"In the flesh, the Ultima 800 is an absolute, unqualified knockout. Relatively compact and not excessively tall, given its flagship status and price, it is nevertheless heavy and solidly built as the rap knuckle test quickly confirms.
The internal structure includes a separate sub-enclosure for the midrange dome and the main cabinet has an internal shelf brace about half-way up. Finally, the external presentation of the enclosure (walnut veneer on all visible surfaces, other than the front-facing baffles which are black), is first-rate, not least thanks to the high-grade, deep-gloss finish."
"What is not in doubt is the Ultima 800's musical integrity. It goes loud, does dynamics and stereo imagery in a convincing and meaningful way and yet at low volume levels it still sings with considerable subtlety and poise.
And being able to return them within the first eight weeks for a full refund is a real confidence booster, as well as helping negate the disadvantage of not being able to audition them at your local hi-fi store."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars!