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B&W 683

B&W 683
alaScore 80

21 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of B&W 683. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the B&W 683 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton ( B&W 683 Surround Speaker System


Founded in Worthing, England in 1966 by the late John Bowers, B&W (more formally known as Bowers and Wilkins) is now one of the best-known names in the industry. While the average man in the street might wonder when the car manufacturer started making...

Very affordable, Speakers virtually disappear when not in use, An astonishingly cohesive soundfield, Smooth, natural sound, Detailed but sweet-sounding treble, Seamless integration of front L/R and center-channel speakers, Low bass that can shake walls...

System requires high-performance subwoofer and bass management, Speakers need detailed setup to sound their best, System requires AVR or power amp capable of driving 4-ohm loads, Expensive (although not for what you get), Dipole surround speakers not...

The music soundtrack for Transformers, mentioned earlier, impressed me the most of all the of all the movies I auditioned on the B&Ws. I'm not part of the Transformer generation, but I'm more than willing to accept odd science fiction plots if they are...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (

B&W 683 Surround Speaker System


While its product range includes some of the most expensive loudspeakers on the market, B&W has always worked hard to bring as much of its advanced technology as possible to more affordable designs. And the new 600 Series goes further in that regard...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: (

B&W 683


The 683 is the top model in B&W's most recent incarnation of the entry-level 600 Series. It's not a speaker range to be taken lightly, especially given that B&W is one of the largest dedicated loudspeaker makers in the world

Remarkably revealing and a wide dynamic range, Impressive bass extension, Lovely rubberised front baffle

Vinyl finish won't be to all tastes

By taking the fundamentals of the 804S and putting them in a solid box, B&W has laid down the gauntlet at this price point. We have not come across this level of transparency in a sub- £1,000 speaker before - the killer bass is the icing on the cake

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

B&W 683 Theatre review


These B&Ws are impressive to look at and, especially at low volumes, impressive to listen to – but we'd like a bit more excitement for our money

Purposeful looks ; detailed, full-bodied sound ; goes plenty loud

Mistakes a lack of involvement for refinement ; flimsy feel to rear speakers

Impressive to look at and, especially at low volumes, impressive to listen to – but we’d like a bit more excitement for our money

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Mark Wilson (

B&W 683


Everything about these speakers is heavyweight, including a large bolt-on plinth with a soft foot/adjustable spike combination. It's so heavy for its size that it feels like it has been partially sand-filled. The cabinet is available in a choice of...

Comes alive at high volume levels. Excellent sound stage. Well-timed bass

Comes alive at high volume levels. Exposed tweeters aid dispersion but are vulnerable to being touched

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: (

B&W 683


running a musical fidelity p270-2 class a amp, pioneer a9 as a pre amp, project tube box 2 preamp with vintage mullard valves and of course the b & w 683s ,bi wired. great sounding system through vinyl, really captures the full sound of a band and...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: lDlisturb3d (

B&W 683


This is overall a Great speaker, i couldn't believe the clarity and consistency of this speaker and this brand. These are the 600 series basically the bottom of the poll. You have the CM series and the 800 Diamond series. These are amazing and the best...

Excellent Towers

None whats so ever, well bass is a little let down but the mids and highs are amazing

May, 2012

Consumer review by: (

B&W 683


Biwired 683's into Rotel RC-1580 pre and RB-1582 amp. The synergy between the B and W 's and Rotel pieces go together nice. Use to own Kef tower speakers and found the B and W to be a much smoother sounding speaker compairing the 2 with the Rotel...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: (

B&W 683


This is my second review of these beautiful speakers( sound & visual). Since I've owned them I've moved into a house that has a listening room just right for these speakers. 12' X 25' room that just lets them breathe. Currently I have Rotel seperates...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: (

B&W 683


Six months ago I got a good deal on the 684, my first "real" speakers. After reading MANY reviews and obsessing over my perhaps too hasty purchase, I made the decision to upgrade, partly because I was kicking myself for not originally shelling out the...

Jun, 2011

Product Specifications


Woofer Diameter:6.5