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PV 1

PV 1
alaScore 84

30 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of PV 1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the PV 1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (



A stylish subwoofer

Powerful, incredible low-frequency kick, compact, great styling

Not as versatile as we would have liked for movies

Even though it’s clearly an exercise in contemporary styling, the PV1 is a great sub for music listeners. It’s not as fantastic if you watch movies, but it still does an exemplary job.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


B&W says balls to subwoofers. Literally – no, look, it's a spherical sub. See? And you thought… how rude.

A remarkable subwoofer in every sense, the PV1 has to be taken very seriously.

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: (



A remarkable subwoofer in every sense, the PV1 has to be taken seriously it's awesome

Extraordinary blend of power and speed; utterly clean, uncoloured sound; small and gorgeous

Nothing whatsoever


Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

B&W PV1 Review - Home Audio


b&w pv1 review: While the B&W PV1 could be described as a "style" subwoofer, it doesn't compromise on sound quality. Good for movies, great with music.

Grunty yet controlled sound, Compact size, Great styling

Terrible manual, Only moderately less successful with movies

While the B&W PV1 could be described as a "style" subwoofer, it doesn't compromise on sound quality. Good for movies, great with music.

Jun, 2008

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by: EISA (



B&Ws PV1 is an elegant, sophisticated electro acoustic masterpiece. In a perfect example of form following function, this amazing component uses the principle of a pressure vessel to create a very small but powerful subwoofer with zero structural...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

B&W PV1 active subwoofer


There are many subwoofers which take the look of a very plain, square box. They?re designed to be tucked out of sight, relying on the non-directional nature of bass frequencies to fill a room, without the need for the speaker to be on display...

Compact size, unique look, low bass extension for its size and terrifically controlled sound ;

Pricey for a mini sub

You'll want to find a good spot for it and leave it there, as its 20.5kg bulk combined with its smooth and generally even bowling ball-sized aluminium alloy enclosure makes it difficult to move around, unless you're feeling cavalier enough to roll it,...

Sep, 2004

Consumer review by: (



Hello i had a Monitor Audio Radius 360 it was crap. I've also had Rel Q100E it bottomed out so easily absolute garbage. Then i got PV1 for £950 ,what a rip off.You can get much better sub for £450. What hi fi rated it as 5 stars, it should be called...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: (



Amazing sub and here's why, it's not completely made by B&W, if you take a nice look at the specs it said ICEpower amplifiers, which is created and made by Bang & Olufsen, a Danish company (and far better than B&W) Anyhow the ICEpower amp is what makes...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: (



excellent bass quality,no distortion even in higher volume,good bass extention and versatile especially in music.i owned one since 2006 and never planed to of the best sounding subwoofer in the market.

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: (



Just purchased 2 PV1's As part of of a B&W home theater combo (XT4, 2 and C). The sound is quite simply fantastic. The mix of the XT4 with the PV1 is as melodic, full ranged and with better dispersion than the significantly more expensive B&W 802. The...

Jun, 2006