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Title: If any lives in Texas, this is the deal of the century!!
Post by: Bubba#$%Kron on January 27, 2011, 03:58:28 am
http://cgi.ebay.com/B-W-Series-80-802s-Great-Shape-Bowers-Wi lkins-/130479852593?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item1 e61348c31#ht_1277wt_883



Wow!!!  Nicolas or anyone, you should grab those fast!!


cheers
Title: Re: If any lives in Texas, this is the deal of the century!!
Post by: Fletcher on January 28, 2011, 09:54:45 am
Almost makes me wish I lived in Texas - though at that price I would go pick them up... the "PayPal only" thing would make me nervous that this could be some kind of a scam [the price is just too low - it sends up "red flags" to my twisted and untrusting reality].
Title: Re: If any lives in Texas, this is the deal of the century!!
Post by: breathe on January 30, 2011, 06:30:17 pm
Thanks for the tip Bubba.  I'll report back later if it was a scam.  Hope I can cram these babies into my Toyota Rav4.

Nicholas


Title: Re: If any lives in Texas, this is the deal of the century!!
Post by: Bubba#$%Kron on February 01, 2011, 09:37:48 pm
I have the same pair here, they are incredible.  I put two velodyne 12 subs next to them, and I even put a 18" sub in the middle too.  I high pass/eq the B&W's with a meyer cp-10.  The whole rig sounds unreal.  They sound soo good, but are a bit tiring on the ears, so having some other speakers just for basic monitoring is a good idea sometimes.

They suck up the power so a strong amp is good.  I actually just use a crown amp and I over shot the power size so I keep the Crown amp very neutral.  It sounds very good and although not some bryston boutique amp- it gets the job done with no added sweetness.

Dont do what I did and get so into them you stop working on other stuff.

I blew a tweeter and it was only $130 from B&W to re-skin it and they did it in a weeks time!! It was cool!!

here is a pic from the EMI console for sale on Vintage king, it was from the wall mixing session in france!!!




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cheers
Title: Re: If any lives in Texas, this is the deal of the century!!
Post by: Wireline on February 02, 2011, 09:37:57 am
Quote:

I have the same pair here, they are incredible. I put two velodyne 12 subs next to them, and I even put a 18" sub in the middle too. I high pass/eq the B&W's with a meyer cp-10.  


Man = that's quite a set up...

Can you post a pic of that?  I'd love to see how all the pieces fit together.
Title: Re: If any lives in Texas, this is the deal of the century!!
Post by: Barkley McKay on February 02, 2011, 11:09:15 am
Hey Bubba,

just for accuracy, the picture was taken at Abbey Road during mixing of the soundtrack for the film The Wall.

cheers

barks
Title: Re: If any lives in Texas, this is the deal of the century!!
Post by: Tim Boyce on February 03, 2011, 02:48:03 pm
Pretty sweet! ... but that is kinda the going rate for those speakers .. . . (although on the low-side).

I got some 802 S3's (from 1995) w/ Sound Anchors for $1200 earlier this year. (on Audiogon, they had been there for a few weeks).


the 802's-80's are from about 1987 .. although this particular pair of speakers has a BEAUTIFUL wood grain! Sure are snaaazy. Smile



I love seeing old pictures of Abby Road with these speakers. Where else where they used? anyone else have a nice collection of these pics?


Title: Re: If any lives in Texas, this is the deal of the century!!
Post by: Bubba#$%Kron on February 11, 2011, 01:27:20 pm
I just saw this post, for sure I will. Ive been looking for an excuse to show some pics of studio around here!!Smile

Wireline wrote on Wed, 02 February 2011 06:37

Quote:

I have the same pair here, they are incredible. I put two velodyne 12 subs next to them, and I even put a 18" sub in the middle too. I high pass/eq the B&W's with a meyer cp-10.  


Man = that's quite a set up...

Can you post a pic of that?  I'd love to see how all the pieces fit together.