For me everything that journalist can say is Marketing. As a music lover and having heard all the BW speakers only two speakers ever for BW is of course the legendary 801 !!!!!!! unfortunately the serie 801 has been stopped because of the difficulties to set these speakers in a room, that’s it. This is a big Mistake !!!¨!!! Nothing will replace a 38 cm woofer and as I’m the lucky few owner i will recommand the Jown Bower silver signature which will beat a lot of actual small speakers. If you find a second hand, buy it with no hesitation (une véritable oevre d’art). As I know this product feed the speakers with a big Amplifier and get if you need more low frequency the new sub from BW then you will dream and forget everything. Belive me.
I’m a fan of BW loudspeakers. Unfortunately, I don’t have a pair of 801(or 802), but I’m very proud of my DM602.
If the 602 already have a fantastic sound (in its range, of course), I can only dream to the sound of 800 series!