Bowers & Wilkins 802 FS User Manual

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Product Summary

Sheer size dictates that not many homes can accommodate a professional monitor system. But many a music aspires to enjoy, at home, the new era of enhanced listening pleasure such a system opens up.

The 802FS has conceived as a domestic monitor directly related to the 801FS professional system, but with significant differences tailored to the home listener’s needs.

Technical highlights

The midrange head assembly incorporates Fibrecrete (glass reinforced concrete) a B&W innovation. The secret is that the outer casing of this component is moulded from rigid polystyrene while the inner lining is Fibrecrete.

The Environmental controls located on the back of the midrange head assembly are specially developed by B&W. These controls enable the user to make the subtlest of adjustments, compensating for such factors as peculiarities of listening room conditions and the unusual balance that sometimes occur in digital recording.

The superb high frequency driver has a motor diaphragm assembly which operates as a diminishing-sizesound source as frequency increases. This advanced technique results in vastly superiorhigh-frequencydispersion, high power handling capacity and a new order of transient behaviour in the 8Hz to 20kHz region.

Drive Units

1 x 26mm multi-filamentpolyester

Power Handling

Minimum amplifier 100 watts into 8


weave dome; 26mm dia. high


ohms No upper limit due to automatic


temperature voice coil


protection device.


1 x 100mm Midrange frequency drive


Height: 1040mm Width: 300


unit; 25mm voice coil


Depth: 370mm


2 x 165mm low frequency drive units;


Walnut, teak, black ash, light oak or


38mm voice coil



Frequency Response 55Hz to 20kHz ±2dB




85dB spl (2.83V 1m)



Nominal Impedance

8 ohms















B&W Loudspeakers Ltd reserves the right to amend details of the specifications without notice in line with technical developments. E & OE. All trademarks acknowledged.