Techdigest: British speaker specialist Bowers & Wilkins has launched a limited edition hi-fi speaker. The Signature Diamond has at its heart diamonds and marble, and is a co-operative effort between B&W’s Senior Development Engineer Dr John Dibb, and the company’s long-term industrial design collaborator Kenneth Grange CBE.B&W proudly proclaim that John’s audio expertise and Kenneth’s design brilliance has produced the finest two-way floor-standing speaker they have produced in their 40-year history, offering new levels of musical clarity, image precision, and detail retrieval. The press release reads as if these speakers should be exhibited in a museum. (…)
The Signature Diamond has a pure Diamond Dome Nautilus tube-loaded 25mm tweeter in the decoupled top-mounted marble pod; a new Kevlar cone 180mm bass/midrange driver featuring an innovative new noiseless phase-plug; an ear-tuned first-order crossover network made possible by the extraordinary wide linear bandwidth of the drivers; and a Flowport equipped downward-firing reflex port. The Diamond Dome Nautilus tweeter uses diamond crystals to strengthen the tweeter dome to produce a cleaner, purer sound.
The limited edition, individually numbered, speakers will be available from Bowers & Wilkins stockists worldwide from July, priced at £11,000 (16 200 euro).
Now see what your iPod sounds like through one.