Bowers & Wilkins, more commonly known as B&W, has opened its showroom at Jaya One, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya. It had its soft launch at the end of last month.
Located a floor above Cold Storage supermarket, the showroom - which still looks a bit like a WIP - has two listening areas.
To the right of the door is an open area with a Samsung LCD TV, lower-range B&W speakers and Arcam FMJ components.
The other listening room is an enclosed area and that is where the serious gear is - the piece de resistance is the limited edition B&W Signature Diamond in white, which costs RM100,000 a pair.
Steve Chan, supervisor of the showroom, explained that it comes in two colours - the other being wakame or seaweed green. Only 500 pairs of each colour are available worldwide.
These speakers are driven by Classe components and connected with Audioquest and Abbey Road cables. The Classe components in the room are the CDP502 DVD/CD player, CP500 integrated, SSP-600 surround sound processor and CA5200 five-channel home theatre amplifier.
From Arcam are the FMJ CD37 CD player, the A38 integrated 100-watter, the AVR 600 receiver and Solo Movie 5.1 home cinema system.
Steve Chan said that this weekend, B&W Malaysia will have a special offer for audiophiles.
"The B&W Signature Diamond, which costs RM100,000, will be sold at RM80,000 and the buyer will get a Classe CA2200 200-watter amp, which costs RM23,000, free. Therefore the buyer will save RM43,000," he said.
Other offers will be announced later.