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The Bowers and Wilkins 685's Loudspeakers
The Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 stereo loudspeakers are the most prized speaker in our showroom such is its excellent sound quality, slimline styling, convincing build quality and class. From the highs to the midrange and lows, 685 S2 compliments all music types and works with a wide range of brands of electronics, it is our first choice with entry-level stereo systems ready for their first speaker upgrade. The 685 model has always been the one to aspire to for many audiophiles on a budget, but now it offers even more musical realism than ever before.
Bowers & Wilkins engineers have employed much higher quality drivers than would normally be possible in a loudspeaker of this price level - we have a 165mm woven kevlar full range driver with centre anti-resonance plug for improved midrange, and a 25mm Nautilus loaded aluminium tweeter which has double dome/ring technology with gel cushioning which delivers sweet highs and astonishing stereo images. The crossover design has been simplified over previous models as a result of the better quality drivers, which gives this model a level of transparency and finesse rare at this price, together with increased power handling and high sensitivity.
You simply cannot go wrong when choosing this mini monitor, it is so accomplished. Available in black ash or white finishes with a black cloth grille,685 S2 will help make your home stereo system or cinema system sound incredible.
Who are Bowers and Wilkins?
Bowers & Wilkins are a company who needs a very little introduction, having been constructing some of the world's most critically acclaimed loudspeaker and headphone models for half of a decade. Starting at the entry level 600 S2 series, through to the new 700 S2 series audiophile range, 800 Diamond series and flagship Nautilus model. These different series of loudspeaker have been praised as the superior listening experience in both two-channel hifi/music listening and in multi-channel home theatre applications, having claimed a vast multitude of awards in both categories. A Bowers speaker can be easily recognised by the signature yellow Kevlar midrange cone, which can be found with their 600 series with the latest 700 and 800 Series opting for a silver 'continuum' cone.
Woven Kevlar Yes Crossover Tuning Yes Nautilus tapering tube Yes Flowport Yes FST Yes Technical features Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus tube loading
Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass/midrange drivers
Design Two-way reflex ported enclosure Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency
2x ø165mm (6.5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass/midrange
Frequency response 52Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis Nominal Impedance 8Ω (minimum 4.0Ω) Sensitivity 87dB spl (2.83V, 1m) Power handling 25W - 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme Dimensions Height: 345mm (13.5 in)
Width: 190mm (7.5 in)
Depth: 324mm (12.8 in)
Net weight (each) 6.8kg (14.9 lb) Harmonic Distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 140Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 180Hz - 20kHz
Available finishes Black Ash
Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.
Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at http://www.interlinkexpress.com to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.
*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.
Shipping Costs Mainland UK (Next-Day) Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands Republic of Ireland (2-day) Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00 Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99 Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99 Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:
Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25
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