Bowers & Wilkins reveals “best ever” flagship 800 D3 speaker


S&I are excited to announce the introduction of the new B&W 800 D3, which was displayed and demonstrated in Munich this month to press from around the world. The 800 D3 redefines reference quality sound and is the best performing, most advanced loudspeaker B&W has yet produced. It’s a fitting launch during Bowers & Wilkins 50th anniversary year!

When the new 800 Series Diamond launched late last year, the range as a whole redefined performance standards, both for the 800 Series itself and for the wider world of premium loudspeakers. The outcome of an intensive seven-year project to make the best better, the 800 Series Diamond resulted from a combination of tireless research and development, advanced engineering, and countless hours of listening by the very best ears in the business.

A step up from the already incredible 802 D3 - The most immediate visual difference between the new 800 D3 and the 802 D3 (the previous top-of-the-line model) is the size of the 800’s low frequency enclosure and its twin bass drivers. It features two 10-inch Aerofoil bass drivers, as opposed to the two 8-inch drivers on the slightly smaller 802 D3. However, the bass drivers are not only larger; they also utilize a unique carbon fibre construction for an even stiffer, more pistonic cone and were optimized for linearity and low distortion. The drivers also benefited from a higher specification motor assembly with upgraded magnets for increased control and crossover improvements that offer a considerable upgrade over the 802 D3.

These innovations, when teamed with improvements to a series as a whole, such as dramatically stiffer cabinets, a more robust Matrix bracing system that involves thicker slats, and the thoughtful application of aluminum and steel bracing where it is more required, means the new 800 D3 represents the pinnacle of reference quality sound.

The best performing, most advanced loudspeaker B&W has yet produced, the 800 D3 completes the new 800 Series Diamond range and will be available from S&I later on this year. Watch our Facebook page for more details.