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The B&W 800D is a 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker from B&W's high end 800 Series that handles up to 1000 watts of power.

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Pros

handles up to 1000w of power

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wide frequency response - down to 35Hz

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choice of Cherrywood, Black Ash, or Rosenut Real Wood Veneer Finish

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attractive

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Cons

extremely expensive

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extremely heavy

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somewhat strange looking

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The B&W 800D is a 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker from B&W's high end 800 Series that handles up to 1000 watts of power.  The speaker is designed with curved cabinet with Matrix interlocking bracing for rigidness and stands on a heavy cast aluminum plinth.  It features a 6" Kevlar cone FST midrange driver that is housed in a rounded Marlan enclosure and has a 1" diamond dome tweeter positioned above the midrange.  The 800D also has dual 10" Rohacell cone bass drivers, each with a mushroom diaphragm and re-inforced by a down-firing Flowport.  The diamond dome tweeter is a very high performance tweeter that can handle frequencies above human hearing and works with the midrange and bass to produce realistic three-dimensional sound and a frequency response of 32Hz to 28kHz.  The speaker is available in real wood veneer finishes of Rosenut, Cherrywood, or Black Ash to match household decor.  It comes with a black cloth grille that attaches magnetically for a clean look and retails at approximately $12,000 a piece.

Features/Specs
  • 3-way vented box system
  • 1" diamond dome tweeter
  • 6" woven Kevlar cone FST midrange
  • 2 x 10" Rohacell cone bass drivers
  • Down-Firing Flowport technology
  • Matrix interlocking cabinet bracing
  • Frequency Response: 32Hz - 28kHz
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Crossover Frequencies: 350Hz, 4kHz
  • Power Handling: 50W - 1000W
  • Dimensions: 46.5"H x 17.7"W x 25.4"D
  • Weight: 125kg
  • Cherrywood, Black Ash, or Rosenut Real Wood Veneer Finish
  • Heavy Cast Aluminum stand (plinth)
  • Black Cloth Grille
Post Review
Anonymous
01/22/2011 11:19

I plan to install the following combination into my lounge:
B&W 800D, Wadia 861, passlab X350.5 in a space measured 9' x 24.5'.

Speakers will be 12' apart

Listening distance being 9' from each speaker.

Please kindly advise.

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