Bowers & Wilkins

Bowers & Wilkins was originally headed up by keen hobbyist and speaker architect John Bowers way back when in 1966, from humble and enthusiastic beginnings. Together with Roy Wilkins, he progressed from running and managing an electronics shop specialising in renting consumer equipment to launching into the audio manufacturing industry and founding B&W speakers.

The P1 was B&W’s very first speaker, made up of Celestion components. A key turning point for the firm was in 1973, when they not only won the Queen’s Award for their deals in exportation, but also started manufacturing monitors for the BBC. In 1977, with a wealth of research and experience behind them, the iconic DM7 was born, featuring a separately mounted tweeter. The 1980s saw Robert Trunz take over management of the company, with John Dibb appointed in 1987. In the 90s, serious efforts were poured into the flagship Nautilus speaker, still in production today, with its tweeter system also featuring on the current PM1.

Sleek design elements were integrated later with help from the design team at B&W’s sister company, Blue Room Loudspeakers. The brand effortlessly tapped into both the iPod and Hi-Fi markets, creating the Zeppelin, Zeppelin Air, P5 Headphones and 685 and today offer a wide array of products from loudspeakers to soundbars, home theatre and fully integrated solutions. Their long-enduring passion and dedication to the highest-quality ‘True Sound’ as the artist intended it has rendered them highly respected and revered in both personal and professional spheres.

Bowers & Wilkins Subwoofers

Bowers & Wilkins