B&W 800 D3 Floorstanding Speaker

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800 D3

A Celebration of 50 years of excellence

The flagship model in the 800 Series Diamond range is more than a speaker. It’s the culmination of half a century of acoustic research and engineering, and the pinnacle of audio performance, offering unmatched levels of clarity and realism.

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$ 49,999.00

The flagship model in the 800 Series Diamond range is more than a speaker. It’s the culmination of half a century of acoustic research and engineering, and the pinnacle of audio performance, offering unmatched levels of clarity and realism.

Overview

The 800 D3 represents the pinnacle of audio performance. Developed for the home, but the speaker professionals trust to deliver true sound.

Sound and vision

When John Bowers founded his company in 1966, he dreamed of manufacturing the perfect loudspeaker. We’ve been pursuing his vision ever since, and now, 50 years later, we’ve taken our biggest and boldest leap forward yet in the shape of the 800 D3.

Design_800_slide_1.jpgRadical reinvention

The 800 D3 is the outcome of the most ambitious research and development project we have yet undertaken. With 868 changes from the model it replaces, the 800 D3 isn’t an evolution. It’s a revolution.

A pioneering legacy

The original 801 changed the game for the audio industry in 1979. And now we've done it again. The 800 D3 pushes the boundaries further then ever before, and sets a whole new standard for performance.

Where music begins

Every day, musicians and sound engineers depend on 800 Series Diamond speakers to monitor music, confident that the sound in the control room will be faithful to the performance in the studio.

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Design

Diamond Dome Tweeters
Incredibly light, yet unbelievably rigid, Diamond is the ultimate tweeter material. Delivering the most revealing, natural treble you will ever hear.

Turbine Head
The Turbine head is the ideal shape for sound dispersion, while its internally ribbed, aluminium construction ensures that it is acoustically inert.      

Continuum cone

The Aerofoil cone’s variable thickness provides added strength where it is needed to maintain its pistonic shape, delivering rock solid bass.



Technical features
Diamond Tweeter
Continuum Cone FST™
Anti-Resonance plug
Turbine head
Aerofoil cone bass units
Flowport™
Optimised Matrix
Solid body tweeter
Description
3-way vented-box system
Drive units
1× ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome
high-frequency
1× ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone
FST midrange
2× ø250mm (10 in) Aerofoil cone bass units
Frequency range
13Hz to 35kHz
Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis)
15Hz to 28kHz
Sensitivity (1m on axis at 2.83Vrms)
90dB
Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB,1m on axis)
<1% 50Hz – 20kHz
<0.3% 70Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance (min)
8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power
50W – 1000W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance
0.1Ω
Height:
1217mm
Width:
413mm
Depth:
611mm
Net weight
96kg (212lb)
Cabinet
Rosenut
Gloss black
Satin white
Grille
Black
Grey (Satin white only)

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800 D3 manual

800 D3 info sheet

New Zealand Bowers & Wilkins Official Product. Come with Bowers & Wilkins Manufactures Warranty.

 

NB: Priced per pair. Please contact store for audition and orders.