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Bowers & Wilkins 603 3-Way Floor Standing Speaker Pair

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From $2,899

Bring pristine sound to your home with the B&W 603 floor standing speakers.

As the flagship and largest speakers in the B&W 600 series, these floorstanding speakers deliver outstanding power, accuracy, and musicality with the Decoupled Double Dome tweeters, FST midrange drivers using the Continuum cones, plus dual paper-cone bass drivers.

The largest speakers in the 600 Series

Bowers & Wilkins 603 speakers bring pristine sound to your home. The flagship 603 speakers feature the award-winning Continuum cone technology, which creates a pure and precise soundscape. Fill your home with beautiful Bowers & Wilkins sound.

Key Features:
- 3-way, full-range speakers
- Flowport technology for controlled bass
- Continuum cone midrange drivers for improved clarity
- Bi-wirable
- Optional plinths included
- Stylish, removable magnetic grilles
- Matte Black or White finishes suit every space

User Manual (PDF, 22.5MB)

The Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series speakers have undergone several iterations since their introduction as an accessible, visually modest, and high-quality range of speakers. Now in their 6th generation, the flagship 603's are sporting several cosmetic and technological updates that are sure to impress.

Read on to learn how these award-winning speakers have managed to outshine other floorstanders in their price range.

 

 

"A supremely talented pair of speakers you can’t help but admire, the B&W 603s are up there with the best at this kind of money."

- What HiFi?

 

 

 


"Bowers & Wilkins’ 603 is absolutely the floorstander of choice for under $3000. I seriously doubt that you will find a floor standing speaker with the same brand heritage, beautiful midrange tone, detail, soundstage and versatility, for less than five grand."

"It seems Bowers & Wilkins has another winner on their hands with the 2018 version of its 600 Series loudspeakers."

- StereoNET

 

 

 

 


"The Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series has set the standard in affordable speakers for decades, and this latest version is its best yet.

That’s especially true of the floorstanding 603, which offers a striking combination of performance and value for money, thanks to technology trickled down from the flagship 800 Series Diamond speakers and a range that’s rationalised down to just the essentials."

 Read more in the EISA Award Press Release

 

 

 

Truly amazing sound

Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum cone midrange driver.

Developed over an eight-year period and first featured on Bowers & Wilkins' flagship 800 Series Diamond models, the Continuum cone has been integrated into the sixth generation of the critically acclaimed 603s. In addition to appearing more sophisticated than the trademark Kevlar yellow, these cones transform the speakers' performance into something far beyond what you might expect from an entry-level system.

These eye-catching silver mid-range cones signal a change in tradition for Bowers & Wilkins. Similar to Kevlar cones, this woven composite material offers more flexibility and driver control. They offer lower-noise and better self-dampening than Kevlar, and the impulse response time is far quicker than previous cone technologies.

What this means for you is clearer sound, punchier mids, and more controlled bass. Perfect for explosive home theatre or music, no matter the genre.

Complimenting these quality mid-range drivers are two paper cone bass drivers per speaker. These 6.5" drivers are what really separates these floor standers from a bookshelf speaker and offer a fantastically rounded bass response that will fill just about any room. 

The improved paper bass cones combine effortless power and endless low-end with the precision and low-distortion accuracy you’d expect from Bowers & Wilkins.

 

Layered, beautiful details

The new 600 Series adopts a refined version of the proven Decoupled Double Dome tweeter, offering 38kHz breakup performance. With a re-engineered assembly for better performance, the result is a pure and precise soundscape that allows you to enjoy all the layers of your favorite music.

This tweeter technology maintains a dual-layer aluminium diaphragm but has been upgraded with the high-end Neodymium magnet inherited from the 700 Series.

 

Speakers that look as good as they sound

The new 603 speakers aren’t just about cleaner sound, they boast a more sophisticated look, too. Bowers & Wilkins have removed the grille pegs and replaced them with magnets, while moving the port to the rear cabinet, creating a modern and premium aesthetic, wrapped with a matte finish.

The first thing you'll notice about these speakers when they're set up in your room is the contrast between the polished metal of the tweeter to the sharp lines and corners of the enclosure.

 

Introducing the new 600 Series. Storied sound for every moment

Since 1966, Bowers & Wilkins have made continued technical advancements to design the perfect loudspeaker, and today they bring that heritage to vinyl enthusiasts and movie lovers alike with the new 600 Series. This range turns movie night into an immersive experience, and brings the music you love to life as if the performer is standing in front of you.

You can hear the engineering excellence and passion, and that is why Bowers & Wilkins' speakers are used in leading recording studios around the world, such as the legendary Abbey Road Studios, due to the accuracy they provide. Bowers & Wilkins is a global leader in bringing music and sound to your ears – and your experience – the way it was meant to be heard.

The groundbreaking feature of the latest 600 Series is the integration of Bowers & Wilkins' cutting-edge Continuum™ cone, which creates layered midrange sound with a pristine soundscape. The human ear is naturally tuned into sound in this frequency, and Bowers & Wilkins have understood the power of the perfect midrange presentation for over a generation.

Developed over an eight-year period, the Continuum cone was first featured on the flagship 800 Series Diamond models, including the 800 D3, now in use in Abbey Road Studios. It truly makes your music come alive, delivering the crucial sounds fundamental to any great music experience. The new 600 Series also features the patented and ultra-low-distortion Decoupled Double Dome tweeter to reveal astonishing levels of detail in your music. Whether you immerse yourself in stereo or surround sound, the 600 Series brings you closer to hearing Bowers & Wilkins True Sound.

More Information
Model Number 603
RRP 2,899.00
Specs

Description
3-way vented-box system

Drive Units
1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminum dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
2x ø165mm (6.5 in) Paper bass

Frequency range
-6dB at 29Hz and 33kHz

Frequency response
48Hz - 28kHz ±3dB

Sensitivity
88.5dB spl (2.83V, 1m)

Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 90Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 120Hz - 20kH

Nominal impedance
8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)

Crossover frequencies
400Hz, 4kHz

Recommended amplifier power
30W - 200W into 8Ω on unclipped program

Dimensions
Height:
985mm cabinet only
1055mm with plinth
Width:
190mm cabinet only
320mm with plinth
Depth:
340mm
370mm with plinth

Net weight
24.1 kg

Boxed weight
31.7kg each

Colour
Black (Black Grille)
White (Grey Grille)

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