History of Bowers & Wilkins

The 1990s saw a number of significant developments for Bowers & Wilkins, and included major new product launches at very different ends of the spectrum. It also saw ideas from the Steyning Research Establishment come to fruition in ground-breaking loudspeakers.

600 Series

1991: 600 Series

Continuing the concept of the Domestic Monitor Bowers & Wilkins started in 1968, the 600 Series opened up the possibility of high-quality sound to a whole new audience. Bowers & Wilkins' affordable entry point into audiophile-quality sound, the 600 series is now in its fourth incarnation, and has received many, many five star reviews and awards.

Silver Signature

1991: Silver Signature

For Bowers & Wilkins’ 25th birthday there was a convergence of innovation and occasion. Silver, a better electrical conductor than even copper, proved itself the best metal for speaker wire and cabling. Extravagant perhaps, but the ultra polished high-frequencies and the sterling bass made listening to the Silver Signature a true pleasure.


1993: Nautilus

After five years of research, Bowers & Wilkins’ engineers stepped out of the box and created the Nautilus™. Straight sides disappeared and along with them almost every trace of cabinet distortion. Form imitated nature and the music that emerged was so real it could almost be touched. Many years later, Bowers & Wilkins is still manufacturing the Nautilus, for truly discerning customers the world over.

Nautilus 800 Series

1998: Nautilus 800 Series

Nautilus changed everything. Bowers & Wilkins speakers would never look or sound the same again. It would take time to convert the no-holds-barred approach of Nautilus for commercial speakers, but the technology trickle-down got under way with the highly-regarded Nautilus 800 Series.

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