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Old 04-23-2017, 10:16 AM
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Kal.......I could not agree more with that point. Disparaging a competitor's product is no way to earn respect or credibility for your product. If a person cannot speak with a modicum of respect for their competitors, the best thing to do would be to remain silent about that topic.
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He had me sit up and start thinking for awhile.

Really like your reviews on 802s and sigma monos. Was weighing it against the macs. The blue meters got to me without saying.

Personally would you have chosen 802d3s over the amatis?
Never heard the Amatis at home.
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At one level you can't go wrong with either model - both are excellent speakers. I went from 802Ds (1st generation) to AFs, and at about the same time upgraded to a C2500. If you have a C2500 (not clear if you've got one or are considering it), you'll have a great match.

As advised above, trust your ears and listen to both in the best environment/conditions possible. Advice here might inform you what to listen for, but not necessarily what will sound best to your ears. At this level it's about personal preferences, matching components, and finding what touches you vs. "better".
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Exsg.......Oh, and my speakers are Sonus faber Amati Anniversario's, so my unbiased opinion is get the Futura's. .


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At one level you can't go wrong with either model - both are excellent speakers. I went from 802Ds (1st generation) to AFs, and at about the same time upgraded to a C2500. If you have a C2500 (not clear if you've got one or are considering it), you'll have a great match.

As advised above, trust your ears and listen to both in the best environment/conditions possible. Advice here might inform you what to listen for, but not necessarily what will sound best to your ears. At this level it's about personal preferences, matching components, and finding what touches you vs. "better".


Very solid advice.
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Exsg.......I agree with Mike's comment, trust your ears. You can ask for an unbiased opinion but you won't get one. We are all biased toward the sound we like. That will always influence a person's recommendation. I suggest you take a half dozen CD's that you are intimately familiar with when you audition speakers. Your ears will lead you to the the speakers that please you the most.


I agree with Dan...... I am totally biased but to me the Futuras are more natural sounding. The B&W guys will argue so who is right? Your ears are the only way to answer that question.....
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At one level you can't go wrong with either model - both are excellent speakers. I went from 802Ds (1st generation) to AFs, and at about the same time upgraded to a C2500. If you have a C2500 (not clear if you've got one or are considering it), you'll have a great match.

As advised above, trust your ears and listen to both in the best environment/conditions possible. Advice here might inform you what to listen for, but not necessarily what will sound best to your ears. At this level it's about personal preferences, matching components, and finding what touches you vs. "better".
Hi 80B,

Thanks for your sharing.

I currently use c2500 and 601s with the cm9v1. I share the same thoughts too. The 802s are very transparent, neutral and clean. With the C2500, it might be a good blend to make it more natural without becoming too warm.

My main concern with SF are their trademark sound that leans towards being warmer. This may not go as well with pop and fast music. Not many videos on youtube on the AF compared to the 802 and 803 d3s. Can hear the differences already via these videos.

My local dealer is closed on Mondays; was planning to go today.

Thanks all for your sharing.
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Pm Jagman what he thinks about the 802d3, he will tell you something you might want to hear.
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Dear Exsg,

In my experience, the B&W 802 D3 is a class above the SF Amati Futura in performance. 802D3 has a bigger sound stage, is easier to match to an amplifier, actually has more of everything. Especially with your amps (601) the 802D3 is much better match. I have heard the SF Amati Futura with those amps and it was nothing special. The friend who had them...sold both after we heard them.

I hope this helps.

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Pm Jagman what he thinks about the 802d3, he will tell you something you might want to hear.
I don't think I have that PM capability yet or at least I cannot see that function. Perhaps he can PM me?
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