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When I had the 802 S2 it had the 8 ohms impedance on it as well. However, it sounded much better when I had them connected to the 4-ohm tap of my then Audio Research D-250 tube amp. I didn't need to bi-amp them as the Audio Research had enough power to make them sing properly. Although the bass response could be a little bit deeper, perhaps using the BAF would have help in this regards, but at the expense of the overall sound quality.

Fast forward, I got rid of the 802 and bought the 801 S3, which I thought had a more visceral presence and well-balanced sound from top to bottom. Although they sounded similar in the upper range, but 801 surpasses the 802 in the bottom end where it went down deeper, delineated and very articulate. Also, I'm not bi-amping them as the Krell power amp that I'm using has more than enough power to make them sing properly without worrying about their swinging impedance.

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Edits: 05/12/17

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