Bowers & Wilkins has added three new models to its line of custom installation speakers. The additions consist of the CCM Cinema 7 in-ceiling speaker, CWM Cinema 7 in-wall speaker and the CCM632 in-ceiling speaker.
Specs via the vendor:
CCM Cinema 7 is designed for down-firing, in-ceiling left, center and right speaker positions in a discreet home cinema system. It boasts two drivers: a 180mm bass/midrange Kevlar cone and a 25mm Nautilus swirl loaded aluminum dome tweeter. Both drivers are angled to the mounting surface and can be directed towards listeners so they hear the correct balance of sound.
CWM Cinema 7 does the job of three home cinema speakers – front left, center and front right – yet is incredibly discreet. It can be mounted beside, above or below the screen.
Both Cinema 7 speakers feature ultra-narrow bezels and magnetically attached metal grilles that can be customized to complement décor. CCM Cinema 7 is supplied with a round grille but this can be replaced with square.
Cinema 7 speakers are installed in the ceiling or wall using Bowers & Wilkins QuickDogs fixings – spring clamps that rotate and clip into place, so you can fit the speaker frames securely, tool-free, with one hand. As well as being quick and simple, they can also cope with almost any thickness of mounting panel.
The new CCM632 is ideal if you want the musical fidelity of a hi-fi speaker but the near-invisibility of an in-ceiling speaker. Its full-range 75mm driver elegantly sidesteps a common problem with custom install speakers: small drivers don’t offer enough bass but two-way speakers with a tweeter positioned in front of a bass/midrange driver lead to sound discoloration.
CCM632 is supplied in stereo pairs and comes with both round and square grille/bezel assemblies that attach magnetically.