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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.