Thanks Bob. I read somewhere that SVS and Hsu made better subs for the money than B&W, which is why I wasn't thinking B&W...
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Just a word of advice on B&W subs at least from my first hand experience. I'm on my 2nd ASW600 (the first one had to be returned due to a warranty issue). Both times, I found the screws holding the driver to be loose, every one. As a result, the unit produced unwanted vibration. After tightenting them up a bit, the vibration disappeared. I communicated this to B&W at their website but never received a reply. I told my hi-fi store sales person. He was surprised somewhat.
I agree with you Bob. And would probably end up going that route, if only to make the B&W salesman happy...
Anyway, my whole plan took a turn this evening as I broke the news to the wife that I want CM1's. I thought I could sell her on bookshelf speakers. She doesn't want to really see any speakers, so I am thinking about pleasing the wife and getting the B&W MT-30 system. I may not have to go this route, but my only fallback position is to mount these satellite speakers on the wall.
If I have to go this route, how disappointed will I be in the musicality of the MT-30 system, vs. the CM1 as fronts.
I enjoy listening to music, not classical or even jazz, just good rock n'roll; watching football, and movies, although I am not really a cinema freak that needs to hear Star Wars Return of the Jedi in surround sound. Will the MT-30 be a big compromise for music, or is it negligible? I need to know before I even tell the wife that the MT-30 exists.