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post #451 of 666 Old 05-12-2013, 07:33 AM
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I'm using Bryston 4B-SST's.

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Two guys plus myself but the actual lifting was done by the movers. As with the 802's we didn't follow the unpacking instructions on the box to the letter. The guys and even myself were more comfortable with having the speaker lifted up and off of the pallet bottom rather than laying the speaker over on it's side to slide the pallet bottom off then standing it back up. Obviously they were strong enough to do the lift if not then laying the speaker on it's side per the instructions would have been the only way of getting the pallet bottom removed. If going the lift approach just be warned that there is very little room for your fingers under the plinth so there is a potential finger crush factor there smile.gif You could lift the speaker by grasping the bottom of the bass cabinet rather than the bottom of the plinth I guess. Also now knowing how heavy these things are if you are going to lay them on their side on hardwood make sure that there is ample padding around the plinth because that could make a serious dent if it's edge catches the flooring while standing the speaker back up.

Yes, with my back surgery I'lll be a tit on a bull for this. so I'll leave it up to my dealer to figure it out....

Box slides all the way up to remove? I have to be careful where I do this with my new ceiling treatments...
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Actually the cardboard simply peels away so it's not like a typical speaker box where it must be lifted up and over the top of the speaker so no need to worry about your ceiling. If you remember how your 802's were boxed it's basically the same idea. You first remove the top cap then release the cardboard surrounding the speaker, it is just interleaved with the pallet base to help hold it in place vertically. So the releasing of this cardboard wrapping is either done vertically like was done with mine or first by lying the speaker on it's side. If on it's side then the base pallet is simply popped off then the speaker is set up right again where the styrofoam piece over the head unit is removed then the 4 corner pieces are removed then the 2 interlocking styrofoam pieces around the bottom are removed. I think that's the order how things are removed. Then it's a matter of removing the soft blanket material enclosing the speaker, removing the bass grilles to take off their shipping material, installing the mid range grilles from the accessory boxes and removing the protective covering from the back of the high frequency nautilus tube. After that you remove the locking screw from the end of the mid range nautilus tube and of course taking the plastic plugs out of the speaker terminals where banana's attach.

How's the back? I hope the surgery went well.

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I'd completely forgotten how the 802 boxes came apart - the 803's I had to slide up and off I believe....

Surgery went well - just a lot of basic mobility and walking now, no rehab for a bit...I'm getting around fairly well without a cane or walker - just having bouts of chills and sweats - they did blood work to check for infection, and it came up clean - maybe reaction to the pain killers, or just residual body reaction to the trauma of the surgery.
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Glad to hear things went well with the surgery and the blood work is good. It'll probably just take some time to get back into the swing of things, the body deals with surgery in so many different ways for different people.

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They're coming...hopefully Thursday





Was able to sell of my 2 pairs of 805's, one pair of 803's, and an MC302 very quickly to fund this...
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Wow, thats going to be something! Did you get three 601s for the front? Or a pair for the 800s?
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Very nice.

Amazingly quick sell for the McIntosh as well. With so much Mac stuff on Audiogon I figured it would take longer to sell the amp.

I look forward to your impressions, both comparisons for the 800's to the 802's and the extra 3db in power by going with 601's

Then after that I await the selling of all Mac gear and getting all Bryston biggrin.gif

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Very nice.

Amazingly quick sell for the McIntosh as well. With so much Mac stuff on Audiogon I figured it would take longer to sell the amp.

I look forward to your impressions, both comparisons for the 800's to the 802's and the extra 3db in power by going with 601's

Then after that I await the selling of all Mac gear and getting all Bryston biggrin.gif

Even with help, reconfiguring your HT 10 days after back surgery is not so bright....

Anyway, NO BRYSTON! Huge respect for them, but that's addino's home turf in my neighborhood.
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So will you have a chance to listen to the 800's with your 302 or 303 before hooking them up to the 601's or is that a pairing that is never going to happen just do to the timing of everything arriving? It would be nice to get your impression of the difference that doubling of the power makes. Out of curiosity have you ever tried bi-amping your 802's just to see if you can hear any differences?

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So will you have a chance to listen to the 800's with your 302 or 303 before hooking them up to the 601's or is that a pairing that is never going to happen just do to the timing of everything arriving? It would be nice to get your impression of the difference that doubling of the power makes. Out of curiosity have you ever tried bi-amping your 802's just to see if you can hear any differences?

I don't think that will happen, all likely comes in together

No have not bi-amped in some time...

I think Thursday is the day at this stage....
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They're coming...hopefully Thursday. Was able to sell of my 2 pairs of 805's, one pair of 803's, and an MC302 very quickly to fund this...
so you ultimately switching to 7.1? or 5.1?
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so you ultimately switching to 7.1? or 5.1?

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I don't think that will happen, all likely comes in together

No have not bi-amped in some time...

I think Thursday is the day at this stage....

Thanks

Just one day to go smile.gif

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Thanks

Just one day to go smile.gif

Actually....

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Nice!

Be sure to give us some pics of the unboxing. I got to excited when mine arrived and didn't take anywhere near as many as I had intended biggrin.gif

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Nice!

Be sure to give us some pics of the unboxing. I got to excited when mine arrived and didn't take anywhere near as many as I had intended biggrin.gif

I will try but I suspect there will be so much mayhem I may forget too...!
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Looks like Friday late morning now....cant get the manpower till then....
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Oh well, at least you will have them for the weekend smile.gif and they did arrive very quickly to boot.

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Oh well, at least you will have them for the weekend smile.gif and they did arrive very quickly to boot.

I know, but I keep reading your comments about your experiences and I'm convinced you're just rubbing it in! smile.gif
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lol...I'll take full credit for your urge to upgrade IF you hear a difference over your 802's and that the difference is indeed good. I take no responsibility if you think they sound exactly or incredibly close to your 802's tongue.gifbiggrin.gif

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lol...I'll take full credit for your urge to upgrade IF you hear a difference over your 802's and that the difference is indeed good. I take no responsibility if you think they sound exactly or incredibly close to your 802's tongue.gifbiggrin.gif

You must be in politics...smile.gif
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I'd love to hear your opinion between the 303 and 601s

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I'd love to hear your opinion between the 303 and 601s

Well, the most I can do is compare the 802/303 vs the 800/601 as the swap will be simultaneous...
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I just noticed that you have a D100 and a mac mini which is something I am considering. How would you compare the D100 to the Marantz or I am guessing that the Marantz did not have asynchronous USB inputs? Also, how is the D100 vs. the MX151. Finally, if you had to do it again, would you go this route or something different.

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lol...I'll take full credit for your urge to upgrade IF you hear a difference over your 802's and that the difference is indeed good. I take no responsibility if you think they sound exactly or incredibly close to your 802's tongue.gifbiggrin.gif

The MC601's would make quite the leap from the MC302/MC303 in my opinion so this change alone will be quite the difference.

I noticed a positive difference when going from MC205 -> MC452 -> and finally MC601. The added headroom makes all the difference. I could just raise the volume much more on each subsequent upgrade without hearing the speaker or my ears strain!

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Well, the most I can do is compare the 802/303 vs the 800/601 as the swap will be simultaneous...

The amp upgrade would make almost as much of the difference as this speaker change. When I got the MC601's my 802Di's started to open up fully. Low volume was even more pronounced and detailed, I dont have to raise volume to hear the same details.

The 800Di's will soak up every little bit of power from those MC601s for sure. Should be a decent match.

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