Responses from theprof

B&w 808 Vs Newer designs
I spent a lot of time with the B&W 808 AND the Matrix 800s. I used to work at B&W research and development in Steyning. I would 'borrow' the 808s for the odd show - a presentation I did and a fashion show in Arundel castle. For the latter ... 
subwoofer suspended from ceiling?
I have suspended speakers for years. Suspension of subwoofers eliminates all kinds of floor vibrations for a start, and the speaker is decoupled from the structure of the room. I would definately give it a go, be careful as subs can be very heavy....