Bookshelf Speakers

B&W 805 Diamond Bookshelf and HTM4 Center Channel Speakers


Introduction to the B&W 805 Diamond and HTM4 Speakers

Bowers and Wilkin's (B&W) is a name that anyone even casually interested in audio and speaker manufacturers will undoubtedly know. With their distinctive look and stellar reputation, B&W speakers have found their way not just into many home audio set-ups, but also of the world's most iconic professional recording studios (raise your hand if you've seen the picture of an array of B&W speakers and Classé electronics at Abbey Road studios). Despite having known of B&W for as long as I've been involved in this field, I have personally had little experience with the speakers directly. I was therefore excited to have the opportunity to evaluate the B&W's 805 Diamond bookshelf and HTM4 center channel speaker and I am eager to pass along my thoughts. Go to Page 2: Design


  • Design: 2-way, Ported Enclosure
  • Drivers: One 1" Diamond Dome Tweeter, One 6.5" Kevlar Mid/Bass
  • MFR: 48 Hz - 28 kHz ± 3 dB (-6 dB at 42 Hz and 33 kHz)
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB (2.83V, 1m)
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Recommended Amp Power: 50W - 120W
  • Weight: 805D: 26 Pounds/each; HTM4: 27 Pounds
  • MSRP: 805D $4,999/pair; HTM4: $2,499 USD
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