Reviewed by the experts
“A major step up from its predecessor, the 802 D3 competes with speakers at twice its price, and higher.”
“Think of the tears of joy as your turn it on.”
Hear small details in a big way
Mounted atop the main enclosure, the Diamond dome tweeter in its solid aluminum housing delivers space, ambience and precise soundstage imaging.
Less resonance, more dispersion
The Turbine Head’s massive midrange housing is carefully shaped and inert, ensuring voices and instruments are delivered with extreme purity.
Truly amazing sound
Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum™ cone midrange driver.
Nimble and powerful
Solid, dramatic bass is delivered through the rigidity and lightness of the uniquely-shaped, variable thickness Aerofoil™ cone.
Braced for impact
Unwanted resonances can blunt the punch of the sound: advanced Matrix bracing keeps the cabinet ultra-rigid and damps out superfluous vibrations.
Perfect sound is about moving air, not the speakers: a stable plinth makes for easy positioning, then keeps it rock-solid for listening.
Continuum™ Cone FST™
Aerofoil™ cone bass units
Solid body tweeter
3-way vented-box system
1x ø25mm (1 in) Diamond dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
2x ø200mm (8 in) Aerofoil™ cone bass units
14Hz to 35kHz
Frequency response (+/-3dB from reference axis)
17Hz to 28kHz
Sensitivity (1m on axis at 2.83Vrms)
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
<1 % 80Hz – 20kHz
<0.3% 100Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance (min)
8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power
50W – 500W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance
Height: 1212mm (not including feet)