Boston Symphony Orchestra listens through 802 Diamond loudspeakers

New control room at the renowned Boston Symphony Hall features
Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond loudspeakers.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is one of the world’s best orchestras, and its long-term home at the Boston Symphony Hall is regarded as one of the finest concerts halls on the globe. Both hall and orchestra now have access to a dramatically updated and improved control room, one which benefits from the inclusion of a pair of Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond loudspeakers.


The new facility is one of the most advanced in-house control rooms in the orchestral world – only the Chicago symphony comes close to it in the US – and it allows the orchestra far more control over its recorded output.

The investment is already paying off, and earlier this year the orchestra won a Grammy for its “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow”. It has also agreed a deal with Google Play Music for streaming or download of selected performances, and it continues to release recordings on its in-house label as well as recordings with major labels such as Deutsche Grammophon.

Listening to recordings on the 802 Diamonds provides incredible insight into the performance, allowing the BSO’s musical director, conductors and principles unrivaled insight into the small details of the recordings, and thanks to innovations such as the speaker’s headed design, into the subtleties of hall acoustics that can make a great recording truly memorable.

To read more about Bowers & Wilkins new and dramatically improved 800 Series Diamond click here.

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