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Old 09-21-2020, 12:12 PM
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...and speaking of signatures, do you like the HTM1 that you got to match up with your N802 speakers?
This is quite an interesting question! Sometimes I need to walk up and listen to the HTM1N to see if the sound is coming through it or the 802N's or both. It blends in that good, minus the lower end Bass. I cut off the Bass to the HTM1 around 45 or 50Hz to avoid over driving the bass drivers.
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Old 09-22-2020, 01:03 AM
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A friend of mine has heard all the latest Vivid Audio speakers but he still has his B&W Nautilus Flagship speakers !

They sound amazing with his Rotel Michi preamp and Michi amps !

Here's a video of someone using Rotel Michi gear with these speakers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6zif_UGftc

This might be my end-game system some day !
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Old 09-22-2020, 01:13 PM
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This is quite an interesting question! Sometimes I need to walk up and listen to the HTM1N to see if the sound is coming through it or the 802N's or both. It blends in that good, minus the lower end Bass. I cut off the Bass to the HTM1 around 45 or 50Hz to avoid over driving the bass drivers.
HD Vid Guy..... I agree. We presently have our new B&W 800 HTM3S hooked up to the right channel of our Mac MC300 in our stereo setup. No, it doesn't have all of the fine characteristics of the N802 on the left channel, but it certainly isn't standing out as "weak link," either. Like yourself, I believe that it's blending in quite well.
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OUR VINTAGE MAC: MAC4100, MAC4200 | AMPS: MC300, MC205 | MAC PRE/PROS: MX130, MX121 | B&W SPEAKERS: (2) N802s, (2) N805s, (1) HTM3S | NEWER EQUIPMENT: Oppo 203 & 105D, Sony X800M2, Denon CDR-W1500 | VIDEO DISPLAY: 65" LG OLED | IMPORTANT NOTE: Zero High-speed internet connections
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Old 09-22-2020, 01:52 PM
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What's the main difference between 802D3 and 800D3? I thought the latter is supposed to be an "upgrade"?
Obi Wan..... In general, the 800 D3s are "bigger' than the 802 D3s. As the Race Car Driver pointed out, the woofers are 2" larger in diameter than the pair found in the 802 D3s, which, according to B&W, delivers a 2 Hz advantage on the low end of the [useable] frequency spectrum. There's only an 8 pound difference in mass between the two models, but there's about a 27% increase in price between the two models, as well ($30K for the 800 D3s -vs- $22K for the 802 D3s).

And when I say bigger, here's what I mean [specifically]:

B&W 800 D3

Mass = 212 pounds
Height = 1212 mm (47.7 inches)
Width = 413 mm (16.26 inches)
Depth = 611 mm (24 inches)

B&W 802 D3

Mass = 208 pounds
Height = 1212 mm (47.7 inches)
Width = 390 mm (15.4 inches)
Depth = 583 mm (23 inches)

Putting the price difference aside... In the end, it has a lot to do with your room. We don't have an "auditorium" size listening area, so the smaller overall size of our 802s works very nicely.
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A friend of mine has heard all the latest Vivid Audio speakers but he still has his B&W Nautilus Flagship speakers !

They sound amazing with his Rotel Michi preamp and Michi amps !

Here's a video of someone using Rotel Michi gear with these speakers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6zif_UGftc

This might be my end-game system some day !
Yes, even through the weak speakers I have in my office, I could clearly hear why those Nautilus speakers were created. Man, what a pair of loud speakers!
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