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Nothing looks, or sounds, quite like Nautilus™. A revolution when it first launched 30 years ago and still an icon today, its ethos informs everything we do. Nautilus comes in three standard colors: Midnight Blue, Black, and Silver. We also offer a special service that can match any color from a sample or color reference.
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Decades of passion, curiosity, and expert craftsmanship go into making our Nautilus loudspeakers. Each one is handmade, sprayed, polished, and tuned by specialists at our Worthing, UK factory. To honor the 30th Anniversary of the iconic loudspeaker, we’ve created a shimmering Abalone Pearl pair, directly influenced by the marine creature it takes its name from. Nautilus may be 30 years old, but exceptional design is timeless.
Nautilus embodies everything Bowers & Wilkins stands for: a no-holds-barred approach to creating the perfect loudspeaker. It represents our fundamental purpose, our passion for True Sound, and the last wish of our founder, John Bowers. Nautilus is the pursuit of an ideal speaker and the approach and the methodology to get there. That's what we're instilling in everyone, and that thread runs through today 30 years later.
Very few would dare to make something so bold. Admittedly, Nautilus is bold, even for us. Its instantly recognizable form may be pure art, but it was defined by the science of sound, remaining a constant reminder of what's possible. The long, tapered damping tubes were a revolution, allowing the drive units to work optimally by gently absorbing stray energy. To this day, many of the ground-breaking technologies used in the creation of Nautilus are used elsewhere across our range of world-class loudspeakers.
Nautilus comes in three standard colors: Silver, Black, and Midnight Blue. But, as befits such a unique speaker, we also offer a special service that can match any color you specify.
|Drive units||1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone FST midrange3x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aerofoil Profile bass|
|Frequency range||6dB at 28Hz and 33kHz|
|Harmonic distortion||2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) <1% 86Hz - 28kHz <0.5% 110Hz - 20kHz|
|Nominal impedance||8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)|
|Frequency response||46Hz - 28kHz ±3dB|
|Recommended amplifier power||30W - 300W into 8Ω on unclipped programme|
|Sensitivity||90dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)|
|Technical features||Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeterSolid Body Tweeter-on-TopContinuum™ cone FST™ midrangeDecoupled midrange Aerofoil™ Profile bass conesFlowport™|
|Net weight||29.5kg (65 lb)|
|Dimensions||Height: 994mm (39 in) cabinet only 1087mm (42.8 in) including tweeter and plinth Width: 200mm (7.9 in) cabinet only 366mm (14.4 in) including plinthDepth: 337mm (13.3 in) cabinet only 364mm (14.3 in) inc. grille and terminals 452mm including plinth|
|Cabinet finishes||Gloss Black Satin White Rosenut|
|Grille finishes||BlackGrey (Satin White only)|