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Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Kobus, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. Kobus

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    Hi,

    I recently purchased a 1 year old pair of B&W 803's. The price I paid was about the same as what a new pair of 703's would have cost. As the 803 is the "old" nautilus technology and the 703 employ later technology, was it a good buy.

    1. Are the 803 that much better than the 703 ?.
    2. Considering that for now the "best" amp I can afford/justify is a pioneer ax5ai, did I buy to "big" a speaker ?.
    3. A little unrelated, but can I later ad poweramps to the pioneer?. Is it best to take the plunge now (NO) for a pre/power setup, and if I could ad poweramps to the pioneer, what is the benefit of a seperate processor?.

    Thank you all

    Kobus
     
  2. SKA.face

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    I have the older 804 matrix,I heard the 700 series,the 804 to me played music,the 700 sounded harsher,greyer,but had better bass control.I think also B&W with Pioneer is harsh,you may find different.
     
  3. Daneel

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    I would add a power amp to the pioneer. The benefit of swapping the Pioneer for a pre/pro is for your ears to tell you.
     
  4. rags

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    the 803's are a difficult load and I would agree with Daneel - adding a decent power amp will get a lot more out of them.

    Kobus - have you noticed im advising you to spend more and more money ! Sorry :oops:
     
  5. Kobus

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    Thanks, but was the 803's a good buy.
     

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