Originally Posted by mscharff
I am in the market for a new pair of loudspeakers in the $6-8k range. I am having a tough time locating a dealer where I can do a proper side by side of these two. Any experience and comments on these?
Well it comes down to a lot of personal preference in this range. Each brand has it's own unique flavor.
Unfortunately you'll have to go with suits your taste best.
You can't really go wrong with either speaker. But if you want to make a home theater out of it, I would lean to the B&W 800D series. There's some stability between product lines. They also hold their value very well.
However you will get more bang for your buck with the S.F. (Not that the 804's are slouches.) But I think the S.F. will handle a bit more, and deliver a bit more of punch.
That's why it comes down to personal preference.Edit:
Corrected my own English for poorly written reply. Sorry. I wrote it late at night when I wasn't the most awake.