Is the B&W Nautilus 800 a good speaker?

Is the B&W Nautilus 800 a good speaker?

Review By Alvin Gold An unusually refined and articulate high end, wide bandwidth loudspeaker. T he B&W Nautilus 800 has an impressive pedigree, though not one that has always carried a great deal of weight at the high end. Its immediate predecessors are the 801 and the 802, but the 801 is the key model here.

What is the difference between the Nautilus 801 and S800?

Nonetheless, the S800’s dimensions, as well its elevation above its cast base, make for the most graceful proportions of the Nautilus family of speakers. Unlike the Falstaffian Nautilus 801 with its single 15″ woofer—reviewed in January 1999—the S800 employs a stacked pair of 10″ woofers and is significantly less squat.

What is a B&W Signature 800?

The Signature 800 is part of B&W’s Prestige line, which represents the best that B&W can do with present loudspeaker technology.

What makes the Nautilus so special?

The long, tapered damping tubes were a revolution, allowing the drive units to work optimally by gently absorbing stray energy. Nautilus is hand-built to order, alongside the 800 Series Diamond™, by a dedicated specialist team in our Worthing factory.

What is the price difference between the Nautilus 800 and Signature 800?

One point to note is that the 800 is available in two versions, one of which is the Nautilus 800, which is as described below. The other is the Signature 800, which costs significantly more – $20,000 pair against $16,000 for the N800 – for comparison the 801 costs $11,000, and the N802 $8,000 a pair (sales taxes excluded).

What colors does the Nautilus speaker come in?

Nautilus comes in three standard colors: silver, black and midnight blue. But, as befits such a unique speaker, we also offer a special service that can match any color you specify.