Bowers & Wilkins PV1D subwoofer

Bass the way you like it. The PV1D will change the way you view subwoofers. Not just because of its inherently stable curved form, but because its digital platform which extends performance and flexibility.

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Bowers & Wilkins PV1D subwoofer

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Active subwoofer

Bass the way you like it. The PV1D will change the way you view subwoofers. Not just because of its inherently stable curved form, but because its digital platform which extends performance and flexibility.

The PV1 has long been regarded as something of an icon in domestic subwoofer design, both for its striking shape and superlative sonic performance. But by introducing a digital dimension for the upgraded PV1D, B&W have gone one better.

The PV1D’s inherent stability means it can be pushed just that bit further. The symmetrical mounting of its twin drive units keeps the subwoofer perfectly balanced and anchored to the floor. So there’s no rattle when it rumbles. The back-to-back arrangement also further improves the distribution of pressure inside the speaker. Coupled to an all-new amplifier generating 400 watts of power, the drivers have the dynamics and control to deliver all a subwoofer should. A big sound from a small bubble.

Adopting the digital platform developed for their flagship DB1 subwoofer allows the PV1D to be fine tuned and controlled with more precision than its predecessor.

You love the visceral deep-bass impact of special movie sound effects? Or maybe you prefer a flatter response, to compensate for a more resonant listening environment? Whatever your listening tastes, with a full range of EQ options at your disposal, the choice is entirely up to you.

PV1D Technical specification

 

Drive units 2x 200mm (8in) Paper-Kevlar®/Aluminium cone long-throw

Power output 400W

Rated power consumption 150W

Standby power consumption 100dB

Functions 5 Presets

Input sensitivity (analogue)

Gain (digital)

Low-pass filter frequency

Low-pass filter slope

Low-pass filter phase

Auto on/standby

Trigger on/standby

Trigger preset switching

RS-232 automation control

Inputs Stereo Line In (2x RCA Phono)

Speaker Level In (5m cable supplied)

Height 342mm (13.5in)

Width 270mm (10.6in)

Depth 358mm (14.1in)

Net weight 18.7kg

Finishes
Matte Black
Matte White

Brand

Bowers & Wilkins

Bowers & Wilkins

1960s: Humble beginnings

The sleepy coastal town of Worthing in South England might not look like a hotbed of 1960s freewheeling experimentation, but for audio fans it’s a place that’s synonymous with innovation.

Thanks to the first Bowers & Wilkins speakers built here in the early years of the company, music lovers could experience albums such as Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds in new, mind-expanding depth and clarity

1966: Beginings

John Bowers begins assembling speaker systems in the workshop of his electronics shop in Worthing, South East England

Following an inheritance of £10,000 from a satisfied customer, John Bowers sets up his own loudspeaker company

1966: P1

The first Bowers & Wilkins loudspeaker. The profit from P1 allowed the company to invest in new calibration equipment

1968: Domestic Monitors

The DM1 and DM3 were launched to bring high quality audio to more customers, at an affordable price point

1970s: A decade of milestones

With the company established and growing fast, Bowers & Wilkins developed its reputation for innovative design backed up by world-leading R&D.

They introduced new forms and design concepts including Tweeter-on-Top, new cone materials such as Aramid fibre, and it all culminated in the launch of the iconic 801, soon to become the reference speaker of choice for many of the world’s leading recording studios

1970: DM70

With its curved cabinet, the DM70 changed the shape of loudspeaker design

1980s: The application of science

Extensive investment in research led to the establishment of the company’s dedicated R&D facility in Steyning.

The era of MTV pop superstardom and bombastic stadium rock also saw Bowers & Wilkins buck the trend and introduce something small and unobtrusive: the “compact monitor”, or CM1

1990s: Rewriting the rulebook

The 1990s saw the pioneering work of the Steyning research team realised in spectacular fashion with the launch of Nautilus™, a speaker that rewrote preconceived notions of speaker design.

It also saw major product launches at both ends of the spectrum, with the unveiling of the highly regarded entry-level 600 Series and the flagship Nautilus 800 Series

2000s: Expansion in to new categories

The decade that brought us iPods and smartphones saw them embrace the new world with the launch of the iconic Zeppelin.

They also expanded into the car audio category and transformed the performance of their 800 Series with the development of the Diamond-dome tweeter

2015: 800 Series Diamond

The latest version of their flagship introduced a complete redesign and revolutionary new technologies, such as the Continuum™ cone

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