Original retail price: £4750
Advert reference: 21530
Listed in: Stand-mount speakers
The smallest speaker in the 800 Series Diamond range is also one of the most ground-breaking.
Packed with cutting-edge technologies never seen before in a speaker of its class, it’s the only stand-mounted speaker in the world to feature a diamond dome tweeter. For lifelike spaciousness and detail, no other small speaker comes close.
The unique Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3 is the only speaker of its size to feature the Diamond dome tweeter, as found on the rest of the Bowers & Wilkins 800 series, isolated in its own solid-body tweeter assembly for precise imaging and clarity.
Mounted atop the main enclosure, the Diamond dome tweeter in its solid aluminium housing delivers space, ambience and precise soundstage imaging.
Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum™ cone mid/bass driver.
The 805 D3’s front-venting port allows superb weight from a speaker so compact, with Flowport™ technology speeding and smoothing the airflow for powerful bass without distortion.
“A superbly engineered thoroughbred: Its transparency, dynamic capability, weight and control are something special.”
“This speaker regularly delivers transcendent moments where you feel like you’re breathing the same air as the musicians on the recording.”
Stand sold separately.
Continuum™ cone bass mid
Solid body tweeter
2-way vented-box system
1x ø25mm (1 in) Diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø165mm (6.5 in) Continuum™ cone bass midrange
34Hz to 35kHz
Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis)
42Hz to 28kHz
Sensitivity (1m on axis at 2.83Vrms)
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
<1 % 70Hz – 20kHz
<0.6% 120Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance (min)
8Ω (minimum 4.6Ω)
Recommended amplifier power
50W – 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance