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Bowers & Wilkins 684 S2

The Bowers & Wilkins 684 S2 floorstander is a great choice for hi-fi or home cinema!

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€ 969.00

The Bowers & Wilkins 684 S2 floorstander is a great choice for hi-fi or home cinema!

The extended bass response and output capacity of the 2½-way 684 S2 floorstander makes it a great choice for hi-fi or home cinema in medium-sized to large rooms.

It features a new combination of a pair of Kevlar® cones for delivering its bass and midrange. The lower cone is dedicated to bass, which relieves the upper bass/midrange unit of the duty to handle heavy bass and leads to clearer, crisper midrange than you might find in smaller speakers. 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 684 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.

The Bowers & Wilkins 684 S2 floorstander is a great choice for hi-fi or home cinema!

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

Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass/midrange

Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass driver

Description 2½ -way vented-box system
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency

1x ø165mm (6.5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass/mid

1x ø165mm (6.5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass
Frequency range -6dB at 34Hz and 50kHz
Frequency response 44Hz - 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 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Crossover frequencies 150Hz, 4kHz
Crossover Filters 1st Order – tweeter

1st Order – bass/midrange

1st Order – bass
Recommended amplifier power 25W - 150W into 8? on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω
Dimensions Height: 910mm/35.8" (not including plinth or feet)

Width: 198mm/7.8

Depth: 300mm/11.8
Net weight 18.2kg (40.1lb)
Finishes Black Ash

Red Cherry


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