Bowers & Wilkins CT8.2 LCR Custom Theatre Speaker

£4,750.00 inc.VAT

Want a vertical front-channel speaker for your home cinema, or a horizontal one? The CT8.2 LCR can be either, thanks to its unique modular baffle design, and sound quality in the hands of twin bass drivers, an Aramid fibre midrange and a large metal dome tweeter.

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Bowers & Wilkins CT8.2 LCR Custom Theatre Speaker

The Bowers & Wilkins CT8.2 LCR is the latest addition to the very successful CT800 Series. It marries high efficiency and SPL capability to outstanding fidelity for cinema and music playback. Its unique modular baffle design allows for it to be used as a LCR speaker in either vertical or horizontal positions.

The CT8.2 LCR incorporates two 8” Paper/Aramid Fibre woofer, a 6” blue Aramid Fibre FSTTM midrange, and 1.25” aluminium Nautilus™ tweeter in a passive crossover design.

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.




Paper/Aramid Fibre bass unit cone Aramid Fibre FST™ midrange cone Speakon® and binding post connectors

3-way open-box system

Drive Units

1x ø32mm (1.25 in) tube loaded aluminium dome high-frequency tweeter

1x ø150mm (6 in) woven Aramid Fibre FSTTM midrange

2x ø200mm (8 in) Paper/Aramid Fibre cone bass

Frequency range – -6dB at 31Hz and 45kHz

Frequency Response – 39Hz – 24kHz ±3dB on reference axis


Within 2dB of reference response

Horizontal: over 60° arc

Vertical: over 10° arc

Sensitivity – 91db spl (2.83V, 1m)

Harmonic Distortion 

2nd and 3rd harmonics (91dB, 1m)

<1% 80Hz – 20kHz

<0.5% 200Hz – 15kHz

Nominal impedance – 8Ω (minimum 3Ω)

Crossover Frequencies – 400Hz, 4.5kHz

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

Max. recommended cable impedance – 0.1Ω


Height: 1000mm (39.4 in)

Width: 325mm (12.8 in)

Depth: 300mm (11.8 in)

Net weight – 36.3kg (80 lb)

Finishes – CT800 soft touch paint finish



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