Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) has announced the 600 Series Anniversary Edition loudspeakers, a special edition created to celebrate 25 years of success achieved by the 600 Series. Four models comprise it: the 607 S2 Anniversary Edition bookshelf speakers and 606 S2 Anniversary Edition, the 603 S2 Anniversary Edition floor products and the HTM6 S2 Anniversary Edition control unit.
Compared to the latest iteration of the 600 Series, introduced during 2018, the Anniversary Editions bring various improvements and add oak finish to those in matt black and white. The celebratory logo engraved on the edge of the tweeter also changes in light or dark, depending on the color chosen for the speakers.
More specifically, B&W said they redesigned the crossovers, used the same Mundorf capacitors used for the recently announced 700 Signature Series, and optimized the components that handle the mid and high frequencies. These changes have made it possible to obtain better transparency and therefore higher performance.
Andy Kerr, Marketing & Communications Director of Bowers & Wilkins, said:
The 600 Series Anniversary Edition is the classic example of the Bowers & Wilkins philosophy. Using in-house developed components, and technology used in the higher ranges, we have taken the performance of our entry-level range to unthinkable levels, and for an absolutely affordable price.
Prices and features of all models follow:
Floorstanding speakers that measure 985 x 190 x 340mm and weigh 24.5 kilograms. The 3-way rear bass reflex configuration consists of a 25mm aluminum double dome decoupled tweeter, a 150mm FST Continuum Cone midrange and two 165mm paper cone woofers. B&W claims a frequency response between 48 Hz and 28 kHz (+/- 3dB), a sensitivity of 88.5 dB spl and an impedance of 8 ohms.
The price is set at 1,799 euros per pair.
These bookshelf speakers measure 345 x 190 x 300mm and weigh 6.75kg. They host a 2-way configuration with a 25mm aluminum double dome decoupled tweeter and a 165mm FST Continuum Cone mid / woofer. The frequency response is between 52 Hz and 28 kHz (+/- 3dB) with a sensitivity of 88 dB spl and an impedance of 8 ohms. The bass reflex is placed on the back.
The list price is 749 euros the pair.
The "little sisters" of the 606s are always bookshop products but with slightly more compact dimensions: 300 x 165 x 207 millimeters with a weight of 4.65 kilograms. The system is 2-way with the same 25mm tweeter and a 130mm FST Continuum Cone mid / woofer. The frequency response ranges from 54 Hz to 28 kHz with a sensitivity of 84 dB spl and an impedance of 8 ohms. The bass reflex is rear.
The speakers are offered at a price of 599 euros per pair.
160 x 480 x 255 mm central channel and a weight of 7.65 kilograms. The configuration is 2-way with rear bass reflex and consists of a 25mm tweeter and a 130mm double mid / woofer. A frequency response between 72 Hz and 28 kHz is declared with a sensitivity of 87 dB spl and an impedance of 8 ohms.
The price is 599 euros.
We remind you that Bowers & Wilkins products are distributed in Italy by Audiogamma.