Introducing the new B&W Series Diamond

B&W has just announced the third generation of its legendary Diamond series of high-performance loudspeakers. From a body style standpoint, it’s the first major change since the Nautilus 800 Series launched in 1998 – 17 years ago. The familiar yellow Kevlar cone is gone, and only the Diamond dome, a few capacitors and the binding posts remain from the last generation. There are 868 changes, to be exact!
Almost all of the component parts are different from the outgoing 800 Series Diamond. As Bowers & Wilkins Head of Research Martial Rousseau says, “This is not an update. This is a completely re-imagined design. One of the few remaining elements is the Diamond tweeter. We found it impossible to improve on the performance offered by diamond, although behind the diamond dome, the motor system was improved conrightrably.”
The changes involve a vast number of technological, engineering and acoustic innovations that combine to create a sublime listening experience. Most striking is the transformation of the midrange drive units. A new Continuum cone, developed in-house by Bowers & Wilkins engineers, replaces the Kevlar cones that

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