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Bowers & Wilkins 686S2

686 S2 - IN-STORE ONLY

Quick Specs

  • Type: Speakers
  • Energy Star Rated: No
 

An ideal bookshelf or wall-mounted speaker, the 686 S2 is designed to fit into any space and still sound perfect. Its main driver is a 5-inch bass/midrange unit which benefits from a new 25mm voice coil which makes for a higher sensitivity speaker with bass more suited for placement near a wall.

Bass performance is vital but can often suffer in smaller speakers. Not in the 686 S2, however. That's because 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. Its placement ensures the speaker cabinet is slimmer than predecessors and can be wall mounted without affecting performance.

Like the rest of the range, and despite its smaller size, the 686 S2 also features a Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter for superior high-frequency response. The 686 S2 even features a built-in bracket for easy wall mounting, although this small, versatile and precise speaker sounds great anywhere.

Woven Kevlar
Crossover Tuning
Nautilus Tapering Tube
Flowport
Technical features Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus tube loading Flowport™
Description 2-way vented-box system
Drive units 1x 25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency 1x 130mm (5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass/midrange
Frequency range -6dB at 54Hz and 50kHz
Frequency response 62Hz - 22kHz 3dB on reference axis
Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response Horizontal: over 60 arc Vertical: over 10 arc
Sensitivity (84)85dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
Nominal impedance 8 (minimum 5.2 )
Crossover frequencies 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 25W - 100W into 8 on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1
Dimensions Height: 315mm (12.4 in) Width: 160mm (6.3 in) Depth: 229mm (9.0 in) cabinet, grille and terminals
Net weight 4.6kg (10.1 lb)
Finishes Black Ash White

Quick Specs


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  • Type: Speakers

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

686 S2 Manual

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