View Full Version : Polk sda 1.2 vs Bowers & Wilkinson 801
11-17-2009, 01:29 AM
I have a shot to pick up a set of B&W 801 not sure but it looks like series 2. I don't know exactly how to tell the series 1 from the 2 apart though.
Anyway any thoughts if they are worth picking up? Vs my 1.2s? What speaker would win with this shootout?
11-17-2009, 01:43 AM
Those are very different sounding speakers. If you like the sound of your SDA's, you will not like B&W's.
11-17-2009, 02:54 AM
Thanks for that. I have heard some people love it, and some people call it "dry" sounding but, it seems to be a fave or used to be with studios..
I might just go take a listen since they are local and see what the craze is on them I have heard the 2009 diamond B&W driven by a McIntosh Tube pre and tube amp. I did like it but, it was a bit mellow laid back sounding to me. Could be I am just getting too used to the SDA effect also.
11-17-2009, 03:21 AM
Take a listen for sure. I heard a set of B&W floor standers driven by lots of Mac gear that was less than impressive to me.
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