B&W + Chord Electronics

B&W + Chord Electronics

B&W + Chord Electronics / 24th May 2024

The pursuit of audio perfection is a journey that many embark on, but few ever fully realise. With the Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4 loudspeakers coupled with the majestic Chord Electronics Ultima range, that journey takes a giant leap forward

The B&W 802 D4 loudspeakers are a marvel of modern audio engineering. Renowned for their crystalline clarity & precision, these speakers deliver a soundstage that is both expansive yet intimate. The effortless Diamond Dome tweeter being a stand-out feature, producing high frequencies that are astonishingly clear & free from distortion. This is married to B&W’s proprietary Continuum cone material used for the midrange, which adds a layer of warmth & naturalness to the sound, making vocals & instruments come alive with an almost tangible presence.

The bass response of the 802 D4 is another area where these speakers excel. The Aerofoil bass drivers provide deep, powerful bass that is both tight & well-controlled. Whether you're listening to the subtle nuances of a classical piece or the driving beat of an electro anthem, the 802 D4 delivers a profoundly satisfying experience.

On the electronics front the Chord Electronics Ultima 2 preamplifier & Ultima 3 mono-block power amplifiers make the perfect partners for the B&W’s. Known for their cutting-edge technology & uncompromising quality, Chord Electronics have crafted components that look every inch as good as they sound & able to bring out the best in any high-end system.

The Ultima 2 preamplifier is a masterclass in control & finesse. It provides a pure, transparent signal path that preserves the integrity of the original audio signal, allowing the 802 D4’s to perform at their very best.

This precision & attention to detail ensure that every note is reproduced accurately & with an emotional connection to the music that only the most accomplished designs can deliver.

When it comes to power, the Ultima 3 mono-block’s are nothing short of extraordinary. With their advanced design & peerless construction, these amplifiers deliver an immense amount of clean, stable current, able to drive almost any load. This directly translates into an effortless performance, capturing the true scale & energy in a given recording. The dynamic range is truly stunning, able to capture the quietest whispers & the loudest crescendos with equal measure. Both Bowers & Wilkins & Chord Electronics are quintessentially British brands, each with a rich history of innovation & excellence.

Founded in 1966 by John Bowers, Bowers & Wilkins has been at the forefront of loudspeaker technology for over half a century. Their commitment to research & development has led to numerous breakthroughs in speaker design, earning them a reputation for producing some of the finest loudspeakers in the world. The 802 D4 is a testament to this legacy, embodying the company's relentless pursuit of perfection.

Since its inception in 1989, Chord Electronics has established itself as a leader in high-end audio
electronics. The company's dedication to pushing the boundaries of technology has resulted in products that are technically superior, musically engaging & hugely desirable. The Ultima series exemplifies this philosophy, offering unparalleled performance & achingly beautiful looks.

The combination of B&W 802 D4 loudspeakers & Chord Electronics Ultima amplification is nothing short of spectacular. This system delivers a level of performance that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning audiophile. With their impeccable British heritage & unwavering commitment to quality, B&W & Chord have created a synergy that elevates the listening experience to new heights.

For those seeking an audio system that offers both sonic excellence & a big slice of quality British engineering & artistry, this setup is an exceptional choice. Prepare to be transported to a world of audio bliss, where every note is a revelation & every listening session is a journey into the heart of music.

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