"As I noted when I reviewed the B&W 802 D3s, the 800 D3s’ dispersion is unbelievably good, thanks to the almost flat-faced FST driver and that it’s essentially baffle-less, so there are none of the response aberrations, reflections and timing errors that occur when a midrange driver is mounted on a baffle. The result is a sound-field that was suspended in my listening room so three-dimensionally that the sonic ‘sweet spot’ was almost everywhere"
"In the top-of-the-line 800 D3, the results are most impressive. A picture of neutrality, the B&W 800 D3 is sonically competitive with much more expensive speakers thanks to the company’s advanced R&D and economy-of-scale manufacturing. Alan Taffel called the 800 D3 a “picture of neutrality.” We call it a winner of our Floorstanding Loudspeaker of the Year Award."
The Absolute Sound