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Old 12-01-2018, 06:50 AM
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I ordered a pair of 802D3ís last week. I canít wait to get them Tuesday

I recently upgraded my Mac amp to the new MC312.

I auditioned the 803 and 802, there was just no comparison to me when we cranked them up a bit. Even at low volume it was a better listening experience
Welcome to AA! And contrats on getting the 802D3. I also auditioned both 803 and 802, and arrived at the same conclusion - the 802 has more presence and soundstage, and B&W seem to pair very well wth Mac amps.
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Old 12-01-2018, 12:06 PM
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Hello MintakaX, I think I saw in another thread you also considered the Wilson Yvette. Have any comparison comments to share? Iím also running the older 800 N series so have a good understanding of where you were with the 802N.
Sorry for the delay-- I haven't been reading the forum. I never auditioned the Wilsons in my home so I really cant compare. Have you ?
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:02 PM
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Sorry for the delay-- I haven't been reading the forum. I never auditioned the Wilsons in my home so I really cant compare. Have you ?
Not a problem! I had the opportunity to spend some significant demo time with the Yvette. As a B&W owner for 15 years I understand their sound, which I love by the way. I have learned how to harness the power of the B&W tweeters. The Yvette was too soft on the top end for me. But.....

There was also a mint pair of Sasha 1s at the same dealer that had been traded in. These have the older Wilson sound with the TI tweeter. Some say these can be a little too analytical but coming from B&W I knew how to make these sing. A good deal later and Iím the proud owner of a used pair of Sasha 1s. Itís been a great upgrade for me.
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Not a problem! I had the opportunity to spend some significant demo time with the Yvette. As a B&W owner for 15 years I understand their sound, which I love by the way. I have learned how to harness the power of the B&W tweeters. The Yvette was too soft on the top end for me. But.....

There was also a mint pair of Sasha 1s at the same dealer that had been traded in. These have the older Wilson sound with the TI tweeter. Some say these can be a little too analytical but coming from B&W I knew how to make these sing. A good deal later and Iím the proud owner of a used pair of Sasha 1s. Itís been a great upgrade for me.
Nice. I too went from 802 (in my case d2) to Sasha's. But it was a Gateway drug to Sasha 2 and Alexias!
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Sounds like you've done very well with your choices! Wish I could hear your new set up and appreciate the system you've put together! Congratulations! Enjoy and Pass Down to the Family members that will appreciate them the most.
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