Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Loudspeaker (each)
Must be purchased in pairs.
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.
As well as new bass driver construction techniques and a new tweeter, brought in from Bower & Wilkins high-end series, the 683 S2 also boasts an FST Kevlar midrange driver. Serious technology, serious performance, but seriously affordable for a speaker of this calibre.
|Technical features||Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus™ tube loading
Kevlar® brand fibre cone FST™ midrange driver
Dual-layer aluminium cone bass driver
|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|
|Dimensions||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)|