Originally Posted by 3AMRecords
Some of the best sounding speakers I have heard are the B&W 803's IMO, they were on a showroom floor each with their own MC275 pushing them. I was really blown away when I heard them. To hear that the statements can hang with those makes me want them even more. Knowing that I can build even somewhat close to the sound of a speaker that they were asking about 8k each also makes me happy.
A couple of anecdotes from the archives:
Early on in the Statement's history, a set was built by a gentleman who, if memory serves, was involved in the Houston Audiophile Society. I apologize for not remembering his name. As I recall, he had access to, or was familiar with, many high end commercial designs. In an email, he compared the Statements sound quality to commercial designs costing $10K. He also indicated that when the Statements were demonstrated at one of their meetings, enough interest was generated to spawn the construction of Statements for two other members.
Another gentleman from Rio de Janeiro built the MiniStatements, and reported they sounded far better than his friend's $8K commercial speakers. (He told me what they were at the time, but I've long since forgotten.) -He was so happy with them, that he then built the Statements.
I think you will find the Statement's voicing sounds less colored than the 803's