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Bowers & Wilkins updates their M-1 speakers and PV1D subwoofer

The Bowers & Wilkins are in the process of remodeling their equipment, and so began with one of its most veterans products, the M-1. This unit will receive new drivers that promise to offer an “audio system with an improved yield, for playing all kinds of audio frequency”.

The PV1D subwoofer received an even more deep change, and now has the same digital platform as the DB1 model, besides a new OLED panel and new specifications, such as a dynamic equalizer, for example. The only member of Theater Mini line that remains intact is the ASW608 subwoofer, which only suffered a color change (to white) to match the M-1.

They all start to be sold in early 2012.

M-1 Specifications

Drive units 1x ø25mm (1in) metal dome high-frequency 1x ø100mm (4in) woven glass fibre cone bass/midrange
Sensitivity 85dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 4Ω)
Crossover frequency 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 20W – 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Height 248mm (9.8in)
Width 114mm (4.5in)
Depth 162mm (6.4in)
Net weight 2.3kg (5lb) including table stand
Cabinet Matte White or Black
Grille Matte White or Black perforated steel to match

 

PV1D Specifications

Drive units 2x 200mm (8in) Paper-Kevlar®/Aluminium cone long-throw
Power output 400W
Rated power consumption 150W
Standby power consumption <1W
Input impedance 100k
Signal / noise >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 (41lb)
Finishes Matte Black Matte White

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