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Just wondering if anyone here has experience with upper echelon speaker setups such as Linn, Tannoy or B&W?

I'm guessing only a select few people here have had the pleasure of doing so, but what was your experience?

I was recently invited by a customer to come hear his B&W Nautilus 801 setup. I hope it wasn't an empty promise/invitation, but if so then I guess I'll have to wait.
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post #2 of 15
"Not I" said the butterfly.

Headphones are already damn expensive; there's no way I could justify a speaker rig to anyone in my family .
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B&W 801's are great u have to hear them your self
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The 801's are very nice, what is the layout of the room he will be showing?
    
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post #5 of 15
A friend of mine's father bought some BWs for his home theater a couple of years ago, and they're pretty much the highest end speakers I've heard in my life, although I haven't heard lots.

It's like having liquid diamond poured in your ears.
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I only have 805's but have briefly heard some of the bigger 800 series speakers. A shop that was close to my old house had some signature 800's but used them in a HT demo room. I have never really got to sit down and enjoy any of the higher end speakers for more than a few minutes. When I bought my first speakers the owner took me upstairs to show me what really expensive speakers sound like. They were some wilson alexandrias powerd by 700w Krell amp, very impressive.
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Quote:
It's like having liquid diamond poured in your ears.
wouldnt that hurt? lol
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post #8 of 15
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The 801's are very nice, what is the layout of the room he will be showing?
I'm not quite sure what the layout of the room is. He neglected to tell me.

He told me his younger kids are not allowed in for fear of messing up his acoustics. Apparently he had someone come out to calibrate everything in the room for use with the speakers.

Moving that couch 6" to the left or right isn't good.
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The nicest speakers I am in regular contact with are EV Sx300's, JBL LSR6332's, and a pair of Voice of the Theater cabinets. I've got to say, those Altecs produce some of the nicest sounds I have ever heard, though the JBL's are pretty sweet (I use them in a recording studio I work at). I use the Sx300's for live sound at my school, and I know a guy with the Altec's.
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I auditioned some B&W's when I was in the market for speakers. I've listened to some higher up PSB's, Paradigms, Martin Logans... but nothing truly high end.
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