B&W liberates its speakers

Bowers & Wilkins announce their new wireless Home Theater in a Box.

B&W's Liberty Iain McDonald
Yet another nail has been placed on the coffin of the poor old wire, and this time it's British speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins wielding the hammer. B&W have been showing off their wireless Home Theater in a Box solution, The Liberty. The system can handle up to eight separate channels, allowing a full 5.1 setup in one room with a two-channel system in another. Four speakers will be available when the system launches at the end of 2008: the floor standing XTW8, the bookshelf XTW2, the XTW Center and the PVW1 Sub. The system looks amazing. The speakers are based around B&W's existing XT series of speakers and use the company's Kevlar Drive technology. The main unit is made of the same brushed aluminum as the speakers and features a large touch screen for control as well as DVD upscaling to 1080p. Pricing has yet to be announced, but don't expect it to be cheap.
About the author

    Iain McDonald is a guest CES blogger who comes to us from Birmingham, England. A self-confessed geek, Iain's life has revolved around technology since he received his first PalmPilot at ten years old. Also a music lover, Iain is a third-year university student studying Sound Engineering, and he's never far from his iPod. And yes, he is an Apple Fanboy.

     

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