Bowers and Wilkins AM-1 all-weather speakers

Date:2 July 2013

Let’s face it, music makes the world go round. So the next time you’re planning a big outdoor bash, you should consider investing in a couple of Bowers & Wilkins AM-1 all-weather speakers. Featuring an inverted drive unit configuration, its 25 mm aluminium-dome tweeter is mounted below rather than above the 130 mm glass fibre bass/midrange driver. This, we’re told, ensures optimal dispersion of sound when the speaker is mounted high on a wall.

Low-frequency output is bolstered by the use of a rear-mounted auxiliary bass radiator. Replacing the conventional bass reflex port, this feature is said to endow it with an exceptional bass response. The speakers combine rust-proof aluminium grilles with rigid cabinets composed of glass-filled plastics to ensure resistance to dust, moisture and UV exposure. Price: about R3 300 each. Contact the HFX Group on 086 000 861 or visit

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