Emdaudio, I bought the Witts here on A'gon a little over 3 years ago. Before I bought them I had a pair of Meadowlark Audio Osprey speakers that I liked very much, but found them lacking in the bottom end, so I bought a sub. I then thought I should get something where I wouldn't need a sub, and after doing some research, I thought the Wilson's were what I wanted. It took quite a while to get used to the Witts after listening to the Ospreys, which seemed to emphasize high-end. The Witts came up for sale in the classifieds (used) and were nearby so I could go have a listen to them. I liked what I heard and bought them. I couldn't afford the 802's. Some people don't like the highs out of the Witts, but I find them very pleasant. See my system. I feel the Witts sound great from the highs to the lows. What I liked more about the 802's were the imaging and the wide soundstage. It was as if I was right in the middle of the band, and I could look left or right and point at each member as they performed. The Witts didn't image as well, but the sonics were enough to win me over. With the 802's, I was there. With the Witts, the band is here. Make sense? Hope that helps. Another thing to consider is the fact that I heard them at different locations with different associated equipment. I don't remember what was used with the Witts, but it was the same gear used to demonstrate the Alexandrias, Maxx, Watt Puppies, etc. The 802's were driven by huge SS Classe monoblocks, with a CJ preamp, I believe. Good luck.