Bowers & Wilkins is introducing the 600 series Anniversary Edition this month, celebrating its 25th anniversary. It is the seventh generation of this successful 600 Series loudspeaker.
The new Bowers & Wilkins Anniversary Edition comprises four models that combine ‘advanced technology with understated style. The loudspeakers feature huge improvements in components and new colours for the finish’, we read in the distributed press release. Traditionally Bowers & Wilkins develops and manufactures its own key components. As a result, technologies from the premium 800 Series Diamond, among others, are reflected in the 600 Series Anniversary Edition.
In each model, improved exchange filters ensure optimised acoustic performance. New, greatly improved, bypass capacitors have also been used throughout the Anniversary Series. These modifications have improved the sound quality even further,” says the manufacturer.
The new range includes the 603, 606, 607 and HTM6 centre speaker. The existing ASW608, ASW610 and ASW610XP subwoofers, as well as the STAV24 S2 loudspeaker stand, have remained unchanged.
Bowers & Wilkins: ‘It’s also possible to create your own home theatre, consisting of the 603 S2, 607 S2 and HTM6 S2 loudspeakers. So you’ll be immersed in a great surround experience, perfect for the ultimate movie night. In addition to the existing finish in matt black and matt white, there is now a choice of a unique oak finish’. Nice detail: all Anniversary Edition speakers have a special logo engraved in honour of this special 25th anniversary edition.
“The 600 Series has been offering music lovers an affordable introduction to Bowers & Wilkins’ loudspeaker range for 25 years. By using proprietary components and technology from more advanced product lines, we can take performance to new heights. The 600 Series has been leading the way in its class for 25 years and we’re confident that our new Anniversary Edition models will continue that tradition in style,” said Andy Kerr, Director of Product Marketing & Communications.
At a glance
Below is an overview of the different models in the new Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series:
- 603 S2 Anniversary Edition – €899.50
A floorstanding loudspeaker with top-of-the-range power, scale, accuracy and musicality. This loudspeaker includes the disconnected aluminium double dome tweeter, a 150 mm (6″) FST Continuum midrange cone driver and two 165 mm (6.5″) paper cone bass drivers.
- 606 S2 Anniversary Edition – €374.50
Suitable for placement on a stand or bookshelf, this compact speaker offers stunning resolution and tonal neutrality with superb extra bass. The speaker combines the decoupled aluminium double dome tweeter with a 165 mm (6.5″) continuous cone driver for the midrange and bass range.
- 607 S2 Anniversary Edition – €299.50
Compact, stand or bookshelf mounted loudspeaker with a 130 mm (5″) Continuum cone driver for the midrange and bass range that delivers excellent bass response and layering.
- HTM6 S2 Anniversary Edition – €599.00
A compact, high-performance midrange speaker with significant power, exceptional resolution and precision. The speaker incorporates the decoupled dual dome tweeter and two 130 mm (5″) continuous cone drivers for the midrange and bass ranges.