Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary Edition
The Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 is the sixth generation of the UK manufacturer's popular 600 Series bookshelf loudspeakers. These compact 2-way bass reflex speaker have been technically improved, and Bowers & Wilkins added a new oak color scheme to these 'Anniversary' series. This color scheme provides the new 600-series with a more premium look than the previously available color options. According to Bowers & Wilkins, after 25 years this 606 S2 Anniversary Edition still sets the standard among good sounding and affordable hi-fi speakers. Use these Bowers & Wilkins 606 S2 Anniversary Edition speakers as hi-fi stereo speakers or as front speakers in your home cinema set.
Renewed but familiar
This redesigned 2-way bass reflex loudspeaker features a 165mm Continuum mid-bass driver with a Flowport and a 25mm decoupled double dome tweeter. The mid-bass driver perfectly matches the aluminum dome tweeter. Vocals never sounded so well-balanced before. The crossover in this 606 S2 Anniversary Edition is completely revised. With this completely new filter, these Anniversary Series loudspeakers deliver an even more realistic sound with more musicality and openness than its predecessors.
The Bowers & Wilkins 600 success series
The 600 Series has been one of Bowers & Wilkins' bestselling loudspeaker series for many years. This 600 Series is based on technology specifically designed for the manufacturer's premium 800 Series and, after implementation in the popular 700 Series, it is also successfully applied in the 600 Series. Due to this proven technology the 600 Series became most popular with music enthusiasts around the world and with the introduction of the Bowers & Wilkins 600-S2 'Anniversary' series, the gap between the 700 series is closing significantly.
WHAT HiFi Rating:
"The changes look small on paper but the 606 S2s are now the speakers to beat at this level."
- Sound Quality: 5
- Compatibility: 4
- Build Quality: 5
Read the full WHAT HiFi review here.