After six years of development, Bowers & Wilkins has updated its iconic 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers.
The new line-up starts with the two-way 805 D4 standmount that’s joined by four (three-way) floorstanding models including the 804 D4, 803 D4 and 802 D4, with the the flagship 801 D4 replacing the outgoing 800 D3. The range also includes two centre channel speakers and dedicated stands.
The seven strong series boasts a range of the Worthing brand’s latest tech including all-new rigid, cast aluminium top sections (replacing the previous wooden versions) and revised solid body tweeter housings, milled from blocks of aluminium.
Bowers & Wilkins composite Continuum Cone tech is used for midrange and bass drivers with the former also combined with the brand’s Fixed Suspension Transducer (FST) midrange technology to tackle sound coloration.
For the new Diamond range, the twin benefits of Continuum and FST are combined with a new composite Biomimetic Suspension system that replaces the conventional fabric spider.
And the upgrades don’t end there, with both the 805 D4 and 804 D4 now featuring ‘reverse wrap’ cabinet designs, mirroring those used for the larger 800 Series Diamond models. Like its larger floorstanding brethren, the 804 D4 also gets a down-firing bass Flowport and solid aluminium plinth.
801 D4 £30,000
802 D4 £22,500
803 D4 £16,000
804 D4 £9,500
805 D4 £6,250 / optional FS-805 D4 stand £1,100
HTM81 D4 £6,500
HTM82 D4 £4,750
FS-HTM D4 centre channels stand £700
The new range is available from 1 September. Visit Bowers & Wilkins website to find out more.