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Old 03-23-2017, 10:51 PM
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I have the 803d3 paired with parasound p5 and A21. The parasound combo sounds great and very hard to beat for the money. I have been thinking of upgrading to mcintosh since I got the speakers. The 804d3 was the my goal but ended up with the 803d3. I auditioned the 803d3 with a Mcintosh c25 and MC452 recently and it was amazing. The MC452 just controlled the speakers to perfection. Incredible clarity and great bass. B&W's need lots good power to shine, I think. When I hooked up my prior 804N to the Parasound they changed completely, then I became a biliever in adequate amplification. If you are going to upgrade the speakers ultimately, then I think you're on the right path. Just an opinion.
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Old 03-24-2017, 03:53 AM
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I have the 803d3 paired with parasound p5 and A21. The parasound combo sounds great and very hard to beat for the money. I have been thinking of upgrading to mcintosh since I got the speakers. The 804d3 was the my goal but ended up with the 803d3. I auditioned the 803d3 with a Mcintosh c25 and MC452 recently and it was amazing. The MC452 just controlled the speakers to perfection. Incredible clarity and great bass. B&W's need lots good power to shine, I think. When I hooked up my prior 804N to the Parasound they changed completely, then I became a biliever in adequate amplification. If you are going to upgrade the speakers ultimately, then I think you're on the right path. Just an opinion.
Same here regarding the 804 (I ordered it but called the dealer the next day to change to the 803). I am glad I did. I love the turbine head and of course the sound.

I had the A21/P5 combo powering the KEF LS50 before. Recently bought the Halo to get me through temporarily with the 803 but after hearing the McIntosh gears, I just couldn't wait and gave into the the MC452/C2600. The combo is amazing.

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Old 03-24-2017, 07:46 AM
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I took the plunge today and bought the 601s and c2500 with the updated firmware. Haven't heard this combo.

Looking forward to seeing them and hearing them together with the cm9s.

Perhaps another year or two, will move to 803d3 if possible.
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I have the Mcintosh MC302 paired with a C2500 and B&W 804D3. I am really enjoying the trio together.
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:33 AM
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I have the Mcintosh MC302 paired with a C2500 and B&W 804D3. I am really enjoying the trio together.
Thanks for sharing.
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