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B&W 804S


$2,250.00 Released January, 2007

Product Shot 1 The Pros:5 year warranty. Attractive design. Very good sounding tweeter.

The Cons:Expensive. Too few and odd lean bass. Unstable (tall and lean).

The B&W 804S is a 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker from B&W's high end 800 Series that handles up to 200 watts of power.  The speaker is more narrow and compact than B&W's 803S and is designed with a curved cabinet that includes Matrix interlocking bracing for rigidness and stands on a heavy cast aluminum plinth.

  It has a 1" aluminum dome tweeter that is positioned on top of the unit and a 6" Kevlar cone FST midrange driver.  The 804S also has two 6.5" cone bass drivers with front-firing Flowport technology compared to the larger 7" bass drivers in the 803S.  The speaker is available in real wood veneer finishes of Rosenut, Black Ash, or Cherrywood and comes with a black cloth grille.  It retails for approximately $2250 each.

Features/Specs

  • 3-way vented box system
  • 1 x 1" free mounted aluminum dome tweeter
  • 1 x 6" woven Kevlar cone FST midrange
  • 2 x 6.5" Rohacell cone bass drivers
  • Front-Firing Flowport technology
  • Matrix interlocking cabinet bracing
  • Frequency Response: 38Hz - 22kHz
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Crossover Frequencies: 350Hz, 4kHz
  • Power Handling: 50W - 200W
  • Dimensions: 40.2"H x 9.4"W x 13.8"D
  • Weight: 28kg
  • Cherrywood, Black Ash, or Rosenut Real Wood Veneer Finish
  • Heavy Cast Aluminum stand (plinth)
  • Black Cloth Grille

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Pros
  • 4

    5 year warranty

  • 4

    attractive design

  • 4

    very good sounding tweeter

  • 3

    good quality construction

  • 3

    available in different coloured wood finishes

  • 3

    very good full-bodied, detailed sound

  • 3

    powerful

  • 3

    very little background noise

  • 3

    clear vocals

  • 2

    tweeter has its own enclosure and sits on a flexible mount on top of the cabinet

  • 2

    bi-wireable/bi-ampable

Cons
  • 2

    expensive

  • 0

    too few and odd lean bass

  • 0

    unstable (tall and lean)

  • 0

    Very disappointing sound, much better available on the market for a lot less money.

  • -1

    too bright, especially with home listening sound levels

  • -2

    Not musical. Fatiguing. Forward to the point of being painful.

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Anonymous: #b_w_804s Over bright and harsh, and agree with comments about it being painful and fatiguing Mar 24, 11
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