Bowers & Wilkins 800 Diamond D3 Studio Reference Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)

R699,990.00 Incl. VAT

The flagship of the 800 Series Diamond range is a no-compromise design: behind that strong visual statement is half a century of design and engineering, all in the cause of greater musical insight and impact.

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Reviewed by the experts

“Highly revealing of the purity of tone of instruments, these floorstanding speakers are just as capable of snarl or stomach-rearranging punch.”

-Hi-Fi News

“This is the first time we’ve realized this level of power and refinement at the same time.”


Hear small details in a big way

Mounted atop the main enclosure, the Diamond dome tweeter in its solid aluminum housing delivers space, ambiance, and precise soundstage imaging.

Less resonance, more dispersion

The Turbine Head’s massive midrange housing is carefully shaped and inert, ensuring voices and instruments are delivered with extreme purity.

Truly amazing sound

Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum™ cone midrange driver.

Nimble and powerful

Solid, dramatic bass is delivered through the rigidity and lightness of the uniquely-shaped, variable thickness Aerofoil™ cone.

Braced for impact

Unwanted resonances can blunt the punch of the sound: advanced Matrix bracing keeps the cabinet ultra-rigid and damps out superfluous vibrations.

Stable foundations

Perfect sound is about moving air, not the speakers: a stable plinth makes for easy positioning, then keeps it rock-solid for listening.


Technical features

  • Diamond tweeter
  • Continuum™ Cone FST™
  • Anti-Resonance plug
  • Turbine head
  • Aerofoil™ cone bass units
  • Flowport™
  • Optimized Matrix
  • Solid-body tweeter
  • Tweeter-on-Top

Description – 3-way vented-box system

Drive units

  • 1x ø25mm 1 in Diamond dome high-frequency
  • 1x ø150mm 6 in Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
  • 2x ø250mm 10 in Aerofoil™ cone bass units

Frequency range – 14Hz to 35kHz

Frequency response +/-3dB from reference axis – 17Hz to 28kHz

Sensitivity 1m on-axis at 2.83Vrms – 90dB

Harmonic distortion  –

  • 2nd and 3rd harmonics 90dB, 1m on-axis
  • <1% 80Hz – 20kHz
  • <0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz

Nominal impedance min – 8Ω minimum 3.0Ω

Recommended amplifier power – 50W – 500W into 8Ω on unclipped program

Max. recommended cable impedance – 0.1Ω

Dimensions –

Height: 1212mm not including feet

Width: 390mm

Depth: 583mm

Net weight – 94.5kg 208lb

Additional information

Weight 220 kg
Dimensions 90 × 130 × 150 cm


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