Surround Sound Speaker Systems

Bowers & Wilkins MT-60D Home Theater Speaker System


Introduction to the Bowers & Wilkins MT-60D Speaker System

I think it's best in reviewing a sub/sat speaker system to get the obvious of out of the way. These systems will not rival large boxes for scale, dynamic range, or efficiency no matter how much power you feed them, how high a cross over you use or how many or how big a sub is paired with the system. The job of a sub/sat system isn't to fill a large space with sound. In the same way that a small speaker with a powerful sub could never fill a large home cinema with the proper scale. A large speaker would absolutely overwhelm and destroy the acoustic space of a small room. Sub/sat systems are best when used in an environment for which they are properly sized. Sub/sat systems also poses some wonderful qualities large speakers struggle to provide. Imaging and perceived speed. Placed in the right room a subwoofer and satellite system has the capability to deliver world class sound.

With that rant out of the way, the Bowers &nd Wilkins MT-60D system represents more than a typical sub and satellite speaker combo. There are many good sounding system available. What really sets the combination of the M-1 speaker and PV1D subwoofer is design. B&W has always been one of those audio companies at the leading edge of style and design. An attribute even more important with a lifestyle sub/sat system.

The MT-60D promises achingly good looks with exceptional audio performance.


M-1 Satellite Speaker

  • Design: Modular, Two-way
  • Drivers: One 1" Aluminum Dome Tweeter, One 4" Woven Glass Fiber Woofer
  • MFR: 55 Hz - 50 kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 4 kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 85 dB/2.83 Volts/1 Meter
  • Maximum Power Handling: 100 Watts
  • Dimensions: 9.8" H x 4.5" W x 6.4" D
  • Weight: 5 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $249.99/each - Matte Black, Matte White

PV1D Subwoofer

  • Design: Sealed Enclosure
  • Drivers: Two 8" Paper/Kevlar/Aluminum
  • Amplifier: 400 Watts
  • MFR: 35 Hz - 250 Hz, - 6 dB
  • Inputs: Stereo Line In (RCA), Speaker Level In, RS-232, Trigger On/Standby, Trigger Preset Switching
  • Dimensions: 13.5" H x 10.6" W x 14.1" D
  • Weight: 41 Pounds
  • MSRP: $1,700 USD - Matte Black, Matte White
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