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Bowers & Wilkins - 600 Series 686 S2 5" 2-Way Bookshelf Loudspeakers (Pair) - Black

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With 5" woven DuPont™ KEVLAR® fiber woofer cones and 1" decoupled double-dome aluminum tweeters, these Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series 686 S2 2-way bookshelf loudspeakers offer full-spectrum audio. Built-in brackets allow easy wall mounting.



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    What's Included


    • Owner's manual
    • 8 self-adhesive plastic pads, 4 self-adhesive plastic stand-offs
    • Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series 686 S2 5" 2-Way Bookshelf Loudspeakers (Pair)

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (109 out of 112)

    Features


    100W maximum power handling

    For robust sonic output.

    5" woven KEVLAR® woofer cone

    With a 1" voice coil provides clear sound with optimal sensitivity.

    1" decoupled double-dome aluminum tweeter

    With Nautilus tube loading delivers crisp, detailed highs.

    Front-facing Flowport

    With a dimpled aperture helps regulate airflow for deep, powerful low-end audio with minimal rattle.

    Vented enclosure

    Produces vibrant audio.

    Dual binding posts

    Ensure a secure connection.

    Built-in wall-mount bracket

    Offers flexible placement option.

    62Hz - 22kHz frequency response (±3dB)

    Delivers faithful sound reproduction.

    85dB SPL sensitivity (2.83V, 1m)

    For powerful audio.

    8 ohms nominal impedance (5.2 ohms minimum)

    Efficiently conducts power through the speaker.

    DuPont™ and KEVLAR® are registered trademarks of DuPont used under license by Motorola Mobility LLC and its subsidiaries.


    Overall customer rating

    Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews

    98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful, open, airy speakers

      Posted
      MLGrado

      What an incredible set of bookshelves! B & W knocked these out of the park! Rock solid imaging. Lively, but not too forward treble. Set these up properly, or get some one who knows how to setup a pair of stereo speakers for you, and you will be rewarded with amazing sound! As for the layperson below who panned this speaker over lack of attachment holes, do what every one else does. Use blu-tac.... speakers with attachment holes is a very, very rare thing. Obviously the B&W stands were designed to be used with a specific speaker model, not as a universal stand. Just because your representative mis-informed you is no reason to pan a speaker for missing a very, very minor feature.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      B&W Customer For Life

      Posted
      Flinn

      I normally don't even bother leaving reviews on items that I've purchased, but I felt compelled to for these B&W speakers. I got 2 of these bookshelf speakers as part of a 5.1 surround sound system from Best Buy about 6 months ago now. I was looking to upgrade from a Bose home theater system that I had been using for a few months that I was completely unimpressed with. Having put this B&W system to extensive use, I can honestly say that I've never been happier with a purchase decision in my life. Unfortunately for me, I doubt I'll get to cherish that blissful feeling ever again... These speakers are made using the highest quality, aerospace grade materials (like the "Rohacell" carbon-fibre reinforced Kevlar "cone" material...) in such a way that'll prevent them from losing their laser-precise sound quality for far longer than I'm likely to inhabit this world. It's unlikely I'll ever be provided the opportunity to replace them (with newer B&W speakers obviously), but worse things have happened though, right? Whether these speakers are blaring electronic dance music, belting out anthemic country tunes, harmonizing classical ensembles, or immersing an audience into the midst of a chaotic war-zone surrounded by the hiss of machine gun fire and the earth-shattering roar of mortar shell explosions -- Everything that comes out of these speakers sounds truly heavenly. The realism and clarity of sound that B&W speaker systems produce is down-right shocking. For example: On numerous occasions I've left TV shows playing in my living room while doing work in my study, heard a knock at my front door, opened the door expecting to welcome a guest, and then laughed when I realized that the sound actually emanated from my speakers during a scene in the TV show I'd left on. What's even more impressive though, is the fact that my dog started barking and ran to the door each time this happened too. He's a French Bulldog... Do you have any idea how MASSIVE their ears are!? Seriously, just do yourself a favor and go with B&W products. Your only regret will be the fact that nothing else you purchase will ever make you this happy again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing sound in a small cabinet

      Posted
      Photog
      • My Best Buy® Member

      These little speakers produce amazing sound. I am using them as rear speakers in a fairly small room in a 5.1 setup with B&W 865's for fronts. I listen to both movies and use them for television too using a Denon receiver to drive them and an old OPPO (Model 83) for Super Audio CDs and DVD Audio disks. The sound is great. I am not an audiophile but I can tell a big difference between these B&W speakers and the Energy speakers that they replaced. I am very pleased with them. I have read for years about B&W sound quality and I can now speak from experience that is true.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      amazing quality

      Posted
      richguy
      • Verified Purchaser
      • My Best Buy® Member

      Best speakers I've ever purchased. The range is unreal. Right now I'm using them for stereo but I'm going to buy 3 more to complete my surround sound ASAP.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      SUPERB SOUND QUALITY

      Posted
      Candi
      • Verified Purchaser
      • My Best Buy® Elite Member

      We always had large pioneer speakers, but needed to downsize the physical size of our speakers. These did just that with enhanced sound quality. I have a very sensitive ear for sound distortion. These have CRYSTAL CLEAR SOUND QUALITY!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great sound for the money

      Posted
      Mikeycham
      • Verified Purchaser
      • My Best Buy® Member

      Sound great, skip Bose and build a better system!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great bookshelf speakers

      Posted
      Paulks
      • Verified Purchaser
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

      Small, but sounds big. You can place them against wall due to a new design. It is good for both music and movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Sound, goodbye hearing!

      Posted
      WhatGeek
      • My Best Buy® Elite Member

      These guys are amazing! Door bell rings, was it the movie or someone is at your door? You will never know.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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