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Old 02-27-2014, 10:57 AM
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Run a glide tone or demag sweep during the day if no one is home.
where do you get a tone like this?
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:17 PM
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Default New 803 Diamonds

Congratulations. They start out good and get even better. The most notable change is after 10 to 15 hours. Just listen and enjoy. The time goes by quickly.
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I got a new pair of the 803 Diamonds last Friday. Previous were 803 Nautilus (14 years ago). I expected some difference, but right out of the box I am hearing stuff I never heard before. On the high end, I always ran the 803N's with treble raised +4 to +6, but I had to roll it back a fair bit for these. I agree with others that praise the low volume level characteristics. Really quite an advance B&W made here. Sold the old ones in 10 days, so proof that buying quality is the only real way to go.
Congratulations on your new 803D's...you're going to love them!
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Yep, the more stuff I play, the better I like 'em. Not too much to say your old music is new again. Chris Isaac's "Wicked Games".....holy cr--!!!
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Congratulations and enjoy your new speakers, I sure love mine.

Good Listening,
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Congratulations and enjoy your new speakers, I sure love mine.

Good Listening,
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Thanks much, Mike....and you as well!
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What size amp are most using for the 803 Diamonds? I have a Mcintosh MA8000 Integrated on order @ 300 WPC. They'll drive my B&W CM10's for now, but I will be upgrading to 803D's next year and would hate to have to upgrade amps. I'm kind of into keep it simple for 2 ch stereo.
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I too was in this conundrum when adding surround sound capability to my dedicated 2 channel analog system. I have a 19x21 room and have N800's up front and an HTM1 for the center. When looking for rears, the 803D came to mind first; however for space considerations, I opted for the 804D as others have stated, for space considerations it is an ideal choice. It is placed close to the back wall and angled towards the home theater seating and out of the way of pedestrians.

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Either is fine. I think one thing you have to consider with the 803 diamond is tweeter height. Taller than even the 800 diamond. Might be an issue if you are seated too close or low

I am extremely familiar with all diamonds. My brother bought the 804 diamond on my recommendation. The jump from 804 to 803 is mostly bass and thus a warmer overall tone. Jump from 803 to 802 on a side by side comparison yielded me to be a believer of the Marlan head. Cleaner midrange and easier to pick out the performers.
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By the way, to give you an idea of how good I feel the 804 diamond is - I actually preferred it to the Wilson Sasha 2 on a near back to back demo. I preferred the tone of the 804 although it wasn't on the level of the Sasha 2 in terms of completeness of sonic presentation or realism.
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