B&W 804 D4 – Floor-standing speaker
For listeners who crave the performance of an 800 Series Diamond™ floorstander but prefer a more conventional aesthetic, the 804 D4 is the perfect choice. Its new cabinet and plinth make it our best-performing 804 yet.
804 D4 is perhaps more conventional in appearance than other floorstanders in the 800 Series Diamond range, but it’s every bit as sophisticated. Its new Reverse-Wrap cabinet is both a mechanical and acoustic revolution in its class, and its new plinth ensures rock-solid, accurate bass response too.
Every stereo model in the new 800 Series Diamond range has a significantly upgraded cabinet with an all-new aluminium top-plate. This also provides a perfect mounting point for all-new Leather by Connolly trim, with luxurious black leather for dark cabinets and light grey for lighter finishes.
Reverse Wrap cabinet
Instead of a conventional loudspeaker box, the cabinet in 804 D4 is 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.
A great speaker needs a rock-solid foundation. The new 804 D4 uses a downwards-firing Flowport exiting on to a solid aluminium plinth complete with a steel constrained layer damping sheet, which controls unwanted resonance. It also has greatly upgraded spikes for maximum stability and durability.
Get a Head
804 D4 is the entry-level floorstanding model in the 800 Series Diamond range. Step up to 803 D4 and you’ll find larger bass drivers (180mm, 7in) plus, crucially, the addition of a Turbine™ Head enclosure for the 130mm (5in) midrange cone, which adds even more spaciousness to the sound.
Solid body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum™ cone FST
Aerofoil™ cone bass units
3-way vented-box system
1x ø25mm (1in) diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø130mm (5in) Continuum cone FST midrange
2x ø165mm (6.5in) Aerofoil cone bass units
20Hz to 35kHz
24Hz to 28kHz (+/-3dB from reference axis)
89dB (on axis at 2.83Vrms at 1m)
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB,1m on axis)
<1% 90Hz – 20kHz
<0.3% 120Hz – 20kHz
8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power
50W – 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance
Gloss Black, White, Satin Rosenut, Satin Walnut
Black, Grey, Black, Grey