B&W 683 S2 Speakers

The 2014 683 S2 from B&W really sets the audiophile standard at this price point - Great depth, open midrange and detailed high end.

Best Floorstanding Speaker £600 - £1200  2014

The 683 S2 steps the 600 series up a gear with the addition of the Kevlar FST midrange driver. In partnership with the latest decoupled double dome tweeter, pulled from the CM10 B&W have delivered a floorstander capable of stunning imaging and clarity within the vocal area.

The other major step forward over the original 683 is in the area of bass definition. B&W have re-designed the bass drivers using a similar double cone technique to that of the tweeter. This has resulted in much better "slam" or attack to the leading edges of bass notes. The net result is a large floorstander witha great deal of finesse.

The pricepoint has been achieved partly by limiting the number of finishes to just two, Black and White which is fine by us considering the talent on tap!

 

Woven Kevlar  
Crossover Tuning  
Nautilus Tapering Tube  
Flowport  
Mushrooms  
FST  
Technical features Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus™ tube loading
Kevlar® brand fibre cone FST™ midrange driver
Dual-layer aluminium cone bass driver
Flowport™
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 8 ohms (minimum 3 ohms)
Crossover frequencies 400Hz, 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 25W - 200W into 8 ohms on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1 ohms
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)
Finishes Black Ash
White

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