DB Sub | Bowers & Wilkins 4+

B&W Group Ltd

    • 2.9 • 17 Ratings
    • Free



Welcome to the Bowers & Wilkins DB Subwoofers app.

This easy-to-use app will help you to set up and control your DB Series subwoofer. The app includes guides on positioning and connecting your subwoofer to get you started, plus an automatic calibration and equalization system that, working in conjunction with the microphone in your phone, will help you get the best possible sound from your subwoofer in minutes. Just follow a few simple instructions and your subwoofer’s sound will be perfectly tailored to your room.

If you wish, you can also use the app to adjust both the volume and the tone of your DB Subwoofer to suit your personal preferences.

To get started, simply launch the DB Subwoofer app and follow the on screen instructions. The app detects your subwoofer automatically.

To get the best experience with your DB Subwoofer, ensure you have the latest version of this app.

Please note:
• This app is only compatible with DB1D, DB2D, DB3D, and DB4S Subwoofers.
• This app is only compatible with iOS 12 and above.

What’s New

Version 1.3.6

Support added for the new generation of 700 Series loudspeakers

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Scudindy ,

Disconnects and/or unpairs at random

First, let me just say that the features on this app are great when they work properly. I like the control it affords one over the sonic character of the speaker.

Primarily, I use the app to manually disable the RCA inputs I have connected when I am done using it, because if I don’t it’s too sensitive (even in low sensitivity setting) and will periodically turn on when not in use. This is inconvenient, but manageable.

My major complaint is this: Every once in a while, seemingly at random, the sub will fail to connect to the app, after which time it seems to just totally unpair. This results in me having zero control over it, and the sub will just power on and off every 15 minutes or so if not being used. The only way I have found to fix this is to unplug it for a few minutes, then plug it back in. Aside from the fact that this should absolute not be necessary on a subwoofer that costs nearly $2,000, this is a huge pain because I have to crawl on the floor and get it out of its snug location to even unplug the thing. I have the metal carpet pegs installed, and this heavy sub can’t exactly be slid in and out of place, it’s a whole production. Then I have to re-tune it because it was moved. Please fix this issue.

markiv tnamas ,


Went to update the app. Kept spinning for 20 minutes. Then error msg. Deleted app and re installed. Doesn’t detect subwoofer any more!!!

Pl help resolve.

Developer Response ,

Hi markiv, thanks for your feedback, we're sorry to hear you have experienced a hiccup. Our recommendation is to perform a factory reset on the subwoofer by pressing the power button 3-times in quick succession. Also, in the Bluetooth settings in the phone to forget the device to see if this resolves the issue for you. For additional support, please email support@bowerwilkins.com, our teams will be happy to help. Thank you Bowers & Wilkins.

jdhiro ,

Works great!

Update: I was able to update the firmware on the sub, and I haven’t had any connection problems since then. Thanks B&W!

Overall, this app is excellent. Configuring my sub with the app instead of fiddling with switches and dials is much appreciated.

Developer Response ,

Hi jdhiro, thanks for updating your review and feedback, we're pleased you were able to get things up and working as expected. For additional support, please email support@bowerswilkins.com, our teams of support will be happy to assist. Thank you, Bowers & Wilkins

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  • Usage Data
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