Bowers & Wilkins PM1 Speakers
Bowers & Wilkins introduces the PM1, arguably the more refined small speaker created. It offers high-quality audio performance and feature several key technological innovations, including a new tweeter design and a cabinet unlike anything previously constructed by Bowers & Wilkins. Foremost among the new technology is the PM1’s Carbon Braced Tweeter. This new design takes the already high performance of Bowers & Wilkins aluminum domes to a whole new level. The tweeter mechanism is mounted on top of the PM1 in the same way as the 800 Series Diamond and uses a Nautilus™ tapering tube. However, its high-quality aluminum dome, is strategically stiffened with a ring of filament-wound ultra-high modulus pitch-based carbon fiber. The construction of the cabinet is critical in any loudspeaker, but especially so in a mini monitor. Internally, the PM1 uses the Bowers & Wilkins Matrix™ bracing system, for improved rigidity. This is a vital element in producing a large sound from a compact loudspeaker. The striking front baffle and top panel is also a key element in the PM1’s refined performance. Elsewhere, lessons learned in the development of the 800 Series Diamond have also influenced the design of the PM1. This is particularly the case with the use of Oxygen Free Copper terminals and Mundorf M-Cap Supreme capacitors, which combine to maintain the full clarity of the signal, and therefore the resulting performance. These elements all combine to create the PM1. A release is scheduled for July 2011, priced at $2,800 USD per pair, with dedicated stands available for $550 per pair. Further information and additional specs can be found here.