Everyone has a Bluetooth speaker these days, from people known for sound to people not known for sound, and even some brands who should probably stay away from sound altogether. Bowers & Wilkins isn’t that last group, though, making products that shine, and now it has a Bluetooth speaker to add to its range of audiophile gear.
That speaker is the T7, a Bluetooth speaker that takes a departure from the classic B&W Zeppelin we’ve seen for the past few years, removing the need for a dock now that we’re living in a wireless world and making the speaker the entire device.
Technology and design is coming from the 800 Series Diamond speakers made by B&W and used in Abbey Road Studios in the UK, with the speaker sitting inside a frame held in place by a honeycomb structure Bowers & Wilkins calls “Micro Matrix” which doesn’t just look interesting, but also holds the speaker in place to reduce resonance and vibrations, resulting in a clearer sound.
Two 50mm drivers sit inside the speaker, with two bass radiators designed to make the speaker push out a large amount of the low sounds, while the Micro Matrix structure does its thing to stop the speaker from vibrating in large amounts, meaning the bass should be better and the speaker should be clearer and more stable across the board.
You can expect from digital to analogue converters on-board here, and there’s also aptX support working with the Bluetooth, meaning high-end audio should be able to be sent to this speaker and played back with ease.
“Here in T7 we have another standard-setting product from Bowers & Wilkins,” said Geoff Matthews, CEO of Convoy International, the company that brings in B&W products to Australia.