Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers - The British Aristocrat

A Little History

A Little History

For audiophiles or for those with deep pockets, the name Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) will be no stranger to you. Famous for their outrageous Zeppelin iPod speaker system, there's actually more to the name.

Formed in the mid 1960s by John Bowers and Peter Hayward in England, their goal was to make B&W the world's foremost producer of loudspeaker systems. Their systems are world renowned and are well received to the point that even the legendary Abbey Road Studios and Skywalker Sound studios have, at some point in their history, used B&W systems - specifically the famous B&W 801 speakers.

Today, B&W is diversifying their business by creating more consumer-oriented fare. The Zeppelin marks the first step in that direction, and they are following up with their first ever speaker system designed specially for computers - the MM-1.

We are not big fans of its name nor looks, but if the Zeppelin is anything to go by, the Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 should sound fantastic.

Sure, after the Zeppelin, the MM-1 isn't the most imaginatively named pair of speakers, but then again, B&W has had a history of giving odd names to their products. For example, their headphones are named simply "P-5", whereas some of their speakers go simply by their series name like "XT" or "CM".

Head on to the next page to find out more about B&W's latest.

The Good
Flawless performance
Very natural sound
Compact size
The Bad
Looks too boring for a B&W product
Gets hot during operation
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