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Bowers & Wilkins PV1D Active Balanced-Drive Subwoofer

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Setting new standards for compact home theatre

This curvaceous sub uses 400 Watts of genuine power to deliver incredibly agile bass from an iconic design. Pair it with the M1 Mini Theatre speakers for an explosive and controlled stereo or surround experience.

Bass, squared.

A unique take on subwoofer design, the Bowers & Wilkins PV1D features two opposed drivers in a rigid enclosure to deliver fast, clean, and controlled bass for music and movies.

Read on to learn just how this subwoofer from Bowers & Wilkins' "Mini-Theatre" series is certainly not small in sound performance.

Key Features:
- 2x 8" Paper/Kevlar/Aluminium long-throw drivers
- 400W of power
- 5 Presets via the digital interface
- Input sensitivity & Gain control
- Low pass filter control
- Auto on / Standby
- RS-232 automation control

User Manual (PDF, 47MB)

The world’s most musical subwoofer goes digital

Retaining the balanced drive and pressure vessel concept of its predecessor, the PV1D sports a fresh new design and a version of the DSP platform developed of the acclaimed DB1.

Digital processing provides greater control and versatility, allowing PV1D to integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of satellite speakers, either to create truly impressive home theatre systems, or to simply extend their bass response for two-channel applications. There is enough power on tap to fully reproduce the most demanding special effects in movies, but the PV1D holds onto all the musical nuances for which its predecessor was renowned.


Turn up the pressure

Bring all the power of the big action movies home with this intense but discreet subwoofer. The PV1D will fit right into your lounge or home-theatre decor! Pair the PV1D with the M1 speakers from Bowers & Wilkins' Mini Theatre range to create a system that is small in size, but large in sound.


More bass, less shake

Along with its incredibly rigid enclosure, the PV1D uses twin bass drivers that are horizontally-opposed, working back-to-back. This more effectively spreads the bass frequencies in the room and also means that the whole assembly is self-damping, keeping it stable and inert no matter how hard you drive it.




Take control

Customise the sound to suit your room and speakers with the simple, intuitive touch-control panel on the side of the PV1D. The digital interface lets you 'dial in' the subwoofer for use with everything from little satellite speakers to big floorstanding models: behind it is advanced digital processing to make the most of all the bass on offer. 


PV = Pressure Vessel™

PV1D takes its style from the inherently strong form of diving spheres and other pressure vessels: simply, it was the only shape physically capable of handling all that power.


Mini Theatre Series. Seamless entertainment

In the best movies, everything fits. Actors, dialogue, storyline – it’s when all these separate elements merge effortlessly together that you know you’re in for a great cinematic experience. The same goes for Bowers & Wilkins' Mini Theatre series.

Tucked away on a bookshelf or mounted on stands, these are speakers designed to blend elegantly and unobtrusively into your surroundings. Thanks to some dramatic technological improvements, satellites, and subwoofers now integrate so seamlessly that each individual speaker seems to vanish, leaving you with the most immersive, fully formed cinema sound possible. No joins. No gaps. Just pure entertainment.


More Information
Model Number PV1D
RRP 2,499.00

5 Presets
Input sensitivity (analogue)
Gain (digital)
Low-pass filter frequency
Low-pass filter slope
Low-pass filter phase
Auto on / standby
Trigger on / standby
Trigger preset switching
RS-232 automation control

Drive units
2x 200mm (8in) Paper-Kevlar® / Aluminum cone long-throw

Power output

Rated power consumption

Standby power consumption

Input impedance

Signal / noise

Stereo line in (2x RCA Phono)
Speaker level in
(5m cable supplied)




Net weight

Matte Black/White

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2 Years
Bowers & Wilkins powered models including subwoofers are covered by a Two-Year International Warranty

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