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Old 08-30-2017, 12:58 PM
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Have you heard your 802 D3s with other electronics?
Instead of changing speakers, you might be pleasantly surprised with an amp change.
(I hope the McIntosh lovers won't be too much offended ).
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:31 PM
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Have you heard your 802 D3s with other electronics?
Instead of changing speakers, you might be pleasantly surprised with an amp change.
(I hope the McIntosh lovers won't be too much offended ).
Agreed. Even within tube changes in the preamp, I am sound that is remarkably different on the 802D3.
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:32 PM
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A pair of MC601s sound GREAT with the 802D3s. Few of my friends have the same setup.
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:49 PM
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Thank you so much for the replies!

I think everyone has very valuable inputs here. I really love the 802d3, and my dealer is offering me pretty good trade in value for a pair of either the new focal scala coming out or the cremonese.

Certainly thought about pairing differently amplifiers, I especially LOVE the boulder stereo amplifiers but for the money I feel that a new speaker would elevate performance a little more? I did listen to the cremonese at axpona this year and was blown away with the peformance.

thank you for the help! Such a fantastic resource !
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Subs: REL 25 x 2
Amps: McIntosh 601 x 2
Preamp: McIntosh C52
Digital: Esoteric D02x; Esoteric P02x; Aurender W20
Analog: Clearaudio Master Innovation with 12 inch Universal Tonearm and Goldfinger statement cart; Esoteric E-03 phono stage
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Center, Rears, and mids speakers: B&W HTM1; B&W CM6 x 2 and B&W CCM 662 x 2; WW cabling
Subs: JL Audio F113v2 X4
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Old 08-30-2017, 09:53 PM
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I have heard my 802d3 with Levinson, classe, moon, boulder, and audio research.

By far and away the best was boulder. So transparent and neutral, lets the music do its thing and speakers disappeared. Joey, you have a spectacular amp!
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2 Channel:
Speakers: Magico M3's
Subs: REL 25 x 2
Amps: McIntosh 601 x 2
Preamp: McIntosh C52
Digital: Esoteric D02x; Esoteric P02x; Aurender W20
Analog: Clearaudio Master Innovation with 12 inch Universal Tonearm and Goldfinger statement cart; Esoteric E-03 phono stage
Power: 3 Furutech GTX-D (R) receptacles with wall plates; Torus AVR20 power conditioner; Wireworld Silver Electra PC's
Rack: HRS SXR Signature with M3X

Home Theater:^^ +

Processor: Anthem AVM 60
Center, Rears, and mids speakers: B&W HTM1; B&W CM6 x 2 and B&W CCM 662 x 2; WW cabling
Subs: JL Audio F113v2 X4
Amp: McIntosh 8207
Source: OPPO 205
Output: Sony VPL-VW675ES projector on SI 132 in zero edge screen with LED Backlight

Room treatments: Vicoustics
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:41 AM
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Hello,


for my taste the SF are NOT so good like the Scala. sure is very different sound but Focal Scala now with the V3 is much better.

B&W802d3 - Scala V2: not so easy......I will say B&W only are really new and the Scala V2 no more on the edge.....
The Scala V3 can be a good speaker but before listen!
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