Bowers & Wilkins has introduced their first portable, wireless speaker, dubbed simply as the T7. The T7 incorporates two (patent-pending) force-canceling high-output bass radiators, which extend low frequencies and two highly optimized 2 inch (50mm) drive units. Utilizing aptX Bluetooth, the T7 ensures high-definition detail is preservd from any Bluetooth-enabled PC, tablet or mobile phone streaming source. A micro matrix honeycomb internal bracing structure provides substantial cabinet stiffening for the highest performance.
The T7 is designed to be simple – with unobtrusive controls that are supported by a unique collection of audio cues developed in collaboration with Mira Calix, an international composer, artist, and performer who works with sound across a range of formats.
T7 is the most portable standalone speaker Bowers & Wilkins has ever produced. The size of a hardcover book. With a recharagle batter that offers up to 10 hours of playback at normal listening levels, the T7 is a wonderful travelling companion.
The rubber surround of the T7 adds protection and tactile quality, complementing the overall elegant design.
- Micro Matrix – The distinctive honeycomb structure surrounding T7 isn’t just for show. Micro Matrix braces the speaker, reducing cabinet resonance for a cleaner, more precise sound.
- Drivers – T7 uses two highly optimized 2 inch (50mm) drivers to ensure the highest quality of sound from the small enclosure. The driver diaphragm is made from glass fiber, the same material used in Bowers & Wilkins award-winning Wireless Music Systems.
- High-output bass radiator – T7 also uses two (patent-pending) force-canceling high-output bass radiators designed to provide impressive bass, even at top volume, without adding resonance or rattle. The result is cleaner, more powerful bass, from a smaller box.
- Electronics – High-performance digital-to-analogue converters (DACs) ensure audio is as faithful as possible to the source material. Digital signal processing ensures sound is controlled, whatever you’re listening to and no matter how loud. Two filterless class D amplifiers deliver smooth and open high frequencies, intelligible midrange frequencies and tight bass.
- Bluetooth with aptX – Bluetooth wireless streaming is built into nearly every modern portable device – laptops, smartphones and tablets. And, with aptX, the Bluetooth listening experience is improved significantly by improving the transfer of data without affecting audio quality or introducing latency issues.
- User interface A simple-to-use, intuitive user interface is supported by a pallet of unique audio cues developed in conjunction with composer, artist and performer Mira Calix.
- Play anywhere – A heavy-duty Lithium Ion rechargeable battery means you can forget about plugs and power sockets. T7 will go anywhere and everywhere.
The Bowers & Wilkins T7 will be available October 2014, priced at $349.99 U.S. each. Look for more details at: www.bowers–wilkins.com.