What are your thoughts on B&W 808's? I bumped into a pair today. I had never heard of these before, but you talk about a jaw dropper when I saw them! Just a little research tells me they were $8000 a pair when they came out and seemed to have some pretty good reviews depending on room size and what you pushed them with.
This pair was virtually mint... even the grills. The biggest problem is powering them. They were hooked up to a 250 watt/per channel Mcintosh and it went into overload protection mode.
Now, here is the question...to me it seems somewhat of a no brainer, but before I let my emotions take over and I go back for them (I had no way to haul them at that point or I would have brought them home)...Like I said....they are virtually mint all the way around. I would rate them a 9 easily.... I can have them for $500!!!!