Bowers and Wilkins speakers

Bowers and Wilkins is a name that has been known among audiophiles and enthusiasts for decades. a very famous British speaker manufacture associated with high-end audio and one of the first to use Kevlar drivers. Recently, the company was sold to a tiny home automation start-up company in California called Eva Automation in the U.S. While the details as to why the sale remain a mystery, it appears that B & W is looking to get more into digital electronics, personal audio and the like. It is not clear what is going to happen with the speaker division. That said though, while it is still around as far as we know, B & W speakers are well worth strong consideration. B & W has been around since 1966 and has speaker factories in Worthing UK and China.The higher-end speakers being made in the UK.

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Here we have the CM1 S2 for those looking at bookshelf type speakers. I have not heard any of the bookshelf speakers.
http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Speakers/Home_Audio/CM_Series/CM1-S2.html

Features Nautilus tube loaded Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter
Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass / midrange
2-way vented-box system
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Double Dome aluminium high-frequency
1x ø130mm (5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass /midrange
Frequency range -6dB at 45Hz and 50kHz
Frequency response 50Hz – 28kHz ±3dB
Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response
Sensitivity 84dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 4.0Ω)
Crossover frequencies 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 30W – 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0,1 Ω
Dimensions Height: 280mm (11 in)
Width: 165mm (6.5 in)
Depth: 260mm (10.2 in) cabinet only
276mm (10.9 in) including grille and terminals
Net weight 6.7kg (14.7 lb)
(Next page B&W 685)