Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4

£6,250.00 inc.VAT

The 805 D4 stand-mount loudspeaker is the most compact model in the 800 Series Diamond™ range, but it’s still packed with advanced technologies, including the Diamond dome tweeter and the Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top.

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Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4 Little Diamond

The Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4 might be smaller than its floorstanding siblings, but it’s no lightweight: its beautifully constructed Reverse-Wrap cabinet, stiff aluminium bass pods and 165mm (6.5in) Continuum™ mid-bass cone afford it exceptional bass extension and scale for a relatively compact speaker.

Diamond dome tweeter

One of our most significant accomplishments over the past two decades, the ultra-stiff, supremely accurate Diamond dome tweeter is the perfect combination of low mass, exceptional stiffness and outstanding accuracy. 15 years after we introduced it, we haven’t found a better tweeter dome technology.

Solid Body Tweeter assembly

Our newest Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top housing features an elongated form with a longer tube-loading system, producing an even more free and open sound with high frequencies. The carefully decoupled housing is milled from a single solid block of aluminium to better resist resonance.

Rear-mounted crossover

The new reverse-wrap orientation of the cabinet on 805 D4 means we can place its sensitive crossover components inside their own, dedicated space within the cabinet, which has critical benefits to both performance and serviceability. We’ve taken the opportunity to upgrade the speaker terminals, too.

The science of sound

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We question, we examine, we understand and then we evolve. We use computer modelling to explore and reimagine every aspect of loudspeaker design. Learn more about all the technologies that combine to make 800 Series Diamond so special here.

Go large

Why step up from 805 D4 to 804 D4? First, 804 D4 is a three-way speaker, with twin 165mm (6.5in) Aerofoil™ bass cones – and that has huge benefits to its power and scale. Second, as a three-way speaker, it includes a dedicated midrange cone, so voices and other details will sound more accurate.

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, Walnut

Specifications

Technical features
Diamond tweeter
Solid body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum™ cone bass/mid
Anti-Resonance plug
Matrix™
Flowport

Description
2-way vented-box system

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1in) diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø165mm (6.5in) Continuum cone bass midrange

Frequency range
34Hz to 35kHz

Frequency response
42Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)

Sensitivity
88dB (on axis at 2.83Vrms at 1m)

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

Nominal impedance
8Ω (minimum 4.6Ω)

Recommended amplifier power
50W – 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme

Max. recommended cable impedance
0.1Ω

Dimensions
Height: 440mm
Width: 240mm
Depth: 373mm

Net weight
15.55kg

Finishes
Cabinet:
Gloss Black
White
Satin Rosenut
Satin Walnut

Grille:
Black
Grey
Black
Grey

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