Bowers & Wilkins has exposed a refreshing revamp of its very seriously large-finish (and very seriously pricey) 800 Collection Diamond speakers – the priciest of which arrives in at £30,000 / $35,000 (all-around AU$48,000).
The new Diamond range of seven speakers is comprised of the flagship 801 D4 floor-stander, moreover the two-way 805 D4 stand-mounter, and 804 D4, 803 D4 and 802 D4 designs which are three-way floor-standers. Together with all those are the HTM81 D4 and HTM82 D4 which are heart speakers (the latter is far more compact) if you’re plumping for a house theater set up.
1 of the updates is a new Biomimetic Suspension method, which is existing instead of a conventional cloth spider, maximizing midrange cone overall performance by minimizing air stress for a cleaner total sound.
Other fancy tech used with the overhauled 800 Sequence includes the Continuum Cone midrange and mid/bass motorists – which allows to guarantee that devices and vocals are listened to with clarity and precision – and Bowers & Wilkins’ Fastened Suspension Transducer, a polymer ring developed to slice down on distortion.
All all those three audio-honing innovations are facilitated by the midrange cones being isolated from the rest of the speaker cupboard, with all-aluminum Turbine Head enclosures in the 803 D4, 802 D4 and 801 D4 ground-standers which are different from the bass enclosure beneath. The center channel speakers supply an aluminum enclosure for isolation of the midrange cones, too.
On top of that, the hallmark Reliable Human body Tweeter on-leading housing (which is fashioned from a single piece of aluminum) now has an elongated (just about 30cm) tube-loading method.
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And as you may envision, boy do these speakers seem the organization as well as sounding them, with the 805 D4 and 804 D4 benefiting from a reverse-wrap cupboard design. There is also a new complete offered with the 800 Series Diamond, specifically satin walnut (along with the presently existing satin rosenut, or gloss black, or white possibilities).
Maintain onto your wallets, for the reason that it is time to talk pricing. The flagship 801 D4 weighs in at a genuinely eye-watering £30,000 / $35,000 (around AU$48,000), with the other floor-standing 802 D4, 803 D4 and 804 D4 speakers demanding arms and legs to the tune of £22,500 / $26,000 (about AU$35,800), £16,000 / $20,000 (about AU$27,500) and £9500 / $12,500 (about AU$17,200) respectively.
For the center speakers, you are searching at an outlay of £6,500 / $7,500 (all over AU$10,300) for the HTM81 D4, and £4,750 / $5,500 (close to AU$7,560) for the HTM82 D4.
The 805 D4 stand-mounters will established you again £6,250 / $8,000 (all over AU$11,000), plus the custom made stand (FS-805) operates a different £1,100 / $1,200 (all over AU$1,650).
If you’ve acquired the stomach for all those form of inquiring price ranges, look for the revamped speakers to be on sale come September 1. And when they get there, for these looking to invest a little bit less, we can but hope that the D3 collection receives some decent price tag cuts, probably making for some tempting high-stop bargains.