Bowers & Wilkins 1 SE Speaker User Manual

Stand-mount/Bookshelf loudspeaker system
Product Summary
Braced cabinet construction dramatically reduces cabinet resonance by adding the twin
virtues of strength and rigidity to the cabinet walls. Gold-plated terminals permit bi-wiring
or bi-amplification.
Having the tweeter separate from the main cabinet readily allows it to be set back and
time aligned with the acoustic centre of the bass/midrange cone, which is located behind
the plane of the front baffle, and minimises the effects of diffraction from the cabinet edges.
This results in improved imaging and coherence.
Technical highlights
Kevlar®: B&W developed and patented the method of using Kevlar® for
loudspeaker cones to reduce unwanted standing waves. DuPont originally
created Kevlar® for use in bulletproof vests.
B&W Loudspeakers Ltd reserves the right to amend details of the specifications without notice in line with technical developments. E & OE. All trademarks acknowledged.
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D e s c r i p t i o n
Drive units
F requency re s p o n s e
S e n s i t i v i t y
Nominal impedance
2-way vented-box system
1 x 25mm alloy dome high-frequency
1 x 165mm woven Kevlar® cone
58Hz – 20kHz ± 3dB on reference
88dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
8 (min 4.5)
Power handling
D i m e n s i o n s
F i n i s h e s
30W - 120W into 8 ohm on unclipped
Height: 370mm Width: 220mm
Depth: 274mm
Cabinet: Real wood veneers, Red Ash,
Black Ash, Cherry
Grilles: Black cloth
B&W's Tweeter on top technology ensures that the sound remains focused
and time-sensitive and that the stereo image is presented with unparalleled
three dimensional accuracy.