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Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Pair

$999.00
SKU:
685 S2 B
Weight:
7.50 KGS
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"Whatever style of music you like, the 685's mix of agile bass, vocal clarity and brutal dynamics make it suitable for pretty much everything." - CNET.com October 2014

 "These are hugely talented and enjoyable speakers, and a definite step up from their predecessors. The sense of scale is massive, especially coming from relatively compact standmounters." - WhatHiFi.com March 2014

"My first impressions of the B&W 685 S2 were of a hugely engaging sound quality that had me instantly relaxing and enjoying the music—something I often find hard to do when reviewing." - Australian HiFi Magazine November 2014

They aren't overly analytical, nor too relaxed. To quote Goldilocks, "they are just right". - Stereo.net.au September 2016

At home on a stand 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 
Nautilus 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 1x 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 3.5Ω)
Crossover frequencies 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 25W - 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω
Dimensions Height: 345mm (13.5 in)
Width: 190mm (7.5 in)
Depth: 324mm (12.8 in)
Net weight 6.8kg (14.9 lb)
Finishes Black Ash

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