I have heard them and I preferred the Scala. Depends heavily on your room and equipment, as well as your preference in sound attributes.
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I would have to agree with Mike60. I had the same choice, B&W or Focal. Ended up with the Scala V2 and everyday when I listen to them I know I made the right choice
I've herd them with the Pass Labs XA100.8 and was very happy with the sound. I am also looking to maybe get a pair of Rogues Audio's Apollo tube mono amps. Just ran two 30 amp, 10 awg runs and will be hearing the results tomorrow.
One thing I would say for the B&W 800s is the paint finish is very nice, but the Focals just sound better to me.