B&W chosen as partner by Abbey Road Studios

British hi-fi and audio specialist Bowers and Wilkins has become the official speaker and headphone partner for the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.

Bowers and Wilkins headphones and flagship 800 Series Diamond D3 speakers will be used in Abbey Road’s Studios One, Two and Three, as well as in The Gatehouse and Front Room studios, which opened last year.

Abbey Road said that the new partnership reaffirmed its commitment to providing the best possible recording experience and marked the continuation of a relationship between brands, based on shared values of audio excellence, precision craftsmanship and innovation.

Bowers and Wilkins chief executive Gideon Yu said of the deal: “We are thrilled to see Abbey Road Studios and Bowers and Wilkins working together in this partnership. We are passionate about delivering the highest quality and most accurate sound possible, from the most demanding studio environments in the world right into people’s living rooms. Abbey Road Studios has an incredible legacy of cultivating some of the most talented musicians of the past 86 years, and we’re delighted to be helping extend that quality of audio experience to the next generation of musicians to work in these legendary studios.”

Abbey Road Studios managing director Isabel Garvey said: “We are delighted to be embarking on an audio partnership with Bowers and Wilkins, who share our passion for creative excellence, innovation and the highest quality audio. By working with Bowers and Wilkins, our engineers can continue to deliver the best possible studio experience for our clients, and ensure that the passion and craftsmanship that goes into every recording can be translated to the home, just as the artist intended.”

In its long history, Abbey Road has hosted recording sessions by artists ranging from The Beatles to Ed Sheeran and won the 2018 Studio of the Year in the Music Producers Guild Awards.

The B&W 800 D3 loudspeaker has received worldwide critical acclaim and the brand recently introduced its first wireless noise-cancelling headphones. It has also incorporated studio-inspired technology adapted from its flagship loudspeaker models into its latest 700 Series for the home.