Bowers & Wilkins (http://www.bowers-wilkins.com) has announced MM1
desktop speakers for Macs and PCS. They’ll ship in January; pricing
hasn’t been announced.
Designed by the same acoustic engineering team that developed
Zeppelin for the iPhone and the high-end 800 Series speakers used in
Abbey Road Studios, the MM-1 sports a full range, active, near field
monitor, with two separate drive units including an aluminium dome
tweeter for a refined treble performance.
Key proprietary Bowers & Wilkins technologies such as Nautilus Tube
Loaded tweeters find their way into a speaker of this type for the
first time, according to the folks at Bowers & Wilkins. And new DSP
technologies such as Bowers & Wilkins’ own Dynamic EQ, maximises bass
output, and allows the MM-1 to provide full range sound without the
need to resort to a subwoofer, they add.
The MM-1 has a headphone output. Audio from a computer passes through
the MM-1’s DSP and into its headphone socket. The MM-1 comes supplied
with a pebble remote control that provides intuitive control over the
speaker, and also works within iTunes and Windows Media Player on a
Mac or PC.