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B&W Silver Signature 30
18 Reviews
rating  4.28 of 5
MSRP  12000.00
Description: 3-Way Reflex Speaker - 7" Woofer, 7" Mid-Range and 1" Tweeter


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2001

Bottom Line:   
i just purchased these speakers but don't know how to set them up. which side is left and right?

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $6000.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Indiana Putra a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Excellent open sound driven by SE 300B. Imaging, pin point instrument details and clarity are the pluses. Low end require proper placement. However very very happy with the quality, compared to when running Mission 782 that lasted me for 4 months only.
I heard that this is a very limited production audiophile speakers hence would like to hear others to voice their views..please.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   UK Impulse Dealer



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by B T a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I recently purchase the ss30 along with other equipment used back from a friend becasue he's moving to another country. The ss30 is very similar to the older ss25, that is all pure silver wiring, and silver is the best conductor. That's is why the speakers were able to be match down to .2db. .5db are very normal, but lower than that only occur to high end speakers. When I first saw the speakers, I just fell in love with it. The appereance was awesome. Many owner's of these speakers expect it to reproduce full range becasue it cost $12k, but we have to remember that ss30 design and internal quality parts are totally different from about 95% of the speakers ever made. It also cost a lot of time and money to make such a speakers becasue all the part have to be newly design. The research and developement diffently added higher price to the speakers. Most of us already know B&W can design a speakers that can produce full range, like the B&W 800 and it cost was $15k. Of course the 800 only use copper, but assume it had pure silver wiring, boy $$$, especially tuning the low pass crossover using pure silver inductor.

Just by looking at the speakers without even listending to it, most of us should assume that there is no way we're expecting 20hz with spl from a 7" woofer. Anyway after getting two Velodyne F-1800 subs and a few more bucks to have it professional place, I don't think the wilson slam, jm lab grande utopia, etc. sound any better than my current setup. My system setup consist of a preamp with tone control(defintely need it, to gain higher db without distorting the ss30 sub) and a 200W power amp. The lowest note allow on the ss30 is 50hz, the 2 subs cross at 50hz down.

My personal tip, get a pair of nautilus 804 or 803(at least a 3 ways speakers) and a pair of F-1800 and I'm very confident you're getting the ultimate full range speakers system.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   Paid used



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by peter a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 24, 2000

Bottom Line:   
For the price of $12000, I would expect a full range speakers. the Nautilus 802 easily beat these speakers in every category you name it, and you save $4000 in the process.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Benny Lim a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2000

Bottom Line:   
One of the most vivid speaker I have tried. Needs top ancillary equipment to sound good. Currently using Audionote M7 premp and the Mark levinson 332. Still looking around to find the equipment to bring out its best.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1997




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