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It’s not often a music oriented product like Sonos is seen on the very expensive Super Bowl commercial roster!  Cool ad and a cool product line.

Want to learn more about how this wireless product line can fit into your families lifestyle?  Contact us! We have years of experience with the product and can give you some great ideas!

Los Altos B&W-Panasonic Upgrade

Here is a picture of an upgrade we are just finishing.

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Panasonic 65 inch plasma monitor along with a pair of  Bowers & Wilkins CM-1 bookshelf speakers and a B&W ASW-608 sub woofer.

Renowned hi-fi journalist Jason Kennedy recently visited the Bowers & Wilkins Worthing factory for a feature in The Audio Beat, and we’re very happy to say he came away seriously impressed.

Here are a few exerts;

“My tour of the factory started in the warehouse, where 52.5′-high racking is managed by chaps who have to train in abseiling as well as fork-lift driving,” wrote Kennedy. “By British-audio-industry standards, this is a big storage space.”

It wasn’t just the physical scale of Bowers & Wilkins’ stockroom that got the Kennedy thumbs up. The grueling testing products get and the hours of polishing required to create the 800 Series Diamond piano black gloss were singled out for comment too. Kennedy was also struck by the fragility of the 800 Diamond tweeter domes: “I’ve been doubly cautious when going near the 802 Diamonds I use as a reference ever since.”

He concludes: “Bowers & Wilkins goes to extreme lengths to ensure quality and consistency in its products… The people on the factory floor are clearly dedicated to producing top-notch speakers, and the fact that they contribute key parts to the more affordable ranges built in the Far East indicates that ‘Made in Great Britain’ still has something to offer in these challenging times.”

Click here to read the full Audio Beat article.

The newest product addition to the B&W Bowers & Wilkins line of loudspeakers, the A-5 & A-7  has been well received by consumers as well as the press.

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The NEW A-5 is $499.00 and the larger A-7 is $799.00.

 

Here are a couple of excerpts:

PC Magazine

“For the price, the A7 doesn’t disappoint.”
“Audio performance at normal listening levels is excellent, the design is simple and classy, the set-up process is super-easy, and it can get louder than just about any AirPlay dock we’ve tested without distorting. If it’s in your budget, you won’t be disappointed.

Beatweek – Bill Palmer

“In my tests, the wall of stereo coming from the A7 left me once again wondering how such pristine, expansive audio could come from a single speaker housing, even if it is in this instance fourteen inches wide. The low, mid, and upper ranges sound exactly the way I would have hoped, with the kind of intimate detail which most often requirers either a multi unit high end system or headphones. And in terms of volume, you can crank the A7 so loud you’d get arrested before you’d notice any loss of fidelity. Just to make sure B&W wasn’t cheating here, I tested the unit further and found that it sounds equally pristine from two feet away and twenty feet away, and sounds equally attuned to every kind of music genre I tested it with.”

“But the bottom line is that with the A7, Bowers & Wilkins yet again has me questioning the laws of physics when it comes to just how impressive of an audio experience can come out of a product of this size.”

 

More GREAT press for the B&W CM-5 bookshelf loudspeaker. This time it is Robert J. Reina in the December 2012 issue of  Stereophile magazine.

Here are some excerpts.

Listening

“Right out of the box, with all of the first dozen or so recordings I threw at them, the CM5s evinced four remarkable strengths: Detail, Resolution, Transparency, and Noise Floor . As the music emerged from a silent black space with copious, transparent room sound, familiar recordings revealed inner instrumental details that I hadn’t noticed before. It was easy to get lost in the music; these speakers made it effortless for me to pick out every subtle nuance in the performance.”
“Transient Delicacy and Speed: The CM5 was able to reproduce lightning-fast transients with never a sense of sharpness or of a mechanical quality. Every transient seemed to float on its own bed of air, as in a live performance.”
“Huge Dynamic Envelope: Although the CM5’s articulations of detail and transients went hand in hand with its ability to unravel low-level subtleties, it was its strengths at the opposite end of the dynamic range that knocked me for a loop. With all recordings I listened to, the speaker handled fortissimos as if it were a large floorstander: with nary a hair of compression or strain.”
“Neutrality: With one minor exception on certain recordings, the speaker reproduced a dead-neutral balance throughout its frequency range, with coherent integration of high-frequency, midrange, and bass timbres.”
“Here’s the greatest compliment I can pay the CM5: When I listened to each of three of my favorite recordings in its entirety, I experienced a level of pleasure and involvement that was beyond my experiences of these records with most other loudspeakers.”

Concluding

“Over my past decade of listening to many affordable speakers, both bookshelf and floorstanding, I’ve enjoyed an embarrassment of riches. Although I have some favorites, I can’t recall the last time I reviewed a speaker that didn’t impress me in at least some areas.”
“The B&W CM5 touched me in a unique way. With every recording I played, this neutral, dynamic speaker revealed layers of detail that let me hear into the recording process, but in a way that made it easy to forget about that process, kick back, and enjoy the music. Just as paradoxically, its high level of resolution let me differentiate among great, good, and not-so-good recordings, but in a way that didn’t lessen my enjoyment of music that had been poorly recorded. If I had to, I could live with this affordable bookshelf model as my only loudspeaker. I can’t remember the last time I said that about another speaker in the $1500/pair price region. A tremendous achievement by Bowers & Wilkins”.

 

 

 

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