Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus


Nothing looks, or sounds, quite like Nautilus™. A revolution when it launched and still an icon today. Its ethos informs everything we do. Nautilus comes in three standard colors: midnight blue, black, and silver. We also offer a special service that can match any color from a sample or color reference.

The striking spirals and tubes of Nautilus came from our research into making speaker drive units behave as we wanted: this Nautilus Tube™ technology, for which we won a Queen’s Award for Innovation, is now found in almost every speaker we make.

Nautilus is quite unlike a conventional box speaker: to package our unique Nautilus tubes for use in the home, our designers developed the striking, and space-efficient, spiral form from which the speaker takes its name.

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.

Nautilus comes in three standard colors: silver, black and midnight blue. But, as befits such a unique speaker, we also offer a special service that can match any color you specify.


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Technical features:

Nautilus™ tube loading

Active crossover

Description: 4-way tube-loaded loudspeaker system

Drive units:

1x 300mm (12 in) aluminium cone bass

1x 100mm (4 in) aluminium/polymer sandwich cone lower midrange

1x 50mm (2 in) aluminium dome upper midrange

1x 25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency

Frequency range: -6dB at 10Hz and 25kHz

Frequency response: 40Hz – 20kHz ±1dB on reference axis


Within 2dB of response on reference axis

Horizontal: over 60º arc

Vertical: over 10º arc

Crossover frequencies: 220Hz, 880Hz, 3.5kHz

Power amplifier requirements:

4 channels per speaker, rated 100W – 300W continuous into 8Ω on unclipped program

(each channel to have identical gain and phase)


Height: 1210mm (47.6 in)

Width: 430mm (16.9 in)

Depth: 1105mm (43.5 in)

Net weight:

Speaker: 44.5kg (98 lb)

Plinth: 42kg (92 lb)

Total: 86.5kg (190 lb)