Friday, 01 July 2005
B&W’s nearly 40-year pursuit of speaker perfection has made it one
of the world’s most recognizable names in high-performance
loudspeakers. Long ago, with what started as a love for classical music
and live concerts, John Bowers set out to create the perfect speaker,
one that neither added to nor subtracted anything from the recorded
music. Four decades later, true to Bowers’ vision, B&W is still on
the cutting edge of technology with their latest offering, the 800
The B&W 802D loudspeaker is a three-way, floor-standing vented
speaker system that is available in a variety of real wood veneers,
retailing for $12,000 per pair. It measures 45 inches in height, 14.5
inches wide, 22.2 inches in depth. Each speaker weighs a backbreaking
176 pounds. The 802D is comprised of two eight-inch Rohacell bass
drivers, one six-inch woven FST Kevlar driver for the midrange and
B&W’s coveted diamond dome tweeter.
Residing third in the 800 ...