B&W 686 S2

Bowers & Wilkins 686 S2 stand mount speakers

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"Replacing the older style 686 speakers, these speakers were launched in February 2014 and feature an improved tweeter to give you a superior sonic performance over their predecessor. Ideal for wall mounting or for stands they can be placed almost anywhere."

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The B&W 686 S2 were annouced by B&W in February 2014 as the replacement for the B&W 686 speakers. Featuring an improved tweeter along with other design refinements the overall sound is an improvement. It's not a massive uplift, but it's a nice refresh of the 600 Series range, and a timely one too as the old series was beginning to show its 6 years of age.

There's been some changes to the look and feel as part of this update and we prefer them. The changes are subtle but they give a less boxy feel to the look of the speakers, and they've also rolled the ever popular white finish out over the entire range.

These speakers are now the smallest in the 600 Series range. They are also front ported and even have a small bracket attached to the rear so it's clear B&W are aiming this speaker at people who want to wall mount the speaker. Indeed, they perform very well when wall mounted, but equally can be tucked into an actual bookshelf with books piled around them (just not in front of them!). This means they are perfect for either a discreet stereo system or as rear speakers as part of a larger B&W home cinema package.

We do like these speakers and we're sure you will too. Why not get in touch on 0845 5577 335 and ensure you get the very best deal on them?

Tech Spec


Model 686 S2
Range 600 Series
This product is collection only Yes


Speaker Configuration Pair of speakers
Speaker Type Bookshelf, Stand Mount
Speaker power handling 25-100W
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 85dB
Crossover frequency 4.0kHz
Frequency response 62Hz - 22kHz


Dimensions (W x H x D) 160 x 315 x 229 mm
Net weight 4.6 kg