Originally Posted by Breako
How do you like your B&W's and how do they rate versus your other speakers? Why did you go with them, because I thought you said hey tested poorly both on and off axis??
Yes, there's no hiding that embarrassing fact regarding the on-axis and especially off-axis response of B&W speakers. Even the Infinity P363 has better on-axis and off-axis.
Perhaps it's because of the 1st order crossover B&W uses, which are not as great as the 4th order crossovers used in the KEF Reference, Revel Salon2, Linkwitz Orion, Philharmonic 3, PSB, etc. Yes, I would have liked B&W using 4th order Linkwitz-Riley XO.
But.......let's be real. If B&W speakers totally suck, Lucasfilm, Abbey Roads, and everyone else would not buy them and B&W would be out of business.
I think the 802D2 sound great in my room paired with dual Funk 18.0 subs, ATI AT2004 amp and Denon 3310, in 2.1 stereo mode, bypassing any RC like Audyssey and any EQ or DSP modes, playing the music I listen to.
To say one speaker sounds better than another is pure personal preference. 100% subjective. And we all know the room acoustics and speaker placement play a part in SQ.
Oh, I think the 802D2 look really, really great.