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Bowers & Wilkins 50th Anniversary Celebration

Doug Henderson (left) president of Bowers & Wilkins Group North America, and Joe Atkins, Bowers & Wilkins global CEO, invited consumer and trade press for the company’s 50th anniversary, to introduce the new 800 D3 flagship speaker (pictured), and to tour the 30,000-square-foot B&W Group North American headquarters and museum. 

Upon arrival, guests experienced Bowers & Wilkins Automotive products in BMW, McLaren, and Volvo cars (the Maserati wasn’t available.)

Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson show demonstrates how to open the door on the McLaren.

Bowers & Wilkins speakers in the McLaren.

Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson shows off the company’s vintage living room space, which featured vintage gear (including 808 speakers from the 1980s) to help inspire merchandising ideas for dealers.

Part of the Bowers & Wilkins vintage living room space is this collection of LP covers that represent a seminal album from each of the company’s employees at this location. 

Bowers & Wilkins had to purchase much of the gear in its museum because most discontinued products were not kept over the last 50 years.

Words to live by from Bowers & Wilkins founder John Bowers

A timeline of Bowers & Wilkins’ product and company history

Senior product manager Andy Kerr and head of research Martial Rousseau from the U.K. Bowers & Wilkins office. They were showing off the new Matrix structure of 800 D3. It was computer-optimized for maximum stiffness. It used stiff plywood panels reinforced with aluminum sections and is rigidly couple to the inner face of the speaker cabinet with thick steel plates.

 

The turbine head for the 800 D3 houses the mid-range speakers.

Senior product manager Andy Kerr holds up the very heavy solid-body turbine head.

To show off the company’s legendary diamond tweeter dome, one was encased in plastic to protect the brittle material. The tweeter domes of the 800 D3 are formed of diamond, a super-material with what the company says are ideal properties for delivering high-frequency sound.

A look at the company’s flagship products through its 50-year history

Bowers & Wilkins’ new demo room showcases its new flagship 800 D2 speakers, which are the outcomes of one of the company’s most ambitious R&D projects ever.

The silver 6-inch FST midrange drive unit of the 800 D3 uses Bower & Wilkins’ new proprietary Continuum woven material. Developed after an eight-year research project, it represents a significant step forward over Kevlar, according to the company.

Bower & Wilkins’ showcases its in-wall speakers in this space.

Bower & Wilkins’ legendary Nautilus is 17 years old but just as contemporary now as it was then.

A wall plaque in the “Nautilus demo room” itemizing the price of the system

A theater demo showcasing the flexibility of 800 D2 speakers

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Doug Henderson and Joe Atkins

Doug Henderson (left) president of Bowers & Wilkins Group North America, and Joe Atkins, Bowers & Wilkins global CEO, invited consumer and t...

BMWs, McLarens, and Volvos

Upon arrival, guests experienced Bowers & Wilkins Automotive products in BMW, McLaren, and Volvo cars (the Maserati wasn’t available...

Demo'ing the McLaren

Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson show demonstrates how to open the door on the McLaren.

B&W Speakers in the McLaren

Bowers & Wilkins speakers in the McLaren.

B&W Vintage Living Room

Bowers & Wilkins North America president Doug Henderson shows off the company’s vintage living room space, which featured vintage ge...

The B&W LP Collection

Part of the Bowers & Wilkins vintage living room space is this collection of LP covers that represent a seminal album from each of the com...

The B&W Museum

Bowers & Wilkins had to purchase much of the gear in its museum because most discontinued products were not kept over the last 50 years.

The Wisdom of John Bowers

Words to live by from Bowers & Wilkins founder John Bowers

The History of B&W

A timeline of Bowers & Wilkins’ product and company history

Andy Kerr and Martial Rousseau

Senior product manager Andy Kerr and head of research Martial Rousseau from the U.K. Bowers & Wilkins office. They were showing off the ne...

Turbine Head

  The turbine head for the 800 D3 houses the mid-range speakers.

Andy Kerr

Senior product manager Andy Kerr holds up the very heavy solid-body turbine head.

The Legendary Diamond Tweeter Dome

To show off the company’s legendary diamond tweeter dome, one was encased in plastic to protect the brittle material. The tweeter domes ...

Historical Flagship Products

A look at the company’s flagship products through its 50-year history

Demo'ing the 800 D3 Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins’ new demo room showcases its new flagship 800 D2 speakers, which are the outcomes of one of the company’s mos...

800 D3 Close Up

The silver 6-inch FST midrange drive unit of the 800 D3 uses Bower & Wilkins’ new proprietary Continuum woven material. Developed af...

In-wall Demo

Bower & Wilkins’ showcases its in-wall speakers in this space.

The B&W Nautilus

Bower & Wilkins’ legendary Nautilus is 17 years old but just as contemporary now as it was then.

Nautilus Pricing

A wall plaque in the “Nautilus demo room” itemizing the price of the system

Theater Demo

A theater demo showcasing the flexibility of 800 D2 speakers