Bowers & Wilkins is one of the most dependable brand names when it comes to high-end audio systems. For years the brand has been recognized by audiophiles throughout the world as equipment that delivers clear and consistent quality in music.

What are the specs for the 803D?

Technical Features:
Free-mounted diamond dome tweeter Nautilus™ tube tweeter loading Quad magnet tweeter motor Kevlar® brand fibre cone FST™ midrange Rohacell® cone bass Dual magnet bass driver motor Matrix™ cabinet Flowport™
3-way vented-box system
Drive Units:
1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency 1x ø150mm (6 in) woven Kevlar® cone FST™ midrange 3x ø180mm (7 in) Rohacell® cone bass
Frequency Range:
-6dB at 28Hz and 33kHz
Frequency Response:
35Hz - 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Within 2dB of reference response Horizontal: over 60º arc Vertical: over 10º arc
90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic Distortion:
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) <1% 50Hz - 100kHz <0.5% 90Hz - 100kHz
Nominal Impedance:
8Ω (minimum 3Ω)
Crossover Frequence:
350Hz, 4kHz
Recommended Amplifier Power:
50W - 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Maximum Recommended Cable Impedance:
Height: 1164mm (45.8 in) (not including feet) Width: 306mm (12 in) Depth: 457mm (18 in)
Net Weight:
41kg (90 lb)
Cherrywood, Rosenut, Piano Black Gloss, Black Cloth

What else to know about the 803D?

A new model for the 800 Series, the 803D brings diamond dome technology to a less technical looking piece of furniture than the larger 'headed' models.\ \ Here the FST™ midrange driver is housed in its own isolated section of the beautifully curved, Matrix™ braced main cabinet, which is kept as narrow as possible in order to optimise the dispersion of sound.\ \ In order to have a similar bass output capability to the wider 802D, the 803D uses three Rohacell® cone bass drivers, this time supplemented by a front-firing Flowport™. Like all of our dedicated bass-only drivers, the basic rigidity of the radiating area is enhanced by our novel 'mushroom' construction, a girder-like component that supports the central area of the dustcap.\ \ Although we talk about the three different drive unit types and how each is optimised for its particular frequency range, it is the way these speakers behave as a whole that impresses. It doesn't matter if the programme is music or film, the naturalness and realism portrayed by these speakers is uncanny.

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Other Bowers & Wilkins Products We Often Buy

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