Bowers & Wilkins CT8 SW Closed-box Subwoofer


Bowers & Wilkins CT8 SW Subwoofer

Integral to the system’s no-compromise approach to bass management is the subwoofer, illustrated here with a pair deployed at extreme left and right for low frequencies that will push your sound envelope to the limit. The CT8 SW features a 380mm (15in) driver. Like all the bass drivers in the range it features a rigid composite sandwich cone.

As you might imagine, one of the secrets of developing a high performance bass driver is finding a cone material with high enough strength to keep its shape under the heaviest of strain, yet not too heavy that it loses its responsiveness. Our choice is a modern carbon fibre and rigid foam sandwich construction used in car and aircraft bodies. Its outstanding mechanical properties and relatively low mass make it tailor-made for the job of turning low frequency effects into real-life sound.

Technical features

Composite sandwich
cone bass
Matrix cabinet
Active bass crossover

Frequency range :-

-6dB at 13Hz and 750Hz

-3dB at 18Hz and 500Hz

Sensitivity :- 93dB spl (2.83V, 1m)

Recommended amplifier power :-  50W – 1000W into 8Ω on unclipped programme

Dimensions :-

Height: 475mm (18.7 in)
Width: 475mm (18.7 in)
Depth: 475mm (18.7 in)

Net weight 35kg (177 lb)