Bowers & Wilkins DB2D
Power and subtlety
With 1000 Watts of power, dual opposed 10-inch Aerofoil drivers identical to those found in the flagship 800 D3 and an incredibly rigid cabinet that helps reduce distortion for deep, agile bass, the DB2D is the ideal subwoofer whatever the use scenario.
It packs more than enough of a punch to excel at home cinema, but is agile and precise enough to bring depth to stereo recordings.
As with all the new DB Series, the DB2D is incredibly simple to configure and use thanks to a dedicated mobile App for both iOS and Android devices.
This mobile app incorporate a room EQ system that requires no separate microphone kit.
Technical Specifications B&W DB2D
Description DB Series Subwoofer
Technical features 1000w Class D Hypex amplifier
Drive units 2 x 250mm (10in) Aerofoil-cone drive units in a balanced configuration Digital preamplifier with Dynamic EQ, App-based set-up and BT-LE control
2 x 250mm (10in) Aerofoil-cone drive units in a balanced configuration
Frequency range (-6dB) 8.5Hz – 500Hz
Frequency Response -3dB (centred on level at 100Hz) 10Hz – 350Hz
Max power output 1000 watts
Inputs 2 x XLR / 2 x RCA / 2 x 3.5mm 12V trigger RS-232 – 9-pin D connector
Dimensions Height: 430mm (16.9in) Width: 377mm (14.8in) Depth: 360mm (14.2in)
Net weight 36kg
Cabinet finish options
Gloss Black (with black grilles)
Rosenut (with black grilles)
Satin White (with grey grilles)
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
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
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
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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