The history of Bowers & Wilkins
In 1966, John Bowers, together with Roy Wilkins, founded Bowers & Wilkins, now known worldwide.
As always, everything started small. Bowers & Wilkins began as a service-oriented electronics business. Of course, at that time it could not be foreseen that the assembly of loudspeaker systems would later become one of the best-known producers of high-quality loudspeaker systems in the world.
The only clue could have been the philosophy carried through to today. Durability, quality and direct service are still core elements of Bowers & Wilkins today.
The first loudspeaker | Bowers & Wilkins P1
The development and distribution of the P1 laid the foundation for the company’s growth and capabilities in its founding year.
John Bowers reinvested the profit that the P1 brought in and bought new, better calibration equipment thanks to the fresh capital.
The new technology paid off, as only 2 years later the DM1 and DM3 models were created
Bowers & Wilkins | DM1 and DM3
With the new speaker models DM1 & DM3 Bowers & Wilkins made the leap into the living room.
The futuristic-looking design, at least futuristic for the end of the 60s, was a small revolution in the hi-fi market. But as advanced as the technology seemed, the engineers at Bowers & Wilkins were still in the early stages of their creative powers.