Bowers & Wilkins 803 Series 2 Speaker User Manual

803 Series 2
Floor-standing loudspeaker system
Product Summary
The Matrix 803 monitor demands less floor space than the Matrix 802, while essentially
retaining the sound reproduction characteristics of the larger models. Graceful lines, sleek
good looks and a choice of finishes ensure that the monitor is at home in any listening
As a Hi-fi monitor, the Matrix 803 is exceptional, it will also feature in a Home Cinema
system without a hint of compromise.
Technical highlights
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Drive Units
Frequency Response
Nominal Impedance
2 way vented-box system
1 x 25mm metal dome - high frequency
1 x 165mm Kevlar
- midrange
2 x 165mm Cobex
- bass
35Hz – 20kHz ± 3dB on reference axis
90dB spl(2.83V 1m)
8 ohms (minimum 3.7 ohms)
Power Handling
50W – 250W into 8 ohms on
unclipped programme
Height: 1017mm Width: 258mm
Depth: 334mm
Black Ash, Walnut, Rosewood
Grille: Black Cloth
Kevlar®: B&W developed and patented the method of using Kevlar® for
loudspeaker cones to reduce unwanted standing waves. DuPont originally
created Kevlar® for use in bulletproof vests.
Matrix: The basic construction of nearly all loudspeakers is exactly the same -
panels of wood-based materials, bonded to form a rectangular box. B&W
studied and evaluated how each aspect of cabinet behaviour and the efficiency
of various materials and construction methods affects sound.
Tweeter on top: B&W's Tweeter on top technology ensures that the sound
remains focused and time-sensitive and that the stereo-image is presented with
unparalleled three dimensional accuracy.