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Review Bowers & Wilkins 800D – Accuphase


We are present at Poulissen in Roermond to listen to three systems. We’ve already put the first two online. Now time for the third. A serious high-end system consisting of the top-of-the-range Accuphase range combined with the Bowers & Wilkins 800D3… their flagship. Top of the bill. But how does it sound? Is it worth – roughly – 100,000 euros if we include everything?

Some people just look for the very best and are willing to invest heavily for it. For this target group we sat down on the couch in the Diamond Room near Poulissen in Roermond. There’s a set of Bowers & Wilkins 800D3 and Accuphase. The top series, that is. Together with filtering (Audioquest Niagara 7000) and cables (Audioquest) that still comes at a rough 100,000 euros. Rightly a system for the happy few.

But what does such a system sound like? Very simple: complete, dynamic, stress-free. It sounds very self-evident. Like nothing’s gonna bother you… As if that’s the way it’s supposed to be. And of course, that’s how it should be with a top system. A high-end audio also drives effortlessly. Isn’t that right?

Could it really be better?

We’re not going to talk about taste now. That varies from person to person. Whether you like Accuphase or Bowers & Wilkins isn’t important now. The question is: can it really be better than this? Well… that’s very tricky. Because yes, there are more expensive and perhaps slightly better systems for sale. But you’re really heading towards systems worth half a million euros or more. Think of the NAIM Statement of Wilson Audio Alexandria and WAMM category. Yeah. Better… but in fact just… unfeasible. But anyway, there are customers for that, too.

If you’re interested in our opinion of this system and the little things we’ve changed… check out the video below!

Video Review Bowers 800D3 with Accuphase

Winkels met Accuphase

Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Theresiastraat 151 - 157
2593 AG Den Haag, Noord Holland, NL

Winkels met Bowers Wilkins

Sint-Antoniusstraat 15
2300 Turnhout, BE
Joseph Bensstraat 21
1180 Ukkel, BE
Pleinweg 136
3083 EP Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NL
Bredabaan 1031
B-2930 Brasschaat, BE
Pelikaanstraat 126
2018 Antwerpen, BE
Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Grotestraat 23
5931 CS Tegelen, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Geldropseweg 105
5611 SE Eindhoven, NL
Breestraat 146-148
2311CX Leiden, Zuid Holland, NL
Korte Jansstraat 11
3512GM Utrecht, NL
Theresiastraat 151 - 157
2593 AG Den Haag, Noord Holland, NL
St.-Katelijnevest 53
2000 Antwerpen, BE
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL