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Bowers & Wilkins readies 600 Series Anniversary Editions

  • From British loudspeaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins this autumn/fall come Anniversary Editions of their long-running 600 Series. Last refreshed in 2018, B&W asserts that the new versions of this 25-year-old entry-level range will see improved components and will “continue to set the standard for high-performance sound quality at an accessible price point, rivalling that of more expensive speakers”. (Surely they don’t mean their own?)

    The 600 Series Anniversary Edition range comprises four models:

    The 603 S2 floorstander (US$2000/pair) that features a Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter, a 15cm FST Continuum Cone midrange driver plus 2 x 16.5cm paper-cone bass drivers.

    The 606 S2 standmount (US$900/pair) that combines the same Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter technology with a 16cm Continuum Cone mid/bass driver.

    The more compact 607 S2 standmount (US$700Pair) that reduces the Continuum Cone mid/bass driver to 13cm.

    Either of the 606 or 607 can be supported by matching 24″ STAV24 S2 stands (US$200/pair).

    For home theatre enthusiasts, the new range is rounded out by the HTM6 S2 centre channel (US$800 each) that carries the Decoupled Double Dome tweeter plus 2 x 13cm Continuum Cone mid/bass drivers.

    So what’s new? According to the press release: upgraded crossovers with new and ‘greatly’ improved bypass capacitors that are “specially treated by Mundorf” and were originally used for the recently launched 700 Series Signature range. The mid- and high-frequency capacitors have also been upgraded.

    The new Anniversary Edition models will be available in matte black, matte white plus oak (as seen above) and – as a special order – red cherry.

    Further information: Bowers & Wilkins

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