Bowers and Wilkins announced it is launching its new 600 series loudspeaker range, which is the eighth generation of the range.
The new range includes four models: the floorstanding 603 S3, the 606 S3 stand mount and the 607 S3 bookshelf speaker plus the HTM6 S3, a dedicated centre channel for home theatre.
Dave Sheen, Brand President of Bowers and Wilkins, said: “After nearly 30 years of continual evolution and improvement, we believe that the latest 600 Series S3 continues to set a benchmark in its category.
“Cascading key technologies down from our high-end loudspeaker ranges means everyone experiencing the new 600 Series will enjoy performance that genuinely delivers on our promise of True Sound and brings the listener closer than ever to the artist’s intent.”
Each model is available in oak, white or black, with a fourth cherry finish available in APAC markets only. A new FS 600 floor stand is also available in silver or black.
Bowers and Wilkins develops and manufactures all key loudspeaker components in-house and this continues with the new 600 Series S3 models, which feature an all-new tweeter dome technology, the Titanium Dome.
This new design features a longer tube loading system which reduces the resonant frequency behind the dome and leads to a more open sound that is less impacted by the cabinet that houses it.
The 600 Series S3 cabinets have also received extensive improvements. The tweeter and main drive units are now mounted closer together, using intersecting trim rings to improve integration and stereo imaging. On the rear of the speaker, a new terminal tray, taken from the 700 Series S3, is joined by a 700 Series specification bass port, improving performance and creating a stiffer cabinet.
The enclosure’s rigidity is further improved by upgrading the internal bracing to a higher standard of wood. Finally, the bottom of the 606 S3 and 607 S3 now include metal threaded inserts so that the speakers can be more securely fixed to the top plate of the new FS-600 S3 stands.