Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Signature - Floor Standing Speaker


Color: Midnight Blue Metallic
*4 - 6 weeks for delivery once ordered
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The 801 D4 Signature tower speaker features optimized technologies, including that all-important Diamond Dome tweeter and Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top, an all-new tweeter grille, and upgraded crossover.

Optimized for perfection

The 801 D4 Signature is an optimized version of their most advanced loudspeaker. It features meticulously evolved technology, carefully crafted design, and unique finishes that culminate in the pinnacle of performance. This is Bowers & Wilkins' flagship loudspeaker perfected.

Diamond Dome tweeter

One of their 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. Fifteen years after B&W introduced it, they haven't found a better tweeter dome technology.

Solid Body Tweeter

Bowers & Wilkins Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top housing features an elongated form with a longer tube-loading system and an all-new design of tweeter grille, producing an even more free and open sound with high frequencies.

Upgraded crossover

Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Signature uses upgraded rear-mounted crossover designs mounted on stiff aluminum spines. This isolates the sensitive capacitors from the unwanted effects of air pressure within the enclosure and makes for a very effective heatsink to ensure optimum performance when in use.

Aluminum top-plate

Every new 800 Series Signature model has a significantly upgraded cabinet design with an all-new, optimized aluminum top section for even greater stiffness. The same design also provides a perfect mounting point for Leather by Connolly cabinet detailing, with luxurious full-grain blue leather for their Midnight Blue Metallic models and full-grain black leather for their California Burl Gloss models.

Technical features

Diamond tweeter

Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top

Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange

Anti-Resonance plug

Biomimetic Suspension

Turbine Head

Matrix™

Aerofoil™ Profile bass cones

Flowport™"

Description

3-way vented-box system

Drive units

1x ø25mm (1in) Diamond Dome high-frequency

1x ø150mm (6in) Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange

2x ø250mm (10in) Aerofoil™ Profile bass

Frequency range

-6dB 13Hz - 35kHz

Frequency response

15Hz - 28kHz ±3dB

Sensitivity

90dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)

Harmonic distortion

2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)

<1% 30Hz – 20kHz

<0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz

Nominal impedance

8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)

Recommended amplifier power

50W - 1,000W into 8Ω on unclipped programme

Max recommended cable impedance

0.1Ω

Finishes

California Burl Gloss

Midnight Blue Metallic

Dimensions

Height: 1221mm (48.1in)

Width: 451mm (17.8 in)

Depth: 600mm (23.6 in)

Net weight

100.60kg (221.8 lb)