B&W 802 FS
Floor-standing loudspeaker system
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 802 FS has conceived as a domestic monitor directly related to the 801 FS professional system, but with significant differences tailored to the home listener’s needs.
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-size sound source as frequency increases. This advanced technique results in vastly superior high-frequency dispersion, high power handling capacity and a new order of transient behaviour in the 8Hz to 20kHz region.
1 x 26 mm multi-filament polyester weave dome; 26 mm dia. High temperature voice coil
1 x 100 mm Midrange frequency drive unit; 25 mm voice coil
2 x 165 mm low frequency drive units; 38 mm voice coil
Frequency Response: 55 Hz to 20 kHz ±2 dB
Sensitivity: 85 dB spl (2.83V 1m)
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Handling: Minimum amplifier 100 watts into 8 ohms No upper limit due to automatic
Dimensions (H x W x D): 1040 x 300 x 370 mm
Finish: Walnut, teak, black ash, light oak or rosewood