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805 D3

Standmount speaker

The unique 805 D3 is the only speaker of its size to feature the Diamond dome tweeter, isolated in its own solid-body tweeter assembly for precise imaging and clarity.


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805 D3 Manual
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805 D3

The pinnacle of standmount performance


Reviewed by the experts

"A superbly engineered thoroughbred: Its transparency, dynamic capability, weight and control are something special."


“This speaker regularly delivers transcendent moments where you feel like you’re breathing the same air as the musicians on the recording.”


Hear small details in a big way

Mounted atop the main enclosure, the Diamond dome tweeter in its solid aluminium housing delivers space, ambience and precise soundstage imaging.


Truly amazing sound

Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum™ cone mid/bass driver.


Smooth delivery

The 805 D3's front-venting port allows superb weight from a speaker so compact, with Flowport™ technology speeding and smoothing the airflow for powerful bass without distortion.


Technical specifications

Technical features
Diamond tweeter    
Continuum™ cone bass mid    
Anti-resonance plug    
Optimised Matrix    
Solid body tweeter    

2-way vented-box system    

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1 in) Diamond dome high-frequency    
1x ø165mm (6.5 in) Continuum™ cone bass midrange        

Frequency range
34Hz to 35kHz        

Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis)
42Hz to 28kHz            

Sensitivity (1m on axis at 2.83Vrms)

Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)    
<1 % 70Hz - 20kHz    
<0.6% 120Hz - 20kHz            

Nominal impedance (min)
8Ω (minimum 4.6Ω)          

Recommended amplifier power
50W - 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme    

Max. recommended cable impedance

Height: 424mm
Width: 238mm
Depth: 345mm

Net weight
12.6kg (28lb)    

Cabinet finishes
Gloss black
Satin white

Grille finishes