805 D3

  • 805 D3
  • 805 D3
  • 805 D3
  • 805 D3
  • 805 D3
  • 805 D3
  • 805 D3

The 805 D3 is the only loudspeaker of its size and type to feature studio-grade technology in the form of a Diamond dome tweeter.

Overview

The exceptional 805 D3 is the only stand mount loudspeaker in the world to feature studio-grade technology in the form of a Diamond dome tweeter. It’s capable of delivering pristine sound from a relatively slight dimensions, allowing even those people with smaller listening rooms to experience True Sound.

Specification
Technical features Diamond Tweeter
Anti-resonance plug
Flowport
Continuum cone bass mid
Solid body tweeter
Tweeter on top
Optimised Matrix
Description 2-way vented-box system
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø165mm (6.5 in) Continuum® cone bass midrange
Frequency range 34Hz to 35kHz
Frequency response 42Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)
Sensitivity 88dB SPL (2.83Vrms at 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
<1 % 70Hz - 20kHz
<0.6% 120Hz - 20kHz
Nominal impedance (min) 8Ω (minimum 4.6Ω)
Recommended amplifier power 50W - 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω
Height: 424mm
Width: 238mm
Depth: 345mm
Net weight 12.6kg (28lb)
Cabinet Rosenut
Gloss black
Grille Black
Reviews
  • Expert reviews
  • Stereophile Magazine - February 2017
    “I very much enjoyed my time with the Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3. It is a superbly engineered, superb-sounding thoroughbred of a speaker. Its transparency, dynamic-range capability, and combination of low frequency weight and control are something special.”
    CNET.com - December 2016
    Does anyone "need" a speaker as good as a Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3? Of course not, and no one needs to take a Hawaiian vacation, order hand-crafted boots, drink fine wines or buy a Leica camera. But if you're lucky enough to afford these things and really love music, the 805 D3 is well worth the cost. These speakers will provide many years of pleasure -- decades, even."

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