I’m a sucker for something stylish – but when it’s also a top-notch piece of technology, like these B&W XT Series speakers, it’s got to be worth a look.
The XT Series consists of four models – XT4 (three-way speaker), XT2 (two-way speaker), XTC (two-way centre channel speaker) and PV1 (subwoofer). All models in the XT Series feature leading edge acoustic engineering, in slimline, satin-polished aluminium cabinets.
The XT4 features a one-piece extruded aluminium enclosure which carries a top mounted Nautilus tube loaded 25mm aluminium dome tweeter, a 130mm Kevlar cone midrange driver, and twin Flowport loaded, composite paper/Kevlar cone bass drivers. The twin bass drivers also provide low frequency bandwidth and power handling – giving the XT4 a sense of scale and dynamics. The XT2 features a one-piece extruded aluminium enclosure carrying a top mounted Nautilus tube loaded 25mm aluminium dome tweeter and a Flowport loaded 130mm Kevlar cone bass/midrange driver.
The XTC’s two-way system incorporates twin Flowport loaded 130mm Kevlar cone bass/midrange drivers and a centrally mounted Nautilus tube loaded 25mm aluminium dome tweeter. The PV1’s twin 200mm (8-inch) drivers operate back-to-back, to minimise pressure differences throughout the internal volume, which increases its ability to withstand vibration and reduce coloration.
Available now, the XT4 costs £1699.00 per pair, the XT2 is £699, the XTC is £549 (sold singly) and the PV1 is £950 (also sold singly).