|B&W Debuts New High-End In-Wall With Nautilus-Derived Design|
|Home Theater News In-wall Loudspeakers News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Friday, 05 November 2004|
B&W Loudspeakers has introduced a new built-in model, the CWM LCR8. The CWM LCR8 utilizes five drive units and employs key technologies from B&W’s Nautilus range of free-standing speakers.
The slim CWM LCR8 is engineered for use either vertically or horizontally, capable of providing the full, left-center-right “front stage” of a high-performance multi-channel system, or a highly capable stereo array. The LCR8’s three specially developed drivers include pairs of 5-inch woven-Kevlar bass/midranges and 5-inch aluminum-cone bass drivers, as well as a 1-inch aluminum-dome tweeter. The Nautilus-derived design uses tapered-tube loading for reduced internal reflections; the Kevlar-cone mid/bass driver, also a Nautilus descendant, features singularly low-distortion, long-throw abilities for remarkable tonal clarity and dynamic impact.
Despite its compact width and modest mounting depth, the CWM LCR8 delivers balanced, full-range sound with useful output down to 35 Hz. This unusual extension qualifies the new B&W design both as a full-range speaker, and as a choice in subwoofer-enhanced layouts.
The B&W CWM LCR8 measures 28 inches by just x 8.6 inches, and requires just 3.5 inches of mounting depth. Its matte-white frame and grill are usable as-is and are also ideal for pre-painting or custom finishing.
The CWM LCR8 will be available this month, at a suggested price of $1,000 each.