Capable of delivering pristine, natural sound that will leave you speechless. The latest version of Bowers & Wilikins flagship range has had the most radical of overhauls in it’s history. The redesign has left nothing to chance from cabinets to drive units, virtually every component has been completely redesigned. The 802 D3 is just better than ever, it’s 868 times better.
FEATURES AT A GLANCE
> Diamond Tweeter
> Anti-resonance plug
> Continuum Cone FST
> Turbine head
> Aerofoil cone bass units
> Optimised Matrix
> Solid body tweeter
> Tweeter on top
STUDIO QUALITY THAT WILL MOVE YOU
The 802 D3 delivers pristine, high-performance sound in any environment. Its Diamond tweeter partners with a Continuum cone to ensure revealing natural sound that will leave you speechless.
Delivering breathtakingly revealing audio across the entire sound spectrum. Its Diamond tweeter and Continuum cone deliver amazing levels of insight, while the Aerofoil bass cones supply ground shaking bass.
The Continuum cone delivers pristine midrange performance by effectively negating the break-up behaviour that can adversely effect this all-important part of the spectrum.
The innovative plinth provides an incredibly solid base for the 800 Series Diamond. The spikes are ideally positioned below the cabinet, and ingenious engineering allows you to switch between castors and spikes with ease.
SOLID BODY TWEETER
The Diamond dome tweeter is housed in a solid piece of aluminium. This mechanically inert structure provides an incredibly rigid platform from which the tweeter can deliver crystal clear sound.
MATRIX INTERNAL BRACING
Bracing is essential in keeping a speaker stable, so the character of instruments comes through cleanly. Developed using computer modelling and constructed from wood ply with metal reinforcement, Matrix offers the ultimate in bracing.
THE CRITICS SAY
“No speaker may have done better with relevance and longevity that Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series. Overall, you simply cannot go wrong with these speakers.” – Audio Review
Len Wallis himself reviews the 802 D3’s. Click here to read his first impressions.
802 D3 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
3-way vented-box system
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 > 17Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)
Sensitivity > 90dB (On axis at 2.83Vrms)
Harmonic distortion > 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
<1 % 80Hz – 20kHz
<0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance (min) > 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power > 50W – 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance > 0.1Ω
Height: 1212mm x Width 390mm x Depth 583mm
Net weight > 94.5kg (208lb)
Cabinet > Rosenut – Gloss black or Satin white
Grille > Black or Grey(Satin White only).
Looking for something a little smaller? Click here to view the Bowers & WIlkins 805 D3 speakers.
A LIFETIME OF FANTASIC SOUND
As an owner of an 800 Series Diamond loudspeaker, you will receive lifelong membership to Society of Sound. Giving you access to two new albums every month. Society of Sound is our music club for sound enthusiast, delivering monthly high-quality downloads.
ONE FINAL WORD…