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.
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 floor-standing 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
Finally (at least in regard of cabinets) we’ve revised and improved the way our speakers connect with the floor in your room. The 805 D4 now has an upgraded stand with additional steel inserts in its base and massively thicker M12 floor spikes (replacing the older M6 designs). The 804 D4, meanwhile, uses a downward-firing port exiting on to an all-new aluminium plinth with constrained layer damping – exactly as per the 800 D3 in the older range – with those same M12 spikes. And we’ve carried that constrained layer damping over to the 803 and 802 D4 as well, with both models adopting an all-aluminium plinth (replacing the zinc aluminium alloy used previously) controlled by a damping layer held in place by a thin steel sheet.
Solid body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum™ cone FST
Aerofoil™ cone bass units
3-way vented-box system
1x ø25mm (1in) diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6in) Continuum cone FST midrange
2x ø200mm (8in) Aerofoil cone bass units
14Hz to 35kHz
17Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)
90dB (on axis at 2.83Vrms at 1m)
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