BOWERS & WILKINS 685 S2 Bookshelf Speaker



At home on either a stand or bookshelf, the versatile new 685 delivers outstanding performance. Perfectly sized for most rooms, it combines new Decoupled Double Dome tweeters, Kevlar® cones and Anti-Resonance Plugs, with the value for which the 600 Series is renowned. The Decoupled Double Dome tweeter found in the 685 – and the rest of the new 600 Series – is a technology taken straight from our award-winning CM10 speaker. The dual-layer design combines a thin aluminium dome for lightness and a thicker aluminium ring for rigidity. The result is absolutely stunning clarity and tonal purity. The tweeter is also decoupled from the main cabinet, kept physically separate in its own cavity with a ring of gel cushioning it from vibrations. This improves imaging and dispersion for a more natural, spacious treble.


2-Way Bookshelf / Standmount Speakers

  • 1 x ø25mm (1") aluminium dome high-frequency
  • 1 x ø165mm (6.5") Kevlar® brand fibre cone bass/midrange
  • Sensitivity:  87dB spl (2.83v/1 metre)
  • Frequency Response:  52Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis
  • Frequency Range:  -6dB @ 45Hz and 50kHz
  • Crossover Frequency:  4kHz
  • Nominal Impedance:  8 ohm (minimum 4 ohm)
  • Recommended Amplifier:  25W - 100W into 8 ohms on an unclipped programme
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):  340mm x 190mm x 324mm
  • Net Weight:  6.8kg
  • Finishes:  Black Ash, White