July 16th, 2018
The 802 and 805 Prestige Edition models are acoustically unchanged from standard 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers and feature the same specification, including the Diamond dome tweeter, Turbine Head, Continuum and Aerofoil drive units and Matrix cabinet construction. The high-gloss Santos Rosewood finish is prepared by hand by Bowers & Wilkins craftsmen at the company’s factory in the UK.
The high-gloss Santos Rosewood Prestige Edition is finished by hand by skilled Bowers & Wilkins craftsmen in the Worthing factory. The process is labour intensive – requiring significantly more time than a standard 800 series to manufacture. Each Santos Rosewood Prestige Edition loudspeaker will be serially numbered.
Bowers & Wilkins highlights the Santos Rosewood veneer used on each loudspeaker with thirteen coats of lacquer. In total, the process to create the Santos Rosewood finish takes over four weeks.