Bowers & Wilkins announced its new PM1 compact loudspeaker featuring the company’s new Carbon Braced tweeter. The tweeter mechanism is mounted on top of the PM1 and uses a Nautilus tapering tube and its aluminum dome is strategically stiffened with a ring of filament-wound ultra-high modulus pitch-based carbon fiber, offering a break-up frequency of 40KHz.
The PM1 sports a Bowers & Wilkins Kevlar cone bass/midrange driver with a new Anti-Resonance Plug – a mushroom-shaped device that is a tight fit inside the voice coil former, helping to damp the motion of the former. This reduces cone break-up, for a smoother, more refined sound. The loudspeaker uses the Bowers & Wilkins Matrix bracing system, for improved rigidity. To maintain the full clarity of the singal, the speaker uses Oxygen Free Copper terminals and Mundorf M-Cap Supreme capacitors.
The new Bowers & Wilkins PM1 is priced at $2800 per pair and a dedicated stand will cost $500 per pair.