Originally Posted by scanido
First off got to say your setup is amazing. Love the spaciousness of your room and especially your new B&W's!
I've decided to get the 802Di's myself but not sure yet on finish. Since you have first hand experience owning the new Piano Black finish how is it in terms of durability and reflectiveness?
Do you find the finish easy to swirl when dusting? Do they reflect a lot of the light from your projector?
Thanks for your help.
Thanks for your comments...
In terms of reflections, they are there if you look for them - but during the course of watching films or TVs I never see them or are distracted in anyway, nor is anyone who's ever watched anything in the toom - the speakers disappear for me.
Now I am normally someone who, once they see a problem, can't help but stare at it - but even knowing there are small reflections on certain speakers does't invoke that personality disorder...they vanish that well...
The reflections are on the left and right sides, and the top of the center - nothing ever from the front bezel (I run with grills off)
Prior to these speakers, I had tall black ash matte finish towers. While they didn't have sharp reflections, their entire sides "glowed" with a diffuse reflection of the screen and I noticed those more for some odd reason, even during viewing. That was one of the reasons I did not do the wood finish on the B&W - I was concerned the relatively lighter, matte finishes of the other finish choices would create a similar effect.
Of course, the 802's have rounded cabinets, while the previous towers were flat sided, and taller, so there is probably a factor there as well.
In terms of keeping them clean, I use a swiffer to pull dust off easily - no swirls at all. If you get fingerprint smudges, I use a microfiber cloth and the iKlear screen cleaning solution (recommended by Apple for their LCD's)http://www.klearscreen.com/
It removes the oils, does not scratch, and leaves no residue