Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 Anniversary Edition Speakers

£1,499.00 inc.VAT

(1 customer review)

The powerful 603 S2 Anniversary Edition combines the accuracy and transparency of our acclaimed Continuum™ mid-range cone with the scale and authority of two dedicated bass drivers.

Featuring upgraded crossovers for even more transparency and a unique trim-ring to celebrate its status, the 603 S2 Anniversary Edition is the most sophisticated affordable floor-standing loudspeaker we’ve ever made.

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Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 Anniversary Edition Speakers

A celebration of sound.

The Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 Anniversary Edition is the largest and most capable loudspeaker in the 600 Series Anniversary Edition range. A floorstander designed to offer outstanding power accuracy and musicality. Perfect for larger rooms and also ideal for home theatre. Available in a new wood effect finish as well as black and white. 

Layered, beautiful details
The new 600 Series adopts a refined and upgraded version of the proven Decoupled Double Dome tweeter, offering 38kHz breakup performance. The result? A pure and precise soundscape that allows you to enjoy all the layers of your favourite music.

Truly amazing sound
Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum™ cone midrange driver.

Upgraded and optimised crossovers.

As well as celebratory cosmetic changes, 600 Series Anniversary Edition also benefits from a new optimised crossover design featuring carefully selected components, offering greater insight from your music.

About Bowers & Wilkins

1960s: Humble beginnings

The sleepy coastal town of Worthing in South England might not look like a hotbed of 1960s freewheeling experimentation, but for audio fans it’s a place that’s synonymous with innovation. Thanks to the first Bowers & Wilkins speakers built here in the early years of the company, music lovers could experience albums such as Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds in new, mind-expanding depth and clarity.

1970s: A decade of milestones

The decade that saw a series of musical upheavals from disco to punk rock also brought several major milestones for Bowers & Wilkins. The company introduced curved cabinet forms and new cone materials such as Aramid fibre. And it all culminated in the launch of the 801, soon to become the reference speaker of choice for many of the world’s leading recording studios.

1980s: The application of science

Extensive investment in research led to the establishment of the company’s dedicated R&D facility in Steyning. The era of MTV pop superstardom and bombastic stadium rock also saw Bowers & Wilkins buck the trend and introduce something small and unobtrusive: the “compact monitor”, or CM1.

1990s: Rewriting the rulebook

The 1990s saw the pioneering work of the Steyning research team realised in spectacular fashion with the launch of Nautilus™, a speaker that upended preconceived notions of speaker design. It also saw major product launches at both ends of the spectrum, with the unveiling of the highly regarded entry-level 600 Series and the flagship Nautilus 800 Series.

2000s: Hi-fi goes digital

The decade that brought us iPods and smartphones saw us embrace the new world of digital with the launch of the Zeppelin. We also expanded into the car audio market with our partnership with Jaguar, and launched a revolutionary new speaker technology in the form of diamond tweeter domes.

The 2010s: Innovation overdrive

Monumental technological change seemed to be everywhere in the 2010s, and Bowers & Wilkins was no exception.

Colour

Black, Oak, White

Specifications

Model
603 S2 Anniversary Edition

Description
3-way vented-box system

Features
Decoupled Double Dome aluminum tweeter
Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
Paper bass cones
Flowport™

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminum dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
2x ø165mm (6.5 in) Paper bass

Frequency range
-6dB at 28Hz and 33kHz

Frequency response
48Hz – 28kHz ±3dB

Sensitivity
88.5dB spl (2.83V, 1m)

Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 90Hz – 22kHz
<0.5% 120Hz – 20kH

Normal impedance
8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)

Recommended amplifier power
30W – 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme

Dimensions
Height: 985mm (38.8 in) cabinet only
1055mm (41.5 in) with plinth
Width: 190mm (7.5 in) cabinet only
320mm (12.6 in) with plinth
Depth: 340mm (13.4 in)
370mm (14.6 in) with plinth

Net weight
24.1 kg (53.1 lb)

Cabinet finishes
Black, White, Oak

Grille finishes
Black, Grey

1 review for Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 Anniversary Edition Speakers

  1. Mr Lincoln (verified owner)

    I am no ‘audiophile’ so terms like colouration etc don’t mean much to me. I do, however, know what I like in terms of what I hear; I was a bit sceptical in making, to me, a substantial outlay for speakers which cost much more than what I had and unfortunately there is no real local outlets to hear before I buy. I have had however good reports from friends regarding B&W so I took the plunge. What a difference! Listening to music – to me it was like a veil had been lifted revealing a lot more detail and wider imaging. The mid and top ranges especially are so much clearer and I can now hear distinct instruments where before it was what I would describe as ‘muddled’. They have also integrated well into a 5.1 surround system and I can recommend these speakers for both stereo music and home cinema.

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