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B&W 686 BookShelf Speakers w/ Stands Bowers & Wilkins In Mint in Cherry Finish
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Jan 18, 2012
US $595.00
$67.00 Standard Shipping | See details
Item location:
chandler, AZ, United States


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Item specifics

Condition: Used Type: Bookshelf



B&W: Bowers & Wilkins


In Cherry Finish

Visit Store:   don2005digland


All the Pictures in this Listing are for Weng'e Color, But This Pair of Speakers are Cherry in Color, Not Weng'e.


This Listing is for a Pair of SPEAKERS... in Cherry Finish,   SPEAKERS IN Cherry,   SPEAKERS  IN  Cherry Finish





All the Pictures in this Listing are for Weng'e Color, But This Pair of Speakers are Cherry in Color, Not Weng'e.


B&W 686

2-Way Bookshelf/Stand-Mount Speaker,  SPEAKERS IN Cherry Finish

The most affordable new 600 Series speaker

The new B&W 686 is the baby of the 600 Series bunch, but doesn't lack for the technologies and features to deliver outrageously good sound in smaller rooms. Mount a pair on a wall or stand, or simply sit them on a shelf or table for a compact stereo system or as surround speakers in a home theater set-up.


This is Cheery Color.....     This is Cherry Color.....     This is Cherry Color.



The 5-inch diameter Kevlar' cone bass/midrange is based on a tried-and-trusted B&W design, but its new fixed center bullet helps to smooth the response in upper frequencies. Also, by setting the bass/midrange closer to the tweeter than in equivalent earlier speakers, B&W has improved the integration and vertical dispersion of sound from the two units. The Nautilus' tube-loaded, aluminum dome tweeter, featuring a new surround material to improve spaciousness and imaging, adds needle-sharp top end all the way to 50kHz and beyond.

The improvements to the drive units in the new 600 Series make it possible, for the first time, to introduce a minimalist crossover to the range. The use of components that are fewer in number but higher in quality ' hand-picked in exhaustive listening tests ' reduces the degradation of the signal significantly. So, whether you're enjoying hi-fi or home cinema, what you hear is that much closer to what was recorded.

Visually, a refreshed, contemporary design language and a widened choice of wood finishes allows the 685 to fit in effortlessly with any interior.


All the Pictures in this Listing are for Weng'e Color, But This Pair of Speakers are Cherry in Color, Not Weng'e.



Some of B&W's cutting-edge technologies in this new 600 Series speaker include:

The midrange is where the real musical action is invariably found, and a smooth midband is an invaluable loudspeaker quality. Enter Kevlar. It's been B&W's cone material of choice since 1974, and with good reason. The basic woven fabric is first impregnated with a stiffening resin that cures during the cone forming process. The cone is then further treated with a polymer coat, which seals the fibers and adds damping. The result is a semi-flexible cone, which exhibits a peculiar style of break-up behavior, not found in more conventional materials, that maintains a more constant dispersion pattern at all frequencies in its range and transmits far fewer delayed, time-smearing sounds to the listener. Not only does it deliver a cleaner sound, it can do so to a wider group of listeners.

Car designers go to a lot of trouble to make sure their vehicles slice efficiently through the air. If they don't, not only does turbulence reduce performance, it also increases wind noise. So it is with the reflex port in a loudspeaker cabinet. If turbulence occurs as the air moves in and out of the port, you'll hear extraneous noise and, as you turn the volume up, the bass won't be as tight and well timed as it should be.

B&W's Flowport' minimizes turbulence in the same way as a golf ball. Dimples on the surface generate tiny eddy currents over which air can flow smoothly and, above all, silently. It's a perfect hole (but don't use it for putting practice)/

Crossover tuning
The parts of a speaker doing the hard, mechanical work, the drivers, act on the signals distributed to them by the electrical processing part: the crossover. The thing to look for is its simplicity. Some speakers demand complex crossovers to compensate for the shortcomings in their drive units. The better the mechanical design, the simpler the electronic design can be.

We are still working to understand fully why and how certain components influence the sound of a speaker. Different manufacturers' versions of nominally the same component significantly alter the character of the sound; the only solution is to put our trust in our ears and to choose what sounds best. We carry out exhaustive listening tests rigorously assessing the performance of each component until we find the optimum component for each position in the circuit. Fine-tuning by ear is only possible if the crossover is simple and the section of the crossover that perhaps benefits most from our policy of listen-and-learn is the part handling the signal for the tweeter. In most B&W speakers, it is carried by a single, ear-chosen component that preserves the very finest detail.

Nautilus' Tapering Tube
The sound of silence. Not all sound generated by speaker drive units is good sound. The kind that emerges from the back of a working driver, into a conventional box cabinet, can bounce around and make a mess of the good sound coming out of the front. B&W's trailblazing Nautilus' speaker found a way around boxes. Tapering tubes filled with absorbent wadding soaked up the wayward sound energy and reduced resonances to an insignificant minimum.

Nautilus' Tapering Tubes are fitted to nearly all B&W speakers, even when they're not visible to the eye. Sound is channeled through a hollow pole magnet, away from the diaphragm, and disappears into the tail. So all the sound you hear is good sound.



Technical features
Nautilus tube loaded aluminum dome tweeter
Kevlar brand fiber cone bass/midrange
2-way vented-box system
Drive units: 1x 1 in. aluminum dome high-frequency, 1x 5 in. woven Kevlar cone bass/midrange
Frequency range: -6dB at 45Hz and 50kHz
Frequency response: 55Hz - 22kHz 3dB on reference axis
Dispersion: Within 2dB of reference response
Horizontal: over 60 arc
Vertical: over 10 arc
Sensitivity: 84dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
Harmonic distortion: 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m), <1% 110Hz - 22kHz, <0.5% 150Hz - 20kHz
Nominal impedance: 8Ω (minimum 3.7Ω)
Crossover frequency: 4kHz
Crossover Filters:1st Order tweeter, 1st Order bass/midrange,
Recommended amplifier power: 25W - 100W into 8Ω on unclipped program
Max. recommended cable impedance: 0.1Ω
Dimensions: Height: 10.5 in. (not including plinth or feet), Width: 6.7 in., Depth: 11.2 in. Net weight: 10.8 lbs.
Finish:  BLACK.




All the Pictures in this Listing are for Weng'e Color, But This Pair of Speakers are Cherry in Color, Not Weng'e.

SPEAKERS IN  Cherry Finish,  SPEAKERS ARE Cherrry in Color

Comes with:

1-Pair of Speakers, Primary Box, Manual, 

1-Pair of B&W Universal 24" Speaker Stands in Calssic Black. Brand New, Un-Opened Box.

Lastly, I'll have the speakers insured for amount of purchase.  The Cost of Shipping is Higher due to The Stands are Very, Very Heavy & Costs $35 to $45 just to ship the Stands Only.

Shipping & Handling, and Conditions:
* Ships only to the 48-states.
* No International Sales
* Pay with PayPal Only, must have a Confirmed/ Verified shipping address with PayPal.
* Cost of Shipping: $67. ( to the 48-states) , Also includes Insurance, for the Amount of Purchased.
* All sales are final, No Refunds.
All the Pictures in this Listing are for Weng'e Color, But This Pair of Speakers are Cherry in Color, Not Weng'e.


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