Bowers & Wilkins Takes Over Abbey Road Studios for 800 Series Diamond
Posted on 21 September 2021
The launch of a new 800 Series Diamond is always special. But as the new 800 Series Diamond is the most advanced range of loudspeakers we have ever created, we felt the launch event should reflect this achievement. That’s why we invited guests to meet the new range for the first time at London’s world-famous Abbey Road Studios.
Abbey Road is famous as the source of most of The Beatles recorded output, but it is also where Pink Floyd recorded Dark Side of the Moon and where the likes of Oasis and Adel have made some of their most famous records. Plus, it’s where Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond are put to work, providing engineers and artists with levels of insight into the recordings as they are made that no other speaker range can match.
This was the first time we had ever launched an 800 Series at studios, even though our loudspeakers have been used at Abbey Road since the original 801 that changed the face of sound reproduction in 1979.
Guests were treated to an evening of sublime entertainment in the iconic Studio 2, with neo-soul singer/songwriter Greentea Peng performing an intimate set of tracks from her sensational debut album Man Made, an album the NME described as a “spellbinding debut steeped in spiritual reflection”.
Guests also interacted with some of the Bowers & Wilkins engineers behind the new 800 Series Diamond, and visited the control room for a crash course in music production.
Watch the launch event here:
You can discover more about the new 800 Series Diamond here.