Bowers & Wilkins 684 s2 5.1 Home Theatre Package
Bowers & Wilkins 684 S2 FloorStanding Speakers
Room-filling sound without a room-filling speaker cabinet. Slimmer than ever, the 684 offers an amazing combination of serious floorstander power, spectacular audio performance and unbeatable value thanks to its new and vastly improved bass/midrange drivers and the Decoupled Double Dome tweeter. Switching to 5-inch drivers from the previous 6.5-inch designs means the new 684 is significantly slimmer than its predecessor, yet Bowers & Wilkins engineers have still improved its audio performance. The two Kevlar®-cone drivers now feature smaller voice coils to increase sensitivity. The 5-inch drivers now also feature Anti-Resonance Plugs that improve the behaviour of the voice coil and smooth response, a technology taken from our high-end PM1 speakers. The result is a breathtaking performance from a modestly proportioned loudspeaker.
Bowers & Wilkins 686 S2 Bookshelf Speakers
Small is beautiful – at just 160mm wide, the 686 may be the most compact speaker in the new 600 Series, but don’t underestimate its power and precision. That’s thanks to its new Decoupled Double Dome tweeter, improved Kevlar® driver and front-facing Flowport™. An ideal bookshelf or wall-mounted speaker, the 686 is designed to fit into any space and still sound perfect. Its main 5-inch driver features a 25mm voice coil which makes for a higher sensitivity speaker with bass more suited for placement near a wall. A front-firing Flowport, dimpled like a golf ball around the aperture for smoothly regulated airflow, delivers superior bass response without the risk of rattle. And its placement ensures the speaker cabinet can be slimmer than before. The 686 even features a built-in bracket for easy wall mounting, but this small, versatile and precise speaker sounds great anywhere.
Bowers & Wilkins HTM61 S2 3 way Centre Speaker
The larger of two centre channels in the new 600 Series, the HTM61 is ideal for delivering important dialogue in a room-filling, high-performance home theatre system. This is the second model in the new 600 Series to see a significant change to the driver complement. The outgoing HTM61 is a 3-way system, but only had a single bass driver. Here, we follow the line-up of the CM Centre 2, with two 6.5-in bass drivers and a smaller FST™ midrange. The Decoupled Double Dome Tweeter has also been moved upwards, to better align with the tweeters of the 683, which would make a great partner for this speaker in home theatre system. Like the HTM62, the ports are at the rear. This concept was retained for the centre speakers because of the more restrictive requirements on frontal area.
B&W ASW610 Power Subwoofer
The B&W ASW610 subwoofer presents a very happy medium between the more diminutive ASW608 and the all-out power of the ASW610XP. Its long-throw 250mm driver allows the ASW610 to move the large volumes of air needed for high-quality low-frequency output, and its audiophile-standard 200W Class D amplifier keeps the compact unit running cool, even when the music or movie action is whipping up a storm.
* Speakers stands not included - optional extra