Enjoy full-bodied audio for music and movies with this Bowers & Wilkins floor speaker. Its two bass drivers deliver booming, dynamic low frequencies, and the 6-inch midrange and 1-inch tweeter produce clear vocals and treble effects. This Bowers & Wilkins floor speaker has a vented box for increasing low-frequency output down to 46Hz.
1" Carbon Dome Tweeter
Pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail resulting from a Carbon Coating on our aluminum Double Dome Tweeter. The closest performance to our Diamond Dome Tweeters.
Solid Body Tweeter
Milled from a solid block of aluminum, the solid body tweeter housing design creates an acoustically optimized housing for the tweeter – one that’s exceptionally inert and resistant to resonances. You'll enjoy smooth and clear highs.
6" Continuum Midrange
Continnum is a woven material that blends control with flexibility. The result is breathtaking clarity right where you need it most- the midrange. Hear voices, guitars and other instruments in a whole new way.
Aerofoil Bass Drivers
Bass drivers need to be light, stiff and not ring like a bell. Aerofoil features incredibly light materials molded into a shape resembling an airplane wing for optimal rigidity and damping. Instead of hearing one-note bass, you'll hear colors and textures with power and control
Decoupling places a shock-absorber between the cabinet and drivers to short circuit detail smearing distortion. The result is greater clarity and pinpoint imaging by reducing distortions that soften and blur what you hear.
3- Way Design
Drivers are optimized for their specialized roles in reproducing high frequencies, mid frequencies and low frequencies. This results in better performance for all sounds.
Reduces air turbulence for clearer bass by dimpling the flared port.
Remains acoustically transparent while protecting the speaker's components.
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These speakers sound awesome but I have found them to be a little limited on the low end but the mids and highs are beautiful. I listen to a lot of rock and acoustic music and am finding I can hear instruments in songs that I had never heard before. The sound is very clear and crisp. I did add 2 SVS SB1000 subs that are set very quietly to add more low depth. I find I need this when listening to my more heavy rock albums. My hunch would be that these are not needed with acoustic, jazz or classical.
The speakers are hooked up to a Marantz PM7000N with 2 subs as well. My listening is pretty evenly split between phono and streaming.
These speakers are used for an audio only setup and no television.
I initially purchased a pair of B&W 684 S2, which were quite all right but did not exceed my expectations. Decided to do a lot more research and the outstanding staff at the service department of Best Buy allowed me to replace them with these wonderful speakers. Significant difference in mid and high response, improved bass, clarity, and separation. I think those Brits know what they're doing. I am using a McIntosh MAC6700 receiver to drive these speakers, with the lower end handled by a Velodyne SPL-2 10" sub. I understand the recommendation to 'break them in' for 70 hours before each one performs to its fullest potential. Nonetheless, the sound is amazing right out of the box. I very highly recommend these puppies. You will not be disappointed.
Honestly, the best speaker I've ever owned. For years I was convinced that a ported speaker couldn't sound good, but the B&Ws completely changed my perspective.
I plan on having these speakers for years to come.