Originally Posted by Rod#S
I hope that bias remark wasn't fired across my bow.
That's why I love this hobby, everything is so subjective and we all hear things differently." YES
My experience differs from yours. .....I feel the 802 steps it up a notch or two in 3 dimensionality, coherance and refinement. Like I have stated before the 802 has been the first speaker I have listened to that with the right recording makes you feel as if the singer, band or orchestra is literally there with you. It's freaky in that sense when it happens.
And no arguments about subs being better at the lowest frequencies than almost all tower speakers on the market, maybe even all towers period but I don't know what it is about setting a towers crossover lower than 80Hz, closer to it's lower limits that just makes for better overall sound and integration between the speakers than crossing over to the sub at 80Hz but to my ears this is pretty consistent. I have observed this with my Paradigm 60v2's, 100v2's and my current 802's.
Agreed, I love the 802D, but I can tell you that once you experience 800 Diamond there is no going back, the transparency is just unbelievable. :)
I also thought about the 805D all across with four JLAudio F212, but to be honest for music the subs don't even come on so for me listening to classical music on Blu Ray or multichannel SACD that’s' "Nirvana" :) Yes I like them too
And when I watch a movie like PROMETHUS the bass is strong enough that I feel the walls are coming down!
By the way, there is a reason why studios like these are using B&W 800Diamonds, they can buy what ever they want!
"Studio Three is an incredibly versatile facility with a history of pioneering projects including Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” and some of the very first 5.1 surround mixes for the Beatles Anthology, U2 and Coldplay. Studio Three Control Room: Constructed around a 96-channel SSL 9000 J series console, Studio Three’s control room is a world-class mix facility, perfect for album projects and film soundtracks. The room has Quested stereo monitoring in addition to a 5.1 B&W 800D set up."
As a mater of facts all their rooms use B&W 800Diamonds
Look at the scoring Control room at http://www.skysound.com/
Enough said :)