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802 D3

Floorstanding speaker

The very latest Bowers & Wilkins speaker technologies, from our massive Turbine Head to the reinvented Matrix bracing, combine to superb effect to deliver staggeringly real sound. 


For pricing and availability of the Prestige edition, please contact your Bowers & Wilkins dealer.

802 D3



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802 D3

Studio quality sound in any home


Reviewed by the experts


"A major step up from its predecessor, the 802 D3 competes with speakers at twice its price, and higher."
-Audio Beat


“Think of the tears of joy as your turn it on.”


Hear small details in a big way

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


Less resonance, more dispersion

The Turbine Head's massive midrange housing is carefully shaped and inert, ensuring voices and instruments are delivered with extreme purity.


Truly amazing sound

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


Nimble and powerful

Solid, dramatic bass is delivered through the rigidity and lightness of the uniquely-shaped, variable thickness Aerofoil™ cone.


Braced for impact

Unwanted resonances can blunt the punch of the sound: advanced Matrix bracing keeps the cabinet ultra-rigid and damps out superfluous vibrations.


Stable foundations

Perfect sound is about moving air, not the speakers: a stable plinth makes for easy positioning, then keeps it rock-solid for listening.


Technical Specification

Technical features
Diamond tweeter    
Continuum™ Cone FST™   
Anti-Resonance plug    
Turbine head    
Aerofoil™ cone bass units    
Optimized Matrix    
Solid body tweeter    

3-way vented-box system

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1 in) Diamond dome high-frequency    
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange    
2x ø200mm (8 in) Aerofoil™ cone bass units    

Frequency range
14Hz to 35kHz    

Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis)
17Hz to 28kHz

Sensitivity (1m on axis at 2.83Vrms) 


Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)    
<1 % 80Hz - 20kHz    
<0.3% 100Hz - 20kHz

Nominal impedance (min)
8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)     

Recommended amplifier power
50W - 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme    

Max. recommended cable impedance

Height: 1212mm (not including feet)
Width: 390mm
Depth: 583mm

Net weight
94.5kg (208lb)    

Cabinet finishes
Gloss black 
Satin white
Prestige Edition

Grille finishes