Bowers & Wilkins

800 D3 Floorstanding Speaker

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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Hear small details in a big way

Mounted atop the main enclosure, the Diamond dome tweeter in its solid aluminum housing delivers space, ambience 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    
Optimized Matrix    
Solid body tweeter    

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) 

Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)    
<1% 80Hz - 20kHz    
<0.3% 100Hz - 20kHz

Nominal impedance (min)
Ohms (minimum 3.0Ω)     

Recommended amplifier power
50W - 1000W into 8 Ohms on unclipped program   

Max. recommended cable impedance

Height: 1212mm (not including feet)
Width: 390mm
Depth: 583mm

Net weight
94.5kg (208lb)    

Cabinet finishes
Gloss black 
Satin white

Grille finishes

More Information
Series800 Series
Weight208.00 lbs
Product ManualDownload
Spec SheetDownload
Design3-way vented-box system
Dimensions23 x 15 48"
Distortion2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
<1% 80Hz - 20kHz
<0.3% 100Hz - 20kHz
Frequency Response17Hz to 28kHz
ImpedanceNominal impedance (min) 8 Ohms (minimum 3.0 Ohms)
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1 Ohms
Total Amp PowerRecommended amplifier power 50W - 1000W into 8 Ohms on unclipped program
TweeterDiamond tweeter / Solid body tweeter / Tweeter-on-Top
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