Bowers & Wilkins Debuts CI800 Series Diamond
The new CI800 Series Diamond includes three new models that feature Diamond dome tweeters and Continuum and Aerofoil cone. They are part of their custom installation range for the home.
This range of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers features transducer technologies that include Diamond dome tweeters, Continuum midrange drivers and Aerofoil bass cones. Originally developed for the 800 Series Diamond, Aerofoil cones deliver incredible bass performance.
The CI800 Series Diamond features back boxes that are fully Matrix braced, for extra rigidity. The boxes also includes bi-wirable cables that are guided to the terminal panel through tubes and connect to the baffle with a multi-pin connector. This means that the installation can be done in two stages, so the more delicate elements of the speaker can be located once the trades have finished on a build.
CWM8.3 D is a three-way in wall speaker, conceived to offer the very best performance for a customer requiring great sound without seeing the source. It features a decoupled Diamond dome tweeter, a 5-inch Continuum FST midrange drive unit and two 7-inch Aerofoil low-frequency drivers. The central baffle is rotatable, so CWM8.3 D can be used in either vertical or horizontal alignment.
CWM8.5 D is a two-way in wall speaker. It offers exceptionally high performance from a compact model. It features a decoupled Diamond dome tweeter and a single 7-inch bass/mid Continuum driver with anti- resonance plug.
CCM8.5 D is a two-way in ceiling speaker which offers high-quality acoustics in an incredibly discreet package. It features a decoupled Diamond dome tweeter and a single 7-inch bass/mid Continuum driver with anti-resonance plug. All the drive units are located in a continuously rotatable mini-baffle which allows the user to ‘toe in’ the drive units of the loudspeaker for the best performance.
The models are:
- CWM8.3D – $3,700 each (back box $800)
- CWM8.5D – $1,900 each (back box $600)
- CCM8.5D – $2,400 each (back box $600)