Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Cinema Experience @ ISE 2017


Sound & Image has been keeping a close eye on the happenings at ISE 2017 and we are super impressed, but not surprised by the Bowers & Wilkins display. We share our enthusiasm with you…

Bowers & Wilkins is unleashing a new level of cinematic excellence on visitors to ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. The breathtaking Diamond Cinema experience delivers unrivalled technical excellence, design and performance, and introduces two new ranges of Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers.

Once a year, Amsterdam plays host to Integrated Systems Europe, a massive consumer electronics show where the Audio/Visual industry gathers to discover what is new in the home entertainment world. This year, the 65,000 plus visitors will have the opportunity to experience a completely new level of home cinema performance thanks to the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Cinema – the ultimate 3D Cinema sound experience.

There are four main aspects which showcase the advantages of 3D Cinema Sound: overhead loudspeakers, improved audio quality, greater spatial control and resolution. Providing another dimension to the theatre, overhead sound brings you closer than ever to a lifelike, sonically encompassing cinematic experience. Additional loudspeakers installed around the theatre also add greater spatial control, delivering a heightened sense of realism. The engineers at Bowers & Wilkins equipped all 15 channels with equal sound pressure levels, which combined with a full frequency response, further improves sound quality. The cinema itself measures an isolation value of 55 dB(A) which minimizes background noise, resulting in greater sonic definition and audible silence in recordings.

The improved audio quality is in a large way down to the first ever use of the brand new Bowers & Wilkins CI800 Series Diamond high-performance custom installation loudspeaker range. The range contains three new models that introduce Diamond dome tweeters, Continuum and Aerofoil cones to custom installation speakers for the first time. It is designed to deliver 800 Series Diamond sound quality, but from virtually invisible loudspeakers – perfect for people who demand the very best sound, but don’t want traditional loudspeakers. The Diamond Cinema features 15 channels of CI800 Diamond Series speakers, including nine flagship CWM8.3 Diamond models, and five CCM8.5 Diamond in celling speakers.

Sound & Image will be sharing some insight into the CI800 Diamond and the DB Series subwoofers early next month.