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Bowers and Wilkins 683 S2

$2,499

Brand Bowers & Wilkins

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The largest speaker in the 600 Series. This floorstander is ideal for audiophile stereo and home theatre applications in larger rooms, delivering serious performance and amazing value.

The 683 S2 features a Decoupled Double Dome tweeter - technology evolved from Bowers & Wilkins CM10 speaker. The double dome design uses an extremely thin aluminium dome for lightness, surrounded by a thicker aluminium ring for rigidity. The result is a far more precise treble performance. And while the tweeter looks like it’s part of the main speaker, it’s physically separated in its own gel-filled cavity, so performance isn’t hit by unwanted resonances or vibrations, for a more natural, spacious sound.

Serious and accurate bass performance is equally vital to such a room-filling speaker. That’s why the 683 S2 features a new bass driver construction method, using a similar method of bracing to the tweeter with twin layers of aluminium. The richer, distortion-free bass response is sumptuous.

As well as new bass driver construction techniques and a new tweeter, brought in from Bower & Wilkins high-end series, the 683 S2 also boasts an FST Kevlar midrange driver. Serious technology, serious performance, but seriously affordable for a speaker of this calibre.

Tweeter diaphragms must be light and stiff, to reproduce high notes accurately. Bowers & Wilkins' Double Dome tweeters use a thin and light aluminium dome, surrounded by a thicker ring, to prevent audible distortion. 600 Series tweeters are further 'Decoupled' from the cabinets to reduce vibration.

 

Woven Kevlar
Crossover Tuning
Nautilus Tapering Tube
Flowport
Mushrooms
FST
Technical features Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus™ tube loading
Kevlar® brand fibre cone FST™ midrange driver
Dual-layer aluminium cone bass driver
Flowport™
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 cone bass
Frequency range -6dB at 30Hz 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 89dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 95Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 120Hz - 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Crossover frequencies 400Hz, 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 25W - 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω
Dimensions Height: 985mm (38.8 in) cabinet only
Width: 190mm (7.5 in) cabinet only
Depth: 364mm (14.3 in)
Net weight 27.2kg (59.7 lb)
Finishes Black Ash, White
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