Bowers & Wilkins reveal new MT-50 and MT-60D Mini Theatre systems

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bowers-wilkins-mt-50-mt-60d.jpgBowers & Wilkins are updating their Mini Theatre home cinema speaker range today with two new surround sound sets. MT-50 and MT-60D are the new kids on the block, replacing the popular MT-25 and MT-30 systems.

A pair of all-in-one systems, we’ll take a look at the MT-50 first. It ships with brand new M1 satellite speakers, which feature a new port on the rear of each alongside all-new drive units. The new tweeter and bass/mid-range driver inside each will allow the speakers to work as well in a stereo pairing as with 5.1 surround sound set up, according to B&W. the speakers come in a matte white finish as well as a matte black finish.

For the sub, the MT-50 sticks with the MT-25’s ASW608 subwoofer. It retains the 200W output levels, but now comes in a matte white finish as well as a matte black finish.

The MT-60D also uses the M1 speakers, but pairs them with a new subwoofer named the PV1D. It’s an all-digital speaker, using some of the same tech found in the pricey DB1 speaker. With a diving-bell shape, it has an OLED screen for adjustments to sound levels and volume control, and has a power output of 400W.

The MT-50 package will set you back £1,099 for five M-1 satellites and the ASW608 subwoofer, while the MT-60D costs £1,950 for five M-1s and the PV1D sub.

As well as coming in sets, all the speakers can be bought individually. M-1 speakers cost £150 each, with the ASW608 sub priced at £349. The PV1D is more expensive at £1,200. Floor stands for the M-1s are also available, and cost £100 each. All the gear is avaialble to buy now.

Gerald Lynch