803D or 802D

Looking for some opinions. I currently have...

B&W CDM9NT Fronts
B&W CDM1NT Rears
Sunfire Signature EQ sub
Adcom GTP-870HD Receiver
Adcom GFA-7805 300x5 amplifier

This amp seems to have too much power for these smaller speakers. Primary use is Home Theater and Music. I was thinking of getting the 802D or 803D's with the HTM2D center, and also changing the sunfire sub to a JL Audio Fathom 113. I sit about 8- away from my speakers. Since it's a great room setup with 11 foot ceilings the room is fairly large. I no longer like having the rear speakers this close to me. I'm thinking about going with wall or ceiling mount rears now for my 5.1 setup. I'd like to hear some opinions and get some good advice on this. Thanks to all.


Showing 1 response by barefootbrad

I replaced Vienna beethoven's with 803D's and was very happy with the performance of the 803D's using B&K Ref 30 processor and McIntosh MC352 amp. After about six months of use I replaced the 803D's with 802D's. Although the 803D's are excellent speakers, there is a sizeable advantage in performance with the 802D's. My room is large, 12'X50'