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B&W DM5

Discussion in 'classic' started by retrospective, Mar 15, 2020.

  1. retrospective

    retrospective pfm Member

    Surprisingly little information on t'interweb!

    Any experiences?
     
  2. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    From what I can make our it is an upgrade from the D5s, which were surprisingly good speakers.
     
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  3. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    Last edited: Mar 15, 2020
  4. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    Wonderful little speaker and one of my favourites from the Worthing era! Had a pair in the 90’s I picked up used in rosewood finish which was a pretty rare finish when new.
     
  5. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    That link gives a blank screen and "about;blank#blocked" in the URL bar...
     
  6. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    Try it now, Jez.
     
  7. Operajulian

    Operajulian Opera Julian

    Not so little speaker !
    I have a pair and used to run them ( via A&R SA150 amp ) in my basement - coz they can go quite loud. Good all rounder from that era of speakers ( mid 1970's ) but to be honest I prefer my JR149 and Monitor Audio 352 from a similar era.
    I think I paid CDN$200 for the pair, six or seven years ago.
     
  8. retrospective

    retrospective pfm Member

    What are they like at the extremes? Julian
     
  9. Operajulian

    Operajulian Opera Julian

    Its a while since I listened to them. I do recall - the more powerful SA150 amp was better sounding even at lower volumes. I have A60 amps and a Quad amp that I tried as well.
    I listen to a wide range from classical & opera to proper RnB ( old school Dr Feelgood for example ) to modern electronica via 1980's disco / funk. My partner likes Fela Kuti that that is good test of their range.

    In our small house - good bass range and not too "trebly" at the top.
    I would put them in to the easy to listen to category just not as "nice" as the other speakers in my collection. I should probably move them onwards.
     
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  10. retrospective

    retrospective pfm Member

    I took the blind punt..hasn't turned out too bad so far on the face of it.. though i'm only 'Telegraph road' in so far

    One thing that will offend my ocd is one of the dust caps is pushed in, i've tried the tape and hoover methods so far..

    What else could i try?
     
  11. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    The oral method?
     
  12. retrospective

    retrospective pfm Member

    Care to elaborate?..just so long as there's no fruit and leather required!
     
  13. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    I was trying to avoid having to say "put your mouth on it and suck"...
     
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  14. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    I owned two pairs of D5s, one of which was a repair job.
    The DM5s appear to have different tweeters.
    The D5’s had Fane tweeters, I understand.
     
  15. retrospective

    retrospective pfm Member

    It's early days ..first impressions are the top end's extended,sweet and extremely detailed vocals are impressive.
    Not had the opportunity to wind them up yet so no comment on the bass yet though i suspect it's there
     
  16. retrospective

    retrospective pfm Member

    Ample,tuneful bass..i'm not surprised considering the weight of these things!
     
  17. Operajulian

    Operajulian Opera Julian

  18. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    I rather wish I'd kept one of my pairs of D5s...
     
  19. wow&flutter

    wow&flutter pfm Member

    The B&W DM5 was fitted with their own TW20 tweeter.
     
  20. Operajulian

    Operajulian Opera Julian

    my rushed mistake - differences between D5 and DM5 - all down to that M.

    Julian
     

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