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B&W PV1
6 Reviews
rating  4.17 of 5
MSRP  1500.00
Description: 2 x 8" mica/aluminium cone long-throw woofer, 500W Class D amplifier, 21Hz–31/110Hz adjustable ±3dB, 45lb.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2014

Bottom Line:   
I don't understand any negative reviews of this sub. It's a small sub, so it's not going to shake the walls. But for it's size it's great. No distortion, great sound out of a small great looking sub. Works great for my home theater and pairs well with my FPMs.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by andy a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Hello i had a Monitor Audio Radius 360 it was crap. I've also had Rel Q100E it bottomed out so easily absolute garbage. Then i got PV1 for £950 ,what a rip off.You can get much better sub for £450. What hi fi rated it as 5 stars, it should be called what pay off the PV1.It has got not no rummble what so ever ,yes you can hear bass but dont feel anything what so ever. The only thing the PV1 has got going for it is that it is the nicest looking sub out there but all that glitters aint gold.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dominic a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Amazing sub and here's why, it's not completely made by B&W, if you take a nice look at the specs it said ICEpower amplifiers, which is created and made by Bang & Olufsen, a Danish company (and far better than B&W) Anyhow the ICEpower amp is what makes it possible for B&W to have a sub as compact as this. Look for all B&W speakers to be outsourced in the near future, they have been manufacturing the majority of their speakers in China the past few years. Sucks to see a good company shut down their R&D and outscource to cheaper companies. There's still some great companies out there! Definitive Technology is the future! check them out! USA too!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by eli a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2009

Bottom Line:   
excellent bass quality,no distortion even in higher volume,good bass extention and versatile especially in music.i owned one since 2006 and never planed to replace.one of the best sounding subwoofer in the market.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rotel Fan a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 19, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Just purchased 2 PV1's As part of of a B&W home theater combo (XT4, 2 and C). The sound is quite simply fantastic. The mix of the XT4 with the PV1 is as melodic, full ranged and with better dispersion than the significantly more expensive B&W 802. The sound is breathtaking! As a bonus the styling is also a perfect match for our home decor, eclectic modern. Originaly I had ourchased only one sub but found it insufficient to fill our very large (1400 feet) entertainment room satisfactorily. The addition of the second sub was exactly what the "doctor ordered". Its performance in the home theater department is also fabulous, the bass is powerful, tight, deep and utterly transparent. The sound track of the "Lord of the Rings brings you right to the edge of your seat! Listening to the thunder in Grofe's Grand Canyon suite will bring to your eyes!
Caveat Emptor: If you purchase the matching XT4 be prepared to spend a nice chunk of cash on amplification. I originally purchased a Rotel 1067 receiver to drive the system (100watts x 5). It was completely inadequate to drive the XT4 to anything but moderate volumes (big room issue again). I returned the receiver and exchanged it for a Rotel RMB 1095 (200watts x 5) with a matching RSP 1068 surround processor. The result was striking! In my decades of hi fi fandom I still have to hear anything that sounds better regardless of price and definitely nothing in this price range (appx 10K) that sounds remotely close.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Sound world appleton




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