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post #1 of 660 Old 08-29-2010, 08:39 AM - Thread Starter
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Current setup:

 

- Mcintosh MX-151 Processor with Room Perfect
- B&W 800D2 L/R
- B&W HTMD2 Center

- B&W 802D2 Surround
- B&W 803D2 Rears

- Two JL Audio Fathom 113 Subs

- McIntosh MC303 Three Channel Amplifier
- Mcintosh MC302 Two Channel Amps

- McIntosh MC601 Mono Blocks x 2

- McIntosh D100 DAC

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Wow, gorgeous setup, nice job and nice pix thrang!

Are the diamonds broken in now do you think?

Welcome to the B&W club!
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Wow, gorgeous setup, nice job and nice pix thrang!

Are the diamonds broken in now do you think?

Welcome to the B&W club!

B&W recommends only about 15 hours, and I'm well beyond that, so yes.

Superb clarity and attack, with no strain and no sibilance.

And thanks for your comment...
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Are you running a sub in your setup? Also, what brand of 3 channel amp is next to the center? Looks very nice btw.
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Are you running a sub in your setup? Also, what brand of 3 chanel amp is next to the center? Looks very nice btw.

Thanks - those are two JL Audio 113 Fathoms next to the 803 Diamonds.

The amp is actually a fully-balanced 150 wpc/10-channel Denon POA - two channels each are driving the 803's, and single channels are driving the center and four surrounds


Update: this answer no longer matches the pictures - amps now are all Wyred4Sound- three monos and me multichannel
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Very nice. I like the JLs very much. They have a fantastic fit & finish. It was tight race but I ended up with quad SVS Ultras.
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Incredible setup!!!
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Incredible setup!!!

Thanks - testing my direct rears as sides in place of the dipoles as a "test" before committing to the 805's...
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Lovely. The new diamonds are serious business. You must be wiping down that black gloss frequently. It's a finger print & dust magnet.
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With the recent changes to the new B&W 803 Diamonds up front, I thought Id update the images...
Look but don't touch...who said diamonds are indestructible?
Love the dialog from the HTM2 Diamond...The fit and finish on the new 803's are tremendous...

killer set-up man, wish I had a room like that. Thanks for posting
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Lovely. The new diamonds are serious business. You must be wiping down that black gloss frequently. It's a finger print & dust magnet.

Room is fairly dust free, but I'm too busy listening anyway!

Thanks for your comments....
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killer set-up man, wish I had a room like that. Thanks for posting

Thanks for the feedback - it takes time, and lots of misguided money, is all I can say...
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Very nice! Love the finish for sure..

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and lots of misguided money, is all I can say...

the "stimulus" bill (to bail-out the banks) was mis-guided money, our audio/home theater projects are "well-guided" money
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the "stumulus" bill (to bail-out the banks) was mis-guided money, our audio/home theater projects are "well-guided" money

You're like a dealer talking crackheads here....no arguments!
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You're like a dealer talking crackheads here....no arguments!

Very, very nice. I have the older VPL 100 and love it. It's on the ceiling though. I also have dipoles in the rear of my 11.2 system and they sucketh. I am going to go to simple B&W in walls for rears soon. Please let us know if you switch out the rears and what you think. I am very disillusioned with dipoles these days and regret getting them.

Otherwise, great room and love the big 803di's.
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Very, very nice. I have the older VPL 100 and love it. It's on the ceiling though. I also have dipoles in the rear of my 11.2 system and they sucketh. I am going to go to simple B&W in walls for rears soon. Please let us know if you switch out the rears and what you think. I am very disillusioned with dipoles these days and regret getting them.

Otherwise, great room and love the big 803di's.

Thanks -

I actually switched out the dipole sides today for the new 805 Diamonds. I still will use the RBH's for the rear channels, and will experiment with directs or the dipoles.

I tested with the direct RBH's before making the decision, having lived with dipoles so long - for me, the difference was matrixed vs. discrete mixes. Matrixed stereo signals sent to the side channels sounds a bit better with the diffuse nature of dipoles to my ears. But discrete mixes sound better (more integrated) with the direct radiating speakers.

As more and more mixes have been and continue to be discrete mixes, with more active vs. ambience sound design, I think the time was more than ripe to switch.

I will let them break in for a while, do yet another mind numbing Audyssey Pro calibration, and post feedback and images later this week...
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I also want to give props to my dealer, Talk of the Town in Allendale NJ - tremendous service, an unbelievable showroom with several high end rooms, carry most of the best lines - they have several of the new Diamonds on display including the 800's....
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Very nice Thrang great room. Btw I love your Denon AVP/POA

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Your room looks great, Thrang. The new B&W's look fantastic. I bet they rock too. Great job on putting it all together.

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Very nice speakers,i bet your proud of the sound quality.

happy listening.
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Looks great! What happened to the RBH?

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Your room looks great, Thrang. The new B&W's look fantastic. I bet they rock too. Great job on putting it all together.


Thanks - I'm appreciating them more and more - just a fantastic sound from top to bottom...


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Very nice speakers,i bet your proud of the sound quality.

happy listening.

Very much so - I've since purchased the 805DI's as side surrounds, and and running a new Audyssey Pro calibration now - also got the spikes on the towers, which I hadn't had a chance to do..

I'l try and get the 805 images uploaded sometime today...
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Looks great! What happened to the RBH?

Hi Tony - while excellent, I needed more space than I had to gain the full benefit of the tweeter array. They are up on Audiogon now...
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Lovely. The new diamonds are serious business. You must be wiping down that black gloss frequently. It's a finger print & dust magnet.

I've since found that the iKlear spray and the included fine microfiber wipe (recommended by Apple to clean their LCD's), works extremely well - not that smudges are a problem once placed and left alone...
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I've since found that the iKlear spray and the included fine microfiber wipe (recommended by Apple to clean their LCD's), works extremely well - not that smudges are a problem once placed and left alone...

Cool. I do like the piano gloss finish as well.
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...updated with images of the new 805DI side surrounds....
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...updated with images of the new 805DI side surrounds....

wow, very nice!
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Beautiful set up. What are those JL Audio subs sitting on?

Did you once have L and R fronts in wall?
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Beautiful set up. What are those JL Audio subs sitting on?

Did you once have L and R fronts in wall?

Enormously dense butcher blocks purchased from Amazon, spray painted, and on heavy duty spikes

EDIT - Platforms since removed...
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