The 800 Series has been reborn. From our Diamond revolution to adapting Kevlar, the 800 Series has always been the source of innovation – pioneering technologies that filter down through every range of speakers and products.
John Bowers thoroughly immersed himself in the research and development work of the company, and was instrumental in setting up and developing the now world-famous Steyning Research Establishment in 1981, often dubbed ‘University of Sound’ by those journalists that visit.
“If you build a better product you will sell it.” John Bowers
SRE today houses a team of specialist acoustic and electronics engineers who have a wealth of modeling, testing and design tools at their disposal.
Senior Product Manager Andy Kerr elaborates on this desire to constantly research and improve: “We are always about research, we are always about innovation, we are always about change. We change things when we have a new technology to implement.”
This separation of research and production allows a freedom of thought and experimentation that has led to some of Bowers & Wilkins’ most innovative technologies and iconic and popular products. It was a major tenet of John Bowers, and remains at the core values of Bowers & Wilkins to this day.
This company ethos is summed up neatly by transducer engineer George Weaver: “It’s why I get up in the morning”