We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Bowers & Wilkins website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

Sound
Hi-fi sound on your computer

Hi-fi sound on your computer

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.

Full-range sound

Full-range sound

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.

Near-field monitors

Near-field monitors

All hi-fi set ups have a sweet spot - the area in the listening space where music sounds at its best. With full size hi-fi , that area is usually some distance away from the speakers. So we've made some electronic adjustments to the MM-1 to make sure the sweet spot is where you are: a few feet from the computer screen. You'll always be right in the middle of the action.

Nautilus tube-loaded tweeters

Nautilus tube-loaded tweeters

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.

Digital Signal Processing

Digital Signal Processing

There’s an art to producing a big sound from small speakers. And we’ve mastered it, thanks to a clever piece of electronic fine-tuning called Digital Signal Processing. By adjusting the sound balance depending on the signal, DSP keeps bass effects powerful and music sounding rich and detailed, no matter how loud you play it.

High-quality headphone output

High-quality headphone output

MM-1 makes private listening a pleasure, thanks to its high-quality headphone output. When you plug your headphones directly into the speakers, the audio from your computer is enhanced by high quality DACs used in the MM-1, producing a sound that’s a noticeable improvement over the standard PC or Mac headphone output.

USB audio streaming

USB audio streaming

Computer speakers normally have to rely on the wildly varying quality of the computer's analogue output signal. MM-1 is different. It streams audio directly from your computer via USB and converts the signal from digital to analogue internally. So you'll always get the best possible audio quality, independent of the computer output.

More to explore

Abbey Road Studios

Abbey Road Studios

Read about why the world's finest recording studio is a keen advocate of Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series loudspeakers.

Abbey Road Studios
Zeppelin Air

Zeppelin Air

Zeppelin Air is the ultimate wireless AirPlay® speaker dock, and our best sounding iPod® dock yet.

Zeppelin Air
Panorama 2

Panorama 2

Bring the excitement of cinema-like sound to your living room with Panorama - the best TV sound bar money can buy.

Panorama 2
P5 headphones

P5 headphones

Get closer to your music wherever you are with P5, the noise-isolating headphones from the makers of Zeppelin.

p5 headphones

Copyright © 2014 Bowers & Wilkins. All rights reserved.