B&W's small monitor PM1 speaker is squarely aimed at musical quality, with many of the aspects of the 800 Series trickling down to a product sitting above the existing CM series. This model stands alone, intended for music, with no matching centre speaker or rear-effects on offer!
"We decided we wanted a loudspeaker that specialised in stereo and concentrated our effort into producing an exquisite small speaker. Small monitors image very sweetly. This isn't a replacement for the 700 series, think of it more as a smaller 805S."
The extensive cross-bracing of the cabinets and thick cross-ply side walls ensure minimal resonance to blur the sound. The front baffle and curved top panel are constructed from a thermoset plastic composite material, strengthened by an additonal layer of mineral-filled resin.
A Carbon-braced tweeter constructed along similar lines to the Nautilus tweeter (with rear tapering tube) is mounted on top of the cabinet. Below that is a Kevlar cone bass/midrange sporting a new wly designed phase plug to dampen resonances in that area too.
The crossover has been kept as simple as possible (one of the benefits of s two-way design) and uses top quality Mundorf M-Cap Supreme capacitors and ir-core inductors. Binding posta are oxygen-free copper and allow for biwiring.
Stands are an optional extra at $699/pair in matching high gloss finish.