Originally Posted by Rutgar
I'm not a fan of B&W speakers either. But it is reaching to assume that those speakers, or any other equipment a studio is using, was given to them just because it is something that you yourself is not fond of.
Moreover, after checking with my inside guy at MIT, he confirmed the cables were indeed sold to Skywalker Sound.
It's not my bias that makes me believe that.
If Harmon did that with the Salon 2 (my favorite speaker) I'd just as easily assume Abbey got them for free.
But I understand what you are saying. In fact, I agree. I have no proof that B&W traded a pair of 800D for marketing purposes, therefore, I can not say say they do. However, I feel their marketing BS with Abbey does imply they had a deal.