Film: The making of an 800 Series Diamond speaker

This is the first time the extraordinary and time-consuming process of creating an 800 Series Diamond speaker has been captured on film in its entirety. From the formation of the outer shell of the cabinet, through the painstaking painting and polishing process, right up to the final test that makes sure the loudspeaker meets our – and our customers’ – exacting standards, each stage is carefully monitored, and consistently applied.

In 1979 we redefined what is possible in sound reproduction with the very first 800 Series speaker – the Matrix 800. In 1998, we re-wrote the rulebook all over again with the Nautilus 800 Series. But we didn’t stop there. We continued to refine and experiment, and now we’ve raised the benchmark again. The 800 Series Diamond harnesses the unique properties of diamond throughout the range, producing a sound of unheard-of accuracy and realism

Listen and you’ll see.


  • linda holland says:

    is there going to be a newer model of the panorama soundbar or something equivalent in the near future.

  • Bowers and Wilkins says:

    Dear Linda,
    There are no immediate intentions to our knowledge to replace the existing Panorama.
    Kind regards
    Bowers & Wilkins

  • Alfred says:

    Thank you Bowers & Wilkins on a very insightful video on how your timeless creations are crafted to perfection. I am a proud owner of your 803 Diamonds and needless to say, I am speechless every time I listen to it.

  • Erhan Aslan says:

    It’s a great pleasure to watch this video as an owner of 802 Diamond Piano Black.
    Thank you for all for to bring all good sounds of the nature into my listening room :)
    All the best wishes,

    Erhan Aslan
    BSc, Electronics Engineer

  • Jason says:

    I wish I could own one of these. But I’m more than satisfied with my B&W Matrix 802.3

  • ronnel says:

    where can i buy 802 diamond piano black here in cebu city philippines and how much would that be in philippine peso?

  • Bowers and Wilkins says:

    Dear Ronnel,

    In order to find your nearest Bowers & Wilkins retailer please go to

    Kind regards

  • Dr Phil Chia says:

    When I first unwrapped the 802’s in my living room, I was staggered at the artistry of detail and depth of finish in the beechwood cabinet. Seeing the craftwork involved now gives me a greater appreciation of the speaker.

    But it’s not just a pretty face. The beauty of the speaker extends from visual to aural.

    In my opinion this is only bested by one other speaker that I have experienced: the Nautilus.

    Could we perhaps see the assembly of my other purchase: the P5?

  • Dave says:

    I have been a B&W user/fan since buying a set of DM 220’s ( if I remember the designation correctly) in the ’80’s. Those speakers ares till going strong and sounding great but sadly not in my house !
    I have been the proud owner of a set of 802D’s for seven years now and have never regretted buying them. Recently we bought a Zeppelin i-pod player which, amazingly, I found in a shop here in Guatemala where I live and we have a couple of sets of 303 box speakers littered around the house. None of my B&W products has ever disappointed and the sound from them echoes around our home each and every day but most of all, those 802D’s look and sound superb. My message to anyone out there, “If you can afford them, buy them.”

  • joe q says:

    i don’t own any B&W products yet(because what i want i cannot afford yet) but everytime i get on the internet, the first website i visit is b& and go straight to the 800d and 802d, i just love those speakers. someday they’ll be in my den.
    thank you guys.

    joe q

  • Carsten says:

    Thank you for giving the insight of the passion that is put into the manufacturing process of making these speakers. They are not just pure hifi speakers but indeed a real work of art.

    I am also a proud owner of a pair of 802D and every day is a delight for both the ears and eyes. Knowing the effort that is needed to make this product makes me enjoy them now even more.

  • John Burbidge-King says:

    Can’t wait for our visit in May with the Worshipful Company of World Traders to see these amazing and beautiful products designed, manufactured and exported from the UK. .

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