Originally Posted by JMartinko
Great to come across this thread. The last few weeks I had stopped even reading the "speakers" threads due to a certain poster/salesmen from Arizona who seemed to live to post his opinions as 'facts'. He actually argued about the sound with myself and others in a thread on the 802D's (when they first came out) even though he admitted halfway through he had never heard the speakers. At any rate it is great to see a place to talk 'safely' about B&W ownership.
I have a system based around a Proceed AVP, Rotel 1090 Main Amp, Yamaha Surrounds Amp. Speakers are Mains: B&W 802D's, Center: B&W HTM3, Rear: B&W 805S, Sub: Velodyne SPL10BGII. I couldn't be more satisfied unless I could afford a dedicated sound engineered listening room.
My B&W story only started about 2 years ago. I had collected gear for over 30 years, but only in recent years have I had enough cash reach a point where I didn't feel I had to compromise for the sound I wanted with the price. I had never owned B&W's, my last pair of speakers were Vanderstein's. After years of listening to speakers I finally decided the 802 was the pair for me. I bought my setup and was thrilled with the sound when I got them home. Needless to say, about 5 months after I bought the 802's, B&W announced the 802D's. I stopped by my dealer to hear them, and after a 30 minute audition, basically told him I had to have the 802D's. I traded up (even though only months before I told all my friends that I had just bought the last pair of speakers I would ever own). I have made the same claim about the 802D's except that this time I 'think' it will stick.
I think you were in the same thread I was in about a year ago where I mentioned that for the price and the performance of the 802Ds that you get what you pay for IMO. He then went on to vehemently attack me, not just the speakers, but me personally as well.
Hopefully he will realize he is breaking his own word and stop posting here, because a man is only as good as his word. Sadly, I doubt he will stop posting in his thread. He will always find some excuse to post, which is why he has the thread on his notification list. He can't help himself I guess. If he were going to follow through on his promise to stay out of this thread, he wouldn't need to have it on his notification list
at all since what is posted here doesn't concern him. He will keep looking for excuses to post... Any posts made that briefly mention him are made because he goes around these fora bashing B&W and sometimes people who own them making it impossible to have a B&W thread where his name isn't mentioned.
Saying that he will post in this thread if he is mentioned is just a half-assed way of saying that he is going to post in the thread. So, even if someone posts here to vent their frustration concerning an attack made on them or their speakers by Alimentall, he will once again end up posting here, and will probably do so for a few pages at a time, like he is likely about to do with this current topic. Unfortunately he does succeeed at furthering what appears to be his agenda, derail our thread, insult B&W speakers in some way, and/or make the topic himself rather than B&W speakers.