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    B&W 800 D4 series announced

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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Very nice! Should be great.
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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Nice! I'm confused about the so called reintroduction of the 801 since the old 801 had just one big 15" woofer and the new one just looks like all of the older 800D models with two woofers.
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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    yeah, the 801 is the old 800er?

    however, evolution is true king and i bed these new series is killer good.

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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    I wonder if they simply thought that skipping 801 in the model line didn't make sense?
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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    B&W have had many different looking models over the decades with the 800 designation ..!
    * An Audiophile is only as old as his tweeters ..!!

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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The manufacturing facility and process is very impressive!
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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    How do these compare to the Sonus Faber, Fyne, Harbeth and other lines of similar price? They must be well above mid fi if Mike carries them in his store.
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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Define Mid-Fi ...??
    * An Audiophile is only as old as his tweeters ..!!

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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Defining that is like herding cats. One mans midfi is another’s hifi.

    Quote Originally Posted by a.wayne View Post
    Define Mid-Fi ...??
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    B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    How do these compare to the Sonus Faber, Fyne, Harbeth and other lines of similar price? They must be well above mid fi if Mike carries them in his store.
    Our demo pairs are arriving any day now - maybe even today. The planned launch was Sept 1, but someone in Europe leaked things early, so the launch was pushed up.

    We were told about the new stuff coming many months ago and had plenty of time to sell off the D3 inventory.

    B&W took our initial order back in February or March. Their goal is to have all speakers available at dealers upon the launch. So given that launch was supposed to be Sept 1, we should see our pairs any day now. I like that strategy.

    We had some fabulous dealer training (via zoom) about 2 months ago on the new 800D4 series.

    Oh, we are getting 802D4 and 804D4 to start. The folks from B&W UK were raving about the 804D4 and felt it was most improved. We always found the 804 was a bit forgotten in the lineup. Folks either went 805 or 803 in that price range we found. Hopefully by really improving the 804, it will gain some interest from folks.

    Exciting times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Our demo pairs are arriving any day now - maybe even today. The planned launch was Sept 1, but someone in Europe leaked things early, so the launch was pushed up.

    We were told about the new stuff coming many months ago and had plenty of time to sell off the D3 inventory.

    B&W took our initial order back in February or March. Their goal is to have all speakers available at dealers upon the launch. So given that launch was supposed to be Sept 1, we should see our pairs any day now. I like that strategy.

    We had some fabulous dealer training (via zoom) about 2 months ago on the new 800D4 series.

    Oh, we are getting 802D4 and 804D4 to start. The folks from B&W UK were raving about the 804D4 and felt it was most improved. We always found the 804 was a bit forgotten in the lineup. Folks either went 805 or 803 in that price range we found. Hopefully by really improving the 804, it will gain some interest from folks.

    Exciting times.


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    I guess that’s how big boys go about their business. Impressive.

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    These are beautiful speakers. Nobody (except perhaps Focal on the super high end stuff) finishes speakers to the level of the 800 series.

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    I like the changes they've made... the proportions and front radius look a little bolder and more appealing to the eye now. They've also eliminated the veneer edge between the sides and top cap... I always found that transition to be a little too raw and unrefined on the rosewood cabinets.

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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Quote Originally Posted by malba2366 View Post
    These are beautiful speakers. Nobody (except perhaps Focal on the super high end stuff) finishes speakers to the level of the 800 series.
    Have you seen or owned Sonus faber or Franco Serblin speakers? They are at least on par if not better in terms of finish.

    The B&W is not bad at all though. I like the look of the D4 better than the D3. I think adding that leather and walnut finish is a good call. Makes the speakers look more refined. I owned the N804 and 805D from years ago. These were my introduction speaker to hifi.

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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    is the system with the highest resale out there a pair of 802s with McIntosh tube pre/monoblock amps? i can see the appeal of it. kind of set it and forget it hifi.

    seems the biggest upgrade in the d4 is the aluminum midrange enclosure. B&W continues to provide value pricing compared to a lot of other brands.
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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Quote Originally Posted by KeithR View Post
    is the system with the highest resale out there a pair of 802s with McIntosh tube pre/monoblock amps? i can see the appeal of it. kind of set it and forget it hifi.

    seems the biggest upgrade in the d4 is the aluminum midrange enclosure. B&W continues to provide value pricing compared to a lot of other brands.
    Good question. Resale of certain brands or there lack of, is certainly an interesting topic for conversation.
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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    I'm surprised they have introduced D4 so soon after the D3.
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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    I'm surprised they have introduced D4 so soon after the D3.
    They were launched over 5 years ago. July 2016.


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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Already 5 years old? I thought they were introduced in 2018 or so.

    The time flies !
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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Elberoth View Post
    Already 5 years old? I thought they were introduced in 2018 or so.

    The time flies !
    Pandemic took away a year and half.

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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Hey Mike do you have any people upgrading their D3 up to a D4 model?
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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Quote Originally Posted by nc42acc View Post
    Hey Mike do you have any people upgrading their D3 up to a D4 model?
    Perhaps. As of right now, everyone is waiting to hear them.


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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Here is a link to a youtube channel that has compared the 802D3 to 802D4 , and i think even on youtube you can hear it.
    Damit hatten wir nicht gerechnet! Alt vs. Neu - Bowers&Wilkins 802D3 vs. 802D4 - YouTube
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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    For what I can hear, in that video, the 802 D3 sounds better, specially in the mid range. More body, more presence, more natural...

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    Re: B&W 800 D4 series announced

    Me too,prefer D3 over D4 ,used senheisser HD660S on this video.

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    You guys are hilarious

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