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Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus 802D2 Full Range Speakers, Complete

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Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus 802D2 Full Range Speakers Complete

Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus 802D2 Full Range Speakers, Complete

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 802D2 is a 3-way speaker capable of tremendous imaging and clarity thanks to the cabinet design.

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 and packing materials. The protective fabric is still present in the grills so they don't scratch the cabinets.  

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 9 with no signs of use and wear. See our detailed rating description here

Working Condition, Technical Notes:
Working properly, fully tested in our lab and listening room.  

Both 802D2 speakers, both grills, two sets of jumpers, original manuals/accessory boxes, speaker spikes, and 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 $15000

Three-way, floorstanding, reflex-loaded loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1" diamond-dome tweeter, 6" Kevlar FST-cone midrange unit, two 8" Rohacell-cone woofers. Crossover frequencies: 350Hz, 4kHz. Frequency response: 34Hz–28kHz, ±3dB, on axis (–6dB at 27Hz and 33kHz). Dispersion within 2dB of reference response: ±60° horizontal, ±10° vertical. Impedance: 8 ohms nominal, 3.5 ohms minimum. Sensitivity: 90dB/2.83V/m. Harmonic distortion (second and third harmonics, 90dB/m): <1% (40Hz–100kHz), <0.5% (70Hz–100kHz). Recommended amplification: 50–500W.

Dimensions and Weight - 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)

9 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10

SKU: 103866