B&W 802 D3 Prestige Edition
(High Gloss Santos Rosewood)
Designed for connoisseurs of high-performance audio and fine woodwork, 800 Series Prestige edition models feature Santos Rosewood, renowned for the beauty it brings to high-end furniture and musical instruments.
The lustrous finish, rich colour and distinctive grain pattern make each model a unique work of art. Available on both the 802 D3 and 805 D3 models.
Built in the UK to the most exacting standards, Prestige Edition models feature a numbered plate to enhance the exclusivity.
The 803 D3 is a completely new speaker. The most compact headed model Bowers & Wilkins has ever made, it boasts many of the qualities of its larger siblings, but in a room-friendly size.
The 803 D3 is an elegant floorstander, delivering exceptionally natural and precise sound thanks to a combination of Diamond Dome tweeter, Continuum cone, Aerofoil bass and a more compact midrange head.
The Continuum cone delivers pristine midrange performance by effectively negating the break-up behaviour that can adversely effect this all-important part of the spectrum.
The innovative plinth provides an incredibly solid base for the 800 Series Diamond. The spikes are ideally positioned below the cabinet, and ingenious engineering allows you to switch between castors and spikes with ease.
Solid body tweeter
The Diamond dome tweeter is housed in a solid piece of aluminium. This mechanically inert structure provides an incredibly rigid platform from which the tweeter can deliver crystal clear sound.
The Aerofoil cone’s variable thickness provides added strength where it is needed to maintain its pistonic shape, delivering rock sold bass.
|Technical features||Diamond Tweeter
Continuum Cone FST
Aerofoil cone bass units
Solid body tweeter
Tweeter on top
|Description||3-way vented-box system|
|Drive units||1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone FST™ midrange
2x ø200mm (8 in) 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)|
|Harmonic distortion||2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
<1 % 80Hz - 20kHz
<0.3% 100Hz - 20kHz
|Nominal impedance (min)||8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)|
|Recommended amplifier power||50W - 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme|
|Max. recommended cable impedance||0.1Ω|
|Net weight||94.5kg (208lb)|