Standlautsprecher 801 D4 (Paarpreis)
BOWERS & WILKINS
This is not just another speaker range. Each new generation of 800 Series Diamond is a landmark event for Bowers & Wilkins. This is our benchmark, our icon; the most advanced range of loudspeakers we know how to make. For us, the 800 Series Diamond is everything we know, and everything we are.
The loudspeaker that sets the standard all high-end designs will be judged by for years to come. Endowed with every new technology the 800 Series Diamond has to offer, the 801 D4 also marks the return to our portfolio of one of our most iconic model names.
Every 800 Series Diamond loudspeaker aside from the standmount 805 D4 has a dedicated midrange cone using four key Bowers & Wilkins technologies: FST, the Continuum cone, Biomimetic Suspension and midrange decoupling, the latter ensuring minimal interference from the operation of the loudspeaker’s bass drivers.
Our all-aluminium Turbine Head is a phenomenally stiff and inert housing for the crucial midrange cone, carefully damped to avoid unwanted resonances and decoupled from both the bass enclosure and the tweeter body. The result? The most realistic midrange sound yet.
Sometimes, making a big difference takes unconventional thinking. For decades, we thought nothing could improve on the sound of our famous yellow Aramid Fibre midrange cones, but eventually our Continuum cone technology changed our minds. Now, we’ve turned our attention to another crucial element in a loudspeaker cone: the fabric spider. Our all-new Biomimetic Suspension revolutionises midrange cone performance by greatly reducing the unwanted air pressure and coloration that a conventional fabric spider can generate. The result? Midrange transparency you wouldn’t believe
Matrix bracing uses interlocking panels to reinforce loudspeaker cabinet walls in all directions internally, reducing resonance and creating a more believable soundstage. Every model in the new 800 Series Diamond benefits from an upgraded Matrix design that combines solid plywood construction with aluminium bracing to reinforce key stress points.
Reverse Wrap Cabinet
Every model in the new 800 Series Diamond now uses our reverse-wrap cabinet technology, including even the smallest models in the range. Instead of a conventional loudspeaker box, our cabinets are made from a continuous curved section of wood, with only the smallest possible gap at the rear of the cabinet to allow for parts to be inserted into the enclosure. This stiffer, more inert structure resists mechanical resonances far better and also ensures better dispersion of sound by reducing the baffling effect.
- Diamond tweeter
- Solid body Tweeter-on-Top
- Continuum cone FST™
- Anti-Resonance plug
- Biomimetic Suspension
- Turbine Head
- Aerofoil cone bass units
- 3-way vented-box system
- 1x ø25mm (1in) diamond dome high-frequency
- 1x ø150mm (6in) Continuum cone FST™ midrange
- 2x ø250mm (10in) Aerofoil cone bass units
- 13Hz to 35kHz
(+/-3dB from reference axis)
- 15Hz to 28kHz
(on axis at 2.83Vrms at 1m)
- 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB,1m on axis)
- <1% 30Hz – 20kHz
- <0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz
- 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power
- 50W – 1000W into 8Ω on
- unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance
- Height: 1221mm
- Width: 451mm
- Depth: 600mm
- Gloss Black
- Satin Rosenut
- Satin Walnut