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Bowers & Wilkins

803 D4

£18,000

Second in the floorstanding range of Bowers & Wilkins 800 D4, the 803 D4 is a huge step up from 803 D3 and the first in the range to feature the turbine head housing the midrange driver. It is noticeably slimmer than the 801 and 802 so perhaps more aesthetically pleasing to ‘others’ at home, without compromising on sound quality. A tremendous speaker.

Get in touch to arrange a listen.

In-store purchase only, please call 0141 221 0221 or email glasgow@loud-clear.co.uk to reserve/enquire.
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803 D4 Floor-standing speaker
Our most compact headed model brings all the technical advantages of a dedicated midrange enclosure – the Turbine™ Head, with its decoupled midrange cone – to a smaller footprint that’s easily accommodated in any home.

Small wonder
803 D4 may be notably more compact than the 801 D4 or 802 D4, but it still bristles with technical innovation, most obviously in its use of a three-box construction. Its 130mm (5in) midrange cone is carefully isolated from the impact of its bass cones thanks to its Turbine Head enclosure.

Reverse Wrap cabinet
Instead of a conventional loudspeaker box, our cabinets are made from a continuous curved section of wood, with the drive units mounted at the heart of the curvature. This stiffer, more inert structure resists mechanical resonances far better and also ensures better dispersion of sound.

Enhanced Matrix™
Matrix bracing uses interlocking panels to reinforce loudspeaker cabinet walls in all directions internally, reducing resonance and creating a more believable soundstage. The Matrix assembly in 803 D4 is our best yet, ensuring optimum scale, power and intelligibility.

Aluminium bass pods
803 D4 mounts two Aerofoil™ bass cones in twin solid aluminium bass pods, each of which is clamped into an aluminium plate fixed to the stiffest part of its curved cabinet. Formed as single pieces of metal, these stiff structures provide the perfect mechanical location for those powerful bass cones.

The science of sound
Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We question, we examine, we understand and then we evolve. We use computer modelling to explore and reimagine every aspect of loudspeaker design. Learn more about all the technologies that combine to make 800 Series Diamond so special here.

Step up for more power
803 D4 features all the most iconic ingredients in the 800 Series Diamond range including, of course, that famous headed enclosure. It is, however, smaller than its other siblings. Step up to the 802 D4, and you’ll get both larger 200mm (8in) bass cones and a larger 150mm (6in) midrange driver.

B&W 803 D4 Satin Rosenut

B&W 803 D4 Satin Rosenut

Technical specifications

Technical features
Diamond tweeter
Solid body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum cone FST
Anti-Resonance plug
Biomimetic Suspension
Turbine Head
Matrix
Aerofoil cone bass units
Flowport

Description
3-way vented-box system

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1in) diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø130mm (5in) Continuum cone FST midrange
2x ø180mm (7in) Aerofoil cone bass units

Frequency range
16Hz to 35kHz

Frequency response
19Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)

Sensitivity
90dB (on axis at 2.83Vrms at 1m)

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

Nominal impedance
8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)

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

Max. recommended cable impedance
0.1Ω

Dimensions
Height: 1165mm
Width: 357mm
Depth: 511mm

Net weight
62.15kg

Finishes
Cabinet:
Gloss Black
White
Satin Rosenut
Satin Walnut

Grille:
Black
Grey
Black
Grey