Bowers & Wilkins Subwoofer – PV1D


When you’ve pushed the boundaries of technological design further than anyone thought possible, what do you do? Simple: you keep pushing. The PV1 has long been regarded as something of an icon in domestic subwoofer design, both for its striking shape and superlative sonic performance. But by introducing a digital dimension for the upgraded Bowers & Wilkins Subwoofer PV1D, we think we’ve gone one better. The Bowers & Wilkins Subwoofer PV1D’s inherent stability means it can be pushed just that bit further. The symmetrical mounting of its twin drive units keeps the subwoofer perfectly balanced and anchored to the floor. So there’s no rattle when it rumbles. The back-to-back arrangement also further improves the distribution of pressure inside the speaker. Coupled to an all-new amplifier generating 400 watts of power, the drivers have the dynamics and control to deliver all a subwoofer should. A big sound from a small bubble. Adopting the digital platform developed for our flagship DB1 subwoofer allows the Bowers & Wilkins Subwoofer PV1D to be fine tuned and controlled with more precision than its predecessor. Do you love the visceral deep-bass impact of special movie sound effects? Or maybe you prefer a flatter response, to compensate for a more resonant listening environment? Whatever your listening tastes, with a full range of EQ options at your disposal, the choice is entirely up to you.

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Bowers & Wilkins Subwoofer – PV1D

Bowers & Wilkins Subwoofer – PV1D


Turn up the pressure

Bring all the power of those big action movies home with the high-intensity stealth subwoofer.

More bass,
much less shake

Along with its ultra-rigid enclosure, PV1D uses horizontally-opposed bass drivers, working back-to-back. That spreads the bass better, and also makes the whole assembly self-damping, keeping it stable and inert.

Take control

The simple, intuitive touch-control panel lets you ‘dial in’ PV1D for use with everything from little satellite speakers to big floor-standing models: behind it is advanced digital processing to make the most of all the bass on offer.

PV = Pressure Vessel™

PV1D takes its style from the inherently strong form of diving spheres and other pressure vessels: simply, it was the only shape able to handle all that power.

Size & weight

Dimensions 342mm (13.5 in)
270mm (10.6 in)
358mm (14.1 in)
Net weight 18.7kg (41 lb)

Technical details

Technical features 5 Presets
Input sensitivity (analogue)
Gain (digital)
Low-pass filter frequency
Low-pass filter slope
Low-pass filter phase
Auto on / standby
Trigger on / standby
Trigger preset switching
RS-232 automation control
Frequency range -6dB at 6.5Hz and 570Hz
Frequency response 64Hz – 23kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Drive units 2x ø200mm (8 in) Paper-Kevlar® / Aluminum cone long-throw
Max Power output 400W
Power consumption 150W
Standby <1W
Input impedance 100k
Signal / Noise >100dB
Inputs Stereo line in (2x RCA Phono)
Speaker level in
(5m cable supplied)


Cabinet finishes Matte Black
Matte White


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