B&W 603S2B Floorstanding Spkr - Bowers & Wilkins - British HiFi

B&W 603S2B Floorstanding Spkr
  • B&W 603S2B Floorstanding Spkr
No longer available see B&W 603S3

Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 Anniversary Edition Floorstanding Tower Speaker (Pair)
NZ$ 4,599.00
NZ$ 2,998.99 including GST
NZ$ 2,607.82 excluding GST
B&W 603-S2-AE
No longer available see B&W 603S3
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  • Matt Black
  • Matt White
  • White/Oak

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The powerful 603 S2 Anniversary Edition combines the accuracy and transparency of our acclaimed Continuum™ mid-range cone with the scale and authority of two dedicated bass drivers. Featuring upgraded crossovers for even more transparency and a unique trim-ring to celebrate its status, the 603 S2 Anniversary Edition is the most sophisticated affordable floor-standing loudspeaker we've ever made.

Layered, beautiful details

The new 603 S2 Anniversary Edition adopts a refined and upgraded version of the proven Decoupled Double Dome tweeter, offering 38kHz breakup performance. The result? An accurate and immersive reproduction of your favourite music.

Truly amazing sound

Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the revolutionary Continuum cone, as found in our flagship 800 Series Diamond. Once reserved for only our most revered models, Continuum brings you a cleaner and more accurate performance.

Powerful and controlled bass performance

603 S2 Anniversary Edition features two optimised low-frequency cones that combine terrific extension and superlative accuracy to give high levels of controlled bass with your favourite music and movies.

Upgraded and optimised crossovers

As well as celebratory cosmetic changes, 600 Series Anniversary Edition also benefits from a new optimised crossover design featuring carefully selected components, offering greater insight from your music.

Size & weight

Dimensions Height: 985mm (38.8 in) cabinet only
1055mm (41.5 in) with plinth
Width: 190mm (7.5 in) cabinet only
320mm (12.6 in) with plinth
Depth: 340mm (13.4 in)
370mm (14.6 in) with plinth
Net weight 24.1 kg (53.1 lb)

Technical details

Technical features Decoupled Double Dome aluminum tweeter
Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
Paper bass cones
Description 3-way vented-box system
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) Aluminum dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
2x ø165mm (6.5 in) Paper bass
Frequency range -6dB at 28Hz and 33kHz
Frequency response 48Hz - 28kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity 88.5dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 90Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 120Hz - 20kH
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power 30W - 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme


Cabinet finishes Black
Grille finishes Black

The Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 Anniversary speakers remind me of what it’s like to date a Las Vegas showgirl and see them in their stage makeup. It adds dimensions to the already present beauty and makes it uber apparent from across the room.

What Bowers & Wilkins have done with the 603 S2 Anniversary, and possibly the 600 Series at large, is create a speaker that is immediately compelling to listen to with what could be considered the widest variety of music that real people enjoy most frequently—twentieth century rock-n-roll.

Impressing me most about the Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 Anniversary is the level of refinement and poise given to what some audiophiles might consider pedestrian music. Bands like The Who, Led Zeppelin, Beatles, and more of the ilk are permanent fixtures of pop culture history and tradition, and like the speakers from Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series, I expect them all to remain relevant for many decades to come.

For the true music lover, highly recommended.

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