SOURCE: Manufacturing Digital

Manufacturing Digital

June 16, 2011 20:33 ET

An in Depth Look at Bowers and Wilkins Nautilus Unique Speaker Systems With Manufacturing Digital

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 16, 2011) - Ever since 1965, Bowers and Wilkins (B+W) has specialised in assembling unique speaker systems. After the initial success of John Bowers' hand-built speakers, made in the back of his friend Roy Wilkins' electrical store, the company has gone from strength-to-strength. Today the company is recognised worldwide thanks to beautifully designed speakers projecting exceptional sound quality.

A passionate classical music fan, Bowers decided to improve the quality of current loudspeakers available on the market and went about producing the company's first product, the P1. After this initial success, Bowers' continued to develop innovative speaker solutions, which resulted in a landmark product, the DM70.

In 1993, B+W introduced the most significant loudspeaker it has ever produced, the Nautilus. Today the product remains a design classic and is instantly recognisable, with its breathtaking tapered pipes and spiral tube. While these features add to the speaker's aesthetic beauty, they are also key contributors to the product's sound quality.

While designing and developing a product which gives the desired results is one thing, replicating and manufacturing it on a large scale is another. Even though this may have been seen as a fairly daunting challenge, B+W continued their pioneering thinking and found an appropriate solution.

Due to the product's unique shape, the speaker's shell is made "almost entirely by hand, using a resin which has been identified by computer analysis as perfect for its purpose -- ensuring maximum strength and durability," says B+W.

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