Bowers & Wilkins ASW610XP Subwoofer
The Bowers & Wilkins ASW610XP, the most powerful of the 600 Series subwoofers, delivers the finishing touch or finishing thump to a hi-fi or home theatre system for larger rooms. Serious bass power is developed in a compact cabinet thanks to the unit’s 500W amplifier, long-throw 250mm driver. Equipped with audiophile-standard Class D circuitry, the unit remains cool and efficient under pressure.
In all of the 600 Series subwoofers, the bass driver diaphragms are constructed from a rugged, finely-tuned mix of paper pulp, Kevlar fibres and resin, which provides the stiffness needed to withstand the tremendous physical forces exerted by the voice coil and pressures inside the cabinet.
Ultra-solid construction delivers slamming bass, drum kicks, and special movie effects. Deformation is minimised; bass precision, power and enjoyment are maximised.
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.
Input level (line in)
Input level (speaker in)
Low-pass filter frequency (line in only)
Low-pass filter bypass
Bass roll-off alignment
Auto sense on / standby
Active closed-box subwoofer system
ø250mm (10 in) paper / Aramid fibre cone long-throw
-6dB at 18Hz and 25 / 140Hz adjustable (EQ at A)
±3dB 25Hz – 40 / 140Hz adjustable (EQ at A)
-6dB at 18Hz (position A)
-6dB at 23Hz (position B)
-6dB at 28Hz (position C)
Power output: 500W
Rated power consumption
98W / 1W standby
Signal / noise
Line in (RCA Phono)
Speaker in (Binding post)
12v trigger (3.5mm jack)
Active 4th-order, variable cut-off frequency
Height: 325mm (12.8in) not including feet or spikes
337mm (13.3in) including feet
353mm (13.9in) including spikes
Width: 325mm (12.8in)
Depth: 348mm (13.68in) not including grilles
375mm (14.8in) including grilles and controls
18.65kg (41.12 lb)