Bowers & Wilkins' debut PA aims to bring audiophilia to the mosh pit

We wish we could kit out Stuff HQ with this sound-blasting behemoth

Bowers and Wilkins has unveiled a new speaker stack set to rock the ear drums of festival goers while also treating them to music that doesn't sound like it's having a buzzcut in a metal bin.

Currently a one-off commission for Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival, the giant speaker stack is packed full of tech designed to sound amazing while it haemorrhages your internal organs.

Each stack stands over 3.2 metres tall and features 12 separate enclosures, eight 15in bass drivers, eight 10in mid-bass drivers, four 6in Kevlar mid-range drivers and 16 Double Dome tweeters.

All that adds up to an output of 30kW and a whopping 120dB at 8 metres, and requires some substantial bracing in the form of a reinforced cabinet to prevent it from exploding.

Now if you'll excuse us, we're off to gather as much money as possible to throw at Bowers and Wilkins in the hope that they'll let us hire its system for a BBQ this weekend. Nothing big, just a few mates.

Now to find out if it's possible to cook sausages with nothing but bass...

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