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Old 01-03-2018, 05:38 AM
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Wow it looks great! I was asking because I had bad experience with B&W placed on a carpet, but the stillpoints must be decoupling the speakers completely from the floor. Enjoy the music
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Old 02-08-2018, 03:09 PM
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I am very intrigued by this thread. I am trying to decide between 802D3 and the 800D3. I have a good size room on a second floor that opens up to a great room down below with 24' ceilings. I currently have a pair of MC501 amps and am worried that if I get the 800D3 I will need to move to MC601 or bigger (more cost concern obviously).

I would very much appreciate input from those that have had the 802D3 and for those that have the 800D3.

Thank you,
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:11 AM
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I am very intrigued by this thread. I am trying to decide between 802D3 and the 800D3. I have a good size room on a second floor that opens up to a great room down below with 24' ceilings. I currently have a pair of MC501 amps and am worried that if I get the 800D3 I will need to move to MC601 or bigger (more cost concern obviously).

I would very much appreciate input from those that have had the 802D3 and for those that have the 800D3.

Thank you,


If you have 20 feet of front to back room length, get the 800d3.
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I heard a 800 D3 in a 6m x 11m room. Bloody awesome.
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If you have 20 feet of front to back room length, get the 800d3.
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Hi all, long time lurker, finally joined and lurked some more... may as well get the first post out of the way!

I have been a B&W fan for some time now. My cherry N802s that have been my companion through several amps, 2.0, 5.1, 5.2. 7.2 setups, a few rooms and a few homes. Iíve played around with second hand N804s, SCM-1s, SCMS, NHTM1, NHTM2, HTM2D and the original HTM1D, WHAT a center!!!

Even a few ASW-825s and 855 have all come and gone, but the N802s have always stayed.

My commitment to B&W carried over to my recently upgraded office system. Last year I purchased beautiful white 805 D3s. Enjoying these for the last 6 months left me with upgradeitis.. The white 805s stayed in my office while I decided to upgrade my trusty N802s. GASP!

A new struggle was born.. Do I get the new 803 D3s? They are said to be an improvement over all previous 802s. Do I stick with the always wonderful 802s? How about those huge 801s? Nope.. They got the axe with the original HTM1D... Iíve always lusted for 800s.. Man the original signatures in Tigers Eye were my dream.. I was convinced Iíd get 800s some day.. Now that cherry is gone, that leaves that beautiful deep gloss black, classy rosenut or modern white. As good as the gloss black looks I didnít want the maintence of dust nor the reflections. I sure love the rosenut but I always told myself if I came across a pair of white DM70s Iíd snatch them up! So what to do?!

Exciting times are not without some sadness... My N802s are currently in the corner facing the wall like an adolescent in time out.. While I figure out what to do with my first born N802s commitment was made..

Now I will be researching new amplification for the beautiful white 800 D3s that arrived last week! I will also be needing some power for the ordered but slightly behind matching white HTM1 D3. This should be a fun (expensive) year!

(Psttt hey Bowers... A 200+ pound center with dual 10Ēs and a Turbine head would be sweet.. so would some flattened 805 D3s wall mount brackets.. just saying..)
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RaceCarDriver - nice first post and welcome to AA
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Maybe you could snap up some well priced McIntosh 1.2kw's or 601's now that the new models have come out!
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Thanks! I have been eying up the 611 and 1.25 actually. Iíve never had Mac. My N802s were powered by a pair of Bryston 7Bs for some time and I loved the power! I need to see what my bank account says here in the next few weeks. Iím waiting on my Marantz AV8805 and new Screen Innovations screen.

In the mean time Iím sitting down watching paint dry.

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RaceCarDriver... Welcome to AA!
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