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Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Tower Speaker

Original price was: $73,999.00.Current price is: $59,999.00. inc GST


The Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Tower Speaker is the loudspeaker that sets the standard other high-end designs will be judged by for years to come.

Endowed with every new technology the 800 Series Diamond™ has to offer, the reference-quality 801 D4 is an instant icon.

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Description

Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Tower Speaker

The Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Tower Speaker is pure innovation. 801 D4 is defined by it. In each of its incarnations over the decades, 801 has always been the most advanced loudspeaker that Bowers & Wilkins know to make at that particular point in time, a showcase of all their newest technologies and most original thinking. Small wonder it has become an icon.

This isn’t just a technical tour de force, but also an immensely enjoyable loudspeaker design. As impressive to look at as it is to listen to, it will show off the capabilities of a high-end hi-fi system like very few other speakers.

 

 

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Reviews

They bring to life everything from driving rock to the most subtle of solo instruments and voices, with breath-taking insight into performance and music alike.Hi-Fi News – Outstanding Product Award

This is the best version of the 801s in the entire history of the company and, perhaps, one of the best, if not the best high-end loudspeakers on the market today.” hi-fi.ru – Overall verdict 100%

“Bowers & Wilkins new 801 D4 Loudspeaker is a work of art that also happens to offer world-class sound.” Robb Report

The sound of the 801 D4 is one of absolute conviction and positivity. Every last shred of information contained in a recording is handed over, in full, with the sort of immediacy that can be literally hair-raising.” Wired

 

Features

  • 1x 25mm (1in) Diamond Dome high-frequency, Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top housing
  • 1x 150mm (6.0in) Continuum cone FST midrange, Biomimetic Suspension, Decoupled Turbine Head
  • 2x 250mm (10in) Aerofoil Profile bass cones with Anti-Resonance Plug
  • 3-way vented-box system with Flowport and Matrix
  • Frequency range: 13Hz to 35kHz
  • Frequency response: 15Hz – 28kHz (+/- 3dB from reference axis)
  • Sensitivity: 90dB spl (on axis at 2.83V at 1m)
  • Harmonic distortion: 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
    <1% 30Hz – 20kHz
    <0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz
  • Nominal impedance:8ohms (minimum 3ohms)
  • Recommended amplifier power: 50W – 1000W into 8ohms on unclipped programme

 

The state of art

801 D4 is their flagship and the most powerful model in the new 800 Series Diamond range. Its no-compromise design includes all their most advanced technologies in their purest, most optimised form alongside crossover components of the highest quality. You want a reference loudspeaker? This is it…

The ultimate 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 801 D4 is the best yet, upgraded with extensive aluminums bracing to reinforce key stress points.

Turbine™ Head

The all-aluminium Turbine Head houses the Continuum™ midrange cone in a stiff and critically damped enclosure to eliminate unwanted resonances. At the same time, it’s decoupled from both the bass enclosure and the tweeter body. The result? The most realistic midrange sound yet.

Biomimetic Suspension

Sometimes, making a big difference takes unconventional thinking. Our new Biomimetic Suspension revolutionises midrange performance by greatly reducing the unwanted air pressure and coloration that a traditional fabric spider can generate. The result? Midrange transparency you wouldn’t believe.

The science of sound

Innovation is at the heart of everything they do. They question, examine, understand and then evolve. Bowers & Wilkins use computer modelling to explore and reimagine every aspect of loudspeaker design.

 

Rapallo | Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series

 

Specifications

Size & weight

Dimensions Height: 1221mm (48.1 in)
Width: 451mm (17.8 in)
Depth: 600mm (23.62 in)
Net weight 100.60kg (221.8 lb)

Technical details

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
Description 3-way vented-box system
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1in) Diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6in) Continuum cone FST midrange
2x ø250mm (10in) Aerofoil cone bass units
Frequency range 13Hz to 35kHz
Frequency response 15Hz 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% 30Hz – 20kHz
<0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power 50W – 1000W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω

Finishes

Cabinet finishes Gloss Black
White
Satin Rosenut
Satin Walnut
Grille finishes Black
Grey
Black
Grey

 

Additional information

Weight 100.6 kg
Dimensions 600 × 45.1 × 122.1 cm
Brand

Bowers & Wilkins

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