New Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series announced!

 

 

Bowers & Wilkins have just announced an update to their immensely popular 600 series. B&W have finally retired kevlar in their lineup and is now fully represented by Continuum. This news has us very excited as we are massive fans of the new Continuum drivers that B&W have developed and as a result are some of the most musical speakers we have heard.

Here's what B&W has to say about the new range: "The 600 Series has been one of the most successful and highly regarded ranges in the Bowers & Wilkins portfolio for over 20 years, offering a class leading combination of exceptional performance and compelling value. Through five generations of 600 Series, Bowers & Wilkins engineers have raised the bar successively on what could be accomplished with modestly priced loudspeakers each time achieving greater worldwide critical acclaim and commercial success.

In October 2018, the sixth generation of 600 Series goes on sale. Offering a considerable improvement in capability over the outgoing range, new 600 Series makes high end sound quality more attainable and accessible than ever. This dramatic performance is enabled by advanced technology including, most notably, the adoption of the Continuum cone, first developed for the 800 Series Diamond range and recently introduced to the new 700 Series. This will provide the new 600 Series with the performance improvements it needs to remain class leading and will also ensure its visual and technical alignment with the 700 Series and 800 Series Diamond range.

Available in matte black or matte white and featuring the most accurate and transparent drive unit technologies in its class, the new 600 Series defines a new performance standard in its category.

Technically speaking, the new 600 Series an updated version of the acclaimed Decoupled Double Dome Tweeter, first seen in the outgoing range, for even clearer and more accurate high frequency performance. In the flagship 603, this technology is partnered with a new 165mm FST Continuum cone mid driver for midrange resolution unheard of in this price range. Completing the 603 package and ensuring rich, powerful bass response, 603 features a pair of our newly designed 165mm paper cone LF drivers. In 606 and 607, new generation Continuum mid/bass units usher in a new era of transparency, dynamics and sheer energy for speakers in this class."

The new line-up includes

603
  • 3-way system
  • 25mm aluminium Decoupled Double Dome tweeter
  • 150mm Continuum midrange driver
  • 2x 165mm Paper-Cone bass with anti-resonance plugs

RRP: $2,699/ pair
Finish: Matte Black, Matte White

606
  • 2-way system
  • 25mm aluminium Decoupled Double Dome tweeter
  • 165mm Continuum bass / midrange driver

RRP $1,149/ pair
Finish: Matte Black, Matte White

607
  • 2-way system
  • 25mm aluminium Decoupled Double Dome tweeter
  • 130mm Continuum bass / midrange driver

RRP $949/ pair
Finish: Matte Black, Matte White

HTM6
  • 2-way system
  • 25mm aluminium Decoupled Double Dome tweeter
  • 2 x 130mm Continuum bass/midrange drivers

RRP $799/ each
Finish: Matte Black, Matte White

The ASW608, 610 and 610XP subwoofers receive an updated black finish plus a revised grille cloth on white products, matching new 600 Series loudspeakers. Technology remains unchanged from the outgoing models.

 

 

21 August, 2018 by Michael Babb
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