The 801 D4 Signature and 805 D4 Signature are the newly launched speakers that are within the Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Signature range. Both the speakers build on a heritage that traces back to the Silver Signature loudspeaker that launched back in 1991.
And in case you didn’t know, the speaker from 1991 was developed as a posthumous tribute to the founder of Bowers & Wilkins, John Bowers.
The newer modes that reside in the 800 Series Signature build on the benchmark set by the 801 D4 and 805 D4 models that have built the basis of the design.
Besides, the new Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Signature models come with carefully upgraded components. That makes the speakers capable of providing an enhanced audio experience.
You also get two luxurious new finishes on the new speakers, which makes the units look eye-catching. To be exact, you can revamp the looks of your setup by adding these speakers.
It’s worth noting that Bowers & Wilkins utilizes Signature naming very sparingly. The brand reserves the name for speakers that are radically upgraded models of conventional speakers and technologies.
Bowers & Wilkins was founded back in 1966. And so far, only seven series of speakers have carried the Signature mark.
According to Dave Sheen, the Brand President, “The 800 Series Signature represents the coming together of everyone across the Bowers & Wilkins brand, from our colleagues in manufacturing to our world-class engineering teams in R&D, to produce the very best loudspeakers that we have ever made.”
Among the two models of the Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Signature lineup, the 801 D4 Signature is the larger model. It is a powerful three-way floor-standing speaker that builds on the original specification of 801 D4.
Its specs are based on the Continuum Cone FST midrange drive unit and Diamond Dome Tweeter found in the 801 D4. The Signature version adds powerful twin 250mm bass drivers with upgraded and improved magnets.
The 801 D4 of the Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Signature lineup also adds a radically enhanced aluminum top plate. It’s right beneath the Turbine Head midrange enclosure. This new design optimizes the skeletal structure.
Moreover, the 801 D4 Signature has carefully placed damping material. It significantly reduces the unwanted resonances that come from the top of the enclosure.
The result of all these upgrades is better openness to the performance and more midrange transparency of the regular 801 D4.
The 805 D4 Signature, on the other hand, brings new performance standards. It is the small model in the Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Signature lineup.
Its form factor makes it better suited for smaller spaces. But the 805 D4 Signature’s performance is much better than other room-friendly speakers. It basically takes everything to the next level.
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