The 803 D3 is a completely new speaker. The most compact headed model Bowers & Wilkins has ever made, it boasts many of the qualities of its larger siblings, but in a room-friendly size.
Studio Quality- Home Friendly
The 803 D3 is an elegant floorstander, delivering exceptionally natural and precise sound thanks to a combination of Diamond Dome tweeter, Continuum cone, Aerofoil bass and a more compact midrange head.
The Continuum cone delivers pristine midrange performance by effectively negating the break-up behaviour that can adversely effect this all-important part of the spectrum.
Reverse wrap cabinet
Relocating the curve of the cabinet to the front has a double benefit – it allows stronger joins at the back, while also helping sound dispersion across the curve of the baffle.
The Turbine head is the ideal shape for sound dispersion, while its internally ribbed, aluminium construction ensures that it is acoustically inert.
Diamond Dome Tweeters
Incredibly light, yet unbelievably rigid, Diamond is the ultimate tweeter material. Delivering the most revealing, natural treble you will ever hear.
- Diamond Tweeter
- Anti-resonance plug
- Continuum Cone FST
- Turbine head
- Aerofoil cone bass units
- Optimised Matrix
- Solid body tweeter
- Tweeter on top
3-way vented-box system
1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø130mm (5 in) Continuum cone FST™ midrange
2x ø180mm (7 in) Aerofoil cone bass units
16Hz to 35kHz
19Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)
90dB (On axis at 2.83Vrms)
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
<1% 70Hz – 20kHz
<0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance (min)
8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power
50W – 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance
Piano Black Gloss Lacquer
Rosenut Veneer with Black Cloth Grilles
Satin White Cabinets with Grey Cloth Grilles