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Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 - Stereo Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 - Stereo Speakers
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Brand:  Bowers & Wilkins

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 Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 - Stereo Speakers

At home on a stand, wall or bookshelf, the versatile 685 S2 is ideal for stereo and home theatre uses in most rooms. And performance is enhanced with the addition of a Decoupled Double Dome tweeter.


The Decoupled Double Dome tweeter found in the 685 S2, and the rest of the new 600 Series, is technology taken straight from our award-winning CM10 speaker. A dual-layer design combines a thin aluminium dome for lightness and a thicker aluminium ring for rigidity – the result is absolutely stunning, with far greater clarity in the audible spectrum.

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.

As well as a decoupled, double dome aluminium tweeter, the two-way 685 S2 features a full-range 6.5-inch driver constructed from woven Kevlar and using Anti-Resonance Plug dustcaps, as seen in high-end Bowers & Wilkins speakers. The result is stunning audio quality from a highly versatile smaller speaker.


  • Woven Kevlar   
  • Crossover Tuning   
  • Nautilus Tapering Tube   
  • Flowport   
Technical features   
  • Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus™ tube loaded aluminium dome tweeter
  • Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass/midrange
  • Flowport™
  • Description    2-way vented-box system
Drive units   
  • 1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency
  • 1x ø165mm (6.5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass / midrange


  • Frequency range    -6dB at 45Hz 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    87dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
  • Harmonic distortion    2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
  • <1% 90Hz - 22kHz
  • <0.5% 140Hz - 20kHz
  • Nominal impedance    8 Ohm (minimum 3.0 Ohm)
  • Crossover frequencies    4kHz
  • Crossover Filters    1st Order – tweeter
  • Recommended amplifier power    25W - 100W into 8 Ohm on unclipped programme
  • Max. recommended cable impedance    0.1 Ohm
  • Height: 345mm (13.5 in)
  • Width: 190mm (7.5 in)
  • Depth: 324mm (12.8 in)
  • Net weight:    6.8kg (14.9 lb)
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