Bowers&Wilkins 800 D3

$36,000.00

Floorstanding speaker

The flagship of the 800 Series Diamond range is a no-compromise design: behind that strong visual statement is half a century of design and engineering, all in the cause of greater musical insight and impact.

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Description

800 D3

A revolutionary reinvention of the reference speaker

Reviewed by the experts

“Highly revealing of the purity of tone of instruments, these floorstanding speakers are just as capable of snarl or stomach-rearranging punch.”
Hi-Fi News

“This is the first time we’ve realized this level of power and refinement at the same time.”
-CEPro

Hear small details in a big way

Mounted atop the main enclosure, the Diamond dome tweeter in its solid aluminum housing delivers space, ambience and precise soundstage imaging.

Less resonance, more dispersion

The Turbine Head’s massive midrange housing is carefully shaped and inert, ensuring voices and instruments are delivered with extreme purity.

Truly amazing sound

Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum™ cone midrange driver.

Nimble and powerful

Solid, dramatic bass is delivered through the rigidity and lightness of the uniquely-shaped, variable thickness Aerofoil™ cone.

Braced for impact

Unwanted resonances can blunt the punch of the sound: advanced Matrix bracing keeps the cabinet ultra-rigid and damps out superfluous vibrations.

Stable foundations

Perfect sound is about moving air, not the speakers: a stable plinth makes for easy positioning, then keeps it rock-solid for listening.

Technical specifications

Technical features
Diamond tweeter
Continuum™ Cone FST™
Anti-Resonance plug
Turbine head
Aerofoil™ cone bass units
Flowport™
Optimized Matrix
Solid body tweeter
Tweeter-on-Top

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 ø250mm (10 in) Aerofoil™ cone bass units

Frequency range
14Hz to 35kHz

Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis)
17Hz to 28kHz

Sensitivity (1m on axis at 2.83Vrms) 
90dB

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 – 1000W into 8Ω on unclipped programme

Max. recommended cable impedance
0.1Ω

Dimensions
Height: 1212mm (not including feet)
Width: 390mm
Depth: 583mm

Net weight
94.5kg (208lb)

Cabinet finishes
Gloss black
Satin white
Rosenut

Grille finishes
Black
Gray