Bowers & Wilkins
802 D3 Floorstanding
The very latest Bowers & Wilkins speaker technologies, from our massive Turbine Head to the reinvented Matrix bracing, combine to superb effect to deliver staggeringly real sound.
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
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.
Perfect sound is about moving air, not the speakers: a stable plinth makes for easy positioning, then keeps it rock-solid for listening.
Continuum™ Cone FST™
Aerofoil™ cone bass units
Solid body tweeter
3-way vented-box system
1x ø25mm (1 in) Diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
2x ø200mm (8 in) Aerofoil™ cone bass units
14Hz to 35kHz
Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis)
17Hz to 28kHz
Sensitivity (1m on axis at 2.83Vrms)
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 - 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance
Height: 1212mm (not including feet)
"This an impressively better loudspeaker in every way. Those who loved the earlier 800s, as I did, will want to hear it. Those who didn't are advised to."
"How B&W succeeded in pulling down the frequency range to 20 Hertz with this kind of efficiency is beyond me, but testifies undoubtedly to the skill of the developers – like the whole concept surrounding the new miracle cone made of Continuum."
Sometimes we want to listen to our brand new audio setup without having to worry about dragging B&W up two flights of stairs - that's where we come in! Not only are our team experts in high quality AV equipment, they're also professional bodybuilders* who can deliver and install your new toys quickly and efficiently.
Our in-house team can service those in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and the Sunshine Coast. Give us a call to get an obligation-free quote today!