B&W (Bowers & Wilkins) Nautilus HTM-1 Center Theater Speaker, Mint in Box
This is the largest matching center speaker for the Nautilus line.
A perfect addition to 801, 802 and 803 series.
Finished in rosewood and in near mint condition.
We don't use the word "mint" lightly - but this one doesn't even have a noticeable fingerprint and comes with the original packaging.
Tested and working perfectly.
The HTM1 is the larger of the two centre channels in the N800 Series, and incorporates the Nautilus™ tweeter unit, Kevlar® cone and Matrix™ cabinet.
The speaker consists of one Nautilus™ treble unit, one Kevlar® midrange drive unit and two paper/Kevlar® drivers for bass and midrange. The speaker permits bi-wiring to improve sound quality and imaging, shielding enables the speaker to be placed on or near a television.
USA Tweeter on top: B&W's Tweeter on top technology ensures that the sound remains focused and time-sensitive and that the stereo-image is presented with unparalleled three dimensional accuracy. Kevlar®: B&W developed and patented the method of using Kevlar® for loudspeaker cones to reduce unwanted standing waves. DuPont originally created Kevlar® for use in bulletproof vests. Matrix™: The basic construction of nearly all loudspeakers is exactly the same - panels of wood-based materials, bonded to form a rectangular box. B&W studied and evaluated how each aspect of cabinet behaviour and the efficiency of various materials and construction methods affects sound. Flowport™: Golf ball aerodynamics theory points the way towards lower distortion reflex ports. Dimples improve the way the air flows over the surface of any object. In the case of reflex ports, they offer a significant improvement over simply flaring the port ends in reducing air flow turbulence at each end of the port; so you get less chuffing noise and less compression at high sound levels.
3-way closed-box system 1 x 25mm metal dome high-frequency 1 x 150mm woven Kevlar® cone FST midrange 2 x 165mm paper/Kevlar® cone bass 49Hz – 20kHz ± 2dB on reference axis 90dB spl (2.83V, 1m) Nominal impedance Power handling D i m e n s i o n s F i n i s h e s 8W (min 3.0W) 50W - 250W into 8 ohm on unclipped programme Height: 318mm Width: 783mm Depth: 316mm