Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond
This is not just another speaker range. Each new generation of 800 Series Diamond is a landmark event for Bowers & Wilkins. This is B&W’s benchmark, their icon; the most advanced range of loudspeakers they know how to make, equipped with all of their most sophisticated technologies and designed to deliver the utmost in sonic realism. For B&W, the 800 Series Diamond is everything they know, and everything they are.
What Improvements Have Been Made to Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond D4?
Hear the sound, not the cabinet. B&W’s 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.
Solid Body Tweeter
The latest incarnation of our iconic Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top housing features an elongated form with a longer tube-loading system, producing an even more free and open sound with high frequencies. As before, the carefully decoupled housing is milled from a single solid block of aluminium to better resist resonance
Reverse Wrap cabinet
Instead of a flat-fronted speaker with a curving back, B&W 800 Series Diamond cabinets are formed from one continuous curve, held together with a spine of solid aluminium. Fewer joins make for a stiffer, more inert structure, and a curved front means less baffling around the drive units. So sound dispersion is improved, and cabinet reflection is reduced
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.
Sometimes, making a big difference takes unconventional thinking. For decades, B&W thought nothing could improve on the sound of their famous yellow Aramid Fibre midrange cones, but eventually, Continuum cone technology changed their minds. Now, B&W has turned their attention to another crucial element in a loudspeaker cone: the fabric spider. B&W’s all-new Biomimetic Suspension revolutionises midrange cone performance by greatly reducing the unwanted air pressure and colouration that a conventional fabric spider can generate. The result? Midrange transparency you wouldn’t believe possible.
Thanks to its composite construction, the Continuum™ cone avoids the abrupt transitions in behaviour that can impair the performance of a conventional drive unit. The result is a more open, neutral performance that delivers voices and instruments with precision and transparency
Decoupled Midrange assembly
Every 800 Series Diamond loudspeaker aside from the stand mount 805 D4 has a dedicated midrange cone using four key Bowers & Wilkins technologies: the Continuum cone, FST™, Biomimetic Suspension and midrange decoupling, the latter ensuring minimal interference from the operation of the loudspeaker’s bass drivers.
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. 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
Leather by Connolly
The top section of every stereo model features an aluminium top plate, covered in all-new Leather by Connolly trim. B&W uses luxurious, full-grain black leather for Gloss Black and Satin Rosenut finishes, and a light grey leather for White and Satin Walnut.
Book an Appointment to Experience Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond
Please call us on (02) 9989 9079 or Fill out the form below to have one of our friendly staff members contact you to organise a date and time to visit our Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond demonstration room