B&W reviews

B&W 684 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers B&W 684

B&W 684 - 2,5-way system is equipped with dynamical heads of its own development and production. The patented Flowport bass-reflex port is directed forward that noticeably eases the installation of the speaker systems in a room. The diffusers of two bass heads are made of Kevlar - favorite material of...
B&W 703 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers B&W 703

The model B&W heads the 700th series of the speaker systems of the English company "Bowers&Wilkins". All main technologies, which glorified the company's products, incarnated in these speaker systems. In addition to the traditional tweeter, which is loaded on a tapered tube, perfectly absorbing the rear...
B&W 704 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers B&W 704

B&W 704 have unusual form: the back wall higher and narrower the front one, and the upper one is smoothly curved and serves as the base of free-standing metallic tweeter, borrowed from top models of Nautilus series. At first glance this model differs from the larger B&W 703 only by a number of woofers...
B&W 705 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers B&W 705

705 - pilot speaker new range of B&W, designed to condense a relatively sparsely populated area "affordable High End". This is a very characteristic brand marketing policy ... seven hundred series takes area between the budget next DM600 S3 and a series of Nautilus 800. In this interval today lives speakers...
B&W AS1 Subwoofer review
Subwoofer B&W AS1

The model AS1 by B&W differs by high and narrow body. The controls are placed on the upper wall for convenience and sunk in a rectangular niche. At the front the bass-reflex immediately catches the eye. The surface of the socket end reminds the surface of the golf ball that helps to make air flow more...
B&W AS2 Subwoofer review
Subwoofer B&W AS2

AS2 is one of the sixteen (!) low-frequency loudspeakers, which are presented in the catalog of the famous English company. A 250mm driver with the diaphragm, made with addition of mica, is obliged to operate successfully in the harshest energetic modes. The speaker radiates forward; protective mesh...
B&W ASW 300 Subwoofer review
Subwoofer B&W ASW 300

ASW 300 is one of nine branded subwoofers. The developers recommend it for low-frequency support of acoustics from the DM300 series. The diffusor of the speaker is made of Kevlar-paper composite. The branded low-noise bass reflex port is at the bottom of the body. A necessary for its efficient operation...
B&W ASW 600 Subwoofer review
Subwoofer B&W ASW 600

On the idea of marketing the company, the subwoofer is optimized to work in the theater of the speakers series DM600 (S2, S3) and for smaller rooms. For forty-liter closed box design - the expected limit. Head at ASW 600 is more, but also no external signs of Kevlar additives. Finish - light oak "sorrento",...
B&W ASW500 Subwoofer review
Subwoofer B&W ASW500

B&W systems often surprises in the form of non-standard technical solutions. And here is ASW500, the sub, which has no bandwidth control. Instead of it the developers offer to smoothly remove excess deep bass from the signal for the main stereo pair with a help of first order filter. Corrected signal...
B&W ASW608 Subwoofer review
Subwoofer B&W ASW608

ASW608 is the most compact among the models of the 600 series. Of almost cubic form body looks attractive. The device has the closed loading and designed for the rooms of medium sizes. The head is of own design, with 200mm diffusor made of cellulose, Kevlar fibers and specially developed polymer. The...
B&W CDM2 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers B&W CDM2

B&W CDM2 - two-way speaker system; reflex port on the rear panel. Kevlar low-frequency head Cone has a diameter of 165 mm, hard dome tweeter - 25 mm. Recommended amplifier power ranges of 30-120 watts. You can connect to the bi-wiring. Couple equipped with foam plugs tightly overlapping bass reflex ports...
B&W CM1 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers B&W CM1

Compact CM1 is junior in its series. Two-way monitors are designed for work in small rooms, but, according to the developers, able to surprise by large scale of sound. Low-frequency part is presentated here by the 130-mm branded head with woven diffuser made of yellow kevlar, in the center of which...
B&W CM5 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers B&W CM5

CM5 monitors take the middle position in the vast catalog of the English company, but have all the attributes of extra-class acoustics. Removing an elegant grill with magnetic mount, we find a pair of neatly embeded into front panel drivers, framed by metallic rings. Heads are quite traditional for B&W:...
B&W CM7 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers B&W CM7

B&W CM7 are three-way speaker systems with elegant body and back bass-reflex port, traditionally equipped with own-produced drivers. High-frequency segment is presented by 25-mm tweeter with aluminum dome and extended band, and MIDs are sounded by 5-inch driver with the diffuser made of woven kevlar...
B&W DM14 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers B&W DM14

The DM14 may be regarded as a larger and more efficient version of the DM12, though it is still of convenient bookshelf dimensions and has an internal volume of only about 1 cubic foot (28.32 litres). The drive units are similar to those of the DM12 but the bass/midrange driver has been duplicated to...
B&W DM302 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers B&W DM302

Digital Monitor 302 is the model of worthily popular English company B&W. This is a sleek, compact (185x320x208 mm) two-way speaker system with the bass reflex in the form of a slit. The diffuser of middle woofer is dope-treated and has the diameter of 12,7 cm; dome HF-speaker has 2,6 cm. The recommended...
B&W DM303 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers B&W DM303

There is lots of unusual in B&W DM303 speaker system. Faceplate is entirely cast of non-resonant polypropylene. The tweeter with metallic dome is "loaded" on "acoustic tube" - such solution was firstly applied in top systems - B&W Nautilus. The diffuser of LF/MF driver, despite of a decent 175-mm caliber,...
B&W DM305 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers B&W DM305

The British B&W has been producing a well-established series of DM acoustics not for the first year. We will note that B&W like the most of companies, even generally reproducing developed earlier technologies, reserves the right to improve the product, actively living on the market. But at least outwardly...
B&W DM309 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers B&W DM309

If you get in the official site of "B&W Loudspeakers" company, you will find out that the popular "300th" series of inexpensive speaker system is presented by only shelf speaker systems, central channel and subwoofer. But since 2001 also a floor model has produced, which externally looks like DM303 -...
B&W DM600 S3 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers B&W DM600 S3

DM600 S3 is the most compact speaker system in the 600th series of B&W. Tweeter's design is the analogue of "Nautilus" - the design of HF-drivers. Woofer's diffuser is a proprietary Kevlar "plaiting". Plugs for bass-reflexes' ports are included - for serious audiophiles. Also there is a bracket for integral...
B&W DM601 S3 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers B&W DM601 S3

The speaker systems of 601 series are positioned by the manufacturer as stereo systems and systems of high class home cinema. The design of shelf speaker systems of the model DM601 S3 is classic: a rectangular body, finished by qualitative veneer; the tweeter is on the top, midrange/woofer head is under...
B&W DM602 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers B&W DM602

Generally speaking, speaker systems with the sizes like in B&W DM602 can't be exactly called shelf and not only because nobody will come to mind to put them on bookshelf for fear that shelf will fall down, but firstly because often it is not easy to distinguish their sound from sound of floor speaker...
B&W DM603 S2 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers B&W DM603 S2

Creating famous now "Nautilus", B&W significantly modified the series DM600 by implementing a number of recent in-house technical and technological solutions. The series in this vein was renamed into DM600 S2. In addition to S2 prefix in the title, DM603 also got a damping channel with exponentially...
B&W DM604 S2 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers B&W DM604 S2

Testing DM604 S2, we fill a gap in our knowledge about floor speaker systems of DM S2 series. DM604 S2, matching by the body's height and width DM605 S2, is the main floor system of the line. The British Bower&Wilkins densely fills price segments of the market of speaker systems. Like in all systems...
B&W DM604 S3 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers B&W DM604 S3

DM604 is the most powerful floor standing speaker system in the series DM600. DM600 series itself is in the center of the whole range of B&W, overtopping compact home theatres for small rooms, but not reaching perfection of 700, 800 series and famous "Nautilus". The model's body is classically rectangular...
B&W DM605 S2 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers B&W DM605 S2

Longstrip DM605 S2 belongs Series acoustics respected British company - DM S2, which is a result of a substantial modification of the well-known DM, which was not active acoustics. In DM605 S2, as in all systems of this series, used a number of developments that are implemented in the top eight hundredth...
B&W LCR3 Center Speaker review
Center Speaker B&W LCR3

LCR3 is made in one with DM series style. The speaker system of central channel has the branded tweeter, which is equipped with exponential waveguide from the rear side of membrane and also the branded "low-noise" bass-reflex port. The speaker system is very compact and will find place even on a small...
B&W LCR60 S3 Center Speaker review
Center Speaker B&W LCR60 S3

B&W LCR60 S3 speaker system was conceived as universal (as evidenced by LCR abbr.- Left Center Right). The tweeter is equipped with the branded absorbing waveguide. Left driver works up to 400 Hz, the right one - up to 4 kHz. Separate band switching is provided. Legs and plug for adjusting the work of...
B&W P4 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers B&W P4

B&W P4 - English two-way speaker system, the sound field which is organized by a pair of drivers: head with 26-mm metal dome on the magnet of neodymium alloy (NdFeB) and 165-mm speaker cone type of Kevlar fiber. The remarkable properties of Kevlar allowed developers to use filters of first order for...
B&W SCMS Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers B&W SCMS

SCMS model refers to a well-known 800th series. Its function is very specific - the work in the rear and more often in 7.1 systems. However, it has all the attributes of a good shelf speaker system in order to try it as the head of stereo system. Matrix case of a cylindrical form eliminates the parallelism...
B&W Solid Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers B&W Solid

The white plastic case is a brave design decision (the company suggests 6 different variants of color design). At the same time the sense of proportion and the good taste have not changed to the developers and non-trivial construction doesn't cause the feeling of floridity in this case. In addition,...
B&W VM1 Center Speaker review
Center Speaker B&W VM1

The design of universal satellite from Leisure Monitor series suggests the possibility to organize an acoustically uniform theatre (of 5 or more B&W VM1 plus subwoofer). The body is made of very viscous polymer. The faceplate with two heads is closed by non-removable metallic grill. The set includes...
B&W VM6 Floor standing speakers review
Floor standing speakers B&W VM6

Technological capabilities of Bowers & Wilkins allow her to create even relatively inexpensive universal with exceptional acoustics parameters. And as an example of perfect model VM6. Oval in cross-section body design of these speakers are molded from hard plastic and, in theory, should not create resonances....
B&W XT2 Bookshelf speakers review
Bookshelf speakers B&W XT2

Have you noticed that in recent years the term "design speakers" is used less and less? She is now almost all of this - super-slim TVs glossy interior style is set, in which there is no place bulky rectangular boxes. And in essence, this definition was inaccurate - the design of any column, no matter...