Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2
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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.
|Nautilus tapering tube||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
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Click & Collect
We offer a free ‘Click & Collect’ service on all items. As soon as your order has been completed and is ready for collection a member of our team will be in contact with you. Orders can be collected from our store at 11 King Street, Hereford, HR4 9BW.
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