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Bowers & Wilkins 802 D2 Diamond Speakers in Gloss Black

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Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond (802D2) Speaker In Gloss Black Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins 802 D2 Diamond Speakers in Gloss Black

SkyFi 479

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479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States



Second iteration of this incredibly successful speaker line. The 802 D2 is a 3-way speaker capable of tremendous imaging and clarity thanks to the cabinet design. We also have the matching HTM4 center if you're looking for a home theater setup.

The 1" tweeter used in this 800 series has a dome of vacuum-deposited particles of diamond.

The 6" Kevlar-cone midrange driver in B&W's signature yellow tint has been updated with the addition of a foam damping ring under the cone periphery. And its more powerful but smaller neodymium magnet structure and redesigned basket mean that obstruction of the cone's rear radiation is greatly reduced. 

Two 8" woofers with Rohacell diaphragms complete the driver array. Rohacell is a lightweight sandwich of rigid foam between sheets of carbon fiber. 

Brand Background: 

Excellence, uncompromised and uncompromising. The world’s most famous recording studios demand Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series loudspeakers, for no other reason than they represent the pinnacle of sonic supremacy. 


One owner since new who took great care of the speakers and kept all the original B&W boxes which will make for safe transport.

Amplifier Recommendations: 

Both solid state and tube should pair well with this unit. Manufacturer recommends up to 500W. We feel the sweet spot is probably 75W tube or 200W solid state. 90db efficiency. 

Room Size Recommendation: 

Mid to Large Size Rooms 


Dual set of 5 way binding posts accepting banana and spades. Includes high quality upgraded jumpers in case you'd like to single wire to your amp.

General Sound: 

Full range warm sound capable of great detail and dynamics.  

Cosmetic Condition: 

We rated this a 8 with little to no signs of use or wear. See our detailed rating description here 

Working Condition, Technical Notes: 

Working properly, fully tested in our lab and listening room.   


Both 802 D2 speakers, all grills, original manual, boxes, and packing materials. 


Original factory packing.


Stereophile review written by Kalman Rubinson


Freight or local pickup. We can also arrange a courier within a reasonable distance from our shop in Northern NJ (07452).

Original MSRP: 

Approx $15,000


Technical features:
• Free-mounted diamond dome tweeter Nautilus tube tweeter loading
• Quad magnet tweeter motor
• Kevlar® brand fibre cone FST midrange
• Sphere/tube midrange enclosure
• Rohacell® cone bass
• Dual magnet bass driver motor
• Matrix cabinet
• Flowport

3-way vented-box system

Drive Units:
1 x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency
1 x ø150mm (6 in) woven Kevlar® cone FST midrange
2 x ø200mm (8 in) Rohacell® cone bass

Frequency Range:
-6dB at 27Hz and 33kHz

Frequency response:
34Hz - 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis

Within 2dB of reference response
Horizontal: Over 60 Degree Arc
Vertical: Over 10 Degree Arc

90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)

Harmonic Distortion:
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 40Hz - 100kHz
<0.5% 70Hz - 100kHz

Nominal Impedance:
8Ω (minimum 3.5Ω)

Crossover Frequency:
350Hz, 4kHz

Recommended Amplifier Power:
50W - 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme

Max. recommended cable impedance

Dimensions - EACH:

44.7" (1138mm) H by 14.5" (363mm) W by 22.2" (565mm) D. 

Weight - EACH:

176 lbs (80kg) net, 196 lbs (89kg) shipping.

Recommended Cables: 

Kimber Kable - Speaker Cables - Better

Kimber Summit Series Monocle XL Speaker Cables (PAIR) - Best

Kimber Summit Series BiFocal XL Bi-Wire Speaker Cables (PAIR) - Best If Applicable 

The SkyFi Testing Process for Speakers: 

Our speaker evaluation process starts with a visual inspection of all drivers. We are looking for damaged or deteriorating woofer surrounds, dented tweeter domes, and cone damage. We also inspect the speaker connection points for loose or broken connectors.

After the initial visual inspection we connect the speakers to a reference amplifier with our preferred test tracks. With the speakers placed with proper distance we listen to each driver to make sure that they are producing the intended frequencies with no signs of distortion or rattle. During listening tests with test tracks we check for proper stereo imaging and bass response at various listening levels. If there are any audible signs of issues, the speakers are taken to the bench where we perform a frequency sweep to isolate the issue so that it can be resolved by component repair or replacement. 



Original Boxes

Yes Included


Yes Included


Not Applicable


Available Separately

Physical Condition (Info Here)

8 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10

SKU: 104400