The Bowers & Wilkins AM-1 architectural monitor brings impeccable
sound quality to places where conventional speakers fear to tread. It's
designed to sound stunning mounted anywhere: indoors or out, year round, in all
It's the most durable, versatile speaker we have ever made, with all of the
audio performance you can expect
The ultra-durable, weather resistant AM-1 is designed with the outdoors
in mind – perfect for patios, gardens and poolsides – but its robust design and
sleek looks also make it a great choice for public indoor spaces such as
restaurants and bars. It's also versatile: designed to be positioned
horizontally or vertically, with an easy-to-install bracket.
With its rust-proof aluminium grille and super-rigid cabinet, AM-1 is
our most durable speaker ever. Indoors or outdoors, at home or in a restaurant,
it’s guaranteed to perform beautifully whatever the weather.
AM-1 has been subjected to rigorous environmental tests. These include
ultraviolet (UV) exposure, to replicate long-term outdoor use, and testing
inside an accelerated salt-spray chamber, to ensure it can brave the elements.
Inverted Driver Array
When used outdoors or in public spaces, speakers tend to be mounted
above the listener. So our engineers turned traditional speaker design on its
head with the AM-1. Its tweeter sits below the other drivers, angling the
optimum listening axis – the point where the units operate exactly in phase –
down by around 10 degrees. Perfectionism to give you pristine sound anywhere.
Auxiliary Bass Radiator
We've come up with an ingenious way to produce powerful bass from a
sealed, weatherproof speaker. The rear-mounted ABR delivers truly remarkable
bass response for a speaker of its kind.
220 Degree Rotation
The AM-1's bracket is easy to install, thanks to an ingenious one-plug
mounting system. It projects minimally from the wall, yet allows the speaker to
rotate through 220 degrees, so you can angle the speakers optimally.
Specifications in Full
High-quality sound and supreme flexibility in Bowers & Wilkins most
durable speaker: the all-weather AM-1 is ideal for both outdoor and public
indoor installation. It's also easy to mount, horizontally or vertically. AM-1
features an ‘inverted driver’ design, with a 25mm aluminium dome tweeter
mounted beneath a 5" glass-fibre driver, as well as a rear-mounted
Auxiliary Bass Radiator (ABR).
Nautilus™ tube loaded aluminium dome
2-way system with Auxiliary Bass Radiator
1x ø25mm (1in) aluminium dome
-6dB at 46Hz and 50kHz (wall mounted)
51Hz - 22kHz on reference axis (wall
86dB (2.83V, 1m)
Total harmonic distortion
<1% 200Hz - 20kHz (86dB, 1m)
8Ω (5.2Ω min)
Recommended amplifier power
20W - 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Height: 310mm (12.25in)