Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Black Ash 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers, Model 685S2 (Sold As Pair)
At home on a stand, wall or bookshelf, the versatile 685 S2 is ideal for stereo and home theatre uses in most rooms. And performance is enhanced with the addition of a Decoupled Double Dome tweeter.
The Decoupled Double Dome tweeter found in the 685 S2, and the rest of the new 600 Series, is technology taken straight from our award-winning CM10 speaker. A dual-layer design combines a thin aluminium dome for lightness and a thicker aluminium ring for rigidity – the result is absolutely stunning, with far greater clarity in the audible spectrum.
The tweeter is also decoupled from the main cabinet, kept physically separate in its own cavity with a ring of gel cushioning it from vibrations. This improves imaging and dispersion for a more natural, spacious treble.
As well as a decoupled, double dome aluminium tweeter, the two-way 685 S2 features a full-range 6.5-inch driver constructed from woven Kevlar and using Anti-Resonance Plug dustcaps, as seen in high-end Bowers & Wilkins speakers. The result is stunning audio quality from a highly versatile smaller speaker.
- Woven Kevlar: Yes
- Crossover Tuning: Yes
- Nautilius Tapering Tube: Yes
- Flowport: Yes
- Technical Features
- Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus™ tube loading
- Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass/midrange
- Description: 2-way vented-box system
- Drive Units
- 1 x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency
- 1x ø165mm (6.5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass / midrange
- Frequency Range: -6dB at 45Hz and 50kHz
- Frequency Response: 52Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis
- Within 2dB of reference response
- Horizontal: over 60º arc
- Vertical: over 10º arc
- Sensitivity: 87dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
- Harmonic Distortion
- 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
- <1% 95Hz - 22kHz
- <0.5% 140Hz - 20kHz
- Nominal Impedance: 8Ω (minimum 4.0Ω)
- Crossover Frequencies: 4kHz
- Recommended amplifer: 25W - 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
- Max. recommended cable impedance: 0.1Ω
- Finish: Black Ash
- Height: 13.5"
- Width: 7.5"
- Depth: 12.8"
- Unit: 14.9 lb
- Shipping: 17 lbs