The Bowers and Wilkins 600 series loudspeakers have been available since the mid-90’s and is now on the 4th generation of products. The original generation still to this day sound outstanding and are going strong within the used market place.
Below is a timeline guide to the various product generations and individual products. Please feel free to correct me if I have this wrong.
The History of B&W\'s 600 Series Loudspeakers
The B&W 684 S2’s Are Introduced To The Market
Read the What HiFi review HERE.
The 5th Generation of The B&W 600 Series Is Released
Six models are released: 683 (£1150), 684 (£800), 685 (£500), 686 (£350), HTM61 (£550), HTM62 (£350)
The 2nd Generation B&W DM600 Series Is Released
“Having busied itself to good effect in developing its flagship Nautilus 800 Series of professional monitors, B&W’s research and development team has now gone on to revamp its mainstream DM600 Series. The good news for potential purchasers of any of the new DM600 S2 (Series 2) models is that many..Read More
600 Series – 4th Generation
The 4th generation 600 Series draws upon many of the top-of-the-range 800 Series technologies. The range also offers a fresh new design and a wider range of different finishes.
The B&W DM602 S3’s Are Introduced To The Market
What HiFi reviewed them and even now when comparing them to their modern, smaller replacements and says “The 602 S3s are still way too good to be written off.” “The 602 S3 may not be flawless but they remain great fun to listen to. Comparisons show that current speakers have..Read More
The 1st Generation B&W DM600 Series Is Realised
The DM600, DM610, DM620, DM630 & DM640 is released to the market.
The B&W DM6 “The Pregnant Penguin” Is Introduced
The 1970’s was a decade of major milestones it saw the first use of the Kelvar as a cone material, Kevlar® cones first see the light of day in the legendary DM6. Designed by Kenneth Grange, the DM6 was affectionately known as the ‘pregnant penguin”
Bowers & Wilkins Is Founded
If you can make a better product, then you will sell it. John Bowers