Standlautsprecher 802 D4
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 802 D4 offers much of the performance of 801 D4, including the same Turbine Head enclosure for its midrange cone, yet is more affordable overall. Perfect for reference-grade stereo listening and also an excellent choice in home theatre applications.
The dedicated midrange cone uses four proprietary Bowers & Wilkins technologies: the Continuum cone, FST, Biometric Suspension and midrange decoupling, the latter ensuring minimal interference from the loudspeaker’s bass drivers.
As with 803 D4, 802 D4 builds on the proven and highly successful cabinet design of its predecessor, the 802 D3. Its midrange motor system has been substantially revised and upgraded, it includes the all-new Biomimetic Suspension for its FST Continuum Cone midrange drive unit, and like 803 D4 it introduces both a revised plinth form and Anti-Resonance Plugs for its Aerofoil low-frequency drive units.
Every stereo model in the new 800 Series Diamond range has a significantly upgraded cabinet design with an all-new aluminium top section for even greater stiffness and as a result, even more realism. The same design also provides a perfect mounting point for all-new Leather by Connolly cabinet detailing, with luxurious black leather for dark cabinets and light grey for lighter finishes.
All stereo models in the new 800 Series Diamond range now use rear-mounted crossover designs mounted on stiff aluminium spines. This isolates the sensitive capacitors from the unwanted effects of air pressure within the enclosure and makes for a very effective heatsink to ensure optimum performance when in use.
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.
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.
- 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 ø200mm (8in) Aerofoil cone bass units
- 14Hz to 35kHz
(+/-3dB from reference axis)
- 17Hz to 28kHz
(on axis at 2.83Vrms at 1m)
- 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
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- <0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz
- 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power
- 50W – 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance
- Height: 1218mm
- Width: 413mm
- Depth: 602mm
- Gloss Black
- Satin Rosenut
- Satin Walnut