B&W 686 Series 2

686 S2 Bookshelf Speaker. 

*SOLD*  Small is beautiful. The 686 S2 is the most compact speaker in the series, but don’t underestimate its power and precision. That’s thanks to a new Decoupled Double Dome tweeter and improved design.

An ideal bookshelf or wall-mounted speaker, the 686 S2 is designed to fit into any space and still sound perfect. Its main driver is a 5-inch bass/midrange unit which benefits from a new 25mm voice coil which makes for a higher sensitivity speaker with bass more suited for placement near a wall.Bass performance is vital but can often suffer in smaller speakers. Not in the 686 S2, however. That’s because a front-firing Flowport, dimpled like a golf ball around the aperture for smoothly regulated airflow, delivers superior bass response without the risk of rattle. Its placement ensures the speaker cabinet is slimmer than predecessors and can be wall mounted without affecting performance.Like the rest of the range, and despite its smaller size, the 686 S2 also features a Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter for superior high-frequency response. The 686 S2 even features a built-in bracket for easy wall mounting, although this small, versatile and precise speaker sounds great anywhere.


686 S2 Specifications:

  • Woven Kevlar: Yes
  • Crossover Tuning: Yes
  • Nautilus Tapering Tube: Yes
  • Flowport: Yes
  • Technical Features: Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter with Nautilus tube loading
  • Description: 2-way vented-box system
  • Drive Units: 1x @ 25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency; 1x @ 130mm (5 in) woven Kevlar cone bass/midrange
  • Frequency Range: -6 dB at 54 Hz and 50 kHz
  • Frequency Response: 62 Hz – 22 kHz +/ 3 dB on reference axis
  • Dispersion: Within 2dB of reference response
    • Horizontal: over 60 degree arc
    • Vertical: Over 10 degree arc
  • Sensitivity: (84) 85 dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
  • Harmonic Distortion: 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90 dB, 1m)
    • <1% 110 Hz-22kHz
    • <0.5% 180 Hz-20kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms (minimum 5.2 ohms)
  • Crossover Frequencies: 4kHz
  • Recommended Power Amplifier: 25W – 100W into 8 ohms on unclipped programme
  • Maximum Recommended Cable Impedance: 0.1 ohms
  • Dimensions:
    • Height: 315mm (12.4 in)
    • Width: 160mm (6.3 in)
    • Depth: 229mm (9.0 in) cabinet, grille and temrinals
  • Net Weight: 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs.)

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