Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4

£24,000.00

802 D4 is a very special loudspeaker in its own right, with a thrilling blend of performance and style that other loudspeakers will find hard to emulate

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Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4

802 D4 Room

Built to similar proportions as the flagship 801 D4, the Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4 offers much of the performance of its sibling, including the same Turbine Head enclosure for its mid-range drive unit, yet is more affordable overall.

Absolute elegance

802 D4 Rosenut

802 D4’s svelte proportions and beautiful painted or real-wood-veneer finishes make for an elegant living-room companion – but one that doesn’t compromise on performance.

Perfect for reference-grade stereo listening and an excellent choice in home theatre applications.

Aerofoil bass cone

Their Aerofoil bass cone technology remains an outstanding solution to the conundrum of combining low mass and high stiffness in bass cones, thanks to its carbon-fibre skin and variable-profile foam core.

Now, they have added the foam Anti-Resonance Plug for lower distortion and even cleaner bass.

Aluminium top-plate

Every stereo model in the new 800 Series Diamond range has a significantly upgraded cabinet with an all-new aluminium top-plate.

This also provides a perfect mounting point for all-new Leather by Connolly trim, with luxurious black leather for dark cabinets and light grey for lighter finishes.

Decoupled midrange assembly

Like its floorstanding siblings in the new range, Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4 has a dedicated mid-range cone using three key Bowers & Wilkins technologies: the Continuum cone, Biomimetic Suspension and midrange decoupling, the latter ensuring minimal interference from the operation of the loudspeaker’s bass drivers.

The science of sound

Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4 White

Innovation is at the heart of everything they do.

They question, they examine, they understand and then they evolve.

They use computer modelling to explore and re-imagine every aspect of loudspeaker design.

Learn more about all the technologies that combine to make 800 Series Diamond so special.

One of their best

Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4 is a very special loudspeaker in its own right, with a thrilling blend of performance and style that other loudspeakers will find hard to emulate.

Only one model in their range can beat it – the flagship 801 D4, which has 250mm (10in) bass cones in a more substantial low-frequency enclosure.

Specifications Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4

Specifications 802 D4

Technical features
Diamond tweeter
Solid body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum cone FST
Anti-Resonance plug
Biomimetic Suspension
Turbine Head
Matrix
Aerofoil cone bass units
Flowport

Description
3-way vented-box system

802 d4 Walnut

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1in) diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6in) Continuum cone FST midrange
2x ø200mm (8in) Aerofoil cone bass units

Frequency range
14Hz to 35kHz

Frequency response
17Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)

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

Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB,1m on axis)
<1% 70Hz – 20kHz
<0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz

Nominal impedance
8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)

Recommended amplifier power
50W – 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme

Max. recommended cable impedance
0.1Ω

Dimensions
Height: 1218mm
Width: 413mm
Depth: 602mm

Net weight
88.10kg

Finishes
Cabinet:
Gloss Black
White
Satin Rosenut
Satin Walnut

Grille:
Black
Grey
Black
Grey

Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4 Black

Brand

Bowers & Wilkins

Bowers & Wilkins

1960s: Humble beginnings

The sleepy coastal town of Worthing in South England might not look like a hotbed of 1960s freewheeling experimentation, but for audio fans it’s a place that’s synonymous with innovation.

Thanks to the first Bowers & Wilkins speakers built here in the early years of the company, music lovers could experience albums such as Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds in new, mind-expanding depth and clarity

1966: Beginings

John Bowers begins assembling speaker systems in the workshop of his electronics shop in Worthing, South East England

Following an inheritance of £10,000 from a satisfied customer, John Bowers sets up his own loudspeaker company

1966: P1

The first Bowers & Wilkins loudspeaker. The profit from P1 allowed the company to invest in new calibration equipment

1968: Domestic Monitors

The DM1 and DM3 were launched to bring high quality audio to more customers, at an affordable price point

1970s: A decade of milestones

With the company established and growing fast, Bowers & Wilkins developed its reputation for innovative design backed up by world-leading R&D.

They introduced new forms and design concepts including Tweeter-on-Top, new cone materials such as Aramid fibre, and it all culminated in the launch of the iconic 801, soon to become the reference speaker of choice for many of the world’s leading recording studios

1970: DM70

With its curved cabinet, the DM70 changed the shape of loudspeaker design

1980s: The application of science

Extensive investment in research led to the establishment of the company’s dedicated R&D facility in Steyning.

The era of MTV pop superstardom and bombastic stadium rock also saw Bowers & Wilkins buck the trend and introduce something small and unobtrusive: the “compact monitor”, or CM1

1990s: Rewriting the rulebook

The 1990s saw the pioneering work of the Steyning research team realised in spectacular fashion with the launch of Nautilus™, a speaker that rewrote preconceived notions of speaker design.

It also saw major product launches at both ends of the spectrum, with the unveiling of the highly regarded entry-level 600 Series and the flagship Nautilus 800 Series

2000s: Expansion in to new categories

The decade that brought us iPods and smartphones saw them embrace the new world with the launch of the iconic Zeppelin.

They also expanded into the car audio category and transformed the performance of their 800 Series with the development of the Diamond-dome tweeter

2015: 800 Series Diamond

The latest version of their flagship introduced a complete redesign and revolutionary new technologies, such as the Continuum™ cone

Additional information

Colour

Gloss Black, Rosenut, Walnut, White

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