B&W AM-1 Architectural Monitor Outdoor Speakers
For those who want to bring impeccable Bowers & Wilkins sound quality to places where conventional speakers fear to tread, Bowers & Wilkins have designed the ideal solution, the B&W AM-1 architectural monitors. These ultra-durable, weather resistant speakers are designed with the outdoors in mind, perfect for patios, gardens and poolsides – but its robust design and sleek looks also make it a great choice for public indoor spaces.
AM-1 takes everything B&W know about high performance audio and adapts it to meet the demands of a versatile, all-weather monitor. The speaker combines tried and trusted technologies with new innovations – like an inverted driver array for optimum sound dispersion when the speaker is mounted high on a wall, and an advanced bass radiator design that maximises low-frequency performance while keeping the speaker sealed from the elements.
Easy to install
AM-1 has been carefully designed to be easy to install, and its elegant cast aluminium wall bracket incorporates an ingenious one-plug mounting system. Combine this with minimal wall projection and a design that allows the speaker to be angled through 220 degrees, and you have a discreet, versatile monitor that can provide you with pristine sound almost anywhere.
With its rust-proof aluminium grille and super-rigid cabinet, AM-1 is Bowers & Wilkins most durable speaker ever. To make sure every AM-1 is highly resistant to the elements, each speaker must pass a range of rigorous weather tests, including UV exposure and testing inside an accelerated salt-spray chamber. Indoors or outdoors, at home or in a restaurant, it’s guaranteed to perform whatever the weather.
ABR (auxiliary bass radiator)
With AM-1, we’ve come up with an ingenious solution to the problem of producing powerful bass from a weatherproof speaker. Instead of the FlowportTM found in our traditional speakers, AM-1’s cabinet integrates a rear- mounted auxiliary bass radiator (ABR). As well as maintaining the cabinet’s weather-tight seal, the ABR gives the AM-1 truly remarkable bass response for a speaker of its kind.
Nautilus™ tube loaded aluminium dome tweeter
Glassfibre cone bass/midrange
Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR)
2-way system with Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR)
1x ø25mm (1in) aluminium dome high-frequency
1x ø130mm (5in) glassfibre cone bass/midrange
-6dB at 46Hz and 50kHz (wall mounted)
51Hz - 22kHz on reference axis (wall mounted)
86dB (2.83V, 1m)
Total harmonic distortion
<1% 200Hz - 20kHz (86dB, 1m)
8Ω (5.2 Ω min)
Recommended amplifier power
20W - 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Dimensions (includes wall bracket)
Height: 310mm (12 1/4in)
Width: 180mm (7in)
Depth: 210mm (8 1/4in)