The 603 S2 Anniversary Edition is the largest and most capable loudspeaker in the 600 Series Anniversary range. A floorstander designed to offer outstanding power, accuracy and musicality. Perfect for larger rooms and also ideal for home theatre.
From the new 600 Series Anniversary Edition, the seventh generation of 600 Series loudspeakers from Bowers & Wilkins. The new range shares the same blend of outstanding value and superlative sound quality as its six forebears but, in true Bowers & Wilkins’ tradition, features new and improved components to ensure it can continue to set the standard for high-performance sound quality at an accessible price point.
The powerful 603 S2 Anniversary Edition combines the accuracy and transparency of B&W's acclaimed Continuum™ mid-range cone with the scale and authority of two dedicated bass drivers. Featuring upgraded crossovers for even more transparency and a unique trim-ring to celebrate its status, the 603 S2 Anniversary Edition is the most sophisticated affordable floor-standing loudspeaker Bowers & Wilkins have ever made.
- 3-way, full-range speakers
- An update to the award-winning 603 model speakers
- Flowport technology for controlled bass
- Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeters
- Continuum cone midrange drivers for improved clarity
- Optional plinths included
- Stylish, removable magnetic grilles
- Available in a range of different finishes
User Manual (PDF, 21.3MB)
The Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series speakers have undergone several iterations since their introduction as an accessible, visually modest, and high-quality range of speakers. For decades, Bowers & Wilkins have poured their passion for performance and their love of music into everything they do, from their most affordable loudspeakers to their studio-quality 800 Series Diamond range. Now, the 600 Series has turned 25 – an occasion worth celebrating in style. Introducing the 600 Series Anniversary Edition
25 years of great sound
Since 1995, well over a million satisfied customers have had their first experience of Bowers & Wilkins sound thanks to a pair of 600 Series loudspeakers. Now, we’re proud to present the seventh generation of Bowers & Wilkin's affordable and iconic best-selling range.
For more than 25 years, 600 Series has been the music-lovers affordable introduction to the Bowers & Wilkins family of performance loudspeakers, and the new range remains the company’s second-longest continuously available series after the legendary 800 Series.
As seen on the 603, the 603 S2 Anniversary Edition speakers also benefit from the refined Decoupled Double Dome tweeters, 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 favourite 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.
In addition to the performance upgrades, the new 600 Series Anniversary Edition includes some important design enhancements. We reintroduce the red Cherry cabinet finish, last seen in 2018, and introduce a brand-new fourth option, Oak. Available in the three stereo models and the centre channel, these complement the existing matte black or matte white finishes.
All models also feature a new celebratory Anniversary Edition logo inscribed on the tweeter surround. This metallic component is offered in either a light or a dark finish depending on the colour of the cabinet finish – light metallic for white and Oak, dark metallic for black and red Cherry.
The new 603 S2 speakers aren’t just about cleaner sound, they boast a more sophisticated look, too. The sixth-generation speakers 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.
600 Series Anniversary Edition includes proven drive units derived from the 800 Series Diamond. It partners those superior ingredients with carefully upgraded crossover components, resulting in an even better resolution and superlative musicality.
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, and now in the 603 Anniversary Edition speakers. 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 represent a modern 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.
Remaining aligned with the 600 Series philosophy, the Anniversary Edition benefits directly from upgraded acoustic performance developed for the brand's highest-performance models. Every bypass capacitor on every crossover across all models is new and greatly improved.
The capacitors have been specially treated by Mundorf, who provided components for the recently launched 700 Series Signature range. In addition, the main high-frequency and mid-frequency capacitors have been upgraded with new, improved designs. The result is greatly improved resolution and transparency across every model in the range that must be heard to be appreciated.
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603 S2 Anniversary Edition
Finishes - Cabinets & Grilles