The flagship model in the 800 Series Diamond range is more than a speaker. It’s the culmination of half a century of acoustic research and engineering, and the pinnacle of audio performance, offering unmatched levels of clarity and realism. The 800 D3 represents the pinnacle of audio performance. Developed for the home, but the speaker professionals trust to deliver true sound.
The 800 D3 is the outcome of the most ambitious research and development project B&W has yet undertaken. With 868 changes from the model it replaces, the 800 D3 isn’t an evolution. It’s a revolution.
A pioneering legacy
The original 801 changed the game for the game for the audio industry in 1979. And now B&W has done it again. The 800 D3 pushes the boundaries further than ever before, and sets a whole new standard for performance.
Where music begins
Every day, musicians and sound engineers depend on the 800 Series Diamond speakers to monitor music, confident that the sound in the control room will be faithful to the performance in the studio.
Diamond Dome Tweeters
Incredibly light, yet unbelievably rigid, Diamond is the ultimate tweeter material. Delivering the most revealing, natural treble you will hear.
The Turbine head is the ideal shape for sound dispersion, while its internally ribbed, aluminum construction ensures that it is acoustically inert.
The Continuum cone delivers pristine midrange performance by effectively negating the break-up behavior that can adversely affect this all-important part of the spectrum.
The Aerofoil cone’s variable thickness provides added strength where it is needed to maintain its pistonic shape delivering rock solid bass.
Bowers & Wilkins 800 D3 Floorstanding Speaker Specifications:
- Diamond Tweeter
- Continuum Cone FST™
- Anti-Resonance plug
- Turbine head
- Aerofoil cone bass units
- Optimised Matrix
- Solid body tweeter
- 3-way vented-box system
- 1 x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency
- 1 x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone FST midrange
- 2 x ø250mm (10 in) Aerofoil cone bass units
- 13Hz to 35kHz
Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis)
- 15Hz to 28Hz
Sensitivity (1m on axis at 2.83Vrms)
- 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
- <1% 50Hz – 20kHz
- <0.3% 70Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance (min)
- 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power
- 50W – 1000W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max recommended cable impedance
- Height: 1217mm (47.9 in)
- Width: 413mm (16.3 in)
- Height: 611mm (24.1 in)
- 96kg (212lb)
- Gloss Black