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    Re: B&w 803d3

    If you are running out of room i know of a good off site demo room for the M2’s free of charge!
    I do like those B&Ws though. Before I went to Magicos i strongly considered them after hearing them properly set up over at ListenUp in Denver years ago. They punched above their paygrade for sure.
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    Re: B&w 803d3

    Quote Originally Posted by Dguitarnut View Post
    If you are running out of room i know of a good off site demo room for the M2’s free of charge!
    I do like those B&Ws though. Before I went to Magicos i strongly considered them after hearing them properly set up over at ListenUp in Denver years ago. They punched above their paygrade for sure.
    The M2’s have your name on them and they’ll be perrrrrrrfict for your room.


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    Re: B&w 803d3

    How do you get those pallets through that small door?
    Do you have wide doors in the back or do you have to take them out of the crate (and hope it does not rain while doing so!)?

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    Re: B&w 803d3

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    How do you get those pallets through that small door?
    Do you have wide doors in the back or do you have to take them out of the crate (and hope it does not rain while doing so!)?
    We take them off the pallets, load them onto the hand truck and move them through the door one at a time. We have large tarps if the rain does come. So far, we haven’t had to use them. B&w 803d3


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    803D3 looks gorgeous in white gloss finish. What amplifier are you using with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben View Post
    803D3 looks gorgeous in white gloss finish. What amplifier are you using with them?
    Agreed! Gryphon Diablo 300.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Agreed! Gryphon Diablo 300.


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    Great. Can you describe how's that combo. sound? Glad to see someone using other than Mcintosh with B&W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben View Post
    Great. Can you describe how's that combo. sound? Glad to see someone using other than Mcintosh with B&W.
    The combo is fabulous. Luxman Japan uses 800D3’s to voice their products. The amps have no trouble driving the speakers at all. The sound is engaging, liquid and smooth on top (provided you set the speakers up correctly). I find myself closing my eyes and really getting lost in the music.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The combo is fabulous. Luxman Japan uses 800D3’s to voice their products. The amps have no trouble driving the speakers at all. The sound is engaging, liquid and smooth on top (provided you set the speakers up correctly). I find myself closing my eyes and really getting lost in the music.


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    Luxman makes great products. It seems B&W is very popular in Asia too. Lots of videos on Youtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben View Post
    Luxman makes great products. It seems B&W is very popular in Asia too. Lots of videos on Youtube.
    I have three solid days of B&W training this week in Boston.














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    Re: B&w 803d3

    Quote Originally Posted by ben View Post
    Luxman makes great products. It seems B&W is very popular in Asia.
    Also in the Netherlands...(where?)... 🤓
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    Re: B&w 803d3

    803s are the best value of their 800 series line. They look nice Mike!
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    Mike, what electronics and cables were they using with 800D3?

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    Re: B&w 803d3

    Quote Originally Posted by ben View Post
    Mike, what electronics and cables were they using with 800D3?
    AudioQuest and prototype ROTEL Monos.


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    Mike,

    Your set-up looks way better than those I see at the B&W facility.

    I think that maybe you could teach them a thing or three...
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    This afternoons topic...


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    I really like the original Nautilus design, unfortunately very old tech.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Smith View Post
    Mike,

    Your set-up looks way better than those I see at the B&W facility.

    I think that maybe you could teach them a thing or three...
    Agree. and they still using classe? Those 800D3 deserves better than rotel. How about using at least Pass labs, Luxman, Simaudio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben View Post
    Agree. and they still using classe? Those 800D3 deserves better than rotel. How about using at least Pass labs, Luxman, Simaudio?
    B&W and Rotel are related.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    B&W and Rotel are related.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    B&W and Rotel are related.


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    Yes i know that.

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    These look really impressive. They have my mouth watering at this point. How big of a difference is there between the 803 D3 and the 804 D3?

    I am thinking the size of the 803 D3 might make it difficult in my Library Loft... 144 pounds... holy gyumba.... getting them up the steps would be nuts , not to mention the $8000 price difference.

    I know the movement system and spikes is very cool... the Turbine Head for mid-range... is that a night and day difference or not really?
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    Re: B&w 803d3

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    These look really impressive. They have my mouth watering at this point. How big of a difference is there between the 803 D3 and the 804 D3?

    I am thinking the size of the 803 D3 might make it difficult in my Library Loft... 144 pounds... holy gyumba.... getting them up the steps would be nuts , not to mention the $8000 price difference.

    I know the movement system and spikes is very cool... the Turbine Head for mid-range... is that a night and day difference or not really?
    The 803D3 gets all the same technologies as the big boys. The 804 doesn’t. There’s a BIG sound difference. The 803D3’s are young Mike’s favorite speakers for the money in the store. He’s getting a pair.


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    Re: B&w 803d3

    I love bowers and wilkins , used to have the 804s and was blown away by some signature diamonds a few years back . cant get the 803 into my room but the 804d3 is pretty good too

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    Well this sounds like the one in the B&W line. Let's see how it all pans out!
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    Re: B&w 803d3

    One other thought/question. Are any of the B&W still made in Europe (I think they used to be made in England, please correct me if I am wrong) or are all the current model built in their factory in China?

    For example, KEF continues to manufacture the Reference series and the Blades in their UK plant and the other models in their plant in China.
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    Yes, all 800 series are.

    https://youtu.be/N3MML6EmKoY
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    Re: B&w 803d3

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Yes, all 800 series are.

    https://youtu.be/N3MML6EmKoY
    Awesome.... great video, very interesting!

    Definitely got my interest up.... I hope it all works out...
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    Re: B&w 803d3

    I received a pair of 803D3s last week and love them! So transparent and detailed.

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    Re: B&w 803d3

    Quote Originally Posted by Bachtoven View Post
    I received a pair of 803D3s last week and love them! So transparent and detailed.

    Congrats! Those were my favorites in the D3 line. D4(??) announcements coming soon.


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    Re: B&w 803d3

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Congrats! Those were my favorites in the D3 line. D4(??) announcements coming soon.


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