The 803 D3 is a completely new speaker. The most compact headed model Bowers & Wilkins has ever made, it boasts many of the qualities of its larger siblings, but in a
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
The 803 D3 is an elegant floorstander, delivering exceptionally natural and precise sound thanks to a combination of Diamond Dome tweeter, Continuum cone, Aerofoil bass and a more compact midrange head.
Reverse wrap cabinet
Relocating the curve of the cabinet to the front has a double benefit – it allows stronger joins at the back, while also helping sound dispersion across the curve of the baffle.
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 Turbine head is the ideal shape for sound dispersion, while its internally ribbed, aluminium construction ensures that it is acoustically inert.
Diamond Dome Tweeters
Incredibly light, yet unbelievably rigid, Diamond is the ultimate tweeter material. Delivering the most revealing, natural treble you will ever hear.
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
Description: 3-way vented-box system
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: 19Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)
Sensitivity: 90dB (On axis at 2.83Vrms)
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
<1 % 70Hz – 20kHz
<0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance (min): 😯 (minimum 3.0 O)
Recommended amplifier power: 50W – 500W into 😯 on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance: 0.1O
Net weight: 65.5kg (144lb)
Cabinet: Rosenut or Gloss black
A LIFETIME OF FANTASIC SOUND
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