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

Abt Model: 685S2 | UPC: 714346320332
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Woofer Size (inches): 6.5
  • 6.5
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Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Black Ash 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers - 685S2 (Sold As Pair)

At home on a stand, wall or bookshelf, the versatile 685 S2 is ideal for stereo and home theater 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 aramid fiber 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 Aramid Fiber: Yes
  • Crossover Tuning: Yes
  • Nautilius Tapering Tube: Yes
  • Flowport: Yes
  • Technical Features
    • Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus™ tube loading
    • Aramid fiber 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 aramid fiber 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 Amplifier: 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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Key Features
Sold As Pair/ 6.5" Bass/Midrange Driver/ 2-Way Vented-Box System/ 25mm Voice Coil/ Decoupled Double Dome Tweeter/ Woven Aramid Fiber Cone/ Anti-Resonance Plug Dustcaps/ Nautilus Tapering Tube/ 87dB Spl Sensitivity/ Crossover Tuning/ 52Hz - 22kHz Frequency Response/ Stand Not Included/ Black Finish
More reasons to buy the Bowers & Wilkins 685S2 from Abt Electronics
  • 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
Woofer Size (inches)6.5
Height (inches)13.5
Width (inches)7.5
Depth (inches)12.8
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