The B&W 802 Diamond is the smaller of the two ‘headed’ models in the 800 Series Diamond. It offers immense levels of scale and clarity, and is destined to be a favourite among audiophiles for many years to come.
If you’re looking for a speaker with the power, clarity and presence of the mighty 800 Diamond, but your listening area can’t quite accommodate its studio-sized proportions, the 802 Diamond is the answer. Retaining the groundbreaking spherical head design of its bigger brother, it’s the closest you’ll get to true studio sound at home.
While the slimmer dimensions of the 802 Diamond make it an easier fit for living spaces, the basic design retains nearly all of the features of the top-of-the-range 800 Diamond, including the teardrop form of the midrange head. Moulded from Marlan®, a synthetic, mineral filled resin, this granite-hard enclosure is sprayed with seven coats of lacquer and polished by hand until it’s as smooth as glass.
As with all of the speakers in the range, the 802 Diamond features our legendary Nautilus™ tapering tube drive unit technology. First pioneered on our trailblazing Nautilus speaker, the tubes work like horns in reverse, minimising colouration by soaking up excess sound energy from the back of the driver. So that all that emerges from the front is the most fully formed, focused and pristine sound.
|Nautilus Tapering Tube|
|Tweeter on Top|
|Sphere / Tube Enclosure|
|Quad Magnet Tweeter Motor|
|Dual Magnet Tweeter Motor|
|Description||3-way vented-box system|
|Drive units||1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency1x ø150mm (6 in) woven Kevlar® cone FST™ midrange
2x ø200mm (8 in) Rohacell® cone bass
|Frequency range||-6dB at 27Hz and 33kHz|
|Frequency response||34Hz – 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis|
|Dispersion||Within 2dB of reference response|
|Horizontal:||over 60º arc|
|Vertical:||over 10º arc|
|Sensitivity||90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)|
|Harmonic distortion||2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)<1% 40Hz – 100kHz
<0.5% 70Hz –100kHz
|Nominal impedance||8Ω (minimum 3.5Ω)|
|Crossover frequencies||350Hz, 4kHz|
|Recommended amplifier power||50W – 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme|
|Max. recommended cable impedance||0.1Ω|
|Height:||1135mm (44.7in) (not including feet)|
|Net weight||72kg (159 lb)|
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