Is it possible for you to fund the Klipsch RP-260F or 280F purchase before you sell the B&W 804's? If so, then do that and do a head to head.
Emig, you can get an idea of prices by looking at Hifi Shark's sold listings.
As far as speakers, I have heard B&W's and like their sound. The Klipsh are loved by many, though I haven't listened to them since the 70's and they were the huge Cornwall's or something like that. They are nice, but I don't think will give you the detail of the B&W's.
If you want to get something 'better', I suggest a time an phase aligned speaker like Vandersteen.
Magnepan, ProAc, and Harbeth are some other manufacturers I would recommend you listen to before buying anything. Of course, try to find a place that sells the Klipsh, or maybe a local Agon'er, and see if they suit you.
i would see what trades you could do with The Music Room in Colorado, great fantastic Audiogon dealer.....
other than loud you would IMO be selling yourself short....
and yes for the K fans i have a pair of vintage 74 Cornwalls rebuilt....in the garage.....possibly the only thing i own capable of drowning out a fine german flat six on full rpm song....
maybe tge Stihl.....?
hello, New to posting.
I don’t know if you already decided or not but this review in Home Theater compares the new Klipsch RP-280FA’s to the reviewers own reference speakers the Revel Performa3 F206 towers. Just one review, for what it's worth.
"Just to get an idea of the RP-280FA’s accuracy, I compared ii with my Revel Performa3 F206 tower speakers, using the Van Alstine ABX box to match the levels and provide quick, remote-controlled switching. There’s no doubt that the F206 sounded more neutral, especially with voices; dialogue and singing always sounded smooth and natural. However, the F206’s treble sounded a little soft, especially after hearing the Klipsch system. I expect that, if I (and most other listeners) did a blind test with no idea what speakers I was hearing, I would prefer the Klipsch’s bigger, more lively sound. Which one you would like I can’t say for sure, but I can say they’re both in the same ballpark when it comes to performance. And of course, the RP-280FA’s dual eight-inch woofers easily outpunch the F206’s dual 6.5-inch woofers."