Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus Speakers

The ultimate loudspeaker

Nothing looks, or sounds, quite like Nautilus™. A revolution when it launched and still an icon today. Its ethos informs everything we do. Nautilus comes in three standard colors: midnight blue, black, and silver. We also offer a special service that can match any color from a sample or color reference.


30 years of craftsmanship

Decades of passion, curiosity, and expert craftsmanship go into making our Nautilus loudspeakers. Each one is handmade, sprayed, polished, and tuned by specialists at our Worthing, UK factory. To honor the 30th Anniversary of the iconic loudspeaker, we’ve created a shimmering Abalone Pearl pair, directly influenced by the marine creature it takes its name from. Nautilus may be 30 years old, but exceptional design is timeless.

Making magic

Nautilus embodies everything Bowers & Wilkins stands for: a no-holds-barred approach to creating the perfect loudspeaker. It represents our fundamental purpose, our passion for True Sound, and the last wish of our founder, John Bowers. Nautilus is the pursuit of an ideal speaker and the approach and the methodology to get there. That’s what we’re instilling in everyone, and that thread runs through today 30 years later.

Infinite colors

Nautilus comes in three standard colors: Silver, Black, and Midnight Blue. But, as befits such a unique speaker, we also offer a special service that can match any color you specify.




Nautilus tube loading

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4-way tube-loaded loudspeaker system

Drive units

1x 300mm (12 in) aluminium cone bass

1x 100mm (4 in) aluminum/polymer sandwich cone lower midrange

1x 50mm (2 in) aluminum dome upper midrange

1x 25mm (1 in) aluminum dome high-frequency

Frequency range

-6dB at 10Hz and 25kHz


Within 2dB of response on reference axis

Horizontal: over 60 degree arc

Vertical: over 10 degree arc

Crossover frequency

220Hz, 880Hz, 3.5kHz

Power amplifier requirements

4 channels per speaker, rated 100W-300W continuous into 8 Ohms on unclipped program (each channel to have identical gain and phase)


Height: 1210mm (47.6 in)

Width: 430mm (16.9 in)

Depth: 1105mm (43.5 in)

Net weight

Speaker: 44.5kg (98 lb)

Plinth: 42kg (92 lb)

Total: 86.5kg (190 lb)

Standard finishes

Midnight Blue, Black, Silver