Aluminum top plate with Leather by Connolly Gloss Black Satin Rosenut White Satin Walnut Black Grille Black Grille Grey Grille Grey Grille Black Leather Black Leather Grey Leather Grey Leather The top section of every stereo model features an aluminum top-plate, covered in all-new Leather by Connolly trim. We use luxurious, full-grain black leather for Gloss Black and Satin Rosenut finishes, and a light grey leather for White and Satin Walnut. Speaker Grilles Solid Body Tweeter Solid-body tweeters are longer (to improve performance) and are now anodized (previously painted). The branding is now elevated to a prominent position, celebrating the Bowers & Wilkins signature tweeter-on-top technology. Speaker grilles are now individual units and round, to match each.
Turbine Head Hear the sound, not the cabinet. Our all-aluminum Turbine Head is a phenomenally stiff and inert housing for the crucial midrange cone, carefully damped to avoid unwanted resonances and decoupled from both the bass enclosure and the tweeter body. The result? The most realistic midrange sound yet. Solid-Body Tweeter The latest incarnation of our iconic Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top housing features an elongated form with a longer tube-loading system, producing an even more free and open sound with high frequencies. As before, the carefully decoupled housing is milled from a single solid block of aluminum to better resist resonance.. Reverse Wrap Cabinet Instead of a flat-fronted speaker with a curving back, our cabinets are formed from one continuous curve, held together with a spine of solid aluminum. Fewer joins make for a stiffer, more inert structure, and a curved front means less baffling around the drive units. So sound dispersion is improved, and cabinet reflection is reduced. Matrix™ Matrix™ bracing uses interlocking panels to reinforce loudspeaker cabinet walls in all directions internally, reducing resonance and creating a more believable soundstage. Every model in the new 800 Series Diamond benefits from an upgraded Matrix design that combines solid plywood construction with aluminum bracing to reinforce key stress points. Biomimetic Suspension Sometimes, making a big difference takes unconventional thinking. For decades, we thought nothing could improve on the sound of our famous yellow Aramid Fibre midrange cones, but eventually, our Continuum cone technology changed our minds. Now, we’ve turned our attention to another crucial element in a loudspeaker cone: the fabric spider. Our all-new Biomimetic Suspension revolutionizes midrange cone performance by greatly reducing the unwanted air pressure and coloration that a conventional fabric spider can generate. The result? Midrange transparency you wouldn’t believe possible. Continuum Cone Thanks to its composite construction, the Continuum™ cone avoids the abrupt transitions in behavior that can impair the performance of a conventional drive unit. The result is a more open, neutral performance that delivers voices and instruments with precision and transparency. Decoupled Midrange Assembly Every 800 Series Diamond loudspeaker aside from the standmount 805 D4 has a dedicated midrange cone using four key Bowers & Wilkins technologies: the Continuum cone, FST™ , Biomimetic Suspension and midrange decoupling, the latter ensuring minimal interference from the operation of the loudspeaker’s bass drivers. Aluminum Top Plate Every stereo model in the new 800 Series Diamond range has a significantly upgraded cabinet design with an all-new aluminum top section for even greater stiffness. The same design also provides a perfect mounting point for all-new Leather by Connolly cabinet detailing, with luxurious black leather for dark cabinets and light grey for lighter finishes. Crossover All stereo models in the new 800 Series Diamond range now use rear-mounted crossover designs mounted on stiff aluminum spines. This isolates the sensitive capacitors from the unwanted effects of air pressure within the enclosure and makes for a very effective heatsink to ensure optimum performance when in use. Excellence. Evolved. The new 800 Series Diamond. Copy for 800 Series Diamond Leather by Connolly The top section of every stereo model features an aluminum top plate, covered in all-new Leather by Connolly trim. We use luxurious, full-grain black leather for Gloss Black and Satin Rosenut finishes, and a light grey leather for White and Satin Walnut. Diamond dome tweeter Our diamond domes remain the ultimate in tweeter technology, capable of unrivaled acoustic detail, naturalism, and spaciousness. Its unique stiffness-to-lightness ratio makes diamond the perfect tweeter material. Developed especially for the 800 Series Diamond, diamond tweeter domes push the break-up frequency threshold to a remarkable 70kHz, resulting in superb clarity and detail. Aerofoil cone By using advanced computer modeling and syntactic core material, we’ve been able to produce a cone of varying thickness, with maximum stiffness where it’s needed most. This optimized shape means the cone displays pistonic behavior further up the audible range, producing bass that’s precise, controlled, and utterly lifelike.