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B&W CT8 DS Details

Bowers & Wilkins CT8 DS: Monopole/Dipole Selectable Surround System!

  • Aramid fiber cone FST midrange
  • Composite sandwich cone bass
  • Dipole/monopole option with 12V trigger switching
  • Matrix cabinet
  • Active bass crossover

The B&W CT800 loudspeakers are engineered to deliver the very best home theater experience. A choice of high-performance models allows you to build a system perfect for your space.

The CT8 DS is a dedicated surround speaker offering both dipole and monopole dispersion for an immersive effect, using a forward-facing FST midrange and metal dome tweeter, and a pair of side-firing mid/treble drivers.

Surround Speaker: CT8 DS
A typical CT800 installation will feature two or more vertical surround sound speakers at the rear and sides to generate an authentically three-dimensional listening experience. To maximise the 3D effect, the CT8 DS incorporates additional side-firing midrange drivers for the option of dipole operation.

Sound with backbone demands a speaker with backbone. In a system with as much power as this, the physical forces exerted on the cabinet by the air movements inside it are huge. To hold the cabinet walls in place and avoid the kind of vibrations and flexures that can taint the sound, each speaker contains B&W’s double thickness Matrix internal bracing system of interlocking anechoic cells. This indomitable skeleton – like that of a building – dissipates forces around the structure and creates a single rock solid unit.

Additional Information

Name B&W CT8 DS
Sub Title Surround Speaker
Manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins
Manufacturer Part# FP22519

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  • Description: 3-way monopole/ 2-way dipole selectable closed-box surround system

  • Drive units:
    • 1x ø32 mm (1 in) alloy dome high-frequency
    • 6x ø100 mm (4 in) midrange/high-frequency
    • 2x ø250 mm (10 in) Carbon fibre/rigid foam sandwich cone bass

  • Frequency range: -6dB at 26Hz and 40kHz (monopole mode) -6dB at 25Hz and 22kHz (dipole mode)
  • Sensitivity: 93dB spl (2.83V, 1m) (mf/hf)

  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohm (minimum 4 ohm)
  • Recommended amplifier power: 25W - 120W into 8 Ohm on unclipped programme
  • Max. Recommended cable impedance: 0.1 Ohm

  • Dimensions :
    • Height: 1100 mm (43.3 in)
    • Width: 325 mm (12.8 in)
    • Depth: 250 mm (9.85 in)

  • Net weight: 75kg (165 lb)

  • Finishes:
    • Cabinet: Black
    • Grille: Black