Bowers & Wilkins Add New Technology To Their Speakers.
Three of the most important new features include:
- Fixed Suspension Transducer
- Biomimetic Suspension
- Continuum Cone™
The Fixed Suspension Transducer helps minimize the coloration that typical cone surrounds produce.
The Biomimetic Suspension is a replacement for the fabric spider of previous speakers. Made from a composite suspension system, it reduces noise-causing air pressure previously produced by the fabric spider.
The Continuum Cone™, the result of an eight-year research program, works with the Fixed Suspension Transducer and the Biomimetic Suspension to act as a midrange drive unit.
All three new technologies are available across the entire D4 speaker range.
Bowers & Wilkins Updates Existing Technology in Their Speakers.
Too many competitors suffice with throwing flashy new tech at customers. However, Bowers & Wilkins has gone the extra mile of updating existing features of their speakers that were already great.
Significantly updated technology includes:
- Reverse-Wrap Cabinet and Matrix
- Aluminum Plinth
- Aerofoil Cone™
- Decoupled Midrange and Turbine Head
- Solid-Body Tweeter
Updates to the Reverse-Wrap Cabinet and Matrix
Bowers & Wilkins first developed the Matrix over three decades ago, and they have since made continual improvements to it. The Matrix makes cabinets rigid and quiet, employing a complex, interlocking panel structure, which braces the loudspeaker from inside.
Each D4 model includes a cast-aluminum top that replaces the previous wooden design. The aluminum top helps keep the speaker enclosure rigid.
The 805 D4 and 804 D4 now contain rigid aluminum plates inside their cabinets to help brace against resonance. They also feature thicker plywood panels.
And the 801 D4 now strengthens its base with a solid steel plate. The plate adds stiffness and promotes quietness.