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Old 04-09-2020, 10:20 PM
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I've had my N801s, N803s, N805s since mid nineties, can't remember which pair came first. In fact my most of the components for 2cnl and my surround are all from mid nineties. Only updates I've done over the years are a oppo DVD player and a cary audio streamer.
The way I look at it, I was very happy back then still very happy with them now.
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Old 04-10-2020, 09:01 PM
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Sleeper, I also had Klipsch Forte 2s as my college speakers. Great times playing REM, Roxy Music, Rolling Stones, even classical! Thanks for the trip down memory lane while I stay sequestered inside ....
I packed up the Fortes in 1998 in their original cartons and kept them in the basement until just a couple of years ago. I would take them out every year or two and oil the cabinets and play them for a few minutes. My nephew graduated from University, got himself set up in his own apartment in Chicago, and now has them hooked up to an ARC SP9 and Rotel power amp. They sound pretty good; not as good as my 802D3s, but livable. And for him, the price was right.
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Old 04-24-2020, 03:30 PM
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I owned 801F SP from 1987,... then switched to 800D2 in 2017 (or 2016 ?) - extremely satisfied with them,... 801F were driven by KRELL KAV150, and 800D2 are driven by McIntosh 452.
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:56 PM
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I had the N800's until last Saturday. ,

A fellow forum member picked them and is now the happy owner.
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:19 AM
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I have owned my N802s since 2003? I still have them to this day. They were my first audio piece I purchased and will never sell them.

Over the years I’ve owned N804, N803, NHTM2, NHTM1, SCM1, SCM1S, ASW825, ASW855, HTM2D, HTM1D, 805D2, 805D3. I may be forgetting a few.

In addition to my first N802s I still own 805 Sig, 800D3, HTM1D3, CT7.3, CT7.4, 702S2 and Matrix 801S2.

I find the D3 series to be the best of what I have owned.

As far as horns mentioned, the new Klipsch Heritage line has caught my attention and I have a room in mind for those. Maybe I’ll give them a go with a MC275, but I always have B&W in the house.
Wow!!
I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on N802 to 802 D3 upgrade. I love my N802's, too.
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Old 07-31-2020, 01:32 AM
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While I was in one store listing to a set of speakers, I made a big mistake, I listened to the new B&W 803D3 I took them home the same day!

Brian
Ottawa, Canada.
Sounds like the perfect mistake to make though.

I've owned 800D2's since 2013 and now is the time for me to upgrade, but I'll definitely be keeping the 800D2's. I was thinking of 800D3's but possibly 802's or 803's + subs. I'll be building a dedicated AV room with emphasis on two channel audio, so the room construction and dimensions will be optimized for flattest response and freedom from resonances.
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Old 07-31-2020, 08:46 AM
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I have had my 800 D3's since December '19. They were an upgrade from 802D3's purchased 6/17 when I moved to a house with a larger room. I should have waited to hear the 802's in the new room before upgrading as they would likely worked close to as well as the 800's in many ways but not moving large speakers as part of the move worked out well. I'm thrilled with the 800's.
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