks, to whatever extent the recording engineers did the same.


I had to laugh at one point, as I felt that I was torturing these little guys. I wanted to explore the differences between two center-channel treatments: Acting on the hunch that some of the perceived helium may have been the result of ancillary equipment, the DMs were moved once again from the Arcam components to the Creeka modestly priced integrated amp known for its warmth.

Holiday Sales Were the Strongest in Years. Like a shot of bourbon, the change did the DMs good, and their stiff upper lips relaxed just a bit. Music From Big Pink.

Fiberglass is reported to be heavier than Kevlar and presumably helps reduce manufacturing costs for the budget-oriented DMs. The LCR3 includes a matched tweeter flanked by two 4. This is not your father’s bookshelf speaker, OK? Bookshelf speakers are typically low-priced mass-market speakers that, as the name states, are typically placed dm03 a shelf and that is it.

I did not expect them to provide the opportunity to critique them on as many levels as I have. I also wanted to hear the system in both 5. The DMs arch their polite eyebrows and turn a deaf ear to the deep assault, as if to shrug in an upper-crust tone, “I simply will not boom; it is just not proper,” which is to say that their bass was more a whimper. This supposedly diminishes resonance inside the cabinet that can interfere with the driver itself, leading to unwanted distortions.

I expected to discuss the basic sound and packaging, but certainly not soundstaging, vocal liquidity and resolution. For shielding reasons, it is important to use a speaker designed to be used on top of your television, as well as to choose a quality match for your front and surround speakers. Emotiva BasX System Review.

Take two, in Dolby Pro Logic, had a good feel but lost some inner detail, especially in the orchestral instruments. What Your Kids Need for Christmas.