Small correction, the 808.2 has not been out for six months. Thanks to my fantastic dealer, I got the first 808.2i in the US and it was released about a month and a half ago.
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It was not to my tastes. In its favor it had above average bordering on excellent resolution, articulation, volume control and output stage (direct to amp) and ergonomics. I've never heard the original 808 but from what I've been told by those who have heard it and the 808.2, the latter sounds more "hi fi" fwiw.
Generally, a more "flashy" presentation that is initially impressive but potentially more fatiguing over time. I know of at least one person who feels differently and in the end, one man's flashy is another man's perfect (for example, and regarding a completely different level of performance, the Ayre CX-7e is loved by many but not in this house). With CDPs in this pricerange your dealer should be more than willing to let you have an in home demo to determine for yourself.