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The B&W Loudspeaker Factory Tour

Headphones (Posted on: 11/6/2018 11:55:27 AM)

We have expanded our line of headphones, heaphone amplifiers and portables.  Our lineup consists of heaphones from Audeze, B&W, Grado, Sennheiser and Shure.  We carry in-ear phones, on the ear and over the ear as well as sound isolation and Bluetooth headphones

We have headphone amplifiers as well as heaphone amps with built in DAC's by  Ayre, Grado, Lehmann and Project.

In portable audio, we carry Hi-Resolution players/DAC's from Astell&Kern and  Chord.

Audio Consultants was chosen by Sennheiser to carry their new flagship headphone sytem, the HE-1.  The HE-1 is regarded as the best headphone system in the world and are on display and ready for audition.

The B&W Loudspeaker Factory Tour (Posted on: 3/30/2008 12:00:00 AM)

If there's one thing we fight over around here at Audio Consultants, it's who among us gets to attend the B&W factory tour in England. Unlike most other loudspeaker companies, B&W actually manufacturers both the enclosures and drivers in their designs (two other such companies are Thiel and Magnepan). And as you may already know, B&W makes a lot of speakers! They are famous for their two-pronged approach to speaker design and construction: they have a research and development facility in Steyning where engineers are given free reign to experiment and innovate, and they have a state-of-the-art factory just far enough away in Worthing. By keeping these two facilities separate, B&W allows their engineers and designers the freedom to focus purely on optimum performance, regardless of manufacturing challenges. Having such a versatile factory filled with highly capable and devoted employees makes this luxury possible.

It's one thing to know this about B&W, but it's another thing entirely to see their crews in action. Normally, you the customer would just have to take our word for it. But recently, in honor of B&W's 40th anniversary, Home Theater magazine took a tour of the B&W facilities and took extensive photographs behind the scenes. For a rare glimpse into perhaps the most impressive loudspeaker manufacturing facilities in the world, click here.