Take Hollywood home: new Mini Theatre series

B&W_loc_sht2_wteaswgroff_fin

Bowers & Wilkins announces dramatically improved Mini Theatre series.

Bowers & Wilkins Mini Theatre series has been one of the major success stories in the world of home cinema. Since launching six years ago, Mini Theatre has garnered many glowing reviews and won numerous awards. But nothing can stand still forever, and with the new Mini Theatre series Bowers & Wilkins takes performance to a whole new level.
The new, radically updated and upgraded Mini Theatre series comprises two systems: MT-60D and MT-50.

These systems provide users with a jaw-droppingly immersive experience, but in relatively compact, discreet packages that fit easily into people’s lifestyles. Significant improvements in key elements within these new systems result in a dramatic uplift in performance, including improved detail, better bass performance, and significantly enhanced integration between the subwoofers and the satellite speakers.

Both systems offer excellent performance, but the MT-60D sets new standards for what can be expected from a compact, stylish speaker package. This jump in quality is a result of partnering an up-graded M-1 loudspeaker, with the new and improved PV1D, a dramatically updated version of the ground-breaking, opposed-drive-unit subwoofer.

The MT-50 is a direct replacement for the successful, and affordable, MT-25 system, and sees the new M-1s partnered with the ASW608 subwoofer.
The M-1 loudspeaker is a key feature in both packages, acting as all five speakers in a surround set up – a cleverly designed table-top stand lets the centre speaker sit horizontally. But it’s also a great stereo solution, as one of the most dramatic akers. In order to achieve these upgrades from the out-going M-1 is this speaker’s full range performance: it now offers a stereo performance comparable to Bowers & Wilkins bookshelf speimprovements the M-1 has been completely redesigned internally, although only subtle styling differences are visible externally. It features all new drive units, including an in-house designed tweeter, and a bass/mid-range driver that uses the new Anti-Resonance Plug first seen on the high-end PM1 loudspeaker.

As well as these acoustic improvements, the mechanics of the M-1 have been updated, with improved speaker cable terminations and a more robust connection to the stands – a table-top stand and wall bracket are supplied in the box, while a floor stand is available as an optional extra.

The PV1D sees what is easily the most successful Bowers & Wilkins subwoofer get a dramatic update. While it retains its iconic, acoustically principled shape, the PV1D now moves to the digital platform developed for the flagship Bowers & Wilkins DB1 subwoofer. This provides increased flexibility and performance enhancements that coupled with new drive units and amplification, lead to dramatically improved output. It delivers deeper and faster bass than the previous model, and is equally at home with music and movies.

A new OLED display and touch button array provide easy access to a number of pre-sets and tuning options, while a custom version of the SubApp™ PC software provides more advanced set-up options. Subtle styling updates and new finishes bring the PV1D bang up to date.
The third element in the Mini Theatre series is the ASW608 subwoofer. While this model remains the same acoustically, it is now available in the same stunning Matte White finish as the M-1 loudspeakers.

Download a PDF of this press release.

8 Comments

  • Said G. says:

    When will these hit store shelves?

  • Bru Muller says:

    Hello,

    Just wondering what Receiver the MT-60D would be optimally paired with?

  • Bowers and Wilkins says:

    Dear Said G,
    As they are being shipped this week, please go to http://www.bowers-wilkins.co.uk/store/international_search.html in order to find your nearest retailer to check with them.
    Kind regards
    Amy
    Bowers & Wilkins

  • Bowers and Wilkins says:

    Dear Bru,
    Optimal pairing with an AV receiver is subjective and personal, however we would recommend considering AV receivers of £900.00+ to satisfactorily deliver the high quality performance the new Mini Theatre system deserves. Whilst we are unable to name specific brands, your local hifi dealer will be happy to demonstrate the available products to suit.
    Kind regards
    Amy
    Bowers & Wilkins

  • jaye NZ says:

    really looking forward to selling these, these are our High end audio flagship speaker range for our store here in the south island of New Zealand, and the M1 kicked some punch, what do do you think would be the best content for use to demo these on?

    for us the arrive in store in a few weeks and i want to get this set up right. and make some headway into your gear.

    current content is the DTS demo blu-ray disc (2010)
    and Armin Van Buuren – Mirage blu-ray (DTS)
    Starwars Episode 1 blu-ray (DTS)
    King Kong(2005) Blu-ray (DTS)
    Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms 20th anniversary edition (SA-CD)

    any other ideas for content that just shows the kick of your gear?

    huge fan of your gear though, using my P5 right now and i just got the MM1 and my next Buy is the Zeppelin Air or a Marantz SR5006 and some B&W 685 Bookshelf’s.

  • 1HotTea says:

    When will the MT-60D arrive in USA? The Magnolia Home Theater department at Best Buy say they cannot order PV1D subs anymore because they are discontinued.

  • Bowers and Wilkins says:

    Dear 1HotTea,

    The MT-60D (5 M1s with PV1D) is available through the Magnolia Audio Video locations across the country. You can find your closest location here. http://www.magnoliaav.com
    At this time the PV1D is not available through the Magnolia Home Theater locations.

    Kind regards
    Amy
    Bowers & Wilkins

  • William Fleischaker says:

    I recently purchased a Mini Theater- 50 through the Magnolia Center at Best Buy and I need to purchase two stands for my rear channel M-1 speakers. Could you kindly recommend where I can buy the stands; as it appears that Best Buy doesn’t have them. If Best Buy contacts Bowers and Wilkins can I arrange to purchase them as a special order item. I must have them since I just applied Venetian plaster on my rear wall and will not wall mount the speakers to or through this wall finish.

    I thank you for your assistance in sloving my dilemma.

Add a comment

We welcome debate within Society of Sound, but please keep it friendly, respectful and relevant. We have a few house rules which we ask you to abide by to keep the debate intelligent. Read more.
Product enquiry or support issue? Please click here.

Related posts

Bowers & Wilkins A5 wirelss system

What the A7 has in common with Nautilus

For those wanting a one-box solution for listening to music using Apple AirPlay®, the A5 and A7 are exciting additions to our product … Read more

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System

Z2 Wireless Music System with Lightning connector

The new Z2 offers great sound and features in a design that can fit almost anywhere. The best of all worlds - amazing sound, … Read more

Zeppelin Air

Zeppelin Air is awarded “Editors Choice” by MacLife

Awarded "Editors Choice", a glowing review for Zeppelin Air from MacLife. "Even at apartment-filling top-end volumes, the Air … Read more