Bowers & Wilkins CCM7.3 S2 In-Ceiling Speaker
The Bowers & Wilkins CCM7.3 S2 is a high-performance in-ceiling speaker for outstanding performance in both theatre and stereo applications. Its sophisticated drive unit configuration features a25mm(1in) Carbon Dome tweeter, a 100mm (4in) FSTTM Continuum cone midrange and 2 x 130mm (5in) Aerofoil Profile bass drivers.
Its critically formed baffle is constructed from glass reinforced ABS while its integrated backbox ensures easy retrofittable installation, cuts down sound transfer between spaces and optimises sound quality.
About Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins, or B&W, is a British company that produces audio equipment, most notably loudspeakers. B&W was founded in 1966 by John Bowers at Worthing, West Sussex, England.
In 1982 the company opened a dedicated, purpose-built research centre titled ‘SRE’ or ‘Steyning Research Establishment’ in Steyning, about 10 miles from Worthing. The buildings were fit for audio-related work since they were previously used by SME, the English tonearm designer who felt the downturn in tonearm sales due to the introduction of the new digital media CD. SRE housed a prototype shop and listening rooms, ranging from semi-anechoic to typical small living rooms. Also available was advanced equipment like a laser interferometer and PDP-11/35 computer.
Approximately twenty staff support the research facility. Engineers of note who have worked there in R&D include Ray Greenwood, Dr. Steve Roe, Dr. John Dibb, Dr. Glyn Adams, Dr. Peter Fryer and Laurence Dickie.
The design of B&W loudspeaker cabinets has been done by industrial designer Kenneth Grange since 1975. Morten Villiers Warren became manager of design in the late 90’s when designing the new 800 series of speakers.