Sound System


Experience the world’s finest Sound System, born
of a dream to bring true hi-fi sound quality to huge
outdoor stages. The four 3.5m speaker stacks adapt
the acoustic design of our flagship hi-fi speakers in a
massively enlarged format to stunning effect.

“The quality of the system is the answer to all the
problems DJs have. When the sound is this good,
you can play whatever you want.”
John Talabot, DJ and musician.

Sound System

New Sound

Our speakers are driven by technological innovation and Sound System is no different. By adding brand new midrange drivers, including Continuum cones, to the four rock-solid speaker stacks we are changing the way you hear live music.

For the third year running, we will be taking Sound System to a handful of the most discerning festivals around Europe enabling music fans to experience true sound for themselves.

“It’s phenomenal the effect it can have on people”
JG Wilkes, Optimo.


Sound System made its world debut at Primavera 2014 to widespread critical acclaim. Over the past three years it’s hosted some of the world’s most cutting edge electronic acts and DJs including Jamie xx, John Talabot, Dixon, Daphni and Maceo Plex.


Possibly the world’s most eclectic festival, the global gathering that is WOMAD will once again be welcoming back Sound System. Expect a highly curated line up of sound pioneers, DJs, listening events and live acts

Primavera Sound

Primavera Sound

Sound System was a sensation when it made its début
at Primavera Sound 2014: no-one had ever heard
anything like it. And in 2017 it’s back in Barcelona
for a fourth year, better than ever and ready to deliver
music with unprecedented quality and impact. It has a
dedicated Sound System stage presenting top artists
including long-time fan, DJ John Talabot. Primavera Sound
is in Barcelona from May 31st to June 4th, with a packed
line-up of musicians and DJs.

Primavera Sound line-up

Sound System

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Sound System overcomes the problems of dynamic compression inherent in traditional PA systems by adapting the acoustic design of our flagship hi-fi and studio speakers in a massively enlarged format. Each Sound System stack has four rock solid, fully braced low frequency enclosures as the foundation, four mid/high frequency enclosures each incorporating two mid/bass units, a Continuum™ midrange driver like the ones present in our flagship 800 Series Diamond speaker range as well as four Nautilus tube-loaded high frequency drivers.

Delivering bass

Each of the four low frequency enclosures incorporates two 380mm (15”) Rohacell composite drivers; customised versions of those in our CT800 system. Flowports take care of bass loading and a Sound System module of four LF enclosures is capable of an extraordinary 120dB at 8m.


The specially made cabinet enclosures are unlike anything else ever manufactured by Bowers & Wilkins. However the internal Matrix bracing system and Flowport technology are key Bowers & Wilkins innovations from our production speakers.

Sound System

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