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    What poweramp for a B&W 802?

    Hello all,

    I have the aforementioned Loudspeakers which I like very much but I think my Meridian 505's are not powerfull enough to get the 802's to deliver a nice and thight low with a real punch.

    Is there a amplifier that does wonders with the 802's


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    (I hope my English makes sense)

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    RGA is offline
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    Nov 2003
    The 802 does not need the power many claim it does. The 802 is the best in the line(other than the Model Nautilus) and you should be good with a number of amplifiers from YBA, Sugden Masterclass, or even some bigger BAT or VTL Tube amps. I was not impressed with B&W when mated with Bryston, McIntosh(SS) and Classe - and oddly the best I ever heard with the 801 was an 11 watt NuVista Tube. You could not play very loud but it was absolutely glorious in the mid-band - getting big speakers to not sound harsh and dissapear was tremendous. So do look at bigger tube amps.

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