B&W Matrix 804 Floorstanding Speakers

4.39/5 (41 Reviews) MSRP : $2200.00


Product Description

3-Way Vented Speakers - 6.5" Woofer, 6.5" Mid-Range, 1" Tweeter


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by David a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2015

Bottom Line:   
The B&W 804 matrix are a great speaker if you pair it up with good gear. The problem with these speakers is that they will reveal a bad recording when it's played. These speakers need a lot of power to run them or they tend to get shreaky in the top end. Buy good cables for these speakers, I'm using the higher end kimber cable and then I switched to cardas silver core wire. Both great wires. If you have the extra cash laying around a good DAC warms up these speakers and presents a better sound stage. If you want these speakers in a newer form, B&W has brought out a newer version of the old matrix (CM-8 , and the CM-10) they come in a piano black finish and they are based on the old design with a much higher price tag (CM-10 roughly $4000.) great speaker with the newer tweeter from the nautilus. the only real complaint I have with these speakers is the price tag. You are paying for 30 old technology at a premium price. From the matrix to the nautilus is a 50% jump and to the diamonds is even higher price range. The replacement tweeters are at a staggering $550 plus taxes for the matrix alone! The Nautilus is a $1000. Plus taxes. Expensive to repair and referbus. Great speaker if you enjoy a flat sounding speaker that will deliver great detail and soundstage.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Really good for the money!!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jeb a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I got them from local dealer that convinced me that is best value for the buck. I tried to connect to My holographic Carver and the result wasnt outstanding. Then I tried Bryston 4B and it sound even worst. Basses are lack depth; mid/high are real harsher from that I expected from Kevlar speaker. I didn't like it. The idea behind getting B&W was to achieve clear and emphasized midranage with advantage of clear highs. Previously I used Klipsch Heresy II and was tired of too high tones from these speakers.
Previous experienced with:
ProAc Studio 150 (I probably going back to this one!)
Klipsch Heresy II
B&W DM600



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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1996



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DJDJDJ a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2009

Bottom Line:   

THIS IS MY FIRST BREAK IN WITH B&W SPEAKERS AND THEY DO LOOK NICE,PICKED THESE UP BY LUCK AND PUT THEM ON SOME 20W VALVE MONOBLOCKS I HAVE, AND WOW WHAT A FANTASTIC SPEAKER ELECTRO STATIC LIKE WITH TIGHT DEEP BASS SORRY BUT TO ME THEY DO HAVE A SOUND LIKE QUAD 57S SPEAKERS BUT BIGGER I WILL STILL KEEP MY TANNOY LOCKWOOD RECONED BERKLEYS BUT HEY KEEPING THESE TOO!!!! WELL DONE B&W

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rush a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Finally found a mint used pair for the deal.
Mechanically/electrically and cabinetry.
What a musical treat!!!
You don't seem many for sale and you don't have to wonder why!!
Great for the fronts.
Using DM 2000's on the surrounds
600series on the rears.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1997

Purchased At:   private




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