This month sees the launch of the new 600 Series Anniversary Edition, the seventh generation of Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series speakers.
For 25 years, the 600 Series has been an affordable introduction to the Bowers & Wilkins audiophile loudspeaker family. With more than one million units sold, it is the company's second longest continuously produced series after the legendary 800 Diamond Series.
Bowers & Wilkins has a reputation for designing and manufacturing all key components in-house and for passing on these new technologies to more affordable series over time. The new 600 Anniversary Edition has again followed this tradition, offering significant improvements over the sixth generation launched in 2018, according to the manufacturer. The new Oak finish, which complements the existing matt black or matt white surfaces, completes the range of finishes. All Anniversary Edition speakers also feature a new special anniversary logo, which is applied to the tweeter surround in a light or dark finish, depending on the design of the rest of the speaker.
The new Anniversary Edition line includes the 607 S2, 606 S2, 603 S2 and the HTM6 S2 center speaker. The subwoofers ASW608, ASW610 and ASW610XP as well as the STAV24 S2 speaker stand remain unchanged.
According to Bowers & Wilkins, the acoustic performance gain is achieved through improved crossovers in each model. New and greatly improved bypass capacitors are used in the new Anniversary Series. These have been specially treated by Mundorf and were originally used for the recently introduced 700 Series Signature models. In addition, new special capacitors were used for the important tweeter and midrange crossovers. According to the manufacturer, the result is a significantly improved resolution and transparency of all 600 Series Anniversary Edition speakers.
The Product Family:
603 S2 Anniversary Edition - € 1799,- (pair)*
Floorstanding speaker with the decoupled double dome aluminum tweeter, a 150 mm FST Continuum-Cone midrange driver plus two 165 mm paper cone bass drivers.
606 S2 Anniversary Edition - € 749,- (pair)*
Standmount loudspeaker combining decoupled double dome aluminum tweeter technology with a 165 mm (6.5 inch) Continuum Cone midrange/bass driver.
607 S2 Anniversary Edition - € 599,- (pair)*
Standmount loudspeaker featuring a 130 mm continuous cone midrange/bass driver.
The compact speaker models 607 S2 and 606 S2 Anniversary Edition are compatible with the 24-inch/60-centimeter STAV24 S2 stand - € 150,- (pair)*
*Prices for Germany