Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) has introduced the updated M-1 compact monitor and PV1D subwoofer, and the new matte finish of the ASW608 subwoofer. All three of them are components of the loudspeaker company’s Mini Theater systems and are available in Matte Black and Matte White finishes. The refreshed M-1 loudspeaker is still compact, yet has been completely redesigned internally and delivers a stereo performance comparable to larger bookshelf speakers. The compact speaker sports all new drive units, including an in-house designed tweeter, and a bass/mid-range driver that uses the new Anti-Resonance Plug first seen on the high-end PM1 loudspeaker. It comes with a cleverly designed table-top stand lets the center speaker sit horizontally.
The PV1D subwoofer has also been refreshed to feature the same digital platform as the flagship DB1 subwoofer. It features a die-cast pressure vessel enclosure, packing balanced back-to-back mounted drivers, high performance Class D power amplification, a dynamic EQ circuit, and a switched-mode power supply. The PV1D delivers 400W output and comes with an OLED display and touch button for easy access to a number of pre-sets and tuning options. The ASW608 subwoofer is now availale in matte white finish to match with the M-1 speaker.
Bowers & Wilkins’ Mini Theater comes in two configurations, the $2950 MT60D and the $1750 MT-50. The former pairs with five new M-1 with the new PV1D subwoofer, while the latter is a more affordable system with five M-1 and ASW608 subwoofer. Consumers may also want to get the optional floor stand for the M-1 for $150. The new M-1, PV1D and ASE607 are priced at $250, $1700 and $500, respectively.