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Old 07-13-2019, 05:37 PM
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No issue with my McIntosh amps, I assure you Peter. The issue is the way B&W has the stereo connection programmed in the software - not enough gain. The B&W rep agrees with me on this assessment. B&W suggested using the balanced connection but my MA8900 does not have a balance out available. Output 1 (Main) and Output 2 on the integrated are both unbalanced RCA connection. The B&W sub I had before the DB series (ASW800) worked marvelously using RCA.

I initially traded my DB2D back to my dealer for the DB1D
Ah, this could explain the difference in our results--I had immediate success using the balanced output from my C22 to DB3D. (I think I'm at -1db)
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:21 PM
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I want to reiterate the DB1D is a fine sub, my complaint is with the way it mates with the 805D3, or, doesn't mate, that I feel was a mistake by the B&W engineers. To get the DB1D to sound right with the 805D3 (in stereo mode/input), the gain is at 8db (out of 10dB), and the equalizer settings are all set at 3dB and above (5dB being the max). If this sub was designed correctly, after choosing the 805D3 as the speaker, the settings would not need adjusting as much as I have had to adjust mine to get it to perform right
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Old 07-31-2019, 05:41 PM
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Any updates or changes?
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:42 AM
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Crickets from B&W. They treat me like an anomaly even though the district rep agrees with my assessments
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Ugh... losing another customer here....
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:08 PM
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After reading this thread, I decided on JL Fathoms rather than the DB1D... especially comments from Miner.
Joey,

Which JL did you get? How do you have it connected? Was it challenging to integrate?

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