Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2

Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2


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.

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Technical features:   

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

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)


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