B&W CT SW1000 Overview
These speakers are very well suited to B&W’s music streaming apps; they support AirPlay 2, Spotify Connect, and aptX Adaptive Bluetooth, while Alexa voice control makes them ideal for multi-room systems.
They’re not quite as detailed as the best B&W speakers, but they’re still plenty revealing, especially when you crank them up to their maximum volume. The bass is deeper and nimble, but never overpowers the midrange, making them a more balanced option at moderate to high volumes.
The soundstage is huge, too – and it’s rear-ported to help give you an even bigger sense of space. They’re also exceptionally accurate and incredibly musical, delivering everything from bass weight to vocal clarity with ease.
We can’t wait to see how these speakers perform in a 5.1 surround sound system. They’re a great way to take Bowers and Wilkins’ expertise to the next level. If you’re after a pair of speakers that will last for a very long time, this is definitely the model for you.
B&W CT SW1000 Features
The CT SW1000 is the mid-range subwoofer in B&W’s range of passive Custom Theatre models. It uses a paper/Kevlar composite bass driver to deliver solid, powerful bass that’s perfect for a variety of home cinema and music systems.
Its sleek black finish complements a range of other B&W products and looks great when used as part of a surround sound system. It can also be connected directly to the company’s flagship SA 1000 amplifier via a single wire, saving you the expense of a 20 or 30-foot speaker cable.
Like all of the subs in B&W’s Custom Theatre range, the CT SW1000 features Advanced Yamaha Active Servo Technology II, which dynamically compensates for the negative effects of speaker impedance and maintains better control of the subwoofer’s driver to achieve cleaner audio reproduction. It’s also been paired with a high-power Class D amplifier to ensure accurate and dynamic bass performance.
The NS-SW1000 is powered by the company’s latest DP200 digital amplifier integrated circuit, which supports a high-current MOSFET discrete push-pull design for the output stage. It features a high-capacity output coil, triple-wound lite wire, and specially designed capacitors to deliver extremely strong low-frequency power.
A high-strength, aluminum die-cast frame helps suppress unwanted resonance even at very high volume levels. It’s paired with three-way mitered construction joints that ensure extremely tight joints throughout the cabinet.
Continuum cone tech is another key feature that you’ll find across all of the speakers in this list and was originally only found in B&W’s higher-end models. It builds on the company’s Kevlar-based strengths in the damping department, reducing the degrading effects of vibrations from the mid/bass drivers.
It’s a remarkably refined and natural-sounding driver that delivers impressive detail and air. Its curved front panel helps reduce treble diffraction and provides a clear soundstage, while its decoupled tweeter reduces the effect of lobulation.
B&W CT SW1000 Specifications
|Description||Dedicated CT SW rack-mount single channel 1000W amplifier|
|Amplifier functions||Front panel controls: Rotary volume (line in) Rotary low-pass filter frequency (4th-order Linkwitz, 40Hz - 140Hz) Low-pass filter defeat 2-posn switch Phase 0/180 2-position switch Bass extension 3-position switch Movie/music EQ 2-position switch On/auto/standby 3-position switch Status LED Fault LED|
|Amplifier inputs||Line In (XLR & RCA phono) 1x RCA phono socket, line in 1x RCA phono socket, link out 1x XLR socket, line in 1x XLR socket, link out 3.5mm jack - 12V trigger on/standby (overrides manual standby setting) 3.5mm jack - 12V trigger equalization movie/music|
|Amplifier outputs||1x Speakon 4-pole speaker socket 2x pair of Binding Posts|
|Amplifier power output Input impedance Signal / noise||1000W 33kΩ >80dB|
|Amplifier rated power consumption||300W 34 Watt – Idling 3 Watt - Standby|
|Dimensions||Height: 100mm (3.9 in) [88.5mm (3.5 in) plus feet] Width: 430mm (16.9 in) Depth: 322mm (12.7 in) Front panel Height: 2U 88.1mm/3.5”|
|Net weight||6.45kg (14.3 lb)|
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