The most thrilling cinema experiences are the ones when you feel like you’re actually there, right in the heart of the action. That’s exactly what happens with a CT800 system.
Imagine blasting into the Death Star with Luke Skywalker. Riding shotgun through the streets of San Francisco with Steve McQueen. Feeling Lauren Bacall’s breath on your cheek. The most thrilling cinema experiences are the ones when you feel like you’re actually there, right in the heart of the action. That’s exactly what happens with a CT800 system.
Our flagship CT 800 range combines reference-standard power, clarity and control with a design that allows each speaker to be custom-fitted into your dedicated home theatre room. Once installed, the speakers are virtually invisible. What’s impossible to ignore is the sound. You’ll be experiencing everything from the roar of a jet engine to the creak of a staircase in extraordinarily life-like, three-dimensional detail. Welcome to the best home theatre system in town.
From Hollywood to your home
If you’re in need of any proof that CT800 offers a professional-standard cinema sound experience, look no further than Marin County, California. This is the home of Skywalker Sound – one of the most advanced recording environments in the world, and the place where Hollywood puts music to hit movies.
It’s a studio that’s uncompromising about quality, so naturally it uses the very best reference speakers available: Bowers & Wilkins' flagship 800 Series, of which the CT800 Series is a direct descendant. So for speakers capable of getting you as close as possible to cinema sound as it was actually recorded, you can trust Bowers & Wilkins. The people who make movies already do.
Sound is affected by environment. This is particularly true of a home theatre system, where multiple speakers are installed inside false walls and cabinets in different positions throughout a room. With so many variables affecting the detail of sound at bass frequencies, how can you be sure you’re always getting the most from your system? It’s simple, thanks to the CT8 XO MK2 active bass management controller.
The crossover features three independent parametric equalisers, giving engineers and installers complete control over every aspect of the system’s bass output. By running a test signal through the system after installation and adjusting the frequency response, any resonances can be ironed out. You’re left with a system that sounds smooth and perfectly formed, even if your theatre environment isn’t.
We believe CT800 speakers will give you the best cinema sound you’ll ever hear at home. That’s thanks to technological innovations that have taken more than 40 years to develop and perfect. Take apart CT800 speakers and you’ll find technologies derived from our most advanced freestanding speakers: speakers like the ground-breaking Nautilus, or our reference-standard 800 Series.
It’s this highly refined Bowers & Wilkins technology that equips CT800 speakers for subtlety as well as power: for capturing the emotional nuance in a voice as well as the impact of a car crash or an explosion. In short, they may be the most sophisticated pieces of kit you’ll ever keep in a cupboard. And you won’t ever want to take them out.
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