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PM1

PM1

PM1

PM1 is a compact loudspeaker that offers an extremely high-quality performance. It features a new tweeter design, and a cabinet unlike anything previously constructed by Bowers & Wilkins.

PM1

The PM1 is a luxury, compact loudspeaker; the latest in a long line of Bowers & Wilkins audiophile mini monitors. It offers an extremely high-quality audio performance, and features several technological innovations.

This includes the new Carbon Braced Tweeter. An aluminium dome is strategically stiffened with a wound ring of carbon fibre, pushing the breakup frequency to above 40kHz, providing a marked improvement in performance in the audible frequencies below 20kHz. The PM1 cabinet is also unlike anything previously constructed by Bowers & Wilkins. It combines the Matrix bracing system for greater rigidity, with a new moulded baffle and top plate for improved image localization.

The enclosure, crossover and terminals are all designed to achieve maximum synergy between all the components. The result is a loudspeaker that is expansive, with incredibly coherent staging aided by the new Carbon Braced Tweeter. Coupled with unprecedented levels of scale and authority for such a compact design.

PM1
Model PM1
Description 2-way vented-box system
Technical features Nautilus™ tube loaded tweeter with carbon fibre reinforced aluminium dome
Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass / midrange
Flowport™
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1in) reinforced aluminium dome high-frequency
1x ø130mm (5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass / midrange
Frequency response 48Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Frequency range -6dB at 42Hz and 60kHz
Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response
Horizontal: over 60º arc
Vertical: over 10º arc
Sensitivity 84dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 110Hz - 22kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 5.1Ω)
Crossover frequency 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 30W - 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω
Net weight 9.3kg (20.5lb)
Finishes Cabinet
Real wood veneers
Mocha Gloss
Grille Black
Height 620.5mm (25.6in) excluding spikes
Width 268mm (10.6in)
Depth 300mm (11.8in)

The Absolute Sound - April 2012
"I found the PM1 easy to like, and I daresay it will appeal to many other listeners as well."
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What HiFi - October 2011
"The PM1's never sound undernourished or bass-light. That’s a massive achievement in something so small."
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