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Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2

Bowers &Wilkins 683 S2 award winning Floorstanding speaker

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€ 1,399.00

B&W 683 S2 award winning Floorstanding speaker

The imposing 683 S2 is the genuine three-way speaker of the 600 Series, with a line-up of technologies and a level of performance that defies its entry-level place in the market. For large rooms, two of the 683 S2 make a formidable partnership, either for stereo hi-fi or fronting a home theatre installation.

Deep, dynamic, bottom-end power is delivered by a pair of aluminium/paper/Kevlar® composite cone bass drive units. The 150mm Kevlar® midrange handles middle frequencies with its characteristic clarity and tunefulness, but, for the first time in a 600 Series speaker, includes FST cone surround technology for extra detail and resolution. The Nautilus™ tube-loaded, aluminium dome tweeter, featuring a new surround material to improve spaciousness and imaging, adds needle-sharp top end all the way to 50kHz and beyond.

The improvements to the drive units in the new 683 S2 makes it possible, for the first time, to introduce a minimalist crossover to the range. The use of components that are fewer in number but higher in quality – hand-picked in exhaustive listening tests – reduces the degradation of the signal significantly. So, whether you’re enjoying hi-fi or home cinema, what you hear is that much closer to what was recorded.

Bowers and Wilkins 683 S2 award winning Floorstanding speaker

Woven Kevlar
Crossover Tuning
Nautilus Tapering Tube
Technical features Nautilus™ tube loaded aluminium dome tweeter

Kevlar® brand fibre cone FST™ midrange

Aluminium/paper/Kevlar® cone bass driver

Description 3-way vented-box system
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency

1x ø150mm (6 in) woven Kevlar® cone FST™midrange

2x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aluminium/paper/Kevlar® cone bass
Frequency range -6dB at 30Hz and 50kHz
Frequency response 38Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis
Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response

Horizontal: over 60º arc

Vertical: over 10º arc
Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)

<1% 90Hz - 22kHz

<0.5% 120Hz - 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8? (minimum 3.0?)
Crossover frequencies 350Hz, 4kHz
Crossover Filters 1st Order – tweeter

2nd Order – midrange low pass

2nd Order – midrange high pass

3rd Order – bass
Recommended amplifier power 25W - 200W into 8? on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1?
Dimensions Height: 985mm (38.8 in) (not including plinth or feet)

Width: 198mm (7.8 in)

Depth: 340mm (13.4 in)
Net weight 26kg (57.3 lb)
Finishes Black Ash

Red Cherry


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