MM-1

$399.99  Was $499.99
  • MM-1

MM-1s aren’t like other computer speakers. They’re true hi-fi speakers, shrunk to fit on your desktop. So they don’t just look great – they sound amazing, transforming your computer into a superb hi-fi stereo sound system.

“Phenomenal speakers for your computer. Stellar audio performance with excellent clarity in mid and high frequencies.” PC Mag


 
(19 Reviews)
Overview

Once they were for filling out spreadsheets and typing letters. Now computers are used for almost everything: socialising, playing games, listening to music, watching videos. So it seems a shame that deskbound entertainment fans have always had to make do with sub-standard audio, either from a computer's built-in speakers or poor quality monitors. No longer. MM-1 brings true hi-fi quality sound to your desktop for the first time, giving your computer the audio it deserves.

Most computer speakers have to make do with just one drive unit to handle the full spectrum of frequencies. Not so with the MM-1. Just like a full-size speaker, it has two drivers, one dedicated to bass and midrange frequencies and another for the treble. So there’s a reason why MM-1 reproduces sound with the accuracy of a true hi-fi speaker: that's exactly what it is.

Some of our most pioneering technology has found its way into the MM-1. The tweeters, for example, incorporate  the tube-loaded design we first developed for our famous Nautilus speakers, which dampens resonance and produces purer high frequency sounds. You’ll find the same technology in our studio-standard speakers, used by the likes of Abbey Road Studios.

Specification
Technical features 2-way speaker
Fully active
Nautilus tube tweeters
Digital amplifier
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
Switch mode power supply
USB streaming from PC/Mac
Remote control
Description Fully active 2.0 Multimedia speaker system
Drive units 2x f75mm (3.0 in) woofers
2x f25mm (1.0 in) tweeter
Frequency range 38Hz and 22kHz
Amplifier power output 4x18W
Power input voltage 100V - 240V ac 50/60Hz on external power supply
16V DC on product
Rated power consumption 12W (primary consumption)
Standby power consumption <0.8W
Inputs 3.5mm mini jack analogue
Mini USB B 2.0 for PC connection: Streaming & software upgrades
Outputs 3.5mm mini jack Headphone output
Height 170mm free standing
Width 100mm
Depth 100mm free standing
Net weight 0.85kg per speaker
Finish Enclosure: ABS with spun aluminium top plate
Grilles: Black cloth
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Reviews
  • Expert reviews
  • Customer reviews
  • Tone Audio - January 2013
    "Listening to Keith Jarrett’s Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 equated to a spectacular experience on the desktop; with my eyes closed, it seemed like a piano was floating on my desk. An uncanny level of resolution sets the MM-1s apart from many of the other powered computer speakers I’ve experienced. They reproduce spatial cues and create a three-dimensional soundfield in a way I’ve yet to experience with this type of product. Good sound is contagious. This is truly a product you will wonder how you ever lived without."
    Trusted Reviews - August 2011
    "The transparency the MM-1s deliver is particularly noteworthy; you can really get a feel for where in the mix each and every element was mastered, whether a cello, a flute, a viola or a xylophone."
    Wall Street Journal - August 2011
    "Big dynamic range, including the kind of bass that will make the guy in the office next to you hate the fact that you play "Seven Nation Army" every Friday before leaving work. These speakers also do a stellar job of hiding the plugs, which live beneath the bottom of the right speaker. The left speaker has a space designed to spool any extra wire connecting the two channels—no need to use an unsightly twist-tie."
    Your Tech Report - December 2010
    "Instead of thinking of the MM-1s as computer speakers, think of them as a pair of high-end, hi-fidelity speakers that are small enough to sit next to your computer. Diving into iTunes and listening to a variety of tracks will bring a broad smile to your face. The fact is, we don’t expect speakers of this size to sound this good; It doesn’t matter what audio setup you have in your main room–you will be impressed by the MM-1s."
    The Gadgeteer - October 2010
    "If you want just about the cleanest, most satisfying listening experience possible from desktop speakers, then you gotta try these. When I first heard the MM-1s, my reviewer mode immediately kicked in and I tried to think of a short, clever description. And one word kept coming back… effortless. And that’s the magic. The MM-1s sound full, warm and accurate with just the right amount of bass without breaking a sweat. Clean, both in sound and design and fastidiously accurate."
    MacLife.com
    "MM1 speakers are so good, you should just stop reading this review now and start earning some of the bucks you’ll need to pay for them. We were amazed at the clarity and level of detail Bowers & Wilkins has managed to eke out of such small speakers. Bass is taut and deep, maintaining its character even at high volumes. Treble is crisp, and the overall sound quality is the best we’ve heard from a pair of desktop speakers. Solidly built and sound spectacular - intended for the desktop, but they’re powerful enough to pump music to a decent-sized room as well."
    Macworld - April 2010
    "If you’re after detailed sound in a near-field listening environment, these speakers provide it. The MM-1 is designed to be listened to up close—with the speakers a couple of feet apart and that same couple of feet away from your ears. From this distance you’ll hear just about everything a recording has to offer (minus the lowest frequencies, of course), perfectly spread across the soundstage. The mids and highs are nicely evident without sounding overly manipulated. If you are particular about sound—even the sound coming from your Mac—you owe it to yourself to audition the MM-1."
    Wired - April 2010
    "B&W have finally brought their signature combination of sonic virtuosity and aesthetic awesomeness to the home office - elevate your workspace to the very definition of nerd chic. The MM-1s are beautiful from every angle. Plus, their compact size won’t have you reorganizing your desktop in search of extra space. More than just trophy speakers, the MM-1s produce deep, rich tones and killer bass. Terrific sound across the entire spectrum. The depth of sound excels across genres and mediums, which makes these a welcome addition to any home office."
    PC Mag - April 2010
    "Phenomenal speakers for your computer. Stellar audio performance with excellent clarity in mid and high frequencies. At virtually all levels, the MM-1 sounded fantastic. Orchestral music sounds superb on the MM-1. Bernard Herrmann's Vertigo film score's harps and strings shined in my tests. The MM-1 reproduced the delicate, spooky sounds without any tinny side effects, and the lower orchestral instruments were portrayed with just the right level of low-end resonance."
    TechRadar - December 2010
    "The Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 speakers will make you fall in love with your digital music collection all over again."
  • Average Rating: Excellent 5 More Reviews
    Excellent 5
    Simply the best desktop speakers I have owned.
    Posted on 30/10/2017
    Excellent 5
    Really like the small speakers, the only thing is the led indicator is a little too bright. I find it to be very distracting.
    Posted on 29/10/2017

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