BOWERS and WILKINS: 803D2s versus Icon Audio MB845i Sig

The thread starts: Well, at long last my B&W 803D2s are going. I’ve part exchanged them for an Icon Audio MB845i Sig, which comes on Tuesday. I’ve still got a pair of 805S, which are a lovely stand mound speaker that I wouldn’t want to sell. Anyway, I’m looking forward to playing with the 845s, […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: Bi-amping vs Bi-wiring (25 responses so far)

The thread starts: I am looking for feedback on bi-amping these amazing speakers. I currently own a CA-2200 amp and it seems 200w per channel may not be adequate to realize full potential of 800D2. So i was thinking of bi-amping two classe ca-2200 for L/R speakers, thus feeding 400w each to Left and Right […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: Zeppelin Air The iPod Soars to New Heights – test review

“B&W began a revolution of sound, style and function in 2008 with the original Zeppelin. Competing with a plethora of cheapo iPod docks that sounded dreadful, B&W created an aural and visual tour de force, functioning much more than an iPod dock, with multiple inputs (line level, USB, Toslink and S-Video) to make the Zeppelin […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: 683 S2 loudspeaker – test review

Stereophile: For some time now I’ve wanted to upgrade my weekend system in Connecticut, and have been surveying three-way floorstanding speakers priced below about $2500/pair. I’ve focused on the stereo performance of each pair with music because, despite my interest in surround sound, the great majority of recordings are available only in two-channel stereo. Not […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: 800 Diamond – test review

Kalman Rubinson: Bowers & Wilkins’ 800 Diamond was, overall, simply a pleasure to listen to. B&W continues to improve the underlying technology of its 800 series speakers and the result is apparent in the 800 Diamond’s sound. Its overall honesty, attested to by the 800 series’ heritage as studio monitors, lets the 800 Diamond get […]

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LOUDSPEAKER MEASUREMENTS: Axiom, B&W, Dahlquist, Focal, JBL, Magico, Morel, PSB and many more

Written in 2009 They write ….. With the cooperation of Canada’s National Research Council (NRC), in the year 2000 the SoundStage! Network began measuring and publishing objective measurements of loudspeaker products — a first for online publications. The NRC’s legacy of producing accurate loudspeaker measurements goes back decades. Literally thousands of speakers have been measured […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: Dr. John Dibb interview

David Lander writes:  Before striding into the future, John Dibb enjoyed considerable exposure to his sceptered isle’s fascinating past. He was born in England’s North Country, in 1948, in a model West Yorkshire village established a century earlier by an enlightened industrialist determined to provide comfortable housing and communal amenities for his employees and their […]

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