The ultimate loudspeaker
Nothing looks, or sounds, quite like Nautilus™. A revolution when it launched and still an icon today. Its ethos informs everything Bowers & Wilkins do. Nautilus comes in three standard colours: midnight blue, black, and silver.
The long, tapered damping tubes were a revolution, allowing the drive units to work optimally by gently absorbing stray energy.
Nautilus is hand-built to order, alongside the 800 Series Diamond™, by a dedicated specialist team in Bowers & Wilkins’ Worthing factory.
Constructing the complex shapes and precision drive units demands decades of experience and exacting attention to detail.
Shaped by sound
At a glance, you can see Nautilus is no ordinary speaker, and after almost a quarter of century it still defines high-end audio.
Nautilus comes in three standard colours: silver, black and midnight blue. But, as befits such a unique speaker, Bowers & Wilkins also offer a special service that can match any colour you specify.
Nautilus is more than a design object: its technology is now found in almost every speaker we make.
Seen in design museums as well as listening rooms, Nautilus received the Millennium Award and many more accolades.
Innovative design, precision manufacturing and exhaustive testing ensure Nautilus delights the ear as well as the eye.
Setting the standard for the future
The striking spirals and tubes of Nautilus came from Bowers & Wilkins’ research into making speaker drive units behave as they wanted: this Nautilus Tube™ technology, for which they won a Queen’s Award for Innovation, is now found in almost every speaker they make.
Thinking beyond the box
Nautilus is quite unlike a conventional box speaker: to package their unique Nautilus tubes for use in the home, Bowers & Wilkins’ designers developed the striking, and space-efficient, spiral form from which the speaker takes its name.
But why the Nautilus tube?
We want to hear a speaker driver, not its side-effects – conventional boxes contain sound from the rear of the driver, but bring their own problems. Nautilus tapering tubes soak up wayward energy and reduce resonances to the point of insignificance.