It used to be that if you wanted to enjoy the sparkling, high-fidelity sounds of Bowers & Wilkins’ speakers, you had to clear out a significant chunk of real estate in the living room. Over the past few years, though, the company has been on a mission to deliver its unique stylings into a host of new environments, from computers to portable digital docks to headphones to luxury autos. With the AM-1, B&W is taking to sound to a whole new environment: the great outdoors.
The AM-1 Architectural Monitor boasts several design touches that make it stand out in the outdoor speaker market, included an inverted driver design that places the one-inch aluminum dome tweeter under the five-inch glass-fiber bass/mid driver, for optimal dispersion when the speaker is mounted up high. A rear-mounted auxiliary bass radiator also boosts bass, while ensuring that the cabinet remains completely sealed against moisture, bugs, and the elements.
Designed to look as classy as it sounds, the AM-1 is available in either black and white, and features a cast aluminum mounting bracket that allows for 110 degrees of rotation in either direction.
The AM-1 Architectural Monitor should be available in March, for $300 apiece.
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