Bowers & Wilkins 803 D3

£12,500.00 inc.VAT

Available in-store only
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 the first of its kind: a full-range, studio-quality speaker built for the home, and the most compact headed unit we’ve ever produced. While this elegant speaker comes in a living room-friendly size, it shares the same revolutionary technologies and design features as its larger siblings, including our turbine head and reverse-wrap cabinet.

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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.

Reverse wrap cabinet
Relocating the curve of the cabinet to the front has a double benefit – it allows stronger joins at the back, while also helping sound dispersion across the curve of the baffle.

Continuum cone
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.

Turbine Head
The Turbine head is the ideal shape for sound dispersion, while its internally ribbed, aluminium construction ensures that it is acoustically inert.

Diamond Dome Tweeters
Incredibly light, yet unbelievably rigid, Diamond is the ultimate tweeter material. Delivering the most revealing, natural treble you will ever hear.

Colour

Gloss Black, Rosenut, Satin White

Specifications

Technical features:
– Diamond tweeter
– Continuum cone FST™
– Anti-Resonance plug
– Turbine head
– Aerofoil cone bass units Flowport™
– Optimised matrix
– Solid body tweeter
Description – 3-way vented-box system
Drive units:
– 1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency
– 1x ø130mm (5 in) Continuum cone FSTTM midrange
– 2x ø180mm (7 in) Aerofoil cone bass units
Frequency range – 16Hz to 35kHz
Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis) – 19Hz to 28kHz
Sensitivity (on axis at 2.83Vrms) – 90dB
Harmonic distortion:
– 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 – 0.1Ω
Dimensions:
Height – 1160mm (45.7 in)
Width – 334mm (13.1 in)
Depth – 498mm (19.6 in)
Net weight – 65.5kg (144lb)

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