Bowers & Wilkins Active1 User Manual
A c t i v e 1
A c t i v e l o u d s p e a k e r s y s t e m
●Behind the John Bowers Active 1 is a simple but demanding concept: to achieve large loudspeakers performance from comparatively small enclosures. And these compact cabinets should be basically convenient in style, to integrate happily into home environments where space is at a premium.
●The Active 1 has three drive units: two 150mm bass drivers, high frequency transducer employing diminishing
●Both bass/midrange drivers incorporate an advanced motor system with
●The totally rigid enclosure is built in a laminate of particle board and bitumous pads and is critically
Drive Units Three, vertically
window. Bass control ‘+’: ±2dB 45Hz
Bass/bass midrange transducers
Diaphragm: 150mm dia bextrene cone heavily
Off mode: 4W
damped with pva compounds.
On mode: zero drive 120W
Voice coil: edgewound ribbon on kapton former
full drive 400W
giving safe operating temperatures up to 250˚C.
Height: 626mm. 860mm with stand
High frequency transducer
Depth: 355mm. 400mm with grille
Diaphragm:26mm dia. special polymide, laser
optimised to give diminishing radiating area with
Black Ash, Natural Oak, Walnut
Limited edition: Special lacquered finish
B&W Loudspeakers Ltd reserves the right to amend details of the specifications without notice in line with technical developments. E & OE. All trademarks acknowledged.