Bowers & Wilkins is now a very large company, with distribution chains and customers all over the world. But it started life with John Bowers hand-assembling speaker systems for local clients in Worthing, West Sussex, in the back of the electrical store that he ran with his friend Roy Wilkins. At London Audio we believe craftsmanship should not fall away with technological advances. B&W Speakers share this belief. No speaker manufacture out there has advanced the way speakers are made more than Bowers & Wilkins. From the Matrix design to the Nautilus, B&W have moved the industry forward trying to find the best sound. At London Audio, we like that concept.
The 800 Series Diamond D3
The 800 Series Diamond D3 gives you the best possible sound quality in every application, from professional recording to domestic hi-fi and home theatre.
You don’t have to be an Abbey Road studio engineer to appreciate the stunning realism of the 800 Series Diamond D3. The range encompasses speakers of all sizes and applications, from mighty studio monitors to bookshelf speakers that will fit snugly into domestic spaces of any size. But while every speaker is different, they have a several key features in common: a tweeter made from pure diamond, and sound quality that will leave you speechless.
Solid body tweeter
The Diamond dome tweeter is housed in a solid piece of aluminium. This mechanically inert structure provides an incredibly rigid platform from which the tweeter can deliver crystal clear sound.
The Continuum cone delivers pristine midrange performance by effectively negating the break-up behaviour that can adversely effect this all-important part of the spectrum.
Bracing is essential in keeping a speaker stable, so the character of instruments comes through cleanly. Developed using computer modelling and constructed from wood ply with metal reinforcement, Matrix offers the ultimate in bracing.
No artificial additives, that's been our approach to sound quality from the very beginning. It's exactly the same with the CM Series.
By using our most refined drive unit technologies, developed for reference-standard speakers such as the 800 Series Diamond, we've been able to hone the speaker down to its purest essentials. The CM Series uses minimalist crossovers of remarkable simplicity and quality, so what you hear is that much closer to the sound of the original recording. In its functional perfection and understated elegance, it's nothing less than a masterpiece. Pure and simple.
Hidden from view inside the cabinet, the crossover is a feature of a speaker that often gets overlooked. Surprising, really - not just because it does the essential job of dividing the source signal into bass, midrange and treble, but also because the way it's constructed is one of the best indicators of the quality of the speaker's mechanical components. The thing to look for is simplicity. The rule is, the better the mechanical design of the drive units, the simpler the electronic design of the crossover can afford to be. And the quality of the CM Series drive units is such that we’ve been able to make the speakers' crossover one of the simplest we’ve ever produced.
Everyone should experience truly great sound. With the 600 Series, everyone can. Combining audio performance, power and price, the 600 Series blends technology from high-end Bowers & Wilkins speakers with engineering solutions unique to the range, to bring the best in audio to everyone.
600 Series Tweeter
The 600 Series uses tweeter technology taken from Bowers & Wilkins award-winning CM10 speaker. Double Dome tweeters feature a thin aluminium dome for lightness, surrounded by a thicker aluminium ring for rigidity. 600 Series tweeters are also 'Decoupled' from the cabinet for acoustic independence. The result is treble performance so pure and precise it will take your breath away.