BOWERS and WILKINS: Dr. John Dibb interview

David Lander writes: Before striding into the future, John Dibb enjoyed considerable exposure to his sceptered isle’s fascinating past. He was born in England’s North Country, in 1948, in a model West Yorkshire village established a century earlier by an enlightened industrialist determined to provide comfortable housing and communal amenities for his employees and their […]

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LOUDSPEAKER MEASUREMENTS: Axiom, B&W, Dahlquist, Focal, JBL, Magico, Morel, PSB and many more

Written in 2009 They write ….. With the cooperation of Canada’s National Research Council (NRC), in the year 2000 the SoundStage! Network began measuring and publishing objective measurements of loudspeaker products — a first for online publications. The NRC’s legacy of producing accurate loudspeaker measurements goes back decades. Literally thousands of speakers have been measured […]

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Unsung gems that slip the net …. including Celestion

Since I got back into hifi this time last year I’ve been having a good time piecing various systems together and in particular trying out all sorts of speakers. I’ve bought many sets now when they’ve cropped up ie Castle, Celestion, Ruark, Royd B@W, Naim and many others, some have been a great surprise and […]

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NEWS: Bowers and Wilkins to open new UK R&D centre

John Bowers established the Steyning Research & Engineering facility in 1981. Now it’s time to expand. Steyning, West Sussex, has been the cradle of every Bowers & Wilkins innovation (including, but not restricted to, the Diamond tweeter, Zeppelin speaker, PX headphones and Nautilus loudspeaker) since it was established 37 years ago. Now the company is […]

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B&W 707 S2 test review

What Hi-Fi? write: Make no mistake. The 707 S2s are deeply impressive in the way they deliver things that small speakers normally just don’t. We haven’t heard a similarly sized speaker sound so commanding or able to retain composure when dealing with heavy basslines and high volumes. But given a complex rhythm, these speakers are […]

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B&W 804D test review

HiFi World write: The 804Ds were at times breathtakingly pure and concise; B&W’s engineering shines through to make them a special experience, especially with classical music. There were times with closely recorded Rock that treble was just too strong: Steve Earle’s ‘Esmeralda’s Hollywood’ had tambourine hissing at me with demented strength. Overall though, the 804Ds […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: 683 S2 loudspeaker – test review

Stereophile: For some time now I’ve wanted to upgrade my weekend system in Connecticut, and have been surveying three-way floorstanding speakers priced below about $2500/pair. I’ve focused on the stereo performance of each pair with music because, despite my interest in surround sound, the great majority of recordings are available only in two-channel stereo. Not […]

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Bowers and Wilkins: All boom and tizz? What’s your view?

The thread starts as follows: I’ve been reading alot of forums etc regarding peoples view of B&W. Main comments gleaned so far bloated bass and enamel stripping treble round earth – no FEP’s for me mass market produced = midfi huge marketing campaign allied to huge number of dealers is reason for their popularity poor […]

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