AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Manufacturers Forums > B&W Speakers

B&W Speakers Bowers & Wilkins Greatest

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 10-09-2018, 08:12 AM
aardvarkbark aardvarkbark is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 575
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtroo View Post
Wow. 850 miles each way to Colorado?
12-13 hrs, but I 'gain' an hour with time zone change. Folks in DFW have been escaping to cool dry mountains of CO in summer for years, so I guess it's just in our DNA. Good sound will make it so much more tolerable. I try to engage the dogs in stimulating conversation, but they prefer to just read their comic books. I actually organize my CDs by part of trip. Piano sonatas for a quiet calm 5am departure, then blend of symphony and acoustic jazz for several hours, with Dire Straits, Pink Floyd to help jolt me out of the late afternoon lull (live performances with pumped up crowds help stimulate). Lyle Lovett is always appropriate going through desolate west Texas and panhandle.

Sometimes, I go to Santa Fe for a couple days of day hiking in the Pecos before heading up to CO. That breaks up the drive.

I see you're in MT. I used to hike in the Bob with friends, but since I now solo hike, I stay away from grizz country.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-09-2018, 08:17 AM
aardvarkbark aardvarkbark is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 575
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NZ421291 View Post
I'm a menace when I'm driving in the USA, keep drifting onto the lefthand side of the road out of habit.
Everything's backwards south of the equator. I think Yanks have a hard time adjusting when driving down there or in UK, too.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-09-2018, 08:43 AM
aardvarkbark aardvarkbark is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 575
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by j3brow View Post
Let us know how the sound is after you spend some with the car.
Quote:
Originally Posted by j3brow View Post
This Volvo is at top of my list, along with the B&W package, when I replace my current lease next year.
Happy to! I've never had a car with three drivers in each door. There's noticeably more detail across the mid frequencies which I presume is a result. They use the same kevlar cones as in my D2s (and two prior floor sets before), same as they do in BMW, I see.

In addition to a full equalizer, it offers the ability to select the acoustic of three venues - studio, stage, or concert hall. The concert hall produces a fairly faithful warmth and soundstage for orchestral pieces unlike anything I've had in any previous car.

I had two Audis before this (A6 Avant, then A4 Avant). The Volvo driving experience is not as engaging as either Audi or BMW. If Audi and BMW were still bringing the A6 or 5-series wagons to the US, my choice would have been more difficult.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-09-2018, 09:03 AM
mtroo's Avatar
mtroo mtroo is offline
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,168
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aardvarkbark View Post
I see you're in MT. I used to hike in the Bob with friends, but since I now solo hike, I stay away from grizz country.
It’s almost all grizzly country now. There are groups of bears 60+ miles from the Rocky Mountain Front, which has not been seen for over 100 years. Over the past 15 years, there are grizzly in some of the smaller mountain chains and isolated “islands” of mountains, but such is life. I will take my chances with the 4 legged animals vs the 2 legged variety.
The Bob is spectacular. You can still hike in there for a week or more without seeing another person.

The Volvo looks great, there is only one dealer in the state, so it makes that purchase a little more unrealistic for me.
__________________
Tim
Amplifiers: McIntosh 1.2 Kw
Preamp: Esoteric C03
Speakers: Salon2 with F113v2 x 2
Analog: VPI Avenger Reference with Ortofon A95 and Esoteric E03 phonostage
Digital: Silenzio and Esoteric K03-x and G02
Power Management: PS Audio P10 x 2, P5
Cables: WW PE7 SC & IC, Furutech Flux-50 Filters
Rack: HRS SXR Signature
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-10-2018, 08:01 AM
aardvarkbark aardvarkbark is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 575
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mtroo View Post
I will take my chances with the 4 legged animals vs the 2 legged variety.
The Bob is spectacular. You can still hike in there for a week or more without seeing another person.
That's the appeal of our Wilderness Areas, isn't it? I may need to swing by and pick you up then head out for a hike. How fast do you run the 440? You probably know -- one great way to ensure survival from bear attack is to be able to out-run your hiking partner(s).
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-10-2018, 08:04 AM
aardvarkbark aardvarkbark is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 575
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by j3brow View Post
This Volvo is at top of my list, along with the B&W package, when I replace my current lease next year.
I'm now seeing that the B&W in BMW includes diamond tweeters, while in the Volvo, they are aluminum. I thought that the diamond tweeters were sensitive to shock. I'm surprised they are used in the doors of cars that get slammed shut repeatedly.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-10-2018, 04:17 PM
mtroo's Avatar
mtroo mtroo is offline
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,168
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aardvarkbark View Post
That's the appeal of our Wilderness Areas, isn't it? I may need to swing by and pick you up then head out for a hike. How fast do you run the 440? You probably know -- one great way to ensure survival from bear attack is to be able to out-run your hiking partner(s).
That's why I insist everyone I hike with leave their shoes untied.
__________________
Tim
Amplifiers: McIntosh 1.2 Kw
Preamp: Esoteric C03
Speakers: Salon2 with F113v2 x 2
Analog: VPI Avenger Reference with Ortofon A95 and Esoteric E03 phonostage
Digital: Silenzio and Esoteric K03-x and G02
Power Management: PS Audio P10 x 2, P5
Cables: WW PE7 SC & IC, Furutech Flux-50 Filters
Rack: HRS SXR Signature
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:24 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©Copyright 2009-2018 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Fortress
Fortress
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Audeze
Audeze
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase