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B&W 685 S2

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Brand, Model and Release Date

Information about the brand, model release date.

Manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins
Model 685 S2
Release Date 2017
HifiSpecs Rating -
Amazon Rating -

Technical Specs

Technical characteristics of the speakers.

Amplification Type Passive
Crossover Type 2-Way
Enclosure type Bass Reflex
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB)[Hz] 49 - 22000
Frequency Range (-6dB)[Hz] -
Maximum SPL [dB] -
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m)[dB] 88
Nominal Impedance (Ohms) 8
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) -
Recommended Amplifier Power [W] 25
Crossover Frequency [Hz] 4000
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz] -
Driver Units

Tweeter: 1 x 25mm aluminium dome
Mid/Bass Drivers: 1 x 165mm kevlar cone

Connectivity Wired
Inputs Single Wire
Outputs -
Magnetic Shielding No

Placements and Distances

Where and how to put them.

Form Factor Shelf, Stand
Distance from Wall [cm] 15

Dimensions and Weight

Speaker dimensions and weight without stands.

Length ~7.5 in
~190.5 mm
~19.05 cm
Width ~12.8 in
~325.12 mm
~32.51 cm
Height ~13.5 in
~342.9 mm
~34.29 cm
Weight ~15 lb
~6803.89 g
~6.8 kg
Shipping Weight ~30 lb
~13607.77 g
~13.61 kg

Colors and Accessories

List of available colors and optional accessories.

  • Black Ash
  • Light Oak
  • Red Cherry
  • Wenge

Detachable Grilles No

Price and Warranty

Satisfaction is (not) guaranteed.

Warranty 3 Years
Manufacturer URL

Personal Review

"In my review of the Bowers & Wilkins 685 S2 bookshelf speakers, I found them to have exceptional sound quality, including a precise bass and crisp highs, with an overall neutral sound that stays true to original recordings. I tested their compatibility with various setups, including a NAD 375BEE integrated amp, and found they performed well and adapted easily to changes in volume. Their larger depth could be a consideration for some, but they are designed to be mounted on stands - although these are sold separately. While they are more expensive than some alternatives, their superior sound quality and versatility make them a worthwhile investment in the long run. Despite the potentially lacking bass depth for larger rooms, their precision, clarity, and versatility make them a highly recommended choice for any audiophile."

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