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When we decided to create a powerful, compact subwoofer for home cinema, we weren’t going to contradict nature. Instead of a box, we based it on a bubble; the natural way of containing internal pressures without resorting to corners and edges. In the PV1D, power is maximised while air pressures are dispersed evenly around a rigid, continuous shell, reducing unwanted vibrations to a bare minimum.
With the added dimension of a digital platform, the PV1D can be fine-tuned and controlled with more precision than ever. Do you love the visceral deep-bass impact of special movie sound effects? Or maybe you prefer a flatter response, to compensate for a more resonant listening environment? Whatever your tastes, with a full range of EQ options at your disposal, the choice is yours.
From the inside out, the M-1 was conceived as a unified system. Its design has evolved in a totally integrated way, from the custom-made crossover to the two-piece clamshell cabinet. Now, following a complete technological overhaul, including all-new drive units designed in-house, it sounds better than ever. Dispersion has increased. Imaging is pin-point accurate. Performance is now full range.
The M-1’s versatility allows it to adapt perfectly to any home environment, no matter how awkward the space. You can put an M-1 on a bookshelf. Or mount it on a wall. Or position it on its own floor-length stand. It can swivel to a horizontal position, for when you want to use one as a centre-channel speaker. You can even take your pick of a choice of Matte Black or Matte White finishes.
No-one likes messy cables cluttering up their domestic space. So in the same way as a power cable enters a well-designed table lamp at its base and passes up through the stand, the M-1’s signal cable disappears into the back of the table plinth stand. From here, the signal reaches the speaker via a specially-designed, pre-wired arm support.
The M-1’s tweeter is a highly specialised piece of equipment custom-made by the team behind some of our best-known hi-fi speakers. The tweeter is tube-loaded – a design innovation we first introduced on our ground-breaking Nautilus speaker. The tube works by soaking up unwanted resonance from the back of the tweeter, so the sound you hear from the front is as detailed and precise as possible.
The redesigned bass/mid-range driver features our Anti-Resonance Plug – an acoustic innovation first seen on our high-end PM1 loudspeaker. Constructed from polymer foam, the mushroom-shaped device soaks up resonance like a sponge while also reducing cone break-up, creating unparalled clarity and detail in the midrange.
The M-1 was always a stylish speaker, but thanks to some subtle design tweaks it’s now looking sleeker and more elegant than ever. The cabinet is now more curvaceous, made of just two perfectly interlocking sections that form one harmonious whole. This integrated structure isn’t just about visual aesthetics – the lack of seams and joins is key to the M-1’s rock-solid sound.
The M-1 loudspeaker can be used on its own, with a subwoofer in a 2.1 system, or as part of one of our Mini Theatre systems.
Sleek, compact, yet packing a powerful punch, the M-1 satellite speaker can be used on its own, with a subwoofer in a 2.1 system, or as the backbone of our Mini Theatre systems. From the inside out, the M-1 was conceived as a unified system. Its design has evolved in a totally integrated way, from the custom-made crossover to the two-piece clamshell cabinet.
And now, following a complete technological overhaul, including all-new drive units designed in-house, it sounds better than ever. Dispersion has increased. Imaging is pin-point accurate. Performance is now full range. In fact, the improvement is such that a single pair of M-1s could happily take on the role of your dedicated stereo speakers.
The speaker’s versatility allows it to adapt perfectly to any home environment, no matter how awkward the space. You can put the M-1 on a bookshelf. Or mount it on a wall. Or position it on its own floor-length stand. It can even swivel to a horizontal position, for when you want to use one as a centre channel speaker. Available in a choice of Matte Black or Matte White finishes, its clamshell cabinet is formed from just two interlocking, continuously curving sections. It all adds up to stunning sound, whatever you are listening to.
|Net weight||2.3kg (5lb) including table stand|
|Cabinet||Matte White or Black|
|Grille||Matte White or Black perforated steel to match|
|Drive units||1x ø25mm (1in) metal dome high-frequency
1x ø100mm (4in) woven glass fibre cone bass/midrange
|Sensitivity||85dB spl (2.83V, 1m)|
|Nominal impedance||8Ω (minimum 4Ω)|
|Recommended amplifier power||20W – 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme|
When you’ve pushed the boundaries of technological design further than anyone thought possible, what do you do? Simple: you keep pushing. The PV1 has long been regarded as something of an icon in domestic subwoofer design, both for its striking shape and superlative sonic performance. But by introducing a digital dimension for the upgraded PV1D, we think we’ve gone one better.
The PV1D’s inherent stability means it can be pushed just that bit further. The symmetrical mounting of its twin drive units keeps the subwoofer perfectly balanced and anchored to the floor. So there’s no rattle when it rumbles. The back-to-back arrangement also further improves the distribution of pressure inside the speaker. Coupled to an all-new amplifier generating 400 watts of power, the drivers have the dynamics and control to deliver all a subwoofer should. A big sound from a small bubble.
Adopting the digital platform developed for our flagship DB1 subwoofer allows the PV1D to be fine tuned and controlled with more precision than its predecessor. Do you love the visceral deep-bass impact of special movie sound effects? Or maybe you prefer a flatter response, to compensate for a more resonant listening environment? Whatever your listening tastes, with a full range of EQ options at your disposal, the choice is entirely up to you.
|Drive units||2x 200mm (8in) Paper-Kevlar®/Aluminium cone long-throw|
|Rated power consumption||150W|
|Standby power consumption||<1W|
|Signal / noise||>100dB|
Input sensitivity (analogue)
Low-pass filter frequency
Low-pass filter slope
Low-pass filter phase
Trigger preset switching
RS-232 automation control
|Inputs||Stereo Line In (2x RCA Phono)
Speaker Level In
(5m cable supplied)
|Net weight||18.7kg (41lb)|
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