B&W Liberty Integrated Wireless Entertainment System
- Product Name: Liberty
- Manufacturer: B&W
- Review Date: January 08, 2008 11:35
- First Impression: Gotta Have It!
Want to talk about quality Home Theater in a Box? Let's talk about B&W's new Liberty system, a new integrated 5.1 system featuring wireless, cable-free speakers. The Liberty range comprises four speaker models and one combined digital radio and disc player with a wireless transmitter. The four speakers are the three-way, floor standing XTW 8, the two-way XTW 2 and XTW Centre bookshelf/stand speakers, and the PVW 1 subwoofer. A fully active system powered by integrated class-D amplifiers, Liberty is the first wireless system capable of transmitting eight channels: it can be set up in a 5.1 configuration for full surround sound, with two extra channels reserved for remote zones.
While the range offers listeners all the convenience of a clutter-free, cable-less sound system, it has also been constructed with the uncompromising approach to quality and design for which Bowers & Wilkins is famous. Based on the company’s highly regarded XT range, Liberty speakers are designed around single pieces of extruded, brushed aluminum and incorporate groundbreaking Bowers & Wilkins innovations found in the company’s most advanced speakers, such as Kevlar drive units and Nautilus tube-loaded tweeters. Liberty has also added a few refinements and improvements to the XT range: for example, the XTW 8 model incorporates a mid-range drive unit fitted with Bowers & Wilkins’ trade-marked fixed suspension transducer (FST), which gives even greater responsiveness, sound clarity and definition.
Liberty is expected to launch in fall 2008. For more information, please visit http://www.bowers-wilkins.com.
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