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hifinutt
July 24, 2017, 03:08 PM
so i used to have a pair of 804s and they were beautiful . nearly got a 804d but i am afraid the focal1028 was about a third cheaper so that won . anyone got the 804d3 and care to comment how they like it or not ?

Dr Tone
July 24, 2017, 07:43 PM
I brought home some 804D3s to compare to my former 1028BEs.

I felt the 804D3s were better balanced and definately fuller sounding.
I felt both were still a little hot up top.
I felt the 1028BEs has more mid punch the B&W was a little more laid back.

Ultimately the 804D3s didn't bring enough up side, particularily in the top end, to warrant moving to them.

If starting fresh it might have been different I suppose.

Mike
July 24, 2017, 08:03 PM
I brought home some 804D3s to compare to my former 1028BEs.

I felt the 804D3s were better balanced and definately fuller sounding.
I felt both were still a little hot up top.
I felt the 1028BEs has more mid punch the B&W was a little more laid back.

Ultimately the 804D3s didn't bring enough up side, particularily in the top end, to warrant moving to them.

If starting fresh it might have been different I suppose.

What else is on the agenda to try? KEF REF 3 would be nice. What about the new ELAC's?


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GSOphile
July 24, 2017, 08:53 PM
Try Aerial 6Ts or 7Ts.

Jack
July 24, 2017, 10:06 PM
Also new Canton Reference K series 5 or 7. And in the UK the Reynaud Orfeo or Abscisse.

hifinutt
July 25, 2017, 01:45 PM
I brought home some 804D3s to compare to my former 1028BEs.

I felt the 804D3s were better balanced and definately fuller sounding.
I felt both were still a little hot up top.
I felt the 1028BEs has more mid punch the B&W was a little more laid back.

Ultimately the 804D3s didn't bring enough up side, particularily in the top end, to warrant moving to them.

If starting fresh it might have been different I suppose.

yes this is why i went for the 1028be . you can get them new in uk at very good prices , about half the cost of 804d3 . so it has to be good to buy the 804d3 . any more thoughts on these rather than other models