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805 Diamond

The 805 Diamond is an industry world-first – the only speaker of its size and type to incorporate true studio-grade technology in the form of a diamond dome tweeter.

805 Diamond

You asked for it. And now you’ve got it. The 805 Diamond is an industry world-first – the only speaker of its size and type to incorporate true studio-grade technology in the form of a diamond dome tweeter. Experience remarkable, lifelike sound from a discreet speaker that fits almost anywhere.

Diamond dome tweeters have long been considered an exclusive luxury in the world of audio – a refinement to be reserved only for the most expensive, studio-sized loudspeakers. No longer. The 805 Diamond is nothing less than a revolution in speaker design: the first speaker of its size and at this price point to come with a diamond tweeter. Because studio-quality sound shouldn’t just be for studios.

Small but perfectly formed, the 805 Diamond will fit almost everywhere. Tucked away on a bookshelf or positioned on its specially designed stand, it’s perfect for smaller listening spaces. And it will serve equally well as the rear channels of a home theatre system. With 805 Diamond, you can now bring superb, breath-takingly realistic sound to places you never thought possible.

805 Diamond
Woven Kevlar
Crossover Tuning
Nautilus Tapering Tube
Flowport
Mushrooms
Tweeter on Top
Matrix
Diamond Tweeters
De-coupling
Quad Magnet Tweeter Motor
Description 2-way vented-box system
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency

1x ø165mm (6.5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass / midrange
Frequency range -6dB at 42Hz and 33kHz
Frequency response 49Hz - 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response
Horizontal: over 60º arc
Vertical: over 10º arc
Sensitivity 88dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)

<1% 100Hz - 22kHz

<0.5% 150Hz - 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 4.7Ω)
Crossover frequency 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 50W - 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω
Height: 418mm (16.5 in)
Width: 238mm (9.4 in)
Depth: 351mm (13.8 in)
Net weight 12kg (26 lb)
Cabinet: Cherrywood

Rosenut

Piano Black Gloss
Grille: Black cloth

Home Theatre and High Fidelity – March 2014
I have no reservations whatsoever telling anyone in the market for a top-notch compact speaker system to put the B&W's on their short-list; I was so impressed, I made them a permanent part of my set-up.
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The absolute sound - January 2011
"As you can tell, I loved the 805 Diamond. Its overall performance went well beyond its $5000 asking price."
Kirk Midtskog.
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Hi-Fi News - July 2010
Read the world’s first review of the 805 Diamond, a speaker that Hi-fi News describe as "tough to resist".
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EISA High End Loud Speaker Award 2010-2011
Voted European High-End Loudspeaker 2010-2011

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