Help Choosing B&W Speakers

It is time to update my HT speakers. I have a fabulous B&W Nautilus HTM1 center that I will keep. I also have B&W SCM8 rears that are good but getting old and are bulky. My front speakers were 802s but I moved them to another HT room. I use a Velodyne HGS 12 subwoofer and a Pioneer Elite VSX-84TXSi Reciever to drive it all. For space reasons, I am considering using B&W SCMS wall mounts for my new front and rear speakers. Alternatively, I could try to fit Nautilus 803s or 804s as the front speakers and either keep the SCM8 rears or replace them with SCMS. Comments please?
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I am using the HTM1, 803S, 804S combo and it sounds great. If you are coming from 802D fronts, I think going below the 803S will be a yough adjustment. The 803S have enough bass and a full sound to get you by. ;-)

My current front speakers are Definitives. I moved my B&W 802 Series 3 to another HT room. Series 3s are the predessor to the Nautilus 800 series. They still sound fantastic. I think I will make room for Nautilus 803 or 803s depending on what I can find used. Thanks.
Your driving 802s with a Pioneer receiver????? Wow, talk about imbalance. Those speakers are deserving of so much more. I own that reciever and wouldn't dare to put it near my B&W's. Not up to the task, especially of an 802.
Old thread resurrected by JC51373.

I cannot agree more. I wouldn't drive any speakers in the 800 series with a receiver, not even the little 805S. In a HT setup, a quality pre-processor would be more appropriate in driving the 802's. Sound quality aside, just make sure you don't blow up both amp and speakers when watching movies/listening to music at high SPL's.
Can anyone say clipping? Dangerous stuff, and those little teeny weeny power supplies in a receiver just don't cut it.