686 S2

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An ideal bookshelf or wall-mounted speaker, the 686 S2 is designed to fit into any space and still sound perfect. Its main driver is a 5-inch bass/midrange unit which benefits from a new 25mm voice coil which makes for a higher sensitivity speaker with bass more suited for placement near a wall.

Bass performance is vital but can often suffer in smaller speakers. Not in the 686 S2, however. That's because a front-firing Flowport, dimpled like a golf ball around the aperture for smoothly regulated airflow, delivers superior bass response without the risk of rattle. Its placement ensures the speaker cabinet is slimmer than predecessors and can be wall mounted without affecting performance.

Like the rest of the range, and despite its smaller size, the 686 S2 also features a Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter for superior high-frequency response. The 686 S2 even features a built-in bracket for easy wall mounting, although this small, versatile and precise speaker sounds great anywhere.

(spk-bw-686)

Woven Kevlar

Crossover Tuning

Nautilus Tapering Tube

Flowport

Technical features

Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus™ tube loading
Flowport™

Description

2-way vented-box system

Drive units

1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency
1x ø130mm (5 in) woven Kevlar® cone bass/midrange

Frequency range

-6dB at 54Hz and 50kHz

Frequency response

62Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis

Dispersion

Within 2dB of reference response
Horizontal: over 60º arc
Vertical: over 10º arc

Sensitivity

(84)85dB spl (2.83V, 1m)

Harmonic distortion

2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 110Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 180Hz - 20kHz

Nominal impedance

8Ω (minimum 5.2Ω)

Crossover frequencies

4kHz

Recommended amplifier power

25W - 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme

Max. recommended cable impedance

0.1Ω

Dimensions

Height: 315mm (12.4 in)
Width: 160mm (6.3 in)
Depth: 229mm (9.0 in) cabinet, grille and terminals

Net weight

4.6kg (10.1 lb)

Finishes

Black Ash
White

 

SKU spk-bw-686
Brand Bowers & Wilkins

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