Flat Panel Monitors
The ugliest speakers are the best, right? Everyone knows, serious speakers can’t look good. And they certainly aren’t supposed to match anything else you might have in your house. Sorry. Technology isn’t there to look pretty. It’s there to do a job. Et certera, et certera. In fact, there is no law that relates performance to aesthetics. If there were, there would be no architects or automotive designers. Just like a building or a car, a speaker can look as good or bad as you want.
Bowers & Wilkins’ range of Flat Panel Monitors prove the point. They represent pioneering B&W technologies in stunning, streamlined contemporary cabinets. Designed with a minimalist sensibility, they possess a level of poise and elegance all too rare in high-end home cinema and audio components. Just as flat plasma and LCD TV screens offer high resolution, distortion-free images from an ultra-slimline frame, FPM speakers deliver superlative sound with minimal interference to the room’s décor and traffic. Dimensioned to precisely match different sizes of flat screen, they occupy a depth of just 9cm (3.5”) – as thin as the thinnest plasma display. Their visual and physical presence has been reduced to a bare minimum. The listening experience, however, has lost nothing.
…and fine-tuned performance
What emerges from our FPMs is sound as rich and as three-dimensional as you’d expect from B&W speakers. Our products enjoy a global representation among professionals and consumers alike for their purity and power. Don’t take it from us. Ask George Lucas. The Star Wars series took cinematic sound to a different level. ‘Sound,’ the director says, ‘is 50% of the motion picture experience.’ His Skywalker Sound studio, one of the world’s leading post-production recording facilities, creates soundtracks not only to movies, but to websites, theme park adventures and video games. In a booth, soundscapes are constructed with dazzling, lifelike clarity, courtesy of a suite of B&W monitors.
Many of the state-of-the-art technologies that make these speakers so sought after by professionals have been adapted by B&W from ranges in more domestic settings. The FPM Series is one such range. The componentry inside its sleek, contemporary casing has a flawless heritage.