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    Re: 802 d3

    If the sound anything like the 803D's, I'll pass. No thank you.

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    Heard these yesterday at Overture in Wilmington. Hooked up to top end McIntosh. Enjoyed them more than my recollection of the D2. More musical but still with lots of detail. Beautiful looking and seemingly built very well. I was impressed.

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    Oh, and a shout out for Overture. Got a great tour of the store and the customer service was terrific. As the region I live in is an audiophile wasteland, it is nice to visit a store with great equipment and exceptional service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazzialk View Post
    Ive heard Pretty much all the b&w speakers but the d3. Some were pretty good but not audiophile inough for my taste.
    I ended up with a pair of kharma speakers.
    I have swapped lots of times from speakers and always had the need to crowl back to

    I find the older b&w more elegant than the New ones like this one.

    It looks like bits and parts that were left over and used to build an New speaker.

    If it was for the looks I would gow for the d2. ....

    Cheers maz from Holland.
    I agree with the part on the design. I actually also agree that my D2's are better looking. Nevertheless I would swap without a blink as the D3's are phenomenally sounding. One of the very best sounding speakers I have ever heard.
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    Re: 802 d3

    Hello,

    I have ta Passlabs combo (xp20-XA100.8) -> I have sell the Wilsno Sasha2 and now I will go with the Focal Scala V2 or B&W802d3. the Focal tweeter is for my taste the best.
    I can have the Scala v2 demo for a very good price. the Scala Evo III are expensive and a Magico S3mk2 or S5 mk2 will be better.....

    have listen the Paradigm Persona 9H too: they sound amazing but a compare vs the Magico S3-S5 can be a revelation.....


    Sources Lumin A1 (with l.Kenneth power supply . CDAccuphase dc550 - Oppo105...)


    a A70 with the pre 2420 can be too a good combo....


    Thank you for your opinion.

    Greetings
    o.

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    Re: 802 d3

    I was listening at one of my local dealers to some trade-in pass labs xa160.5 with b&w 800d3's demos then after they had run a couple days with trade-in b&w 800d2's. Both with an EAR 912 preamp. It got me thinking about pass labs. The combo sounded very musical and easy to listen with a variety of music.
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    Pass Labs makes great amps. They all have a slightly different sound in addition to having more power as you go up the line. You really need to focus on what you want and demo the ones you are interested in buying.
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    Re: 802 d3

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardA1 View Post
    I was listening at one of my local dealers to some trade-in pass labs xa160.5 with b&w 800d3's demos then after they had run a couple days with trade-in b&w 800d2's. Both with an EAR 912 preamp. It got me thinking about pass labs. The combo sounded very musical and easy to listen with a variety of music.
    Pass ampli are very good. they have a price/perfomance very great. (before i had the xa100.5 now the 100.8)

    I had too the ARC ref5 but not was my prefered.....the Octave HP700 is much better. the EAR912 for what i was is a good pre but never listen with the Pass.....


    now my foirst step i change the speakers...i have sold the Sasha2 and or I go with the B&W802d3 (the 800d3 are to o big?!) (living room not only for hifi 9.5meter x 5.8 meter) or the Scala V2 : berylium tweeter is for me very great.

    Magico S5mk2 is a good speaker but the priceis really overpriced! I lhave listen the Paradigm Persona 9H: they are amazing, sound stunning!!!

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    I was on a big Top HiFI exhibition in Brussels 4 months ago. I took time to listen to all the brands, studio by studio. Only one system was obviously far above all the rest: B&W 803D3 on Ayre.
    Bought an Accuphase A75 to power them. One important point is to pay attention to the other end of the suite: your sources. Hi Res Audio makes a real difference on such an outstanding system. I chose QOBUZ as Hi Res streaming service. It sounds GREAT !

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