Bowers & Wilkins Marine 6 And Marine 8 Loudspeakers Available In Oz
Bowers & Wilkins’ new Marine 6 and Marine 8 marine-optimised component loudspeakers are now available in Australia.
B&W describes the flush-mount speakers as “perfectly suited for either luxury yacht installations or in domestic environments in or near waterfront locations”.
Available in either round 6” (150 mm) or 8” (200 mm) sizes, the Marine 6 and Marine 8 “are designed to be built into walls, ceiling, bulkheads and other flat surfaces for a near-invisible flush-mount finish”.
“They feature an IP66 rating, so are suitable for exposed positions where water (fresh and salt), dust, UV and other environment factors would preclude the use of ordinary speakers,” B&W states.
“However, unlike most ‘marine’ audio speakers, the B&W models are capable of delivering the rich and lifelike ‘true sound’ for which B&W is famous.”
The speakers are decked out with a specially adapted polypropylene driver and soft dome tweeter, partnered with a dedicated crossover.
“The combination delivers wide and smooth frequency response, with solid bass and lifelike upper frequencies, high-power handling and easy amplifier matching,” B&W states.
“The use of non-corrosive rigid polymer chassis, marine-grade stainless steel grilles and fittings, and sealed electronics provides these high-performance components with the necessary toughness to survive in the harsh marine environment.”
Available now through authorised B&W custom installation dealers, the Marine 6 is priced at $799 RRP and the Marine 8 $999 RRP.