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Bowers&Wilkins PV1D

Bowers&Wilkins PV1D
alaScore 88

49 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 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. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The design is also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the price. Many are negative about the reliability.

design, usability


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

May, 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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Fantastic Product


I was in the store and they had a returned PV1D and they had a price that was just too good to pass up. Initially I purchased the PV1D and ultimately decided to purchase the 5 M1 speakers before I even left the store. I knew B&W was a good brand and...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (

Excellent Sound, Design, and Look!


I use this product with a Marantz Receiver and B&W M1 speakers and the cinema quality experience is fantastic. Watching movies with these speakers and sub is so much better than Bose!

Design ; OLED Display ; Quality ; Sound


Sep, 2014

Product Specifications


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


Crossover frequency:4000
Frequency range:55 - 50000 / 64 - 23000 / 72 - 50000
RMS rated power:100
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):1


Color of product:Black / White


Color of product:Black / 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, Stand-mountable, Wall-mountable / Floor, Tabletop/bookshelf, Wall-mountable / Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker position:Center / 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