Bowers & Wilkins Debuts New 800 Series Diamond Loudspeaker

Bowers & Wilkins has unveiled its new 800 Series Diamond loudspeaker on the advent of the company's 50th anniversary.

The result of a seven-year project, the new loudspeaker, according to Bowers & Wilkins' Head of Research Martial Rousseau, "is not a product update. This is a completely re-imagined entity. One of the sole remaining elements is the Diamond tweeter. We found it impossible to improve on the performance offered by diamond.“

Such is the fundamental evolution of the range that almost all of the component parts are different from the outgoing 800 Series Diamond.  The Diamond dome tweeter may have been retained, but the rest of the loudspeaker has been re-imagined from the ground up.

The changes involve a vast number of technological, engineering and acoustic innovations including the transformation of the midrange drive units. A new Continuum cone featuring superior acoustic properties replaces the Kevlar cones that have long been a major factor of the 800 Series’ midrange performance.

Bass performance has also been dramatically improved by the introduction of the Aerofoil cone, which considerably reduces distortion thanks to new cone geometry.

Additional new features include improved cabinets, a more robust Matrix bracing system, a new solid body tweeter assembly, and an improved Turbine head design.

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