I was very excited when this Bowers & Wilkins 805 D3 came. It takes 2 month to arrived since my order. And also take another one month after I found out some factory defects and B&W replaced this unit with a new unit.
My setup is single wire setup with Onkyo TX-NR616 av receiver.
The iconic yellow kevlar cone used for older B&W speakers has been replaced with the new silver continuum cone for this series.
For the tweeter, B&W has been using diamond dome tweeter for 800 series speakers since 2005 and they still keep this diamond technology for the 805 D3.
So about the sound...
Played 'Perhaps Love by Jheena Lodwick' with pure music setting on the onkyo suddenly amazed me.
The high freq was very soft, detail and clear. Instruments sound very natural and detail. Cymbals sounds very real and natural just like how they sould be on the live music.
Jheena vocal was clear and detail. I can even heard every organic details like some saliva sounds and also feel like her sound was whispered into the microphone.
The low freq also sounds very tight, accurate and deep enough, creating a natural sound from the bass instrument.
Stereo imaging is clear. Soundstage is wide and deep. Vocal and instrument were solidly placed. Has soft and detailed treble, deep and natural bass.
Even on my bad acoustic room all of those qualities still make this speaker one of the most natural and detail sounding speaker I ever heard.