Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2


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The 683 from Bowers & Wilkins is the prestigious speaker manufacturer's biggest and most impressive loudspeaker in the 600 range. The newly released S2 model of the 683 has improved upon almost every aspect of its predecessor, ranging from sonic capability to a heightened level of aesthetic prowess and style. Utilising a new Decoupled Double Dome Tweeter (similar to the tweeter technology found in Bowers & Wilkins' flag-ship CM10 model), an FST midrange driving unit and newly specialised Dual Layer aluminium bass drivers - the 683 S2 boasts a highly powerful and precisely accurate sound response, to enable the listener to experience every element of their music collection. 

The 683 S2 can comfortably and capably perform as a high performance stereo pair for musical listening, or excite even the most demanding of surround-sound applications, even in larger environments. These phenomenally engineered and excellently constructed components, when with the excellent price and beautiful aesthetic nature of the 683 S2 make this model one of B&W's best speakers to date.


Woven Kevlar Yes
 Crossover Yes
Nautilus Tapering Tube  Yes
 Flowport Yes
 Mushrooms Yes
 FST Yes
 Technical Features

Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus (TM) tube-loading.

Kevlar brand fibre cone FST midrange driver.

Dual-layer aluminium 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 ø165 (6.5 in) aluminium cone bass 

 Frequency Range -6db at 30Hz and 50kHz 
 Frequency Response 52Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis

Within 2dB of reference response

Horizontal: over 60 degree arc

Verical: over 10 degree arc

Sensitivity 89dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic Distortion

2nd and 3rd hamonics (90dB, 1m)

<1% 95Hz - 22kHz

<0.5% 120Hz - 20kHz

Nominal Impedance 8 ohms (minimum of 3.0 ohms)
Crossover Frequencies 400Hz, 4kHz
Recommended Amplifier Power 25W-200W into 8 ohms on unclipped programme
Maximum Recommended Cable Impedance 0.1 ohm

Height: 985mm (38.8 inches) - cabinet only

Width: 190mm (7.5 inches) - cabinet only

Depth: 364mm (14.3 inches)

Net Weight 27.2kg (59.7 lbs)

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