B&W unveils 600 Series speaker range

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Since 1966, Bowers & Wilkins have made continued technical advancements to design the perfect loudspeaker and in August they brought that heritage to vinyl enthusiasts and movie lovers alike with the new 600 Series. This range turns movie night into an immersive experience, and brings the music you love to life, as if the performer is standing in front of you.

You can hear the engineering excellence and passion, and that is why their speakers are used in leading recording studios around the world, such as the legendary Abbey Road Studios, due to the accuracy they provide. Bowers & Wilkins is a global leader in bringing music and sound to your ears – and your experience – the way it was meant to be heard.

The ground breaking feature of our latest 600 Series is the integration of their cutting-edge Continuum™ cone, which creates layered midrange sound with a pristine soundscape. The human ear is naturally tuned into sound in this frequency, and they’ve understood the power of the perfect midrange presentation for over a generation.

Developed over an eight-year period, the Continuum cone was first featured on their flagship 800 Series Diamond models, including the 800 D3, now in use in Abbey Road Studios. It truly makes your music come alive, delivering the crucial sounds fundamental to any great music experience. The new 600 Series also features their patented and ultra-low-distortion Decoupled Double Dome tweeter to reveal astonishing levels of detail in your music. Whether you immerse yourself in stereo or surround sound, the 600 Series brings you closer to hearing Bowers & Wilkins True Sound.

"The 600 Series is the perfect entry point into the Bowers & Wilkins high-fidelity audio experience," said Richard Campbell, Chief Revenue Officer at Bowers & Wilkins. "The new 600 Series embodies the original ethos of John Bowers' mission to deliver best sound quality and to set new standards for audio performance." 

Below are the model specifics -

The new range includes two sleek, modern finishes, Black and White:

B&W 603

·      Floorstander
·      3-way vented-box
·      2 x 165mm Paper-cone bass
·      1 x 150mm Continuum FST midrange
·      1 x 25mm Decoupled Double Dome tweeter
·      Matte black and matte white finishes
·      Replaces 683 S2

B&W 606


·      Standmounted/bookshelf speaker
·      2-way vented-box
·      1 x 165mm Continuum bass/midrange
·      1 x 25mm Decoupled Double Dome tweeter
·      Matte black and matte white finishes
·      Replaces B&W 685 S2

B&W 607

·      Standmounted/bookshelf speaker
·      2-way vented box
·      1 x 130mm Continuum bass/midrange
·      1 x 25mm Decoupled Double Dome tweeter
·      Matte black and matte white finishes
·      Replaces 686 S2




B&W HTM6

·      Centre speaker
·      2-way vented-box
·      2 x 130mm Continuum bass/midrange
·      1 x 25mm Decoupled Double Dome tweeter
·      Matte black and matte white finishes
·      Replaces HTM62 S2 and HTM61 S2

• ASW610XP, ASW610 and ASW608: Completing the range are three exceptional subwoofers carried across from the previous 600 Series with updated finishes to match the new range

Reviews 

Digital Trends - The performance was immediately impressive, with the new speakers sounding more organic, less coloured, and more accurate, to boot.

Home Theatre Review -  The new 600 Series is the most affordable range to incorporate the remarkable Continuum√§ Cone midrange driver, developed and exclusively manufactured by Bowers & Wilkins to improve upon the transparency and accuracy of the iconic Kevlar cone.

Techradar - It’s a great sounding line-up, and one that’s been long awaited, with Bowers and Wilkins perfecting the build over several years since the launch of the last series. 

Our Verdict - This range is aimed at home cinema enthusiasts as much as for those looking to upgrade stereo systems. The new Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series revealed a smoother, more detailed sound with a broader soundstage. The accuracy is also much better that than their predecessors. A definite MUST from our side!