Bowers & Wilkins CT 800 Series 3-way monopole/2-way dipole selectable closed-box system CT8 DS

Model #:CT8 DS

Bowers & Wilkins The CT8 DS is a dedicated surround speaker, that provides the option for users to select either dipole or monopole options depending on the type of room in which it is used.

To generate an authentically three-dimensional listening experience, the CT8 DS surround speaker handles both dipole and monopole surround dispersion. Along with a forward-facing Kevlar ® FSTTM midrange and metal-dome high-frequency drivers, the CT8 DS also carries side-facing Kevlar ® midrange/high frequency drivers.


Technical features Nautilus™ tube-loaded tweeter, Kevlar® brand fibre FST midrange cone, Carbon fibre/Rohacell® bass unit cone, Speakon® and binding post connectors
Description3-way closed-box system
Drive units1x ø32mm (1.2 in) tube loaded aluminium dome high-frequency , 1 x ø150mm (6 in) woven Kevlar® FST™ mid-range , 1 x 200mm (8 in) carbon fibre/Rohacell® sandwich cone bass
Frequency range-6dB at 39Hz and 40kHz
Frequency response49Hz – 24kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response, Horizontal: over 60º arc, Vertical: over 10º arc
Sensitivity88dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m), <1% 80Hz – 20kHz, <0.5% 200Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance8? (minimum 3.0?)
Crossover frequency 380Hz, 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 50W – 200W into 8? on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance0.1?
DimensionsHeight: 630mm (24.8 in), Width: 325mm (12.8 in), Depth: 185mm (7.3 in), Depth with grille: 227mm (9 in)
Net Weight21.0kg (46.3 lb)
FinishesCabinet Black painted

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