In the second of our exclusive series of video tours around the Bowers & Wilkins UK factory, we take a look at 800 Series Diamond head units. These exclusive videos provide customers and members of the public with a rarely seen insight into the attention to detail, advanced technology and craftsmanship that are combined to produce the world’s best loudspeakers.
Introduced by Product Manager Mike Gough, this exclusive video looks at the distinctive head units that sit at the top of the two largest speakers in the 800 Series Diamond, the 800 Diamond and 802 Diamond.
Crafted from inert Marlan® composite, the internal cavity of the head unit – a sphere closely coupled to a short tube – absorbs most of the sound from the back of the driver, with the fibre filling mopping up the last vestiges. On the outside, the glossy teardrop shape smoothly disperses the sound around the speaker creating a solid, three-dimensional image.
The video looks at the attention to detail and painstaking finishing process these head units go through, from their arrival from a supplier to the finished sample, and the hunt for the smallest imperfection that happens in between.
There is more information on exactly why this makes sound acoustic available here. And if you missed it, you can see our cabinet manufacturing video here.