B&W 803 D3 Manufacture

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Bowers & Wilkins Factory Video: 803 D3

I forgot to add a 17k€/pair price tag!

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nakedslave's picture

Built by the rich, Made for the rich.

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boldfart's picture

Yes, but they sound brilliant and look ok.

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Cahu's picture

If you remove the rich from the world, you'll be left with a world full of poor people. Redistribution is a myth.

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Great for big parties and large gatherings. 

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daftcunt's picture

Good speakers are the most essential part of a sound system, followed by a good record player should one be into that. Other than that a phone or mp3 player and a half decent power amp and you are off. Don't waste money on cables (neither interconnects nor speakers, and NO, left and right don't have to be the same length even if the difference in distance is metres) or high end players.

 

It is not necessary to spend thousands on speakers, though, most of us won't hear the difference in the first place and tastes are different too. You have to listen to it, it doesn't natter whether others like it.

I would say between 500 and 1000€ most (even afficionados) will find an excellent choice of speakers to enjoy listening. Surround sound systems should have matching speakers otherwise it will sound odd.

 

Differences shown on graphs in the magazines are more often than not  in the homeopathic range. Our ears have the worst "memory" are way less fine tuned than we think and tyhus can easily be fooled, even those of many "professionals".

I remember a speaker presentation to the press years back, where they allegedly presented a new kind of speaker from a low tec company, the press could not critizise enough but then shut up quickly when the orchestra that was actually playing behind a courtain was revealed to them. Hillarious.

 

Also when HDCD was introduced (and of course failed as people that like music are not deaf after all) the presentation discs contained 2 tracks of each piece one in HD the other in CD format. The HD was always a tiny bit louder to trick the listener into prefering this as we perceive the louder piece as  better sounding.

 

 

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