A reviewer I trust absolutely LOVES the Phaethon. I'd like to hear it along with the new Absolare integrated.
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Greg I see you are using the B&W 803 D3 speakers. How long have you had them? I had the chance to hear the 802 D3 speakers last week and they sounded mighty fine. From what I heard they would be on a short list of speakers, if I ever decided to change. Can you tell me sonically the difference from the 803 D3 vs the 802 D3?
Sksos - I have had my speakers since November. They are wonderful and are a huge improvement of the previous generation. I did not spent a lot of time with the 802s are they were beyond my budget at that time. Do they sound better? Perhaps a bit better on the low end. The sonic signatures between the 802 and 803 are very similar. I guess one could say that the 802 accomplishes the task with slightly more authority.
If if I had to do it over again, I would have still chosen the 803 as I simply did hear enough incremental difference to
justify the spread in price. I would encourage you to compare both if possible.