Bowers & Wilkins 804 D3

£6,750.00 inc.VAT

5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

Available in-store only
The 804 D3 delivers incredibly high-performance sound in a traditional loudspeaker form with a smaller footprint

It might have a more traditional appearance than other speakers in the range, but don’t let that fool you.

The 804 D3 delivers incredible acoustic transparency, thanks to unique 800 Series Diamond features such as our Continuum cone and augmented Matrix bracing system. So while its looks may be conventional, its performance is anything but.

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Bowers & Wilkins 804 D3

The Bowers & Wilkins 804 D3 is a traditional-looking floorstanding speaker featuring cutting edge technology. The ultra-rigid cabinet plays host to a Diamond Dome tweeter, Continuum cone midrange and Aerofoil bass drivers. All of these come together to generate room filling, high detailed performance.

With all the qualities and advanced drivers of the 800 Series Diamond in a slimline cabinet, Bowers & Wilkins 804 D3 floorstanding speaker delivers a detailed, room-filling sound.

Hear small details in a big way

Mounted atop the main enclosure, the Diamond dome tweeter in its solid aluminium housing delivers space, ambience and precise soundstage imaging.

Truly amazing sound

Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum™ cone mid/bass driver.

Nimble and powerful

Solid, dramatic bass is delivered through the rigidity and lightness of the uniquely-shaped variable thickness Aerofoil™ cone.

Braced for impact

Unwanted resonances can blunt the punch of the sound: advanced Matrix bracing keeps the cabinet ultra-rigid and damps out superfluous vibrations.

Reviewed by the experts

As expected, the fit, finish, and build quality are exceptional. I love the sound, and it’s gorgeous.
Home Theatre Review

The music delivered with great clarity, a fine sense of scale and consummate ease. A real class act.
-Hi-Fi News

About Bowers & Wilkins

1960s: Humble beginnings

The sleepy coastal town of Worthing in South England might not look like a hotbed of 1960s freewheeling experimentation, but for audio fans it’s a place that’s synonymous with innovation. Thanks to the first Bowers & Wilkins speakers built here in the early years of the company, music lovers could experience albums such as Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds in new, mind-expanding depth and clarity.

1970s: A decade of milestones

The decade that saw a series of musical upheavals from disco to punk rock also brought several major milestones for Bowers & Wilkins. The company introduced curved cabinet forms and new cone materials such as Aramid fibre. And it all culminated in the launch of the 801, soon to become the reference speaker of choice for many of the world’s leading recording studios.

1980s: The application of science

Extensive investment in research led to the establishment of the company’s dedicated R&D facility in Steyning. The era of MTV pop superstardom and bombastic stadium rock also saw Bowers & Wilkins buck the trend and introduce something small and unobtrusive: the “compact monitor”, or CM1.

1990s: Rewriting the rulebook

The 1990s saw the pioneering work of the Steyning research team realised in spectacular fashion with the launch of Nautilus™, a speaker that upended preconceived notions of speaker design. It also saw major product launches at both ends of the spectrum, with the unveiling of the highly regarded entry-level 600 Series and the flagship Nautilus 800 Series.

2000s: Hi-fi goes digital

The decade that brought us iPods and smartphones saw us embrace the new world of digital with the launch of the Zeppelin. We also expanded into the car audio market with our partnership with Jaguar, and launched a revolutionary new speaker technology in the form of diamond tweeter domes.

The 2010s: Innovation overdrive

Monumental technological change seemed to be everywhere in the 2010s, and Bowers & Wilkins was no exception.

Colour

Gloss Black, Rosenut, Satin White

Specifications

Technical features
Diamond tweeter
Continuum™ Cone FST™
Anti-Resonance plug
Aerofoil™ cone bass units
Flowport™
Optimised Matrix
Solid body tweeter
Tweeter-on-Top

Description
3-way vented-box system

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1 in) Diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø130mm (5 in) Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
2x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aerofoil™ cone bass units

Frequency range
20Hz to 35kHz

Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis)
24Hz to 28kHz

Sensitivity (1m on axis at 2.83Vrms)
89dB

Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
<1 % 70Hz – 20kHz
<0.3% 120Hz – 20kHz

Nominal impedance (min)
8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)

Recommended amplifier power
50W – 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme

Max. recommended cable impedance
0.1Ω

Dimensions
Height: 1019mm (not including feet)
Width: 238mm
Depth: 345mm

Net weight
33kg (73lb)

Cabinet finishes
Gloss Black
Satin White
Rosenut

Grille finishes
Black
Grey

1 review for Bowers & Wilkins 804 D3

  1. Maickel

    After a few listening sessions I know it. I want to have them. I have ordered them in white.
    Great eye catcher. I keep on staring at them.
    And the sound, really incredible. They play so easy every piece of music. At first I thought, how would the bass drivers preform.
    Well there is a lot off bass coming from these boys. I was used to REL subwoofer before, but I do not miss him, really incredible.

    I can recommend this speaker to everyone.

    So, great speaker, good price.

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