Bowers and Wilkins has revealed its 800 Series Diamond loudspeaker range that feature diamond tweeter technology for top-end performance.
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Bowers and Wilkins said that it is bringing its diamond tweeter technology throughout the whole range. In addition, further major advances in audio-critical areas provide the entire range with a dramatic leap forward in terms of audio quality compared to the outgoing 800 Series.
“The diamond dome tweeter is now a quad-magnet design, which increases efficiency and improves the dynamic range of the top-end performance. A new surround material aids dispersion characteristics, and provides a more stable stereo image while increasing openness. Bass performance has also been improved with the introduction of a new dual magnet motor system, which utilises powerful neodymium magnets,” ,” said the company.
The new 800 series also comes with oxygen-free-copper speaker terminals and links to ensure that the signal quality into the speaker is the best possible. All models’ crossovers feature a new design of capacitor using a unique silver, gold and oil construction.
Other new technologies onboard include Kevlar FST mid-range drivers, Nautilus tube-loaded tweeters, Matrix enclosures and the unique sphere/tube heads on the two largest speakers in the range.
All seven speakers feature attractive new design touches, and are available in a choice of three finishes: Rosenut, Cherrywood and Piano Black gloss.
Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond is available from June 2010, and priced as follows:
800 Diamond $37,000 per pair
802 Diamond $25,000 per pair
803 Diamond $16,000 per pair
804 Diamond $12,000 per pair
805 Diamond $7,500 per pair
HTM2 Diamond $7,500 each
HTM4 Diamond $4,000 each
Also available to complement the 800 Series Diamond:
DB1 Active Balanced-Drive Subwoofer $7,000 each
HTM Stand for HTM2 and HTM4 $699 each
805 Floor Stand $999 each