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Lab Report: Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4 Floorstanding Speaker

Jan 20th 2023


This is Bowers & Wilkins highest performing floorstanding speaker series yet. Similar to the flagship 801 D4, the 802 D4 provides a more affordable alternative for your home theater. Welcome back everyone. In this video we will be unboxing the Bowers and Wilkins 802 D4 Floorstanding Speakers. After we open them, we’ll go over some important specs and features. So let’s get right into it.

802 D4 is a very special loudspeaker in its own right, with a thrilling blend of performance and style that other loudspeakers will find hard to emulate. Available in gloss black, white, satin rosenut or walnut, the 802 D4 is perfect for an elegant living room while not compromising on performance. The aerofoil bass cone technology provides an outstanding solution by combining low mass and high stiffness in bass cones. Bowers & Wilkins have also added a foam antiresonance plug for lower distortion and even cleaner bass.

These speakers have a dedicated midrange cone using 3 key components by Bowers & Wilkins technologies:

1. the continuum cone

2. biomimetic suspension

3. midrange decoupling (the latter ensures minimal interference from the operation of the loudspeaker’s bass drivers.)

Now for some of the specs on this speaker

  • The Frequency range goes from 14Hz to 35kHz.
  • It’s about 4 feet tall, weighing about 194 pounds.
  • With a nominal impedance of 8 oms, we recommend an amplifier that ranges from 50 watts to 500 watts for best performance (we recommend the Classe Amplifier: 

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