The 802 Diamond from Bowers & Wilkins flagship 800 series range has always been a favourite here at Grahams from the launch of the first generation Nautilus 802. The latest generation is radical overhaul of the previous design, the only part in common with the previous generation is the diamond dome of the tweeter, everything else is been redesigned and improved with advances in material and design technologies. The result is a revelation in performance making the 802 D3 one of the best sounding floor-standing speakers we have ever heard.
The performance delivered by the new 802 D3 is quite simply a revelation by comparison to the previous 802 Diamond - which remains a fabulous speaker and a joy to listen to. The new model is ever so slightly smaller than the outgoing model but weighs significantly more. This is due in part to the new Turbine head which is milled from a solid block of aluminium to reduce internal resonance and disperse vibrations delivering an inert platform for the drive units to work from. Also the new cabinet is an evolution of B&W's tried and tested Matrix braced curved cabinet with a hybrid metal and ply internal matrix brace to ensure the drive units sing, and not the cabinet.
You would expect a sense of scale and musicality from a large set of loudspeakers carrying a price tag such as these. But somehow they impress more than you could imagine and deliver music with genuine feeling and passion.
Available in three finishes, Gloss Black, Rosenut and Satin White.
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