Renowned Bowers & Wilkins Sound at an Accessible Cost: Anniversary Series 603 S2 Tower Loudspeaker Excels with All Types of Music, Plays with Insight, Detail, and Precision
Equipped with an optimized crossover with upgraded Mundorf capacitors for ultra-smooth high-frequency response, the 603 S2 tower loudspeaker welcomes you to an exclusive club – that of Bowers & Wilkins, populated by tens upon tens of thousands of satisfied users the world over who recognize the value of stalwart music reproduction, advanced technology, and forward-thinking innovation. Better yet, 603 S2 gives you membership without the price tag often associated with many Bowers & Wilkins models all the while providing the company's famed levels of performance, quality, and purity. Finished with an elegant anniversary-themed trim ring around the tweeter, 603 S2 proves spectacular whether used in two-channel audio systems or as an anchor for a home theater.
In celebrating 25 years of 600 series production, 603 S2 seemingly realizes no two music lovers are alike and handles practically every imaginable style with authority, liveliness, and insight. It reveals the tonal majesty of a violin solo, nuanced phrasing of a chanteuse, weight of a doom-metal dirge, colorful lines of a jazz combo, fluid pulse of a hip-hop track, and inertia of an arena-rock anthem with profound definition, accurate detail, and involving emotionalism. Not content to sit on the sidelines, or have you do the same, 603 S2 opens up the lid on recordings, offering fullness, snap, and speed that put an end to any notion of passive listening.
The acumen of the ultra-dynamic 603 S2 doubtlessly extends to its six-inch Continuum cone midrange driver – a trademarked innovation that took eight years to develop and first found in Bowers & Wilkins' much costlier 800 Series. It works in total harmony with two 6.5-inch woofers and a refined one-inch Decoupled Double Dome aluminum tweeter (with 38Hz breakup) to provide engaging purity, smoothness, and accuracy. An exemplar of precision, the 53.1-pound 603 S2 probes and identifies the layers embedded in songs and albums, and renders film soundtracks with an immersive aptitude that nonetheless avoids being sterile or clinical.
With minimalist looks, the three-way design also aces aesthetics. A white, oak, or black matte finish complements panels free of grille pegs and sleek cosmetics that hide the rear-firing, dimpled, flared Flowport by locating it in the back of the cabinet. Speaking of, each 41.5 x 12.6 x 14.6-inch (HWD) 603 S2 includes a two-piece foam plug that can be inserted (or left out) for further bass tweaking. Dual-binding speaker posts, removable magnetic grilles, spiked feet and associated hardware, and self-adhesive rubber feet add to the user-friendly versatility.
Voice-matched to all other 600 Series models, 603 S2 achieves equal success in a multichannel setup. It excels at both low and high levels, while its vented-box architecture means you'll also enjoy satisfying low-end frequencies that help bring involving energy to the entertainment at hand. Factor in a five-year manufacturer warranty and our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee, and 603 S2 deserves a place in your home.
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
Normal impedance: 8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power: 30W - 200W into 8Ω on unclipped program
Dimensions (HWD): 38.8" x 7.5" in x 13.4"
Weight: 53.1 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 22.4 MB)