Bowers & Wilkins 800 D3 Series Diamond Debut Event

Bowers & Wilkins Introduced not only a few changes, but eight hundred and sixty-eight of them, to be exact. Using new computer modeling techniques, they examined every single element of the speaker, searching for the smallest weaknesses to understand how to overcome them. As a result, almost every component of every speaker has been reimagined from the ground up, from drive unit materials all the way to the position of screw fixings. The new 800 Series Diamond isn’t an evolution. It’s a revolution.

802 D3 ($22,000)

802 D3

If you’re looking for stunning realism without the studio-sized footprint, the 802 D3 is the answer. It’s slim proportions make it a comfortable fit for both domestic spaces and recording environments. At home or in the studio, it will reveal depth and detail in music you never knew existed.

Technical features: Diamond tweeter, Continuum cone FST™, Anti-Resonance plug, Turbine head, Aerofoil cone bass units, Flowport™, Optomised matrix, Solid body tweeter.
Description: 3-way vented-box system
Drive units: 1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency, 1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone FST™ midrange, 2x ø200mm (8 in) Aerofoil cone bass units
Frequency range: 14Hz to 35kHz
Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis): 17Hz to 28kHz
Sensitivity (on axis at 2.83Vrms): 90dB
Harmonic distortion: 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
Nominal impedance: 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power: 50W – 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance: 0.1Ω
Dimensions: Height-1212mm (47.7 in), Width-390mm (15.4 in), Depth-583mm (23 in) Net weight: 94.5kg (208lb) Finishes: Real wood veneers- Rosenut with Black grille, Painted finish- Gloss Black with Black grille

 

803 D3

803 D3 ($17,000)

The 803 D3 is the first of its kind: a full-range, studio-quality speaker built for the home, the most compact headed unit B&W has ever produced. While this elegant speaker comes in a living room-friendly size, it shares the same revolutionary technologies and design features as its larger siblings, including turbine head and reverse-wrap cabinet.

Technical features: Diamond tweeter, Continuum cone FST™, Anti-Resonance plug, Turbine head, Aerofoil cone bass units, Flowport™, Optomised matrix, Solid body tweeter.
Description: 3-way vented-box system
Drive units: 1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency, 1x ø130mm (5 in) Continuum cone FST™ midrange, 2x ø180mm (7 in) Aerofoil cone bass units
Frequency range: 16Hz to 35kHz
Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis): 19Hz to 28kHz
Sensitivity (on axis at 2.83Vrms): 90dB
Harmonic distortion: 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis) Nominal impedance: 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power: 50W – 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance: 0.1Ω
Dimensions: Height-1160mm (45.7 in), Width-334mm (13.1 in), Depth-498mm (19.6 in) Net weight: 65.5kg (144lb) Finishes: Real wood veneers- Rosenut with Black grille, Painted finish- Gloss Black with Black grille

 

804 D3

804 D3 ($9,000)

It might have a more traditional appearance than other speakers in the range, but don’t let that fool you. The 804 D3 delivers incredible acoustic transparency, thanks to unique 800 Series Diamond features such as our Continuum cone and augmented Matrix bracing system. So while its looks may be conventional, its performance is anything but.

Technical features: Diamond tweeter, Continuum cone FST™, Aerofoil cone bass units, Flowport™, Optomised matrix, Solid body tweeter
Description: 3-way vented-box system
Drive units: 1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency, 1x ø130mm (5 in) Continuum cone FST™, midrange 2x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aerofoil cone bass units
Frequency range: 20Hz to 35kHz
Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis): 24Hz to 28kHz
Sensitivity (on axis at 2.83Vrms): 89dB SPL (2.83Vrms at 1m)
Harmonic distortion: 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis) Nominal impedance: 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power: 50W – 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance: 0.1Ω
Dimensions: Height-1019mm (40.1 in), Width-238mm (9.4 in), Depth-345mm (13.6 in) Net weight: 33kg (73lb) Finishes: Real wood veneers- Rosenut with Black grille, Painted finish- Gloss Black with Black grille

 

 

 

805 D3

 

805 D3 ($6,000)

The smallest speaker in the 800 Series Diamond range is also one of the most groundbreaking. Packed with cutting-edge technologies never seen before in a speaker of its class, it’s the only stand-mounted speaker in the world to feature a diamond dome tweeter. For lifelike spaciousness and detail, no other small speaker comes close.

Technical features: Diamond tweeter, Anti-resonance plug, Continuum cone bass mid, Solid body tweeter, Tweeter on top, Optomised matrix
Description: 2-way vented-box system
Drive units: 1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency 1x ø165mm (6.5 in) Continuum cone bass midrange
Frequency range: 34Hz to 35kHz
Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis): 42Hz to 28kHz
Sensitivity (on axis at 2.83Vrms): 88dB SPL (2.83Vrms at 1m)
Harmonic distortion: 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis) Nominal impedance: 8Ω (minimum 4.6Ω)
Recommended amplifier power: 50W – 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance: 0.1Ω
Dimensions: Height-424mm (16.7 in), Width-238mm (9.4 in), Depth-345mm (13.6 in) Net weight: 12.6kg (28lb) Finishes: Real wood veneers- Rosenut with Black grille, Painted finish- Gloss Black with Black grille