Got B&W 800 series speakers and looking for some matching surrounds?
I have 4 B&W DS8s surround speakers which would be perfect for someone looking to create a 7.1 multi-channel system. They are very solidly built and sound great.
These speakers are switchable monopole / dipoles. In the monopole configuration only the front driver pair (a 7" Kevlar cone driver and metal dome tweeter) are active. In the dipole configuration the front tweeter switches off and the side speakers come into action. The monopole / dipole configuration can be switched via a 12V trigger.
They are designed to be wall mounted via the three keyhole mounts on the back of the speaker. Unfortunately this means that during the course of putting them on the wall and taking them off scratches can occur, which has happened to 3 out of the 4 speakers here.
Manufacturer's specification sheet: http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Downloads/Product/Archive/ENG_FP16985_DS8S_info_sheet.pdf
There are four (4) speakers. All are Black Ash veneered.
I have given these 6/10 for condition as the vast majority of scratches are on the rear of the speakers which would not be seen normally (as that side sits against the wall when mounted). The grilles are in great shape. They were removed from a client's house and he is the original owner from new.
Individual condition as follows:
SN0002181 - scratches on the back, very small chip on one bottom corner, one of the side mounted tweeters is dented (this will only affect the speaker if it is played in dipole mode)
SN0002182 - scratches on the back
SN0002183 - quite a lot of scratches on the back, marks to the top and bottom of speaker
SN0002184 - nearly perfect, a couple of small marks on back
I measured all the speakers and they are in good shape.
Shipping weight 150lbs. I do not have the original boxes but they will be packed well.
Any questions call Nyal at 415 254 4204. They are located in Kentfield, Marin, SF Bay Area.