Bowers & Wilkins ASW800 Speaker User Manual

Active Subwoofer
The ASW 800 is the smaller of two subwoofers designed to complement the Nautilus
800 Series speakers in both styling and performance.
The curved Matrix cabinet houses a 300mm (12 in) driver and 1000W amplifier.
With its gracefully curved cabinet following the styling cues of the Nautilus 800 Series,
the ASW 800 delivers the performance to complement this acclaimed high-end
range. Like all the speakers in the Series, the cabinet features B&W's unique inter-
locking Matrix bracing system to ensure that, whatever the volume level, coloration
from panel vibration is not an issue. It provides the bedrock for the 300mm (12 in)
Featuring an ultra rigid paper/Kevlar® cone, 100mm (4 in) diameter voice coil, triple
suspension and huge magnet, this driver exhibits exceptional control and dynamics,
whether reproducing the excitement of special movie effects or the lowest registers of
complex musical passages.
Power to extract bass from the relatively compact cabinet is provided by an audiophile
1000W amplifier, its Class-D circuitry and switch mode power supply ensuring effi-
cient operation.
Product Summary
Description Active closed-box subwoofer system
Drive units φ300mm (12 in) paper/Kevlar
Frequency response±3dB 20Hz - 31/110Hz adjustable (EQ at A)
Amplifier Power output: 1000W continuousRated power
consumption: 150W
Input impedance:33kW
Signal / noise: >90dB
Functions: Input level
Low-pass filter frequency
Low-pass filter bypass
Bass roll-off alignment
Auto sense on/standby
Phase switch
Inputs: Line In (RCA Phono)
Outputs: Line Out (RCA Phono) high-passed
Link Out (RCA Phono)
Low-pass filter Active 2nd -order, variable cut-off frequency
High-pass filter Active 3rd -order -6dB at 80Hz
Dimensions Height:529mm(not including feet)
Depth:351mm(including grille and controls)
Finishes Cabinet: Black Ash, Cherrywood and
Red Stained Cherrywood Real wood veneers
Grille: Black cloth
EISA Awards
Home Theatre Subwoofer
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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