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Bowers&Wilkins PV1D

Bowers&Wilkins PV1D
alaScore 88

72 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Bowers&Wilkins PV1D. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and size, but there are some critical comments about the reliability and price.

design, size, usability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Bowers&Wilkins PV1D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Bowers&Wilkins PV1D from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

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This summary is based on the products: Bowers and Wilkins PV1D Subwoofer SpeakerBowers and Wilkins PV1D Subwoofer Speaker

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Andry (

Bowers & Wilkins M-1 Compact Speaker and PV1D Sub Preview


If you are looking for small speakers not because you can't afford larger ones but because you don't have the space, the B&W M-1 compact speakers and PV1D subwoofer should definitely be on your list.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Hart (

Bowers & Wilkins M-1 Mini Theater 20 Speaker System


Introduction Ever since HDTVs started working with Richard Simmons and eating a healthy diet, their significant others (high-performance speakers) have been forced to follow suit. Before you break out the drywall saw to bury some in-walls in your 2x4s,...

Jan, 2001

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

B&W PV1D review


The successor to the multi-award winning PV1, B&W's PV1D proves to be equally as capable, and head and shoulders above the rest

Excellent precision and agility ; lots of punch ; delivers deep bass ; cool and unique design


A brilliant sub that delivers the best precision and agility, the PV1D is a great addition to your system

Apr, 2012

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (

European HT Subwoofer 2012-2013


The B&W PV1D is no ordinary subwoofer, it's bass done with style. Its curvaceous shell houses a pair of back-to-back drivers, mounted to cancel unwanted resonances, and powered by a new 400W-rated Class D amplifier. The drivers are equally special, the...

Sep, 2012

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Great Sound!!!


Although our initial plan was to buy lower grade speakers that were included in a package (as it would have saved us a lot of money), after hearing these speakers in the store, we decided to upgrade and we are very happy we did. Excellent sound...

Mar, 2016

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for my needs and price it met my expectations. sound is good, clear and bright.

Feb, 2016

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Awesome sound


Happy with product! Wonderful sound! No more theaters for us!

Feb, 2016

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Nice sound


Great sound. A bit pricy, but hopefully I get what I paid for. The only thing I don't like is that the wall mount cover doesn't have much room to hide the 12 gauge speaker wire, which is a bit thick. I can't get the covers to snap on because of the...

Jan, 2016

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Beautiful and elite sound


If you decide for compact speakers and do not want to compromise sound quality these beauties are it. DONOT WASTE YOUR MONEY WITH BOSE. I was deceived for years with an expensive bose sound system. When I set these bad boys , the sound was amazing! You...

Jan, 2016

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Rear surround sound


Love these speakers and they perform better than I anticipated in our open living room. Great sound effects, I still think something or someone is behind me while watching TV and have to keep checking as it puts out sounds I have not heard previously.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications


Amplifier output power:100
Recommended amplifier power (max):100
Recommended amplifier power (min):20


Crossover frequency:4000
Frequency range:55 - 50000 / 72 - 50000
RMS rated power:100
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1


Color of product:Black / White


Color of product:Silver / White

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):150
Power source type:AC


Audio output channels:2.0
Driver cone material:Aluminium
Driver diameter:0.984
Driver size:0.984
Mid-range driver diameter:3.94
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):4
Mid-range driver size:3.94
Number of drivers:2
Number of mid-range drivers:1
Number of Speakers:2
Number of tweeter drivers:1
Recommended usage:Speaker set unit / Universal
Speaker enclosure:Closed
Speaker placement:Floor, Tabletop/bookshelf, Wall-mountable / Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker position:Front
Speaker type:2-Way
Transducer material:Glass fiber
Tweeter:Y / Yes
Tweeter diameter:1
Woofer:N / No

Other Features

Audio output channels:2.0
Depth (imperial):6.8
Dimensions (W x D x H):4.5 x 6.8 x 9.6
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):4.5 x 6.8 x 9.6
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.49 x 6.77 x 9.57
Height (imperial):9.6
Weight (imperial):6
Width (imperial):4.5


Equalizer: No

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Line inputs (RCA):2
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Speaker interface type:Terminal
Wireless technologies:Wired


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):150
Power source type:AC


Down-firing: No
Number of subwoofers:2
Subwoofer crossover frequencies:7.5 - 450
Subwoofer driver diameter:7.87
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):8
Subwoofer frequency range:6.5 - 570
Subwoofer RMS power:400
Subwoofer sensitivity:10 / 100
Subwoofer type:active subwoofer

Technical Details

Material:Aluminium, Kevlar
Speaker enclosure:Closed

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.38 / 6.77
Height:9.57 / 9.76
Subwoofer depth:14.1
Subwoofer height:10.6
Subwoofer weight:41.2
Subwoofer width:13.5
Weight:5.07 / 5.95