Bowers & Wilkins Six-Eight Series Speakers
The British manufacturer B&W is coming out with a host of new loudspeakers that marry the perfect blend of technology with looks. These fourth generation speakers are a spin-off of its hugely popular 600 Series. They incorporate technologies from the firm’s reference-standard 800 Series as well. The 686 is a new entry-level model and is a very compact ( 10.4″ x 6.7″ x 9.8″ HWD) two-way vented design with a 5″ Kevlar bass/midrange driver and a 1″ Nautilus tube-loaded aluminum dome tweeter. The 685 is housed a somewhat larger enclosure, with a 6.5 ” Kevlar cone bass/midrange driver and the 1″ Nautilus tube-loaded. Next up in the range is a two-and-half-way, vented-box, floor stander that features two new 6.5″ Kevlar cone bass/midrange drivers-The 684. And last in line is the 683, which is a true three-way vented-box system featuring two high power, low distortion 6.5″ aluminum bonded to paper/Kevlar bass drivers. It even has the 6″ FST midrange driver and 1″ aluminum tweeter and Nautilus housing.
Bowers & Wilkins’ speakers are priced as the following: the 686 costs $450/pair; the 685 costs $600/pair; the 684 will cost $1,000/pair and the 683 costs $1,400/pair. The 600 series will be initially available in black ash and red cherry colors and the wenge will be added later this year. The first phase of shipment includes the 686, 685 and 683 speakers and is available since 1 st of June. The second phase includes the 684 speakers and will come out in July/August 2007.
Via – Luxurylaunches