Bowers & Wilkins Elevates Home Audio With Extravagant 801 D4 Speakers
The $50,000 home audio upgrade takes design cues from the same speakers found at London’s Abbey Road Studios.
It might seem like an impossible mandate to upgrade a home audio experience that’s already out of this world—but Bowers & Wilkins is never one to back down from a challenge, be it crafting McLaren headphones or releasing a $100,000 speaker.
And the latest additions to the Bowers & Wilkins line are every bit as jaw-dropping and splurge-worthy.
The Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 Speakers just got an array of finely tuned design upgrades, along with an upgrade to the existing 805 D4 Diamond series via the 805 D4 Signature.
The 801 D4 Signature is an impressive three-way standing floor loudspeaker that takes its cues from the very same 801 D4 speakers found at London’s famed Abbey Road Studios.
Souped-up twin bass drivers and upgraded motor system magnets deliver even more quality and clarity of sound in the new Signature offering.
Bowers & Wilkins also looked at the skeletal design structure of the 801 D4 to improve sound dampening and tone down unwanted resonance.
Sonically, the results should prove nothing short of astounding, even moreso when considering the upgraded tweeter grill mesh, designed to deliver more energy from the speaker’s Diamond Dome tweeter system.
Style points are abound when it comes to the 801 D4 Signature: The visually striking, next-level speakers are available in a handsome California Burl Gloss wood veneer and a crisp Midnight Blue Metallic paint.
The new 805 D4 is no slouch either, to say the very least.
The newest Signature Series launch makes use of an all-new bass and mid-range motor system, complete with an aluminum top plate design that tones down unwanted vibrations.
Neither set of speakers comes cheap, and the 801 D4 Signature Speakers are priced accordingly: They start at $50,000 for best-in-class home audio, and we’re willing to bet you’ve never quite heard anything like them.