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The 800's like the 802's are ported at the bottom of the cabinet.

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Not sure if that post was directed toward a particular point, but yes the 802's are downward ported as I presume the 800's are - no port plug options for these two speakers unlike the rest of the 800 line with front-firing ports...
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Oh smile.gif I should have qualified my statement, when I said"I think you would get more out of the amplification by feeding the speakers a single 1000 watt amp like the Bryston 28B-SST or Emotiva XPR-1 or the 1200 watt McIntosh 1.2kw." I was referring to the 800's in the Abbey Road picture not implying Thrang should bypass the 601's and go straight to the 1000 watt monsters for his 802's smile.gif

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Not sure if that post was directed toward a particular point, but yes the 802's are downward ported as I presume the 800's are - no port plug options for these two speakers unlike the rest of the 800 line with front-firing ports...

Sorry my bad, I forgot to quote WestCoast, yeah he had asked how the 800's were ported

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Oh smile.gif I should have qualified my statement, when I said"I think you would get more out of the amplification by feeding the speakers a single 1000 watt amp like the Bryston 28B-SST or Emotiva XPR-1 or the 1200 watt McIntosh 1.2kw." I was referring to the 800's in the Abbey Road picture not implying Thrang should bypass the 601's and go straight to the 1000 watt monsters for his 802's smile.gif

My diagnosis doesn't yet require a straight-jacket, so THAT ain't happening...
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Just curious, do you listen much to the 800D's in conventional stereo format (FL/FR) for music? If so are you using PURE DIRECT setting (on the AV8801)? Or are you listening in various surround modes?
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Just curious, do you listen much to the 800D's in conventional stereo format (FL/FR) for music? If so are you using PURE DIRECT setting (on the AV8801)? Or are you listening in various surround modes?

Me? I'm 802D2...but to answer, I'm listening mostly in Stereo mode to leverage Audyssey, though I am currently experimenting recalibrating without Audyssey (and awaiting an Anti-Mode 2.0 and some ceiling treatment) to compare.

I'm using the XLR analog in's from the external McIntosh DAC
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Me? I'm 802D2...
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I'm listening mostly in Stereo mode to leverage Audyssey, though I am currently experimenting recalibrating without Audyssey (and awaiting an Anti-Mode 2.0 and some ceiling treatment) to compare.

I'm using the XLR analog in's from the external McIntosh DAC
okay, interesting. I was curious how clean, or what sonic differences, when setting to PURE DIRECT output, as opposed to regular STEREO (Audyssey enabled modes)
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Considering three of these across the front...


Your on the right track!

When I changed over from mc205 to MC601 for my 802d2 they literally came alive. Music and movies became so effortless and clearer. For some reason I felt the usual volume I would listen at to be not enough anymore as I could listen louder without fatigue. The speakers dissapered more,ambience became larger, the trebel and bass had more attack. The amps made as much difference to me as upgrading to the 802d2's. If you got the space, which looks like you do, 3 of those monsters across the front would look badass!

I love the amps so much I'm considering one for my center

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Your on the right track!

When I changed over from mc205 to MC601 for my 802d2 they literally came alive. Music and movies became so effortless and clearer. For some reason I felt the usual volume I would listen at to be not enough anymore as I could listen louder without fatigue. The speakers dissapered more,ambience became larger, the trebel and bass had more attack. The amps made as much difference to me as upgrading to the 802d2's. If you got the space, which looks like you do, 3 of those monsters across the front would look badass!

I love the amps so much I'm considering one for my center

Thanks for the posting your experience...

I'm charging you 10% of the upgrade cost if I end up doing this...smile.gif
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realizing you have 802D-2's (and not 800D's), 600W per/chan would probably optimize speaker output ("power-ratio") nicely
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I think I am doing it - just need to secure the sale of the MC303 first...
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I'm listening mostly in Stereo mode to leverage Audyssey, though I am currently experimenting recalibrating without Audyssey (and awaiting an Anti-Mode 2.0 and some ceiling treatment) to compare. I'm using the XLR analog in's from the external McIntosh DAC
so you're performing manual measurements- using dB Meter readings, etc.,...? The Anti-Mode 2.0 looks interesting, never seen this before.
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so you're performing manual measurements- using dB Meter readings, etc.,...? The Anti-Mode 2.0 looks interesting, never seen this before.

Mostly listening tests, but I will do some checks on levels and overall frequency responses of various approaches, but honestly, I've never been completely comfortable that I know what I'm doing or seeing with REW. When I make changes that result in seemingly better graphs, it often sounds worse...
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Nice choice of amps dac speakers and projector my friend..i had a mcintosh car stereo put in my girlfriends dodge challenger rt classic..came with a boston acoustic one which didn't do the hemy v8 justice..now it sounds the part..i have a mcintosh manhattan in my apartment in central park west new york city..haven't got a view of central park though(buy a castle in scotland for that price)..imagine the hifi you could get for the price of that view(haven't always had it) just saying.. i am just off broadway near columbus avenue a short walk away from central park!
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Nice choice of amps dac speakers and projector my friend..i had a mcintosh car stereo put in my girlfriends dodge challenger rt classic..came with a boston acoustic one which didn't do the hemy v8 justice..now it sounds the part..i have a mcintosh manhattan in my apartment in central park west new york city..haven't got a view of central park though(buy a castle in scotland for that price)..imagine the hifi you could get for the price of that view(haven't always had it) just saying.. i am just off broadway near columbus avenue a short walk away from central park!

Thanks, yes mcintosh makes some great gear and that DAC is special for the price.
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Hey Thrang,

I noticed you got a Synology NAS config, how are you finding them overall and do you find them adequate for streaming at least 2-3 bluray streams?

Currently shopping around for one.

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Hey Thrang,

I noticed you got a Synology NAS config, how are you finding them overall and do you find them adequate for streaming at least 2-3 bluray streams?

Currently shopping around for one.

THanks!

If you mean multiple simultaneous streams, I've not really done that, as most streaming occurs singularly to my theater.

But the performance is quite high; the gating factor may be the client side. For 2D, SMB is fine for any modern PC or media player as far as I can determine. I can also stream 3D flawlessly to my Mede8er 1000 media player using NFS protocol.
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If you mean multiple simultaneous streams, I've not really done that, as most streaming occurs singularly to my theater.

But the performance is quite high; the gating factor may be the client side. For 2D, SMB is fine for any modern PC or media player as far as I can determine. I can also stream 3D flawlessly to my Mede8er 1000 media player using NFS protocol.

Sounds good. Thanks for the quick feedback.

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The MC 303 is officially up for sale...
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Hopefully it goes quickly. As an alternative, have you considered keeping the 303 and selling one of your 302's thus using the 303 for the center and one of the pairs of 803's.? A 601 for the HTM2 just seems borderline bats#@t crazy biggrin.gif If it doesn't cost more than the HTM2 itself its got to be darn close. A pair of 601's must be approaching the price of the 802's, not more but really close I bet.

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Hopefully it goes quickly. As an alternative, have you considered keeping the 303 and selling one of your 302's thus using the 303 for the center and one of the pairs of 803's.? A 601 for the HTM2 just seems borderline bats#@t crazy biggrin.gif If it doesn't cost more than the HTM2 itself its got to be darn close. A pair of 601's must be approaching the price of the 802's, not more but really close I bet.

I've been struggling with the center issue a bit, so you have interesting idea -
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It sucks that we don't have the HTM1 anymore, because that, like the 802's would be an ideal candidate for a 601. B&W definitely have moved away from home theater in their curent line up. I truly believe the only reason they kept the HTM4 and HTM2 is to ensure they could still tap into the home theater crowd's pocket books and figured that would be the cheapest way of doing so. Offering a couple centers is typically more appealing then offering dipole speakers for surrounds as a lot of people prefer direct radiating speakers anyways for side and rear surrounds.

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Yes, I would love to see the HTM1 re-emerge..
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Damn, Thrang, updated system looks incredible!

Feel like adopting a clean, respectful 32 year old male? lmao
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Damn, Thrang, updated system looks incredible!

Feel like adopting a clean, respectful 32 year old male? lmao

Well, if you have a cute blonde sister who wants to join you, and you're suddenly called away on business for several years in South America, maybe...
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Well, if you have a cute blonde sister who wants to join you, and you're suddenly called away on business for several years in South America, maybe...

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Hey Thrang I noticed you posted in the Chroma Pure thread are you calibrating directly to your Sony? ( just looking at your equipment list )

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Hey Thrang I noticed you posted in the Chroma Pure thread are you calibrating directly to your Sony? ( just looking at your equipment list )

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No, I have a Lumagen XE to calibrate - I just set the white and black points in the Sony using the custom 3 color temp setting

Guess I need to update my equipment list! Forgot that peice...
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No, I have a Lumagen XE to calibrate - I just set the white and black points in the Sony using the custom 3 color temp setting

Guess I need to update my equipment list! Forgot that peice...

I ended up with Calman 5 which I found taught me how to manually calibrate on the DUO. The Lugamen is definitely a nice Video Processor. I was told by a friend that a 4K version will be coming out soon.

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I ended up with Calman 5 which I found taught me how to manually calibrate on the DUO. The Lugamen is definitely a nice Video Processor. I was told by a friend that a 4K version will be coming out soon.

Yes, I was hoping to beta test the 4k unit, but haven't heard back from Randy mad.gif
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