800 Diamond

800 diamonds – Whilst Laurence Dickie has long since moved on to run Vivid Audio, his tapered-tube loading remains a staple of Bowers & Wilkins' top range now re-issued as the D4 models. "The new 800 Series Diamond range continues to feature seven models beginning with the two-way 805 D4 monitor [$8'000/pr] joined by a trio of 3-way floorstanders in the 804 D4, 803 D4 and 802 D4 [from $12'500 to $26'000/pr]. For the flagship we're pleased to reintroduce an iconic name with the 801 D4 [$35'000/pr] to replace the existing 800 D3. For home theatre use, the HTM81 D4 and HTM82 D4 provide two centre channels to complete the range." Four available finishes include satin walnut or rosenut and gloss black or white. For the tech details, refer to the company's product pages.