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Model: 801 Matrix B&W > www.bowers-wilkins.com
$1495 Original Price: $6000
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Overview

The 801 Matrix are legendary speakers. Truly awesome in its heyday and a real bargain now for the large, full scale sound that was its calling card. The three way design with its 12″ woofer, 5″ kevlar mid and 1″ metal dome tweeter may be common specs now but in its time, it was representative of the high end sound many audiophile aspire to. In the right room size, quality amplification with big reserve of power and a top notch source unit, you could almost be in audio heaven. Frequency response is a wide 20Hz to 20KHz (try finding another speaker for under $1,300 with the same ability!) with a nominal impedance of 8 ohm and a sensitivity of 87dB. One convenient feature on the speaker is its rollers. Which is heaven sent when you try maneuvering them into their sweet spot.

Cosmetically, they look really good for their vintage. Some scuff marks here and there and “greying” of the top grille covers but functionally 100%. We don’t have the original packaging so local pickup from our store is preferred or they will have to be shipped via freight.