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Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2

Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2
alaScore 90

94 reviews

Aug, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price, but there are some critical reviews about the design.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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EISA AWARD - Best Product 2014-2015

Expert review by : EISA (

Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Theatre


EUROPEAN LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM 2014-2015 - Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Theatre: Ever since the first 600-series loudspeakers were launched in 1995, B&W's most popular range has continued to be defined by its application of innovative technologies. The new 600...

Aug, 2014

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Thomas J. Norton (

Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Speaker System


It took some effort to get their best in my room, but these relatively affordable B&Ws ultimately came through with a big, immediate, and generous sound. The response of the speakers is ragged for the price. The sense of dynamic range is fine for...

Soundstaging; Presence and immediacy; Tight bass (with subwoofer)

Top end a bit restrained; Limited subwoofer output; Pedestrian styling

Oct, 2014

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Bye Bye Bose


Excellent speakers! Hear things in movies you have never heard before! The only con to these speakers is they make you realize just how bad your car speakers really are. Bose? Forget about Bose. These blow them out of the water. No comparison. Bring...

Mar, 2016

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Perfect for music lovers!!!


The sound is so crisp from these speakers! I am just starting my higher end home theater system and was worried that starting with just two bookshelves was not going to cut it! These speakers have pleasantly surprised me!!! Will be getting more!

Mar, 2016

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Excellent Musical Bookshelf Speaker


I was in the need to upgrade my bookshelf speakers and began listening to various HI-FI brands around my area such as KEF, Focal, Monitor Audio, and B&W. The KEF LS50 were my favorite, nice 3D presentation, but for my budget I really loved the 685...

Feb, 2016

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Very nice


Too many people think you have to go with towers for a full sound. These bookshelfs offer fantastic sounds with a reasonable amount of base. The soundstage is a little narrow for a monitor speaker but they work well in a home theater setup.

Feb, 2016

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Fantastic speakers


I just bought these speakers this weekend, and am blown away. I can't stop listening to music, and playing movies. The sound is incredible, and they look great. My previous speakers were Bose Acoustamas 10, and I thought they were terrific, until I...

Feb, 2016

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Worth the Money!


Very nice and clean sound. I came from Bose 301's to these, and I can say that I am pleasantly surprised at how much cleaner sounding these speakers are. The Bose 301's definitely have more bass in them; however, the overall mid-range sounds produced...

Feb, 2016

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Believe the hype - seriously good speakers


I've been trying to replace my beloved Monitor Audio GR10's since I stupidly sold them to a friend (side note: If you have speakers you really love, don't think because you are willing to spend a bunch of money, that you will better them). In the past...

Feb, 2016

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Awesome sound. Would recommend these speakers to anyone.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications


Crossover Frequency:400
Frequency range:52 - 22000


Colour of product:Black / Grey, White


Amplifier: No
Audio output channels:1.0
Driver diameter:2.5
Driver Size:2.54
Mid-range driver diameter:15.2
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):15.2
Mid-range driver size:15.2
Number of drivers:4
Number of mid-range drivers:1
Number of Speakers:1
Number of tweeter drivers:1
Number of woofer drivers:2
Recommended usage:Speaker set unit
Speaker enclosure:Closed
Speaker placement:Celing-mountable
Speaker Type:3-way
Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):2.54
Suitable for outdoor use: No
Tweeter: Yes
Woofer: Yes
Woofer Diameter:16.5
Woofer diameter (imperial):16.5
Woofer size:16.5

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wired

Weight & Dimensions

Height :98.5