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Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4 Floor-standing Speakers (Pair)

Meet the sibling of the flagship 801. Whilst the 802 is a more affordable option, it still packs much of the technology and performance of the 801 floor-standers. This member of the Diamond 4 family includes the Turbine Head enclosure for its midrange drive unit and is available in the four classic Bowers & Wilkins finishes.
SKU
802D4
As low as £24,000.00

Packing a punch

Meet the sibling of the flagship 801. Whilst the 802 is a more affordable option, it still packs much of the technology and performance of the 801 floor-standers. This member of the Diamond 4 family includes the Turbine Head enclosure for its midrange drive unit and is available in the four classic Bowers & Wilkins finishes.


Absolute elegance

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

Our 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, we 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, 802 D4 has a dedicated midrange 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.


Refined Design

Refined, elegant cabinet proportions plus luxurious, premium detailing combine to make this the most premium 800 Series Diamond range yet. The first and most obvious change is the addition of a fourth finish to the line-up. The new range now includes a Satin Walnut finish, joining the established selection of Gloss Black, White and Satin Rosenut. Every stereo model in the range also enjoys a significantly upgraded cabinet design with an all-new rigid, cast aluminium top section – replacing the previous wooden version – to offer even greater stiffness and thus improve cabinet quietness still further. In a luxurious touch, the profile of the new aluminium top is finished in ‘Leather by Connolly’ – in black for dark cabinets (Black, Satin Rosenut) and light grey for lighter finishes (White, Satin Walnut).
 
Every model in the range adopts a revised version of the iconic Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top housing, with a new, elongated tube-loading system to produce an even more open sound for high frequencies. This supremely stiff enclosure deftly resists unwanted resonance and is an exceptional acoustic form – especially when combined with a new two-point decoupling system that isolates it from the rest of the loudspeaker more effectively than ever. As before, the Solid Body Tweeter is milled from a single solid block of aluminium and now, it uses an anodised finish, either dark or light depending on the cabinet colour, to celebrate that fact.
 
Finally, the range introduces three entirely new cabinet forms. The 805 D4 and 804 D4 stereo models adopt the reverse-wrap cabinet design first introduced in 2015 for the larger speakers in the series. This new form reduces the profile of each cabinet’s front baffle while dramatically increasing the overall rigidity of the complete system. It also allows crossovers to now be mounted in dedicated spaces on the rear of each speaker, housed behind the rigid aluminium spines.The 804 D4 builds on the potential of its new configuration by adding a downward-firing port with an integral aluminium plinth – again, much like the form used by the larger floorstanding speakers in the range. Alongside the 805 D4 and 804 D4, the all-new HTM82 D4 centre speaker adopts the reverse-wrap cabinet form of its siblings, for superior acoustic and mechanical performance.
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
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