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Old 09-25-2018, 06:30 AM
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If you are NOT bi-wiring your 802 D3s, have you replaced the factory supplied jumpers ? If so, what are you using and do they "match" your speaker cables (silver, copper, etc ) ? Also are you attaching speakers to high frequency terminals and jumping to low ?
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:20 PM
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One thought thread that keeps coming up for me is if I like the sound of my N802s then replacing them exactly with 802 D3s seems like an appropriate upgrade. But that really depends on how much N802 DNA is present in the 802 D3s ? At any rate the issue will be resolved when I have the home audition. I'm fortunate that I can do that.
I owned the original N802 for almost 10 years and then traded them for 802D2 which I had for 5 years and this was a huge upgrade but the difference was night and day when moving from the 802D2 to the 802D3.

The new D3 is much more coherent and able to throw a more dimensional sound stage. The vocals are more realistic and almost palpable with good recordings. The bass is so much tighter and cleaner overall and does not muddy the midrange. There was a considerable improvement in the bass just moving from the N802 to the 802D2, but the D3 is in a different league.

The treble is very smooth and realistic sounding.

I believe the 802D3 is destined to be a Classic. These will be my last speakers. Enjoy them.
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:44 AM
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If you are NOT bi-wiring your 802 D3s, have you replaced the factory supplied jumpers ? If so, what are you using and do they "match" your speaker cables (silver, copper, etc ) ? Also are you attaching speakers to high frequency terminals and jumping to low ?
Oh... I've tried all four possible combinations with Jumpers (Silverwires) and SingleWire-Cables.

The best really noticable result was connecting the positive/red connector to the low-frequency and the negative/black to the high-frequency terminals.
Try it!

On LF: Best bass, trebles bit shy.
On HF: Great highs, Bass thinner.
Red HF, black LF: Nice overall, but the room was strange.
Red LF, black HF: Best overall result with great soundstage.
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Old 09-26-2018, 11:08 PM
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Oh... I've tried all four possible combinations with Jumpers (Silverwires) and SingleWire-Cables.

The best really noticable result was connecting the positive/red connector to the low-frequency and the negative/black to the high-frequency terminals.
Try it!

On LF: Best bass, trebles bit shy.
On HF: Great highs, Bass thinner.
Red HF, black LF: Nice overall, but the room was strange.
Red LF, black HF: Best overall result with great soundstage.
Thanks ! I've heard about this technique--Ill give it try.
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Old 09-27-2018, 11:23 AM
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Default 802 D3 Rosenut

As of today I apply as new member in the 802 D3 Owners Club.

D3 kommen.jpg

Ready for un-boxing.

Set up neu.jpg

Done.

I'm happy with the new ones

Jörg
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Old 09-27-2018, 03:53 PM
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Wow cool!! Congrats they look like they fit right in!
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Old 09-27-2018, 06:18 PM
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Beautiful.
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Old 09-28-2018, 02:35 PM
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Jorg,
Would love to know how a turntable survives when there is lots of very low end bass. 30hz and below.
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Old 09-29-2018, 02:56 AM
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Would love to know how a turntable survives when there is lots of very low end bass. 30hz and below.
No audible problems with the turntable so far.
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