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What's your opinion about B&W802D?
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I intend to be an owner of 802D? Would you like to say something?

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RE: What's your opinion about B&W802D?

Good for you!

(but posting your question in 3 different threads makes things more complicated than necessay...)

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Sunny98007 wrote:

I intend to be an owner of 802D? Would you like to say something?

What is your ancillary equipment?
What other speakers have you compared them with?

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RE: What's your opinion about B&W802D?

if you need to ask, then maybe it's not for you ?

just joking. of course these are fantastic speakers.

you need to make sure your source is up to it, and the amp is powerful enough.

buy with utmost confidence, it doesn't get any better than this.

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Thank you all for your suggestions and comments! I have no other special equipments! Just a set of HIVI  M 200MK3 for my computer. And I  have compared 802D with many other speakers-Tannoy, JBL, Burmester, Sonus Faber, HIVI.  I love classic and symphony. Thus I'm looking for a system best for them. It's said B&W has the best performance for symphony. And I feel comfortable with its sounding.How do you say? 

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Thank you all for your suggestions and comments! I have no other special equipments! Just a set of HIVI  M 200MK3 for my computer. And I  have compared 802D with many other speakers-Tannoy, JBL, Burmester, Sonus Faber, HIVI.  I love classic and symphony. Thus I'm looking for a system best for them. It's said B&W has the best performance for symphony. And I feel comfortable with its sounding.How do you say? 

Hi sunny98007

What source component/s and amplification have you heard the 802D's with please?

Your budget for source component/s and amplification?

Btw, if its not too late then ATC's active SCM100ALST and active SCM150ALST monitors are also worth consideration. Fwiw. i find the ATC's perform superbly with all genre of music.

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

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Sunny98007 wrote:

Thank you all for your suggestions and comments! I have no other special equipments! Just a set of HIVI  M 200MK3 for my computer. And I  have compared 802D with many other speakers-Tannoy, JBL, Burmester, Sonus Faber, HIVI.  I love classic and symphony. Thus I'm looking for a system best for them. It's said B&W has the best performance for symphony. And I feel comfortable with its sounding.How do you say? 

If you haven't tried Kef 207/2s, it may be worth the effort.

What is your budget for the amp (there has been some great suggestions on your other thread)?

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Thank you for your suggestions! I have heard 802D only with Pass Amp. It sounds not bad! And I am looking forward to hearing 802D with Mclntosh this weekend. Do you think it is right for 802D? My budget for the Amp is about $8k. Actually I have no experience. What I know is mostly from posts. So I need more help. By the way, my whole budget for the system is approximately $20k. Most importantly,what I need is a system that preforms well comprehensively and I was told B&Ws can do. Do you think so? My source is Oppo 105!

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I hope you have a large listening room for the 802 = you will need to give them some space, especially in the bass.

I guess the dealer will fit it all up for you.

 

you have a lot of options @8k for amplification - WHF liked Krell with the 802's if I can remember from their review.

mcintosh audio research bryston moon ps audio lots of top brands. 

Moon images really well from the various amps I have heard of theirs, I like moon a lot

 

i don't know if you have considered your room acoustics but to get the most from that kit then its something to bear in mind 

maybe £6k amp £2k on room acoustic treatments

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McIntosh is often recomended as a good match....let us know what you think.

IMO. You should look to a better souce, for a system of that quality.

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With that kind of budget, if you can, you should demo an Accuphase amp and you might want to look at your source too.

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How about  pair of Electrocompaniet NEMO Monoblocks , they were originally designed to drive the B&W Nautilus 801's  ( hence the name )  and can be used with one one the Electro pre- amps or some people say that a top class  valve pre -amp works very well with the Nemo's .

Here are a couple of reviews .

http://dagogo.com/synergy-between-electrocompaniet-nemo-monoblock-amplifiers-and-bowers-wilkins-nautilus-800d-speakers

and

http://www.stereophile.com/solidpoweramps/300electro

and the Electrocompaniet  website

http://www.electrocompaniet.no/products/classic/poweramp/nemo.html

 

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Just though I would add that if the Nemo ( AW600 ) amps are a little over budget the the AW 400 monoblocks are equally as good but with a little less power  ( not that you would notice ) and cheaper .

http://www.stereophile.com/content/electrocompaniet-aw400-monoblock-power-amplifier

 

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Pathos are also worth considering for the amp.

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RE: What's your opinion about B&W802D?

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Pathos are also worth considering for the amp.

Yeah, a Cinema X in stereo mode would do the job!

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Sunny98007 wrote:

I intend to be an owner of 802D? Would you like to say something?

At £11,500, I'd say make sure you try a few alternatives!

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