Summary: SOUNDED GREAT UNTIL THEY BREAK. TRUELY AN AUDIOPHILE PRODUCT . SPEND A LOT OF MONEY FOR A PRODUCT THE MANUFACTOR DOES NOT SUPPORT. YOU SHOULD READ THE EMAIL I GOT FROM THE FACTORY. PASS THE BUCK CALL THE DEALER.
Summary: I realize that many people will disagree with my rating of these speakers and it is NOT my intention to bash B&W or any manufacturer for that matter. I had been searching for an upgrade to my current speakers and after reading the numerous positive reviews on this site I believed that the Nautilus 802's would be ideal. Well after auditioning these speakers in three different high end shops all using high end equipment and interconnects I was disappointed.
Summary: I am visiting new york right now and hitting all the hifi store I can find. I recently went to lyric hifi I was very interested in hearing what they had including the magnapans, b&w, classe, etc. I was blown away by the mags, beautiful soundstage incredible image (I'll save this for another review) and was excited to hear the b&w 802s they had on display so I saved the best for last.
Summary: Audition at Dealer showroom, with Classes pre and power amp, uncontrolled bass with dull mid and high tones. Very disappointed (for the price asked). Having said that many users has great experience with this speaker, and generally it is believed that this speakers need to pair with powerful amp, for which Classes amp is not classified as one.