Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4 Bookshelf Speakers Pair
805 D4 might be smaller than its tower speaker siblings, but it’s no lightweight: its beautifully constructed Reverse-Wrap cabinet, stiff aluminum bass pods and 165mm (6.5-in) Continuum™ mid-bass cone afford it exceptional bass extension and scale for a relatively compact speaker.
Diamond dome tweeter
One of our most significant accomplishments over the past two decades, the ultra-stiff, supremely accurate Diamond dome tweeter is the perfect combination of low mass, exceptional stiffness and outstanding accuracy. 15 years after we introduced it, we haven’t found a better tweeter dome technology.
Solid Body Tweeter assembly
Our newest Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top housing features an elongated form with a longer tube-loading system, producing an even more free and open sound with high frequencies. The carefully decoupled housing is milled from a single solid block of aluminum to better resist resonance.
The new reverse-wrap orientation of the cabinet on 805 D4 means we can place its sensitive crossover components inside their own, dedicated space within the cabinet, which has critical benefits to both performance and serviceability. We’ve taken the opportunity to upgrade the speaker terminals, too.
The science of sound
Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We question, we examine, we understand and then we evolve. We use computer modelling to explore and reimagine every aspect of loudspeaker design. Learn more about all the technologies that combine to make 800 Series Diamond so special here.
Size & weight
Dimensions Height: 440mm (17.3 in)
Width: 240mm (9.4 in)
Depth: 373mm (14.7 in)
Net weight 15.55kg (34.3 lb)
Technical features Diamond tweeter
Solid body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum™ cone bass/mid
Description 2-way vented-box system Drive units 1x ø25mm (1in) Diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø165mm (6.5in) Continuum cone bass midrange
Frequency range 34Hz to 35kHz Frequency response 42Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis) Sensitivity 88dB (on axis at 2.83Vrms at 1m) Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB,1m on axis)
<1% 90Hz – 20kHz
<0.3% 120Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 4.6Ω) Recommended amplifier power 50W – 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme Max recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω
Cabinet finishes Gloss Black
Grille finishes Black