802 Diamond

The 802 Diamond is the smaller of the two 'headed' models in the 800 Series Diamond. It offers immense levels of scale and clarity, and is destined to be a favourite among audiophiles for many years to come.

802 Diamond

If you’re looking for a speaker with the power, clarity and presence of the mighty 800 Diamond, but your listening area can’t quite accommodate its studio-sized proportions, the 802 Diamond is the answer. Retaining the groundbreaking spherical head design of its bigger brother, it’s the closest you’ll get to true studio sound at home.

While the slimmer dimensions of the 802 Diamond make it an easier fit for living spaces, the basic design retains nearly all of the features of the top-of-the-range 800 Diamond, including the teardrop form of the midrange head. Moulded from Marlan®, a synthetic, mineral filled resin, this granite-hard enclosure is sprayed with seven coats of lacquer and polished by hand until it's as smooth as glass.

As with all of the speakers in the range, the 802 Diamond features our legendary Nautilus™ tapering tube drive unit technology. First pioneered on our trailblazing Nautilus speaker, the tubes work like horns in reverse, minimising colouration by soaking up excess sound energy from the back of the driver. So that all that emerges from the front is the most fully formed, focused and pristine sound.

802 Diamond
Technical features Free-mounted diamond dome tweeter
Nautilus™ tube tweeter loading
Quad magnet tweeter motor
Kevlar® brand fibre cone FST™ midrange
Sphere/tube midrange enclosure
Rohacell® cone bass
Dual magnet bass driver motor
Matrix™ cabinet
Flow
Description Flowport™
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) woven Kevlar® cone FST™ midrange
2x ø200mm (8 in) Rohacell® cone bass
Frequency range -6dB at 27Hz and 33kHz
Frequency response 34Hz – 28kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response

Horizontal: Horizontal: over 60º arc
Vertical: Vertical: over 10º arc
Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 40Hz – 100kHz
<0.5% 70Hz –100kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.5Ω)
Crossover frequencies 350Hz, 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 50W – 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω
Height: 1135mm (44.7in) (not including feet)
Width: 368mm (14.5in)
Depth: 563mm (22.2in)
Net weight 72kg (159 lb)
Finishes  
Cabinet: Cherrywood
Rosenut
Piano Black
Grille: Black cloth

TONEAudio - October 2011
"The latest diamond tweeter and crossover design combine to produce a very musical speaker that handles nuance with aplomb, yet also rocks at realistic levels when the demand arises."
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HiFi+ - August 2011
"It’s not just an extremely revealing, highly capable and fabulously enjoyablespeaker it’s a good looking one too."
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Home Cinema Choice - July 2011
"Breathtaking surround and stereo performance; gorgeous design and build."
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