Bowers & Wilkins Named Official Speakers, Headphones of Abbey Road Studios

Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) has been named the official speaker and headphone partner of the legendary Abbey Road Studios, providing the studio with 800 Series Diamond D3 loudspeakers.

Bowers & Wilkins Named Official Speakers, Headphones of Abbey Road Studios
Culminating recent renovations, Abbey Road Studios is partnering with Bowers & Wilkins to be its official speaker and headphone company for the facility.
Robert Archer · March 27, 2018

Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) has entered into an agreement to become the official speaker and headphone provider of the legendary British audio facility Abbey Road Studios

According to B&W, the newly formed partnership is the result of the company's commitment to engineering and performance, and its speakers being the preferred products of the studio's mixing engineers. 

"We are delighted to be embarking on an audio partnership with Bowers & Wilkins, who share our passion for creative excellence, innovation and the highest quality audio," says Isabel Garvey, managing director, Abbey Road Studios. 

"By working with Bowers & Wilkins, our engineers can continue to deliver the best possible studio experience for our clients."
— Isabel Garvey, Abbey Road Studios

"By working with Bowers & Wilkins, our engineers can continue to deliver the best possible studio experience for our clients and ensure that the passion and craftsmanship that goes into every recording can be translated to the home, just like the artist intended."

As part of the newly formed partnership, Bowers & Wilkins will supply Abbey Road Studios with 800 Series Diamond D3 loudspeakers for its famous Studios One, Two and Three, as well as The Gatehouse and The Front Room, which are new studios that opened in 2017. 

Bowers & Wilkins Provides Finishing Touch to Abbey Road Studios Renovations

Recently the 86-year-old recording studio underwent some renovations that include a new studio for "emerging artists," as well as the opening of a mix stage for post-production film sound, and the launch of Abbey Road Red. 

Abbey Road Red is described as Europe's "first audio tech incubator." Some of the work to come from Abbey Road Red includes the development of apps and services that make the studio's expertise more accessible to producers and musicians across the globe. 

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Over the past year B&W has also been busy, introducing its 700 Series of speakers for the home and its noise-cancelling PX headphones. Gideon Yu, CEO, emphasizes the partnership with Abbey Road Studios reflects the level of engineering the brand brings to the pro and consumer audio markets.  

"We are thrilled to see Abbey Road Studios and Bowers & Wilkins working together in this partnership," adds Yu.  "We are passionate about delivering the highest quality and most accurate sound possible, from the most demanding studio environments in the world right into people's living rooms. Abbey Road Studios has an incredible legacy of cultivating some of the most talented musicians of the last 86 years, and we're delighted to be helping extend the quality of audio experience to the next generation of musicians to work in these legendary studios."

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  About the Author

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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