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Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Black Ash 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers - 685S2

Abt Model: 685S2 | UPC Code: 714346320332
Bowers & Wilkins - 685S2 - Bookshelf Speakers
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Sold As Pair/ 6.5 " Bass/Midrange Driver/ 2-Way Vented-Box System/ 25mm Voice Coil/ Decoupled Double Dome Tweeter/ Woven Kevlar Cone/ Anti-Resonance Plug Dustcaps/ Nautilus Tapering Tube/ 87dB Spl Sensitivity/ Crossover Tuning/ 52Hz - 22kHz Frequency Response/ Stand Not Included/ Black Finish
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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.

Specifications

  • 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
    • Flowport™
  • 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
  • Dispersion
    • 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

Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 13.5"
  • Width: 7.5"
  • Depth: 12.8"

Approximate Weight

  • Unit: 14.9 lb
  • Shipping: 17 lbs
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More reasons to buy the Bowers & Wilkins 685S2 from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Bowers & Wilkins 685S2 is Brand New.
  • The Bowers & Wilkins 685S2 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
 
Frequency Response52Hz - 22kHz
Enclosure MaterialWood
Enclosure TypeBass Reflex (Ported)
Impedance8 Ohms
Magnetic shieldingNo
Midrange Size (inches)6.5
Power25W - 100W
Sensitivity87dB spl (2.83 V/m)
Speaker Design2-Way
Speaker TypeBookshelf
Tweeter Size (inches)1
Height (inches)13.5
Width (inches)7.5
Depth (inches)12.8
  

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I would by this product again

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Comments about Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Black Ash 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers:

Great speakers!!!

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B&W's 685 S2 is a sweet performer.

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from Lincolnwood, IL

Comments about Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Black Ash 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers:

Love these pair of speakers from B&W. I've heard them in the store and tried them after listening to the salesperson who introduced me to the 686 S2. Hands down this is the better sounding of the two. Hefty bass and much fuller sound. Perfect for a small to medium sized room with a decent AV receiver. I thought of upgrading to the 800 series but this is really good for critical listening even at lower volumes. It just sings and produces such beautiful music. You need at least 50 hours of break in for these speakers. Blends very well with the Bowers & Wilkins CM Centre S2 for a small bedroom. Less wire and clutter than a 5.1 surround system.

Service and delivery comments:

Impressive service from Abt as always. We're very fortunate to be close to the store in the Chicagoland area. I get to listen to all their speakers on display. ;-)

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