Bowers & Wilkins 685 Bookshelf Speakers
Bowers & Wilkins, or B & W as they are commonly known, is a widely respected British speaker manufacturer
that has been making reference quality loudspeakers since the 1960s. B & W speakers are appreciated for
their sound quality as much as their unique, ultra modern designs and are found in recording studios as
well as homes.
The B & W 685 is a bookshelf speaker for stereo or home theater that can be placed on a shelf or speaker stands. It comes with a bracket attached to the cabinet for wall hanging.
The 685 speakers are two-way vented enclosures with a 6.5" woven Kevlar bass/mid driver and 1" metal
dome tweeter. Kevlar is a material used by B & W and other speaker manufacturers because of its
lightweight and superior strength, which resists cone flexing and distortion. B & W uses Kevlar drivers in
many of their speaker models.
Drivers: One 6.5" woven Kevlar bass/midrange; One 1" aluminum dome tweeter
Frequency range: -6dB at 42Hz and 50kHz
Frequency response: 49Hz – 22kHz +/- 3dB on axis
Sensitivity: 88dB SPL
Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
Crossover frequency: 4kHz
Recommended amplifier power: 25 – 100 watts