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Old 08-20-2007, 04:08 PM
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B&W DM2 Series II

I picked up a real nice pair over the weekend. So far I'm impressed. I can't find too much info on them as far as when they made this model, and any specs on them. Anybody have any info about them or can steer me to a web site or something? Thanks
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:26 PM
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Are you sure you have the right model number?

I don't see a "DM2" in the DM series of B&W's product archive page here:

http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/displa...d=773&pid=1940
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:45 PM
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Are you sure you have the right model number?

I don't see a "DM2" in the DM series of B&W's product archive page here:

http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/displa...d=773&pid=1940
Orion says:
DM-2/ series II
1978-84
$1050 pr. MSRP

The B&W archive site did have info on my DM-5's which are of the same vintage.
EDIT:It's there. It's listed as DM2 MK2
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:01 PM
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Ah, you are right. There they are. I missed them scanning the archive listing.

The cabinet design is very similar to my DM14 speakers.

I've found my B&Ws speakers really sing with a good amp. I recently connected them to my Carver amp (over 200 watts per) and am amazed at the sound - full range, accurate, no distortion.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:01 PM
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http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Utilit...2%20Manual.pdf

That's a hefty link.

Snade, you just didn't go down far enough. It's listed with the "DM series".
*edit - I was typing while you replied, sorry*

I have a pair of them and I like 'em. Do you have the stands or plinths for them? I have neither and find them to be a bit boomy in the bass. I need to make some stands and put them up a little. The lit has response curves for various setups. I haven't done any critical A/B against anything else and mostly they get video duty on my 2nd system.

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Old 08-20-2007, 05:05 PM
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I have a pair of them and I like 'em. Do you have the stands or plinths for them? I have neither and find them to be a bit boomy in the bass. I need to make some stands and put them up a little. The lit has response curves for various setups. I haven't done any critical A/B against anything else and mostly they get video duty on my 2nd system.

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Ray, I've got the stands on my DM14s and the bass is not boomy. And since I connected them to an amp with some power, I find they sound terrific. When I had them connected to a vintage receiver, they did not sound that memorable.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:36 PM
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I also have a pair with the stands and I absolutely love them. The imaging is awesome, even in the square room that I am forced to have them in. They really sing with my Kenwood KA801, soaking up everything it has to offer and asking for more. Not the most efficient speakers (85db/w/m), they need at least 100watts/ch to start sounding good IMO.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:38 PM
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I have a pair of DM12s on 25" DIY stands.
These thinks need mucho power to sound good.
A 48 wpc Sherwood S8900A couldn't do it.
A 60 wpc Denon RDA600 couldn't do it.
It took a 105 wpc B&K ST-140 amp to make them sing!?

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Old 08-20-2007, 05:41 PM
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:47 PM
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http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Utilit...2%20Manual.pdf

That's a hefty link.

Snade, you just didn't go down far enough. It's listed with the "DM series".
*edit - I was typing while you replied, sorry*

I have a pair of them and I like 'em. Do you have the stands or plinths for them? I have neither and find them to be a bit boomy in the bass. I need to make some stands and put them up a little. The lit has response curves for various setups. I haven't done any critical A/B against anything else and mostly they get video duty on my 2nd system.

Ray
I don't know if these are the plinths or the stands. What's the difference? I hope this pic link thing works.


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Those are the B&W stands. They connect by 4 screws to the bottom of the cabinet.

That's what you want, they sound good with the stands.

Place them about 3 feet out from the back wall and connect them to an amp with over 100 watts per and you should be smiling.

Also, they use rubber surrounds on the woofer and midrange, so you won't need to replace them like so many speakers of that era.

Cheers, Snade
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:06 PM
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Those are the B&W stands. They connect by 4 screws to the bottom of the cabinet.

That's what you want, they sound good with the stands.

Place them about 3 feet out from the back wall and connect them to an amp with over 100 watts per and you should be smiling.

Also, they use rubber surrounds on the woofer and midrange, so you won't need to replace them like so many speakers of that era.

Cheers, Snade
Thanks for the link and all the info. Right now I'm powering them with my 35watt HK A500 tube amp and they really sound great, but I guess I'll have to break out one of the bigger SS amps to really test them out.
BTW Snade, I see we're both in the western burbs of Chgo. I'm way out in Earlville about 45 miles west of Naperville.
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Those are the B&W stands. They connect by 4 screws to the bottom of the cabinet.

That's what you want, they sound good with the stands.
I've got a pair of B&W DMII MK2 speakers, but one of the wooden base units is broken.

Does anyone have a spare one they want to sell? Or know where to get one? B&W don't do replacements.

Many thanks.

Attilio
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I still have a pair of DM330's. They look cheaper made than the DM2's. I play them with a 90's Arcam s/s amp and they sound OK. Anyone using them?

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I've got a pair of DM 2's a guy gave me many years ago. They're still sitting out in the garage....never tried to fire them up. I was told one had a bad crossover but really don't know.
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