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Bowers & Wilkins 800 Diamond - Stereo Speaker

Bowers & Wilkins 800 Diamond - Stereo Speaker
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 Bowers & Wilkins 800 Diamond Stereo Speaker

800 Diamond

The speaker of choice for the world’s most demanding recording studios, and a legend among serious sound enthusiasts everywhere, the 800 Diamond is the top speaker in the range.

The speaker of choice for the world’s most demanding recording studios, and a legend among serious sound enthusiasts everywhere, the 800 Diamond is the top speaker in the range – and very probably the finest speaker you will ever hear. Quite simply, the ultimate loudspeaker. 

You’ll find the flagship 800 Series loudspeaker at work wherever exceptional sound quality really matters, the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London to Skywalker Sound, the Californian studio where Hollywood puts music to movies. For sheer, unadulterated realism, these professionals say it’s the best there is. And who are we to argue?

The iconic design of the flagship 800 Series Diamond speaker, with drive units housed in separate, curvaceous enclosures, has its roots back in our design for the very first 800 Series speaker - the Matrix 801. Back then we discovered that isolating the units created a much purer, more balanced sound. The same principle applies today.

 

What HiFi - October 2012

"We started by saying that these are the company’s best speakers. But we’d go further than that. For us, there isn’t another with such clarity, dynamic reach and volume levels anywhere."

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Stereophile - May 2011

"B&W continues to improve the underlying technology of its 800 series speakers and the result is apparent in the 800 Diamond's sound."

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HomeTheaterReview.com 2010 - Best of Home Theater Awards

Winner: Ultimate Audiophile Loudspeakers

"The B&W 800 Diamond speakers are so refined that they take the 2010 award for best audiophile speakers."

 

Technical features   
  • Free-mounted Diamond dome tweeter

  • Nautilus™ tube tweeter loading

  • Quad magnet tweeter motor

  • Kevlar® brand fibre cone FST™ midrange
  • Sphere/tube midrange enclosure

  • Rohacell® cone bass
  • Dual magnet bass driver motor
  • Matrix™ cabinet<
  • Description    3-way vented-box system
Drive units   
  • 1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency
  • 1x ø150mm (6 in) woven Kevlar® cone FST™midrange
  • 2x ø250mm (10.0 in) Rohacell® cone bass

General

  • Frequency range    -6dB at 25Hz and 33kHz
  • Frequency response    32Hz - 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Dispersion   
  • Within 2dB of reference response
  • Horizontal: over 60º arc
  • Vertical: over 10º arc
  • Sensitivity    90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)

Harmonic distortion   

  • 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
  • <1% 45Hz - 100kHz
  • <0.5% 80Hz - 100kHz
  • Nominal impedance    8 Ohm (minimum 3.0 Ohm)
  • Crossover frequencies    350Hz, 4kHz
  • Recommended amplifier power    50W - 1000W into 8 Ohm on unclipped programme
  • Max. recommended cable impedance    0.1 Ohm
Dimensions:
  • Height: 1180mm (46.5 in) not including feet
  • Width: 450mm (17.7 in)
  • Depth: 645mm (25.4 in)
  • Net weight:    102kg (225 lb)
Finishes:   
  • Cabinet: Piano Black Gloss
  • Cabinet: Cherrywood
  • Cabinet: Rosenut
  • Grille: Black Cloth

 


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