Instead of a conventional loudspeaker box, our cabinets are made from a continuous curved section of wood, with the drive units mounted at the heart of the curvature. This stiffer, more inert structure resists mechanical resonances far better and also ensures better dispersion of sound.
Introduced as a huge evolutionary change for us in 2015, the Continuum cone midrange drive has swiftly become a fundamental element in every Bowers & Wilkins loudspeaker. With exceptionally low noise, it ensures outstanding resolution without colouration or masking of detail.
HTM82 D4 has a dedicated midrange cone using three key Bowers & Wilkins technologies: the Continuum cone, Biomimetic Suspension and midrange decoupling, the latter ensuring minimal interference from the operation of the loudspeaker’s bass drivers. The result is outstanding clarity.
Innovation is at the heart of everything we do. We question, we examine, we understand and then we evolve. We use computer modelling to explore and reimagine every aspect of loudspeaker design. Learn more about all the technologies that combine to make 800 Series Diamond™ so special.
|Technical features||Diamond tweeter
Solid body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum™ cone FST
Aerofoil™ cone bass units
|Description||3-way vented-box system|
|Drive units||1x ø25mm (1in) Diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø130mm (5in) Continuum cone FST midrange
2x ø165mm (6.5in) Aerofoil cone bass units
|Frequency range||33Hz to 35kHz|
|Frequency response||45Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)|
|Sensitivity||89dB (on axis at 2.83Vrms at 1m)|
|Harmonic distortion||2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB,1m on axis)
<1% 100Hz – 20kHz
<0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz
|Nominal impedance||8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)|
|Recommended amplifier power||50W – 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme|
|Max recommended cable impedance||0.1Ω|