- Aug 1, 2019
What Hi-Fi? Awards 2021: First Winners Announced 4th October!
Human memory is a very deceiving thing. You may remember how a Ferrari or other car was brilliant 20 years ago, but drive it now against latest models and suddenly the senses are dulled."prove significantly more capable than their predecessors"
"but this new version is obviously better across the board"
Yet again, based on review comments like this, anything from three or four generations ago must have been mediocre at best. The awards must be just around the corner.
WHF were of-course being relative. If one heard the originals for the first time, I don’t think you would notice or complain.You bought your celebrated 5-star speakers two months ago and all of a sudden they sound bloated and blurred. An anniversary is necessary to make a minor engineering change to make essentially the same speakers really sound good... How should you feel about this?
You are absolutely right of course I’m happy with the improvement in sound (and ‘compactness’) over my former second-hand 30 year old B&W’s. I will get over just missing out on the ‘606 as they should have been’ (when they would have celebrated the 27th anniversary it would have been better . A pile of cd’s of some vinyl... that’s a good idea!WHF were of-course being relative. If one heard the originals for the first time, I don’t think you would notice or complain.
Manufacturers however are entitled to update at their will. Also the updated model is 50 quid more expensive, and would not warrant an upgrade from the original. The money saved would buy me a nice pile of CDs.
True and a great sound. And NO Cone Rot - Can the same be said of today's speakers?I suspect they’re significantly superior, though the old DM4 did have a lovely veneered cabinet iirc.
Wow, that takes me back. Unfortunately, they probably used the 10dB scale with a fast writing speed to flatter (and flatten!) the result. These were typical back in the day, but it was definitely a nicely balanced design, if probably a bit masked sounding by 21st century standards.