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Bowers & Wilkins 606 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

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Best British speaker.

The 606 standmount loudspeaker in the new 600 Series from Bowers & Wilkins transforms your home with pristine sound. Named "Best British speaker of 2019", whether it’s sitting on a bookshelf or stand, the 606 allows you to hear music the way it was supposed to be heard.

A new benchmark for bookshelf speakers

The 606 speakers in the new 600 Series from Bowers & Wilkins allow you to transform your space with pristine sound. The 606 standmount 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:
- 2-way, full-range speakers
- Flowport technology for controlled bass
- Continuum cone bass/midrange driver for improved clarity
- Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter for crisp highs
- Stylish, removable magnetic grilles
- Matte Black or White finish suits every space
- Stands for the 606 available separately

User Manual (PDF, 20.8MB)

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 larger-than-life 606'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 bookshelf speakers in their price range.


"The B&W 606 speakers feature a typically smart design, come in the perfect medium-sized speaker form, and ultimately deliver an exciting, engaging and perfectly-poised sound."

"From Hans Zimmer to house, Nils Frahm to Dr Dre, these B&W speakers simply don’t miss a beat."

See why the Bowers & Wilkins 606 bookshelf speakers are rated not only the Best Standmount Speakers £400-£750, but also Best British Speakers by British tech magazine What HiFi?



"Overall, the fit and finish of these speakers is laudable, and certainly worthy of a high-quality product."

"These speakers are energetic performers that deliver dynamics better than their form may suggest. The same goes for the excellently-weighted bass."

- StereoNET





"But although the bass is exceptionally good for such a small loudspeaker, it’s certainly outshone by the midrange delivery of the B&W 606. The clarity is immediately obvious and the articulation precise, yet there’s no slurring over sibilants. The sound is beautifully transparent and segues into the treble seamlessly."

Read the full review and test results in the Australian Hi-Fi Magazine article




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 606s. 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 bass/mid 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. These 6.5" drivers are what really separates these bookshelves from any other speaker at this price point, and offers a fantastically rounded bass response that will fill just about any room. 

Complimenting the quality bass/mid drivers is the Flowport™ located at the rear. This trademarked bass vent system includes two port bungs/inserts, which allow you to customise the low-end performance of these speakers to suit your space.

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.


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 606 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 606
RRP 1,249.00

Technical features
Decoupled Double Dome aluminum tweeter
Continuum™ cone bass / midrange

2-way vented-box system

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminum dome high-frequency
1x ø165mm (6.5 in) Continuum™ cone bass / midrange

Frequency range
-6dB at 40Hz and 33kHz

Frequency response
52Hz - 28kHz ±3dB

88dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)

Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 100Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 150Hz - 20kHz

Nominal impedance
8Ω (minimum 3.7Ω)

Recommended amplifier power
30W - 120W into 8Ω on unclipped program

Height: 345mm (13.5 in)
Width: 190mm (7.5 in)
Depth: 300mm (11.8 in) cabinet only
324mm (12.8 in) including grille and terminals

Net weight
6.9kg (15.2 lb)

Boxed weight
16kg pair

Cabinet finishes
Black (Black Grille
White (Grey Grille)

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