B&W 801 D4


Marking the pinnacle of Bowers & Wilkins’ impressive range of free-standing loudspeakers, the 801 D4 combines state-of-the-art audio technology with a timeless design that promises to be the centrepiece of any audiophile’s listening room. Built upon the solid 40-year foundation laid by the company’s evergreen 800 Series, the 801 D4 is already destined to be an icon in the field of quality sound reproduction. It benefits from over four decades of incremental audio improvements, delivering crystal-clear sound the way it was meant to be heard.

Additional Information

Liquid Amber, Gloss Black, White, Satin Rosenut, Satin Walnut

Resonance Reduction

The Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 loudspeakers are constructed using the company’s trademark Matrix bracing system. This comprises interlocking aluminium panels that reinforce the interior of the cabinet walls in every direction, with special attention paid to key stress points. This helps to reduce resonance and provide the most believable midrange soundstage.

Incredible Mid-range Sound

These loudspeakers are fitted with Bowers & Wilkins’s proprietary Continuum midrange cone, complete with an all-aluminium turbine head that eliminates all unwanted resonance from the unit. This stiff and critically damped housing remains separate from the tweeter body and the bass enclosure, resulting in realistic sound reproduction.

Revolutionary Biomimetic Suspension

The 801 D4 utilises Bowers & Wilkins’s unique biomimetic suspension system to significantly reduce colouration and unwanted air pressure, compared to the more common fabric spider approach. This revolutionary design enhances midrange performance and improves transparency, resulting in crystal-clear output every time.

Your Choice of Finishes

The Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 is available in a variety of finishes, so you should have no problem finding the right look to match your existing audio setup. These include:

Liquid Amber
Gloss Black
Satin Rosenut
Satin Walnut

In-store Demonstration

If you’re going to invest in a set of quality loudspeakers like the Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4, it’s only natural that you should want to hear them being put through their paces first. Call Acoustica today to arrange a full demonstration in-store. We have a custom-built demo room, carefully appointed to give you the full aural experience you can expect from the 801 D4.

At-home Installation

Here at Acoustica, our commitment to you doesn’t end at the point of sale. We want you to get the most out of your Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 speakers, and we know how to achieve that. With decades of experience in the industry between us, we have the skill and expertise to set up your sound system to meet the acoustic requirements of your room. However large or small, and whatever shape it might be, our technicians will install your new speakers for optimal performance.

Technical Specification


Size & Weight Height: 1221mm (48.1 in)
Width: 451mm (17.8 in)
Depth: 600mm (23.62 in)
100.60kg (221.8 lb)
Technical Features Diamond tweeter
  Solid body Tweeter-on-Top
  Continuum™ cone FST
  Anti-Resonance plug
  Biomimetic Suspension
  Turbine™ Head
  Aerofoil™ cone bass units
  3-way vented-box system
Drive Units 1x ø25mm (1in) Diamond dome high-frequency
  1x ø150mm (6in) Continuum cone FST midrange
  2x ø250mm (10in) Aerofoil cone bass units
Frequency Range 13Hz to 35kHz
Frequency Response 15Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)
Sensitivity 90dB (on axis at 2.83Vrms at 1m)
Harmonic Distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB,1m on axis)
  <1% 30Hz – 20kHz
  <0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz
Nominal Impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended Amplifier Power 50W – 1000W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max recommended Cable Impedance 0.1Ω


Get in Touch

If you have any questions about the Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4, the team at Acoustica is happy to help. To arrange a demonstration, place an order, or for impartial, professional advice, call us on 01244 344 227 during our regular opening hours (Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 to 17:30). Alternatively, drop us an email to info@acoustica.co.uk and someone from the team will call you back.


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