Bowers & Wilkins Launches PM-1 Speaker

The new 2-way Prestige Monitor 1 will start shipping in late June.


Bowers & Wilkins made a few tweaks to its lineup last year, leaving a gap where $3,000 speakers used to be. Now B&W is planning to fill that void with the newly announced Prestige Monitor 1.

However, the company didn’t just design the PM-1 to complete the lineup. Instead, B&W used the opportunity to launch several new technological innovations.

The best home theater system is the one you plan with help from the experts. Get premium advice for FREE in our expert guide, Planning the Best Home Theater System: Choosing the Best Home Theater Projector, Best Home Theater Speakers, Best Home Theater Receiver, Best Home Theater Screens & More.

One such perk is the PM-1′s Carbon Braced Tweeter high-frequency driver. B&W says this can push frequency up to 40kHz, while cutting distortion at audible frequencies below 20kHz. As with the company’s 800 Series, the PM-1′s tweeter is completely separate from the the bass/mid enclosure in its own tapered tube housing.

Like the tweeter, the driver unit boasts new surround material to deliver a wider dispersion at higher frequencies. The icing on the cake (or the cone) is a Kevlar cone driver with Foam Damping Cap (FDC) in the center.

It’s also a pretty unit, featuring new Matrix interlocking panels, curved cabinetry, and a mineral loaded resin baffle.

Priced at $2,800 per pair, the PM-1 will be available later this month. You can also get a set of stands for $550 per pair.


Comments are closed.