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    Re: B&w 803d3

    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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    Re: B&w 803d3

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


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    Re: B&w 803d3

    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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    Re: B&w 803d3

    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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    Re: B&w 803d3

    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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    Re: B&w 803d3

    Yes, all 800 series are.

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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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