Thanks for the tip.Welcome!
So you have a 603s with roksan k3 and your looking to purchase some 702s2 and or 703's?
702s2 you're looking to purchase 4k (ish) speakers for a 1200quid amp? If I was buying those speakers id be looking at the same again on the amp or upwards of 6k to get the most of them.
The thing BW speakers regardless of what there spec's say are very difficult to control and need plenty of power and current. Id start with Musical fidelity even with your current speakers.
BUT it sounds like you don't really like the sound of the brand anyhow so I think really need to audition the products
Speakers are a very personal thing. All I can really say is stick with price comparable speakers. Yes second hand will give you bang for buck but you still need to consider the tech to drive them.Thanks for the tip.
Do you think it would be a better match if I buy a similar Focal speaker?
I'm almost decided by the B&W 703.
Thank you. excellent answer. I like the B&W's. I think the 703 will give a little more brightness and bass. The B&W 603 sounded excellent. . I guess the 703 will improve the sound?Speakers are a very personal thing. All I can really say is stick with price comparable speakers. Yes second hand will give you bang for buck but you still need to consider the tech to drive them.
I think you biggest problem is you’re not happy with the sound and you need to ask why. BW speakers will pretty much have the same character as you go up the range just more refined. So if they don’t float your fancy now they never will. So why continue to look at them? ATC do nothing for me so I don’t even listen to them or even entertain them.
I’d try and listen to a few with your amp as you’re looking at spending a great deal of money so would hate for you to get it wrong. If the situation at the moment is that COVID is preventing that be patient wait for the shops to open back up.
If it where me the audition list would be in no particular order
Hope that helps a little
Hmmmm, i think you're expecting the wrong things or at least not conveying the right words. What I would expect is refinement. The bass probably won't go any deeper and may actually seem tamer as it more controlled and tighter due to better crossovers and cones employed. The tweeter much the same might be smoother or more detailed but never bright and brittle ( that's my experiance moving to more expensive speakers) Refinement is the keyword i feel. eg no listener fatigue that's one of the things I look for that and easy to drive speakers.Thank you. excellent answer. I like the B&W's. I think the 703 will give a little more brightness and bass. The B&W 603 sounded excellent. . I guess the 703 will improve the sound?
Sounds to me like you have your eyes set on the B&W. I don't doubt that they are great speakers, but speakers are a very personal choice, and you really should try to audition and let your ears decide. I used to do this when I first joined the forum - I had my mind set on a Rotel amp with my old B&W DM602 S3, and all I was looking for (subconciously) was confirmation that it will be the amp to get. The people here suggested all kinds of stuff, but I just ended up auditioning an older gen Rega Brio and a Yamaha AS 500 - both of which were a bad match for my tastes - but I was EXPECTING not to like them when I went out auditioning. Then, convinced that Rotel was the way to go, I skipped on auditioning great amps from Arcam, Naim and Musical Fidelity. So I ended up getting a Rotel RA 1520, and when I was still unsatisfied, I got the B&W CM5, which were better, but still let down by the amplification (imo). In the end, I sold them one by one and replaced the lot with more expensive stuff, but stuff I AUDITIONED first.Thank you. excellent answer. I like the B&W's. I think the 703 will give a little more brightness and bass. The B&W 603 sounded excellent. . I guess the 703 will improve the sound?
Indeed, it was peak to peak. Read the figure in a review by Ed Selley, who compared the figure to Audiolab A6000 Play's 9 amps (also peak to peak, it was implied).Going by their specs. the M2si will then actually have a peak of 12.5 amps (half of peak to peak) of current.