Bowers & Wilkins 684 S2

Room-filling sound without a room-filling speaker cabinet. Slimmer than ever before, the 684 S2 offers an amazing combination of floorstander power, audio performance and unbeatable value. (More information)

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Switching to 5-inch bass/midrange drivers from the previous 6.5-inch cones, means the 684 S2 is now significantly slimmer than its predecessor, with simultaneously improved audio performance, thanks to Bowers & Wilkins innovation. The two Kevlar cone drivers benefit from smaller voice coils to increase sensitivity.

The 5-inch drivers now also feature Anti-Resonance Plug dustcaps, technology taken from our high-end PM1 speakers, that improve pistonic movement inside the voice coil. This helps to deliver amazingly distortion-free midrange performance, all in a smaller space.

As well as slimmer, improved driver performance, the 684 S2 also features a Decoupled Double Dome tweeter. Double dome technology, brought across from the CM10, increases tweeter rigidity for a more precise sound, while the tweeter sits in a gel-filled cavity, decoupled from the surrounding cabinet - which removes resonances and vibrations, for a more natural, spacious sound.

Woven Kevlar Yes
Crossover Tuning Yes
Nautilus Tapering Tube Yes
Flowport Yes
Technical features Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus? tube loading
Kevlar« brand fibre cone bass/midrange drivers
Flowport?
Description 2-way vented-box system
Drive units 1x °25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency
2x °130mm (5 in) woven Kevlar« cone bass/
midrange
Frequency range -6dB at 45Hz and 50kHz
Frequency response 72Hz - 22kHz ▒3dB on reference axis
Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response
Horizontal: over 60║ arc
Vertical: over 10║ arc
Sensitivity 87dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
Nominal impedance 8? (minimum 4.0?)
Crossover frequencies 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power 25W - 150W into 8? on unclipped programme
Max. recommended cable impedance 0.1?
Dimensions Height: 920mm (36.2 in) cabinet only
Width: 160mm (6.3 in) cabinet only
Depth: 234mm (9.2 in)
Net weight 14.2kg (31.2 lb)
Finishes Black Ash
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