There’s something highly rewarding about being there when a key reviewer experiences a Bowers & Wilkins product for the first time.
Especially when that product is something as special as the DB1 subwoofer. And even more so when it’s a demonstration that makes abundantly clear an element of a product that may not be immediately obvious.
In the case of the DB1 it is the subwoofer’s ability to add to the depth of experience in a traditional stereo system. The 805 Diamonds offer a wonderfully rich, incredibly detailed presentation of any kind of music you care to play through them. But adding a DB1 to the mix not only adds – as you would expect – extra depth at the lower end, it also does wonderful things to the clarity of an orchestra, and even the way a female vocal is delivered.
So while we believe the DB1 is the last word in home theatre subwoofers, that’s only half the story. Put it in the audiophile’s dream take on a 2.1 system, and its benefits have to be heard to be believed.