Bowers & Wilkins 802 D3 Diamond loudspeaker

"This is getting to be a habit."

That's how I ended the first paragraph of my review of Bowers & Wilkins' 800 Diamond speaker, in the May 2011 issue; apparently, Stereophile's habit of reviewing models from B&W's 800 series remains unbroken.

Later in that review, I said that "The 800 Diamond doesn't look radically different from its predecessors." That doesn't apply to the 802 D3 Diamond ($22,000/pair). It's still a three-way system with tapered-tube high-frequency and midrange enclosures, stacked and nestled into a generous bass enclosure that's vented on the bottom into the space between it and its plinth.

Thu, 05/26/2016

Linear Tube Audio microZOTL2.0 line stage/headphone amplifier Specifications

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Linear Tube Audio microZOTL2.0 line stage/headphone amplifier Page 2

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Linear Tube Audio microZOTL2.0 line stage/headphone amplifier

This is a true story about a surprising 1W integrated amplifier—a push-pull, class-A, output-transformerless tube amp—that drove my DeVore Fidelity Orangutan O/93 speakers to 90dB average levels with grace, spiderweb detail, liquidity, and—unbelievably—a small degree of bass slam.
Thu, 05/26/2016

George Bischoff RIP

The audio industry lost another of its veterans on May 23 with the passing of George Bischoff. Over more than four decades, George touched many facets of the industry beginning with Personalized Audio, his retail shop in Dunellen, NJ.
Thu, 05/26/2016

Marten Coltrane 3 loudspeaker Measurements

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Marten Coltrane 3 loudspeaker Associated Equipment

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Marten Coltrane 3 loudspeaker Specifications

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Ayre Acoustics Codex D/A headphone amplifier Measurements

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COMMENTS
headphile's picture

It seems like a missed opportunity to not have Tyll Hertsens at least co-author headphone reviews when they are posted to Stereophile instead of Innerfidelity (Stereophile's review of the Chord Hugo TT is another example of this). I am an avid reader of The Enthusiast Network's audiophile websites and I have consistently found Tyll to be a trusted reviewer with invaluable headphone experience. His reviews include accurate comparisons and measurements that give useful context that can be used to make informed purchase decisions. I hope in the future more reviews like this will at least be co-authored by Tyll or posted to Innerfidelity.

Jon Iverson's picture
Great idea - will see if this is possible for the next headphone/DAC review.
cgh's picture

... watch stuff grow.

lennykp's picture

Did you try AYRE Codex as balance preamp? how does it perform?
Please ask manufacturer if USA model work on 240V also?
Cheers

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