Making of the new 800 Series Diamond

We went behind the scenes at the Bowers & Wilkins factory in Worthing, UK to see just how the new 800 Series Diamond is made. We followed one of the first new 803 D3s from start to finish along the line, to give you an idea of just how much effort goes into making such a fabulous loudspeaker.

The new 800 Series Diamond is the best sounding loudspeaker range Bowers & Wilkins has ever made. To achieve this acoustic performance together with reaching a new standard of build quality we developed a number of key new technologies and had to completely re-invent our manufacturing process. Some 300 new fixtures were required in the factory, along with significant investment in new equipment and staff training.

The result is, as you can see, a highly considered mixture of automated process and skilled craftsmanship. And as you can hear at your local Hi-Fi dealer, the result sounds even better than it looks.

The video takes a little over three minutes, but in reality an 803 D3 takes well over a month from start to finish, including four weeks drying time before polishing can begin.

Find out more about the 800 Series Diamond here.


  • Sylwester says:

    The video is amazing, the speakers look spectacular, but I won’t test drive them… nooooo way…. it is enough for me that I have tried recently P5 Wireless headphones – I had to buy them…. simply I had to… and the only reason I managed to push them through my home “budget acceptance committee” was the fact that my wife got my “old” P5 headphones… So if I would test-drive the speakers now, it could have catastrophic consequecess for my budget and the marriage, at this point at least…

  • Malcolm Stephens says:

    As the recent owner of a pair of 803 D3s (purchased May 2016), I was especially pleased to see this presentation. For me – perhaps being more interested and patient than most concerning this model – I would have appreciated a slower pace of the video, and accompanying oral narrative of the processes being depicted.


    So beautiful!!! Amazing!!!

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