BEST OF THE BEST
The 2018-2019 EISA Awards
Bowers & Wilkins has introduced a sixth iteration of its affordably priced 600 Series speakers that integrates technologies previously found only in the company’s flagship 800 Diamond Series. All models in the new lineup feature the company’s Continuum Cone midrange driver and an updated version of its Decoupled Double Dome 1-inch aluminum tweeter and are available with a matte black or satin white finish.
The flagship model in the redesigned 600 series is the 603 tower ($900), which features two 6.5-inch paper-cone woofers and is rated down to 29 Hz (–6 db). Two bookshelf models, the 607 ($300) and 606 ($400), feature 5- and 6.5-inch Continuum Cone drivers, respectively, while the slim HTM6 center speaker ($599) sports two 5-inch Continuum Cone drivers.
Three subwoofers carried over from the previous 600 Series complete the lineup. The ASW610XP ($1,200) features a 10-inch driver and 500-watt amplifier, while the ASW610 ($650), has a 10-inch driver powered by a 200-watt amp. Rounding out the sub options is the ASW608 ($500), which has an 8-inch driver powered by a 200-watt amp.