B&W 800 / Audio Research

This long-term client’s system steadily grew into a spectacular music system with extraordinary output capability. We’ve combined video and TV facilities within a high resolution stereo setup while simultaneously utilizing the redundant surround system’s rear speakers in ambiance recovery mode for the most believable sense of space and hall-like definition that even today remains unmatched by most active surround processors.


System components:

Aurender S-10 Reference Music Server

Marantz Blu-Ray Player

PC running iTunes with iPad navigation

Audio Research Reference DAC / Digital media bridge

Audio Research DS450M mono-block amps x 2

2012 B&W800 Diamond series 2

NAD3020 series 20 modified (ambiance recovery)

Mission Surrounds (ambiance recovery)

Nuvo In-Ceiling speakers (ambiance recovery)

AudioQuest Clear speaker cables Shotgun Bi-Wired

AudioQuest Balanced XLR interconnects

Transparent Audio Premium AES/EBU Digital interconnect

Ecosse 75ohm S/PDif Digital interconnects

Key Digital HDMI interconnects

Dedicated 32A Fused Mains Spur

Transparent Audio Reference Powerlink

Furutech Mains Distribution Filter

Furutech Wall Outlets x 3

Shunyata 20A Power Cords

AudioQuest Power Cords

2012 B&W 800/802 Diamond Review

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