Bowers & Wilkins 685 s2 5.1 Home Theatre Package
Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 Bookshelf Speakers
At home on either a stand or bookshelf, the versatile new 685 delivers outstanding performance. Perfectly sized for most rooms, it combines new Decoupled Double Dome tweeters, Kevlar® cones and Anti-Resonance Plugs, with the value for which the 600 Series is renowned. The Decoupled Double Dome tweeter found in the 685 – and the rest of the new 600 Series – is a technology taken straight from our award-winning CM10 speaker. The dual-layer design combines a thin aluminium dome for lightness and a thicker aluminium ring for rigidity. The result is absolutely stunning clarity and tonal purity. The tweeter is also decoupled from the main cabinet, kept physically separate in its own cavity with a ring of gel cushioning it from vibrations. This improves imaging and dispersion for a more natural, spacious treble.
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 HTM62 S2 Centre Speaker
The smaller of the two centre speakers in the new 600 Series is the perfect solution for a modestly sized, but high performance, home theatre system. It features the new Decoupled Double Dome tweeter and twin 5-inch Kevlar® bass/midrange drive units, making it a great acoustic match to both the 686 and the 684. It’s a two-way system, and sees a slight increase in width over the outgoing HTM62, but the height has been reduced slightly to allow for easier positioning. Another difference is the upward relocation of the tweeter, to bring it in line with the position of the 684, for improved integration across the front of a home theatre set up. A rear-firing port is retained.
B&W ASW608 8" Active Subwoofer
For big sound in smaller spaces, you can’t beat the ASW608, the most compact of the 600 Series subwoofers.
Its long-throw 200mm driver allows the ASW608 to move the large volumes of air needed for high-quality low-frequency output, and its audiophile-standard 200W Class D amplifier keeps the unit running cool, even when the music or movie action is whipping up a storm.
* Speakers stands not included - optional extra