Singapore Tatler Best of Singapore
MASTERS OF SONIC MANIPULATION
Bowers & Wilkins, the world leader in audio and recording equipment, is constantly innovating to raise the industry standard of true sound.
Audiophiles the world over have revered Bowers & Wilkins’ legendary products for more than 50 years, as its beautifully designed, futuristic creations can always be counted on to reproduce the most realistic, natural sounds possible. This reputation has been earned through intensive research and
development, which according to The Experts Group sales director Henry Loh is fuelled by the management’s “relentless passion to create the bestsounding and best- looking audio product in each price category”. The Experts Group holds the exclusive marketing rights to Bowers & Wilkins products in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam.
Founded in 1966 by John Bowers, Bowers and Wilkins carries products ranging from personal audio and home cinema to commercial applications in boats and cineplexes. Since 1970, with the launch of the trailblazing DM70 loudspeakers, the brand’s premium build quality and streamlined, modern designs have been captivating acoustic experts across the globe. Global music icon Abbey Road Studios began using the Matrix 801 in its studios in 1988, and 30 years on, its relationship with Bowers & Wilkins continues to be one of mutual trust and respect—2017 saw the brand being named the studio’s official headphone and loudspeaker partner.
Bowers & Wilkins’ industry- related achievements and leadership, in coming up with several “industry- first technologies”, have led to it winning the UK’S prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovations, Loh shares. The brand’s Diamond Dome technology, which uses diamondgrade material as a tweeter dome for near- perfect high- frequency sound, is one of its award- winning innovations. “The 800 series uses 12 other proprietary technologies to produce the best sound in the market,” Loh says, adding that the 802 D3 Prestige Edition has won “various key awards, including EISA’S 2017 Best Product: High End Speaker award”.
With its extravagant yet sustainable Santos Rosewood veneer, finished with 13 coats of lacquer for a lustrous shine, Loh declares, the 802 Prestige is a top- class product that encapsulates Bowers & Wilkins’ ethos: “a true marriage between the science of audio and fine craftsmanship”.
“Never pushy, [Bowers & Wilkins sales representatives] have always been able and willing to objectively recommend systems that satisfy both mind and heart. And with Henry (Loh) coming up with creative expert options for occasional upgrades like my exquisite 802D speakers, my family and I are enjoying aural nirvana.” — Dave Yang, satisfied customer