Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond Piano Black Gloss 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker, Model 804D2GB
Combining the industry's most innovative speaker technologies with top-tier craftsmanship and a clinical attention to detail has made every B&W Speaker a force to be reckoned with. As one of the most highly regarded speaker lines in existence, the B&W Diamond 800 Series is proof positive of this dedication to quality. Part of the series, the Bowers & Wilkins 804 Diamond 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker offers the judicious listener the chance to experience transformative sound quality in a stereo or full surround home theater setup.
As a true 3-way, the B&W 804 Diamond floorstanding speaker covers a full frequency range for an immersive listening experience, even without an additional subwoofer. The ultimate goal of B&W speakers is to create natural sounding audio that matches the source material as faithfully as possible. To that end, B&W pioneered creative new technologies, like the diamond dome tweeter. B&W diamond domes possess an incredible stiffness-to-weight ratio, which helps them produce high frequencies that stay remarkably clean, beyond even the limits of human hearing. With the B&W 804 floorstanding speaker, high notes will sing like you've never before heard. A pair of 6.5-inch woofers brings big bass, utilizing a new dual-magnet drive system and cones crafted from Rohacell, a space-age composite that can be found in race cars and helicopter rotors. Filling out the tones in between is a 6-inch Kevlar cone FST midrange driver. This set of drivers, coupled with a Flowport bass vent and Nautilus tapering tweeter tube, and receiving signal information through Mundorf crossovers, is able to produce music with both subtle nuances and imposing power.
To obtain the true potential of its top-tier components, a premier speaker needs to be enclosed in a structure that meets the same standards. In a B&W Diamond Series speaker, you'll find no plastic enclosures or flimsy cabinets made from hastily-stapled particleboard. Every B&W 804 is built around an internal skeleton, formed of multiple interlocking piece of wood, much like the ribs of a boat hull. A sturdy internal structure lets every B&W 800 series speaker stand strong when dealing with intense sonic pressures. This framework gets wrapped in a curved exterior skin, formed from multiple thin wood plies pressed into a single, 35-mm thick hull. The curve of the enclosure acts to smooth out detrimental vibration and resonance that often occurs at internal corners in a normal speaker. The pièce de résistance of every B&W Diamond 800 speaker is the final veneer, which is hand-picked from only the finest veneers available. Choose from one of three finishes: Cherrywood, Rosenut or Piano Black Gloss.
Elegant and robust, the B&W 804 Diamond Floorstanding speaker is a pleasure to encounter both aesthetically and aurally, able to fit into any décor and deftly handle the intense pressure that today's premier amps can produce. That the 800 Series Diamond speakers are trusted by major production houses like Abbey Road Studios and Skywalker Sound is a testament to their excellence. With the B&W 804 speakers, you can enjoy every one of your favorite movies and songs with the same sound fidelity, in the comfort of your own home.
- Woven Kevlar Yes
- Crossover Tuning Yes
- Nautilus Tapering Tube Yes
- Flowport Yes
- Mushrooms Yes
- FST Yes
- Tweeter on Top Yes
- Matrix Yes
- Rohacell Yes
- Diamond Tweeters Yes
- De-coupling Yes
- Quad Magnet Tweeter Motor Yes
- Dual Magnet Tweeter Motor Yes
- Description 3-way vented-box system
- Drive Units
- 1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency
- 1x ø150mm (6 in) woven Kevlar® cone FST™ midrange
- 2x ø165mm (6.5 in) Rohacell® cone bass
- Frequency Range -6dB at 30Hz and 33kHz
- Frequency Response 38Hz - 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis
- Within 2dB of reference response
- Horizantal: over 60º arc
- Vertical: over 10º arc
- Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
- Harmonic Distortion
- 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
- <1% 90Hz - 22kHz
- <0.5% 120Hz - 20kHz
- Nominal Impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
- Crossover Frequencies 350Hz, 4kHz
- Recommended Amplifier Power 50W - 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
- Max. Recommended Cable Impedance 0.1Ω
- Cabinet Piano Black Gloss
- Height: 40.2"
- Width: 9.4"
- Depth: 13.8"
- Unit: 59 lbs
- Shipping: 66 lbs