The Most Powerful Subwoofer Bowers & Wilkins Has Made: DB1D Delivers Optimal Performance, Features 2000-Watt Amplifier and 12-Inch Aerofoil Cone Drivers
Designed to supplement the Bowers & Wilkins 801 D4 and 802 D4 tower loudspeakers in stereo and multichannel systems, the company's DB1D subwoofer doubles as an explosive box of speed, energy, and might. The most powerful active sub the English manufacturer has ever made, the 95-pound DB1D leverages the strength of a 2000W Class D Hypex amplifier and a pair of 12-inch Aerofoil cone drivers in balanced configuration to supply taut, deep, and focused low-end information — as well as fill out critical details in musical programs. When it comes to enhancing movies, television, and sporting events, the ultra-efficient DB1D helps sit you in the producer's chair.
The secrets to DB1D's authoritative performance reside within its intelligent build, advanced materials, and forward-thinking architecture — many aspects of which are borrowed from the 800 Series Diamond. Take the light and ultra-stiff Aerofoil drivers, which resist bending and flexing while playing with complete control and outstanding precision. Or the opposed, balanced configuration of the bass cones, an approach that lessens cabinet vibration, reduces coloration, and increases clarity. Preamplification in the cool-running DB1D comes courtesy of Dynamic EQ plus automatic calibration and equalization, ensuring consistency and clean delivery.
Bowers & Wilkins went as far as guaranteeing setup of the 18.1 x 16.9 x 16.1-inch (HWD) DB1D to be as painless and intuitive as possible. Its app-based setup is not only simple and accurate, it's fun. The app includes positioning guides, troubleshooting, settings, presets, and more — such as the ability to optimize subwoofer performance by using the microphone on your phone. With such tools at your disposal, and DB1D in your corner, you cannot go wrong.
Drive units: 2 x 300mm (12 in) Aerofoil-cone drive units in a balanced configuration
Frequency range: -6dB at 8.5Hz - 500Hz
Frequency response: 10Hz - 350 Hz -3dB (centered on level at 100Hz)
Max power output: 2000W
2 x XLR
2 x RCA
2 x 3.5mm 12V trigger
RS-232 - 9-pin D connector
Dimensions (HWD): 18.1" x 16.9" x 16.1"
Weight: 94.8 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 4.4 MB)