About the Bowers & Wilkins AM-1
A rugged, sweet-sounding outdoor speaker
When the weather is comfortable, nothing beats listening to great music at the pool, patio, or back deck. Bowers & Wilkins designed their AM-1 speakers to sound exceptional and stand up to the weather.
Each speaker features a 5" woven glass-fiber cone woofer and 1" metal dome tweeter that deliver crisp, accurate sound for your outdoor listening enjoyment.
Bowers & Wilkins made some interesting design choices to help these speakers sound good in an outdoor environment. The tweeters are mounted below the woofers, to better disperse sound when they are mounted overhead in the eaves. The tweeters are tube-loaded, borrowing an idea from B&W's revolutionary Nautilus™ floor-standing indoor speakers.
The midbass/midrange driver also benefits from ideas developed in Bowers & Wilkins' high-end home speaker lineup. It features an Anti-Resonance plug that debuted with their PM1 loudspeaker. It's a mushroom-shaped device made of polymer foam that soaks up resonance and reduces cone break-up, creating unparalleled clarity and detail in the midrange. A rear-facing auxiliary bass radiator offers extended bass response while keeping the enclosure sealed against the elements.
The inverted driver array is encased in a rugged weather-resistant cabinet with an attractive rust-proof aluminum grille. They can be mounted vertically or horizontally with the included adjustable wall-mount brackets, which have speaker connections built right in to keep your installation looking neat and clean.
A rich history of audio excellence
Founded in England in the 1960s, Bowers & Wilkins is known worldwide for their innovative hi-fi speaker designs and their premium headphones. Crutchfield is proud to offer a diverse selection of products from this legendary audio brand.