803 D3 Floorstanding Speakers
803 D3 Floorstanding Speakers
803 D3 Floorstanding Speakers
803 D3 Floorstanding Speakers
803 D3 Floorstanding Speakers
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803 D3 Floorstanding Speakers

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Bowers & Wilkins

803 D3 Floorstanding Speaker


The smallest 800 Series Diamond model to feature the revolutionary Turbine Head, 803 D3 is designed for clarity, power, and purity even in modestly-sized listening rooms.

Hear small details in a big way

Mounted atop the main enclosure, the Diamond dome tweeter in its solid aluminum housing delivers space, ambiance 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 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 ø130mm (5 in) Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange    
2x ø180mm (7 in) Aerofoil™ cone bass units    

Frequency range
16Hz to 35kHz    

Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis)
19Hz to 28kHz    

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

Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)    
<1 % 70Hz - 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     

Dimensions
Height: 1160mm (not including feet)
Width: 334mm
Depth: 498mm

Net weight
65.5kg (144lb)    

Cabinet finishes
Gloss black
Satin white
Rosenut

Grille finishes
Black
Gray

" If you are seriously looking at loudspeakers of this price category and you appreciate a more avant-garde kind of aesthetic, then the B&W 803 D3s certainly deserve your time and ear. It could prove to be a very rewarding experience indeed!"
- Read the full review here.

"That said, those wishing a speaker with very coherent drivers, power in reserve and to buy into a speaker family of true distinction, you could purchase them with a cold click."
-Read the full review by Audiophilia here.
 

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