Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition
25 years of continuous success, six generations of engineering excellence, and more than a million products sold - these are milestones worth celebrating. The new 600 Series Anniversary Edition is the seventh generation of 600 Series loudspeakers from Bowers & Wilkins. The new range shares the same blend of outstanding value and superlative sound quality as its six forebears but, in Bowers & Wilkins' tradition, features new and improved components to ensure it can continue to set the standard for high-performance sound quality at an accessible price point.
For 25 years, the 600 Series has been the music lover's affordable introduction to the Bowers & Wilkins family of audiophile loudspeakers. The new range is the company's second-longest continuously available series after the legendary 800 Series Diamond. Bowers & Wilkins has always been unique in developing and manufacturing all key components in-house and in passing those technologies down between ranges over time. This policy has consistently allowed 600 Series models to offer better quality components and technologies than any comparable competitor, enabling sound quality rivaling that of far more expensive speakers.
The new 600 Series Anniversary Edition range has followed this same path by offering significant component improvements over the sixth version of the 600 Series, itself introduced in 2018. The 600 Series Anniversary Edition range features four models that combine advanced technology with discreet style, adding a new oak finish to complement the existing matte black or matte white finishes. An additional red cherry finish is available as a special order. All Anniversary Edition speakers also include a new celebratory logo inscribed on the tweeter surround in either light or dark finishes, depending on the color of the rest of the speaker.
The new range includes 'S2' specification Anniversary Edition versions of the 607, 606, 603, and the dedicated HTM6 center channel speaker, while the existing ASW608, ASW610 & ASW610XP subwoofers plus the STAV24 S2 speaker stand continue unchanged. There's also a 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theatre home cinema package, based on the 603 S2, 607 S2, and HTM6 S2 Anniversary Edition speakers, partnered by the ASW610 subwoofer. Acoustic performance upgrades come from upgraded crossovers in every model. New and greatly improved bypass capacitors are used across the new Anniversary Series - these have been specially treated by Mundorf and were originally used for the recently launched 700 Series Signature range. In addition, the main high-frequency and mid-frequency capacitors have been upgraded with new, improved designs. The result is greatly improved resolution and transparency across all of the 600 Series Anniversary Edition speakers. Info and photos by Bowers & Wilkins.