Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4
Floorstanding Speakers

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Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Floorstanding Speakers

801 D4 Floor-standing speaker

The loudspeaker that sets the standard other high-end designs will be judged by for years to come. Endowed with every new technology the 800 Series Diamond™ has to offer, the reference-quality 801 D4 is an instant icon.

40 years of excellence

Innovation. 801 D4 is defined by it. In each of its incarnations over the decades, 801 has always been the most advanced loudspeaker that Bowers & Wilkins know to make at that particular point in time, a showcase of all Bowers & Wilkins newest technologies and most original thinking. Small wonder it has become an icon.

Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Floorstanding Speakers | 800 Series Diamond

The ultimate Matrix™

Matrix bracing uses interlocking panels to reinforce loudspeaker cabinet walls in all directions internally, reducing resonance and creating a more believable soundstage. The Matrix assembly in 801 D4 is Bowers & Wilkins best yet, upgraded with extensive aluminium bracing to reinforce key stress points.

Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Floorstanding Speakers | 800 Series Diamond

Turbine™ Head

The all-aluminium Turbine Head houses Bowers & Wilkins Continuum™ midrange cone in a stiff and critically damped enclosure to eliminate unwanted resonances. At the same time, it’s decoupled from both the bass enclosure and the tweeter body. The result? The most realistic midrange sound yet.

Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Floorstanding Speakers | 800 Series Diamond

Biomimetic Suspension

Sometimes, making a big difference takes unconventional thinking. Bowers & Wilkins new Biomimetic Suspension revolutionises midrange performance by greatly reducing the unwanted air pressure and coloration that a traditional fabric spider can generate. The result? Midrange transparency you wouldn’t believe.

Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Floorstanding Speakers | 800 Series Diamond

The science of sound

Innovation is at the heart of everything Bowers & Wilkins do. They question, they examine, they understand and then evolve. Bowers & Wilkins use computer modelling to explore and reimagine every aspect of loudspeaker design.

Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Floorstanding Speakers | 800 Series Diamond

The state of our art

801 D4 is Bowers & Wilkins flagship and the most powerful model in the new 800 Series Diamond range. Its no-compromise design includes all of Bowers & Wilkins most advanced technologies in their purest, most optimised form alongside crossover components of the highest quality. You want a reference loudspeaker? This is it…

Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Floorstanding Speakers | 800 Series Diamond
Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Floorstanding Speakers | 800 Series Diamond

800 Series Diamond™

Excellence. Evolved.


An icon reborn

This is not just another speaker range. Each new generation of 800 Series Diamond is a landmark event for Bowers & Wilkins. This is the benchmark, the icon; the most advanced range of loudspeakers Bowers & Wilkins know how to make. For Bowers & Wilkins, the 800 Series Diamond is everything they know, and everything they are.

Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Floorstanding Speakers | 800 Series Diamond

Decades in the making

John Bowers wanted the original Model 801 to clearly be superior to anything he had done before: to be the best loudspeaker the world had ever heard. Over the decades that have followed, Bowers & Wilkins constantly evolved his original design, but his passion for perfection continues to inspire Bowers & Wilkins to this day.

Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Floorstanding Speakers | 800 Series Diamond

A legacy like no other

Other speakers merely replay recorded music. 800 Series Diamond makes it. The speaker of choice for recording industry professionals for decades, it has helped artists and studios the world over to create the music and film soundtracks that have shaped a generation.

Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Floorstanding Speakers | 800 Series Diamond

Form meets function

Bowers & Wilkins design always has a purpose. Decades of cutting-edge research into loudspeaker design have given us a deep understanding of how to make them sound wonderful. And if that same knowledge also inspires beautiful forms wrapped in a range of four luxurious finishes, who’s complaining?

Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Floorstanding Speakers | 800 Series Diamond

Technical features
Diamond tweeter
Solid body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum™ cone FST
Anti-Resonance plug
Biomimetic Suspension
Turbine™ Head
Matrix™
Aerofoil™ cone bass units
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 cone bass units

Frequency range
13Hz to 35kHz

Frequency response
15Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)

Sensitivity
90dB (on axis at 2.83Vrms at 1m)

Harmonic distortion 
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB,1m on axis)
<1% 30Hz – 20kHz
<0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz

Nominal impedance
8 Ohms (minimum 3.0 Ohms)

Recommended amplifier power
50W – 1000W into 8 Ohms on unclipped programme

Max. recommended cable impedance
0.1 Ohms

Dimensions
Height: 1221mm
Width: 451mm
Depth: 600mm

Net weight
100.60kg

Finishes
Cabinet:
Gloss Black
White
Satin Rosenut
Satin Walnut

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