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Bowers & Wilkins 803 D4 Floor-standing Speakers (Pair)

The 803 D4 is innovative whilst remaining compact and is available in four classic finishes to suit your environment. Experience all the technical advantages of the Turbine head (the midrange enclosure). This model - being the most compact headed model in the range; is perfectly accommodated in any sized home.
SKU
803D4
As low as £18,000.00

Smaller footprint

The 803 D4 is innovative whilst remaining compact and is available in four classic finishes to suit your environment. Experience all the technical advantages of the Turbine head (the midrange enclosure). This model - being the most compact headed model in the range; is perfectly accommodated in any sized home.


Small wonder

803 D4 may be notably more compact than the 801 D4 or 802 D4, but it still bristles with technical innovation, most obviously in its use of a three-box construction. Its 130mm (5in) midrange cone is carefully isolated from the impact of its bass cones thanks to its Turbine Head enclosure.


Reverse Wrap cabinet

Instead of a conventional loudspeaker box, our cabinets are made from a continuous curved section of wood, with the drive units mounted at the heart of the curvature. This stiffer, more inert structure resists mechanical resonances far better and also ensures better dispersion of sound.


Enhanced Matrix

Matrix bracing uses interlocking panels to reinforce loudspeaker cabinet walls in all directions internally, reducing resonance and creating a more believable soundstage. The Matrix assembly in 803 D4 is our best yet, ensuring optimum scale, power and intelligibility.


Aluminium bass pods

803 D4 mounts two Aerofoil bass cones in twin solid aluminium bass pods, each of which is clamped into an aluminium plate fixed to the stiffest part of its curved cabinet. Formed as single pieces of metal, these stiff structures provide the perfect mechanical location for those powerful bass cones.


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 ø130mm (5in) Continuum cone FST midrange
2x ø180mm (7in) Aerofoil cone bass units
Frequency Range 16Hz to 35kHz
Frequency Response 19Hz 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% 80Hz – 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: 1165mm
Width: 357mm
Depth: 511mm
Net Weight 62.15kg