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Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary Edition Theatre 5.1 System


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• Fantastic-sounding British speakers

• Evolution of the award-winning 600 Series speakers

• Technology inherited from B&W's prestigious 800 Series

• Choice of four beautiful finishes

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    Bowers & Wilkins Complete 5.1 Channel 606 S2 Bookshelf Home Theatre Speaker System

    The new 606 S2 Anniversary Edition takes the award-winning 606 formula and improves upon it. By complementing the Continuum™ cone and Decoupled Double-dome tweeter with an enhanced cross-over design and a beautiful new finish, 606 is now even more appealing to even more music lovers.

    This 5.1 speaker package capitalises on the power and sound quality available from the larger Anniversary Edition bookshelves. With the same driver technology present in all 5 channels, this speaker system delivers superbly-consistent sound, which will bring life to your home theatre or living room.

    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.

    What's Included:

    Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Bookshelf Speakers
    Bowers & Wilkins HTM6 S2 Centre Speaker
    Bowers & Wilkins ASW610 Subwoofer

    For the love of music. An update to the multi-award-winning 600 Series speakers.

    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.

    B&W 606 S2 2-Way Bookshelf Speakers

    An icon enhanced.

    Evolution of the "Best British speaker of 2019", the 606 S2 Anniversary Edition is the seventh generation of our iconic 600 Series standmount speaker. The ideal combination of size and power, it blends its advanced Continuum™ cone with an improved crossover for even more insight in your music. 25 years on, it remains the standard for attainable performance loudspeakers.

    Key Features:
    - 2-way, full-range speakers
    - An update to the award-winning 606 model speakers
    - Flowport technology for controlled bass
    - Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter for crisp highs
    - Continuum cone midrange drivers for improved clarity
    - Stylish, removable magnetic grilles
    - Bi-wirable
    - Stands for the 606 available separately

    Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary Edition Review

    "Given the modest nature of the engineering changes we weren’t expecting much of a difference in the sound. We were wrong. While retaining a broadly similar sonic character, the 606 S2 Anniversary Editions prove significantly more capable than their predecessors."

    Read the full review on What Hi-Fi


    B&W HTM6 S2 2-Way Centre Speaker

    Celebrate clarity.

    The HTM6 S2 Anniversary Edition small enough to fit into convenient spaces in your home but powerful enough to partner the floorstanding 603 S2 Anniversary Edition. Offered in four finishes, it features the same crossover improvements as the others speakers in the range.

    Key Features:
    - 2-way, full-range centre speaker
    - An update to the award-winning HTM6 model speaker
    - Powerful sound that can keep up with the 603 S2 floorstanders
    - 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


    B&W ASW610 10" 200W Active Subwoofer

    ASW610's long-throw 250mm/10" driver allows it to move the large volumes of air needed for high-quality low-frequency output, and its audiophile-standard 200W Class D amplifier keeps the compact unit running cool.

    Key Features:
    - 10" Paper/Aramid fibre cone long-throw driver
    - 200 Watt Class D amplifier
    - Active closed-box subwoofer system
    - Frequency range: -6dB at 20Hz and 25 / 140Hz adjustable
    - Line level and Speaker level inputs
    - Stylish, removable grilles
    - Matte black or white finishes match the 600 Series Anniversary Edition loudspeakers perfectly

    "The B&W ASW610 sounds bigger than it looks, and more expensive than its price-tag."

    See why the Bowers & Wilkins ASW610 subwoofer was rated 5 stars by reading the What HiFi? ASW610 review


    Layered, beautiful details

    As seen on the 606, the 606 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.

    Speakers that look as good as they sound

    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 606 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.

    Truly amazing sound

    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 606s, and now in the 606 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.

    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.

    Upgrades across the frequency range

    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.

    More Information
    Model Number 606S2THEATRE
    RRP 4,596.00

    606 S2 Anniversary Edition

    Technical features
    Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter
    Continuum cone bass / midrange

    2-way vented-box system

    Drive units
    1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium 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 programme

    300mm cabinet only
    324mm including grille and terminals

    Net Weight
    6.9kg each

    Boxed Weight
    16kg pair

    Finishes - Cabinets & Grilles
    Matte Black (Black Grille)
    Matte White (Grey Grille)
    Oak (Grey Grille)
    Red Cherry (Black Grille)


    HTM6 S2 Anniversary Edition

    Technical features
    Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter
    Continuum cone bass / midrange

    2-way vented-box system

    Drive units
    1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency
    2x ø130mm (5 in) Continuum cone bass / midrange

    Frequency Range
    -6dB at 42Hz and 33kHz

    Frequency Response
    72Hz - 28kHz ±3dB

    87dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)

    Harmonic Distortion
    2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
    <1% 100Hz - 22kHz
    <0.5% 200Hz - 22kHz

    Nominal impedance
    8Ω (minimum 4.3Ω)

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

    255mm cabinet only
    279mm including grille and terminals

    Net Weight

    Boxed Weight

    Finishes - Cabinet & Grille
    Matte Black (Black Grille)
    Matte White (Grey Grille)
    Oak (Grey Grille)
    Red Cherry (Black Grille)


    ASW610 10" 200W Active Subwoofer

    - Input level (line in)
    - Input level (speaker in)
    - Low-pass filter bypass
    - Bass extension
    - Bass roll-off alignment
    - Auto sense on / standby
    - Phase switch

    - Active closed-box subwoofer system

    Drive unit
    - ø250mm (10 in) paper / Aramid fibre cone long-throw

    Frequency range
    - -6dB at 20Hz and 25 / 140Hz adjustable (EQ at A)

    Frequency response
    - ±3dB 27Hz – 40 / 140Hz adjustable (EQ at A)

    Bass extension
    - -6dB at 20Hz (position A)
    - -6dB at 25Hz (position B)
    - -6dB at 30Hz (position C)

    Power output
    - 200W

    Rated power consumption
    - 40W / 0.5W standby

    Input impedance
    - 33kΩ

    Signal / noise
    - >90dB

    - Line in (RCA Phono)
    - Speaker in (Binding post)
    - 12v trigger (3.5mm jack)

    Low-pass Filter
    - Active 4th-order, variable cut-off frequency

    - 310mm (12.2 in) not including feet or spikes
    - 322mm (12.7in) including feet
    - 338mm (13.3in) including spikes
    - Width: 310mm (12.2 in)
    - Depth: 347mm (13.66in) not including grilles
    - 375mm (14.8 in) including grilles and controls

    Net weight
    - 12.5kg

    Cabinet finishes
    - Black
    - White

    Grille finishes
    - Black
    - Grey

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