Bowers & Wilkins 603
The largest speaker in the 600 Series
Bowers & Wilkins 603 speaker brings pristine sound to your home. Featuring Continuum™ cone technology, developed for their award-winning 800 Series Diamond, it creates a pure soundscape. Developed over an eight-year period and first featured on their flagship 800 Series Diamond models, the Continuum cone has been integrated into the sixth generation of the critically acclaimed 603. Fill your home with beautiful Bowers & Wilkins sound.
Layered, beautiful details
The new 600 Series adopts a refined and upgraded version of the proven Decoupled Double Dome tweeter, offering 38kHz breakup performance. The result? A pure and precise soundscape that allows you to enjoy all the layers of your favourite music.
Truly amazing sound
Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum™ cone midrange driver.
Decoupled Double Dome aluminium tweeter
Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
Paper bass cones
3-way vented-box system
1x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
2x ø165mm (6.5 in) Paper bass
-6dB at 29Hz and 33kHz
48Hz – 28kHz ±3dB
88.5dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 90Hz – 22kHz
<0.5% 120Hz – 20kH
8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)
Recommended amplifier power
30W – 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Height: 985mm (38.8 in) cabinet only
1055mm (41.5 in) with plinth
Width: 190mm (7.5 in) cabinet only
320mm (12.6 in) with plinth
Depth: 340mm (13.4 in)
370mm (14.6 in) with plinth
24.1kg (53.1 lb)
31.7kg (69.9 lb) single
Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins
1960s: Humble beginnings
The sleepy coastal town of Worthing in South England might not look like a hotbed of 1960s freewheeling experimentation, but for audio fans it’s a place that’s synonymous with innovation.
Thanks to the first Bowers & Wilkins speakers built here in the early years of the company, music lovers could experience albums such as Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds in new, mind-expanding depth and clarity
John Bowers begins assembling speaker systems in the workshop of his electronics shop in Worthing, South East England
Following an inheritance of £10,000 from a satisfied customer, John Bowers sets up his own loudspeaker company
The first Bowers & Wilkins loudspeaker. The profit from P1 allowed the company to invest in new calibration equipment
1968: Domestic Monitors
The DM1 and DM3 were launched to bring high quality audio to more customers, at an affordable price point
1970s: A decade of milestones
With the company established and growing fast, Bowers & Wilkins developed its reputation for innovative design backed up by world-leading R&D.
They introduced new forms and design concepts including Tweeter-on-Top, new cone materials such as Aramid fibre, and it all culminated in the launch of the iconic 801, soon to become the reference speaker of choice for many of the world’s leading recording studios
With its curved cabinet, the DM70 changed the shape of loudspeaker design
1980s: The application of science
Extensive investment in research led to the establishment of the company’s dedicated R&D facility in Steyning.
The era of MTV pop superstardom and bombastic stadium rock also saw Bowers & Wilkins buck the trend and introduce something small and unobtrusive: the “compact monitor”, or CM1
1990s: Rewriting the rulebook
The 1990s saw the pioneering work of the Steyning research team realised in spectacular fashion with the launch of Nautilus™, a speaker that rewrote preconceived notions of speaker design.
It also saw major product launches at both ends of the spectrum, with the unveiling of the highly regarded entry-level 600 Series and the flagship Nautilus 800 Series
2000s: Expansion in to new categories
The decade that brought us iPods and smartphones saw them embrace the new world with the launch of the iconic Zeppelin.
They also expanded into the car audio category and transformed the performance of their 800 Series with the development of the Diamond-dome tweeter
2015: 800 Series Diamond
The latest version of their flagship introduced a complete redesign and revolutionary new technologies, such as the Continuum™ cone
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