B&W (Bowers & Wilkins) 686 S2

2-Way Bookshelf Loudspeakers


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In excellent condition. Black finish. Original manual, box, and packing are NOT available, but we will pack carefully.

The 686 S2 is the most compact speaker in the series, but don’t underestimate its power and precision. That's thanks to a new Decoupled Double Dome tweeter and improved design. 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.

686 S2 Specifications:

Woven Kevlar: Yes

Crossover Tuning: Yes

Nautilus Tapering Tube: Yes

Flowport: Yes

Technical Features: Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus tube loading

Description: 2-way vented-box system

Drive Units: 1x @ 25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency; 1x @ 130mm (5 in) woven Kevlar cone bass/midrange

Frequency Range: -6 dB at 54 Hz and 50 kHz

Frequency Response: 62 Hz - 22 kHz +/ 3 dB on reference axis

Dispersion: Within 2dB of reference response

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

Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms (minimum 5.2 ohms)

Recommended Power Amplifier: 25W - 100W into 8 ohms on unclipped programme

Maximum Recommended Cable Impedance: 0.1 ohms

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