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 guybguy

I just went through this process. Worked my way up to the 803Ds, which were beautiful, but go the 802Ds. Still learning my way through the whole system and trying different music, but I have no regrets. I thought the 802s might be too big, but they look stunning. Got them in Rosenut. The cetner choice would do them justice. Due to the room and the HT as well as music requirement, I have had to go with the HTM4S center, which is not here yet, but will be on a custom mount over the screen. Compromise, but I think it will be quite a good one. I did not have the surrounds, and had the right situation to get the DS8s. What a sweet sound. You might try a small sub on your surrounds to fill out the sound? If you can fit the 802s into the room and the budget, go for it. If not, the 803s will be a delight. Enjoy and good luck!