B&W 804 Diamond Review


Above average (B) 5 reviews 12/2010
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Product specification:
  • Type: Floorstander
  • System: Stereo Systems
  • Amplification: Passive
  • Enclosure Type: Bassreflex
  • Weight: 27 kg … more information

Hi-Fi World
Magazine February 2011
Single test
"excellent" (4 out of 5 points)

"FOR: punchy, tuneful bass; crisp, clear midband; engaging, incisive treble; suit Rock and Classical.
AGAINST: forward treble; well lit midband."

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Magazine 4/2010
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“... Its brightness, agility, stability, tonal accuracy, spaciousness and holographic transparency are much better than its predecessor, which was already a pretty decent model. That’s why the B&W 804 Diamond has a noticeably higher price. But, in my opinion, its elaborate concept more than justifies the higher price. ...”

Fono Forum
Magazine 7/2010
Single test
without final score

“... If you’re after a speaker for home audio which comes with a natural and homogeneous sound and which doesn’t sound too analytical or clinical, the B&W 804 Diamond is definitely worth taking a look at. ...”

Magazine 7/2010
Single test
“very good” (82 out of 100 points)

Value for money: “outstanding”

“An elegant floor-standing speaker with compact dimensions and a second generation diamond tweeter. The 804 Diamond sounds unbelievably fine and detailed for its class, delivering an effortlessly top-notch performance. Crisp bass, spot on music-wise.”

Magazine 4/2010
Single test
Sound Level: 86%

Value for money: “excellent” (4 out of 5 stars)

“... Just like other models from B&W, you can hear a drop in performance during tweeter crossover but this still has little bearing on the acoustics. In fact it should result in more full-bodied vocals but they’re nowhere to be seen (or heard). Outstanding omnidirectional sound ... and besides a small drop at around 115 hertz it delivers flawless impedence. The step response displayed a slight time offset; however, its mid-range driver and tweeter sounded perfectly fast.”

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