Last year, Bowers & Wilkins introduced the CI600 and CI700 series of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers to much acclaim from the custom installation community, as much for their sleek, thin-bezeled aesthetics as their delicious performance. B&W now brings that same fresh look to the entry-level CI300 series: the CWM362 ($300/pr), CCM362 ($400/pr), and CCM382 ($400/pr).
The CCM362 (round in-ceiling) and CWM362 (rectangular in-wall) feature a 6-inch polypropylene cone bass/midrange driver and a 1-inch soft-dome tweeter, while the and CCM382 (in both round and square varieties) sports the same one-inch tweeter, but with a larger 8-inch bass/midrange driver. All models in the line are designed for high moisture resistance, making them perfect for powder rooms and indoor pool areas, and are designed to fit perfectly within a 3-inch stud bay
And if you need a bit of bass to go with those architectural speakers, B&W is also introducing the ISW-3: a custom-install-oriented subwoofer designed to be as invisible as possible. It’s designed to be installed in walls, floors, or ceilings, with several different mounting and configuration options, and its 2 x 12” HVAC-style vent is small enough to be integrated into millwork or even under kitchen cabinets. It’s two 6.5-inch long-throw drivers are powered by the company’s SA250 Mk2 rack-mount amplifier, and promise “usable, low-distortion bass output down to a very respectable 21Hz.” Price for the sub: $1000. Add another grand for the amp.
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