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B&W CC 3
18 Reviews
rating  4.5 of 5
MSRP  180.00
Description: Center Channel Speaker - (2) 4" Drivers and 1" Tweeter


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AJCalhoun a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2005

Bottom Line:   
Well at last! These things are getting harder to find and I kept getting sniped out of some really high-priced deals at the last second, but vigilance finally paid off. These little guys are going for almost as much as they did new, and it's no wonder! Not only are they physically beautiful, but I have auditioned the LCR-6S3s and this little bitty thang blows the doors off it's bigger, younger cousin! My lord! What's going on here? Vocally perfect match with the DM600 S3s up front, the dialogue
moves around seamlessly, with great clarity, depth, and an uncanny lifelike quality that sometimes makes me feel like I'm having some sort of "spell" or something - but it's GOOD! They are very sweet, and of course they are not gonna give you much in the way of bass - they were created for tight spaces like I have
to work with, and I was finally able to divest myself of the 12-year old DCM CX Center, which acquitted itself well enough, but was not well-matched to the DM 600s and was starting to really annoy me (it would work well with JBLs for instance, but not the B&Ws). This thing is exquisite looking, exquisite sounding, and if they still made them I'd have had to pay around $300 for one now (they were $200 apiece, I think, when
brand new). Whatever the price, they are everybody's fave all of a sudden and they
are getting snapped up like free Rolexs.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1997

Price Paid:    $166.00

Purchased At:   eBay



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by koenkummel a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Of course, I bought it second hand. But being in love with B&W I knew what to look for. I agree with most of you that this is a great performing Baby.. nice, sleek looking and enough power for a Audio enthousiast.. Can immagine that an Audiophile wants more... short on base, but compensated this with my left/right
Using it with a DENON AVR 3800 reciever, and a DENON DVD player. Left and right are B&W speakers as well

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Danilo Ronchi a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2001

Bottom Line:   
For the price I payed the sound is astounding. The dialogues are very clear. The bass are not so good compared with other, and bigger, center, but for the price is a bargain.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $159.00

Purchased At:   Chiari, Rimini



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bruno a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Amazing speaker for its size and price point. Dialog is clear and precise, open and airy. I really liked this speaker in Dolby 5.1 with lots of dialog. However, when bass is required directed from the center (try the beginning of the 3rd chapter of Mission Impossible 2 where the flamenco dancers move from the center to the surrounds), the speaker really shows its weakness. May work well with small left/right main speakers, but with my mid-sized speakers(B&W DM620i), the center was not up to the task.

I also did not particularly think it was strong enough to support Dolby Surround processed from cable TV... this is almost totally out of the center, and the lack of bass shows.

Compared to the DM600IFS, it produced much clearer and airy highs. For example in chapter 1 of MI2 when the pilot clicks the altitude down, every click is crystal clear, whereas with the DM600 IFS, I never knew the clicks were so prominent. The DM600 IFS bass though more than makes up for it. Hopefully I can compare to a cc6 soon.

Great value, but there are better centers out there.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   audioreview classifieds



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

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I love this center speaker. It can go loud, sounds clear and precise. Looks good also. You should match this one with two B&W305's and B&W302's. Your amp can route the bass <80Hz to your sub or front speakers so you won't notice it's weakness.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $175.00

Purchased At:   De Eerste Kamer




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