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 805S?

2-way vented-box system
Frequency Range:
-6dB at 42Hz and 50kHz
Frequency Response:
49Hz – 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis
88dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Nominal Impedance:
8Ω (minimum 3.7Ω)
H 418mm W 238mm D 351mm H 16.5” W 9.4” D 13.8”
11.5 kg / 26 lbs.
Cherrywood, Rosenut, Black Ash

What else to know about the 805S?

The 805S is a compact stand-mount 2-way system that gives a surprisingly full sound for its size and will not intrude into the room. Here, woven Kevlar® is the cone material of choice for the role of combined bass and midrange driver. Distortion levels are minimized with our novel ‘Balanced Drive’. First introduced in the Signature 805, Balanced Drive involves the addition of copper and aluminium components to the magnet system to reduce variations in voice coil inductance as the coil moves in the magnetic field. It’s a distortion-producing mechanism that particularly affects bass / midrange drivers and can impair clarity if not attended to. A separate stand is available that visually matches the style of the 805S and supports it firmly at the correct listening height.

Brief History of Bowers & Wilkins

Other Bowers & Wilkins Products We Often Buy

Typically, StereoBuyers purchases mostly used amplifiers, especially the vintage amps and high-end Bowers & Wilkins models.

StereoBuyers has purchased tens of thousands worth Bowers & Wilkins brand equipment since 2014, with individual buys ranging from $100 to well over $50,000. If you are moving, ready to upgrade, or have Bowers & Wilkins equipment you do not or will not be using, why not contact us today to find out if it is worth good money?

If you are interested in selling your used Bowers & Wilkins equipment to us in the greater NYC area or Colorado, please click here to fill out a Free Quote Form and we will get back to you. If we agree on terms, we come to meet you where you want, and pay cash.

The following images show actual Bowers & Wilkins equipment purchased by StereoBuyers.