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How can B&W speakers be made to sound so transparent, so natural - in effect, to "disappear",leaving only the actual music to be enjoyed? B&W research and development foundthat certain cabinet designs, driver design and materials were essential to create transparent speakers. They engineered internal cabinet brace and sound flow configurations, coupled with driver materials like Kevlar and carbon Fiber, for unrivalled clarity.



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The 600 Series is a bit of a star. Every edition since it first appeared has swept up rave reviews and product of the year awards, and trumped expectations of performance and design from speakers in the affordable price range. This, the fourth generation of the 600 Series, features improved drive units, minimalist crossovers and a whole new design.



bw 683 headerBowers & Wilkins 683

The imposing 683 is the genuine three-way speaker of the 600 Series, with a line-up ofb&w 683 technologies and a level of performance that defies its entry-level place in the market. A pair 683s make a formidable partnership, either for stereo hi-fi or front left & right channels in a home theatre installation.

b & W midrange 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.


Specifications for B&W 683
Dimensions Height, 38.8in, X Width, 7.8in, X
Depth 14.6in
Freq range 30Hz-50kHz -6dB
Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83v, 1m)
Drive Units 1 Aluminium dome high frequency, 1 inch
1 woven kevlar cone FTS midrange, 6 inch
2 Alum/Paper/kevlar cone bass, 6.5 inch
Recomended
Amplifier Power
25Watt -200Watt of unclipped program
Net Weight 57.3lbs
Finishes Red Cherry, Black
  $1,495.00pr



b&w 684 headerBowers & Wilkins 684

b&w 684The extended bass response and output capacity of the two and half way 684 floorstander make it a great choice for hi-fi or home cinema in medium-sized to large rooms.

The parts of a speaker doing the hard, mechanical work, the drivers, act on the signals distributed to them by the electrical processing part: the crossover. The thing to look for is its simplicity. Some speakers demand complex crossovers to compensate for the shortcomings in their drive units. The better the mechanical design, the simpler the electronic design can be. 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.


Specifications for B&W 684
Dimensions Height, 35.8in, X Width, 7.8in, X Depth 11.8in
Freq range 34Hz-60kHz -6dB
Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83v, 1m)
Drive Units 1 Aluminium dome high frequency, 1 inch
1 woven kevlar cone bass/mid, 6.5 inch
1 woven kevlar cone bass, 6.5 inch
Recomended
Amplifier Power
25Watt -150Watt of unclipped program
Net Weight 40.1lbs
Finishes Red Cherry, Black
  $1,095.00



b&w 685 headerBowers & Wilkins 685

For hi-fi or home cinema in small to medium-sized rooms, you need a loudspeaker b&w 685that doesn't take up floor area, but whose sound can still command the space. You'll find the 685, which can sit on a shelf, table, stand or wall-mount, an inspired choice.

Its 165mm diameter Kevlar cone bass/midrange is based on a tried-and-trusted B&W design, but its new fixed centre bullet helps to smooth the response in upper frequencies. Also, by setting the bass/midrange closer to the tweeter than in equivalent earlier speakers, we have improved the integration and vertical dispersion of sound from the two units. 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.

Visually, a refreshed, contemporary design language and a widened choice of wood finishes allows the 685 to fit in effortlessly with any interior.


Specifications for B&W 685
Dimensions Height, 13.4in, X Width, 7.8in, X Depth 12.3in
Freq range 42Hz-50kHz -6dB
Sensitivity 88dB spl (2.83v, 1m)
Drive Units 1 Aluminium dome high frequency, 1 inch
1 woven kevlar cone, 6.5 inch
Recomended
Amplifier Power
25Watt -100Watt of unclipped program
Net Weight 15.4lbs
Finishes Red Cherry, Black
  $649.00



b&w 686 headerBowers & Wilkins 686

The 686 is the baby of the 600 Series bunch, but doesn't lack for the technologies andbw 686 bookshelf speaker features to deliver outrageously good sound in smaller room settings.

Mount a pair on a wall or stand, or simply sit them on a shelf or table for a compact stereo system or as surround speakers in a home theatre set-up. The 130mm diameter Kevlar cone bass/midrange is based on a tried-and-trusted B&W design, but its new fixed centre bullet helps to smooth the response in upper frequencies. Also, by setting the bass/midrange closer to the tweeter than in equivalent earlier speakers, we have improved the integration and vertical dispersion of sound from the two units. 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.

Visually, a refreshed, contemporary design language and a widened choice of wood finishes allows the 686 to fit in effortlessly with any interior.


Specifications for B&W 686
Dimensions Height, 10.5in, X Width, 6.7in, X Depth 11.2in
Freq range 45Hz-50kHz -6dB
Sensitivity 84dB spl (2.83v, 1m)
Drive Units 1 Aluminium dome high frequency, 1 inch
1 woven kevlar cone bass/mid, 5 inch
Recomended
Amplifier Power
25Watt -100Watt of unclipped program
Net Weight 10.8lbs
Finishes Red Cherry, Black
  $475.00