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B&W ISW-3 Subs - 1 Pair (2 Subs)
« on: February 21, 2017, 03:35:14 PM »
Preloved, and a trade in.  These are passive subs so you will need to power them using a power amp.  You hook them up to a power amp using normal speaker cables, and run the sub preouts from your AVR to your power amp.  Straight forward actually.  Very smooth bass when used together.  Retailed for R7690 each.  The one speaker terminal on one was loose and was repaired.  They are black in colour.  I don't have the grill covers, but they are easy enough to make up.  These are designed to be built into a wall or cupboard, so that only the port sticks out.  R6000 for the set (2 subwoofers).  Ideal for a dual sub system.  First time I used dual subs, and I can say that I'm not sure if it's these particular subs or just that there are two of them, but I really can't locate the bass in my room in the sense that you can't tell where the bass is coming from.  Nice even bass distribution.  I have them behind each of my font speakers.

http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Speakers/Installation-Speakers/In-Wall-In-Ceiling/ISW-3.html

http://www.audioholics.com/outdoor-speaker-reviews/bowers-wilkins-isw-3-pre

http://www.bwloudspeakers.co.za/files/3.pdf



Drive units   2 x 165mm (6.5 in) Paper/Kevlar® cone
Frequency range   -6dB at 21Hz and 222Hz adjustable (EQ at A)
Frequency response   ±3dB 27Hz - 120Hz adjustable (EQ at A)
Bass extension   -6dB at 21Hz (position A)
-6dB at 25Hz (position B)
-6dB at 29Hz (position C)
Maximun Amp Power   250W
Impedance Nominal   8Ω (minimum 6.3Ω)
Width   330mm (13in)
Length   470mm (18.5in)
Depth   235mm (9.25in)
Net weight   12.5kg


Here is how they are installed:

http://home-automation-services.com/tag/bw/page/2/

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Re: B&W ISW-3 Subs - 1 Pair (2 Subs)
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 10:06:50 AM »
I have a Rotel RB976 that can do 3 x 150watts in Bridged mode if anyone needs an amp to drive these subs.  I'll do R9500 for the two subs and power amp.  I will NOT be selling the power amp on it's own for R3500 however.  Only as a set for R9500, or R6000 for the two subs. 

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Re: B&W ISW-3 Subs - 1 Pair (2 Subs)
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 09:13:34 AM »
Open to swaps for other audio items

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Re: B&W ISW-3 Subs - 1 Pair (2 Subs)
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 11:07:01 AM »
R5500 for the two subs.  the Rotel RB976 has been sold

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Re: B&W ISW-3 Subs - 1 Pair (2 Subs)
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 07:00:41 AM »
R4950 for both

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Re: B&W ISW-3 Subs - 1 Pair (2 Subs)
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2017, 07:37:28 PM »
Month later BUMP. 

I'll do R4500 for both

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Re: B&W ISW-3 Subs - 1 Pair (2 Subs)
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2017, 08:47:36 AM »
Anyone have a decent laptop to swap for these beauties?  I'm willing to pay in a small amount.  The wifey needs a new laptop

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Re: B&W ISW-3 Subs - 1 Pair (2 Subs)
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2017, 09:38:49 AM »
BUMP.  Still R4500 for a pair of subs that sold for R7690 each!

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Re: B&W ISW-3 Subs - 1 Pair (2 Subs)
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 12:11:50 PM »
I put on stands so that they can be placed in positions like a normal subwoofer, plus aluminium grills with wood trimming.  Looks quite retro:






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Re: B&W ISW-3 Subs - 1 Pair (2 Subs)
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2017, 01:05:17 PM »
How about R1850 per sub, R3700 for both.  Not going lower than this for a while.  Swaps will be considered

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Re: B&W ISW-3 Subs - 1 Pair (2 Subs)
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2017, 07:04:09 PM »
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