Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3

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Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3

Compact Diamond

The 805 D3 is the only loudspeaker of its size and type to feature studio-grade technology in the form of a Diamond dome tweeter.

Unique Performance

The exceptional 805 D3 is the only stand mount loudspeaker in the world to feature studio-grade technology in the form of a Diamond done tweeter. Its capable of delivering pristine sound from a relatively slight dimensions, allowing even those with smaller listening rooms to experience True Sound.

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Solid body tweeter

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The Diamond dome tweeter is housed in a solid piece of aluminium. This mechanically inert structure provides an incredibly rigid platform from which the tweeter can deliver crystal clear sound.

Continuum Cone

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The Continuum cone delivers pristine midrange performance by effectively negating the break-up behaviour that can adversely effect this all-important part of the spectrum.

Diamond Dome Tweeters

Incredibly light, yet unbelievably rigid, Diamond is the ultimate tweeter material. Delivering the most revealing, natural treble you will ever hear.

805 D3 Technical Specifications

Diamond Tweeter
Anti-resonance plug
Flowport
Continuum Cone bass mid
Solid body tweeter
Tweeter on top
Optimised matrix

Description
2-way vented-box system

Drive units
1 x 25mm diamond dome
1 x 165mm Continuum cone bass midrange

Frequency range
34Hz to 35 kHz

Frequency response
42Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)

Sensitivity
88dB SPL (2.83Vrms at 1m)

Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
<1% 70Hz-20kHz
<0.6% 120Hz-20kHz

Nominal impedance (min)
8ohm (minimum 4.6ohm)

Recommended amplifier power
50W – 120W into 8ohm on unclipped programme

Height 424mm

Width 238mm

Depth 345mm

Net weight 12.6Kg

Cabinet options
Rosenut, American Walnut (new finish introduced September 2019)
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Gloss Black
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Satin White
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805 D3 Prestige £6000.00

Floor standing versions Bowers & Wilkins 804 D3

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, White

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