N. Reading, MA–The affordable 600 Series from Bowers & Wilkins, British maker of widely admired high-performance loudspeakers, has been an unqualified success since its introduction among customers and critics alike. Now the popular 600 Series family adds a new subwoofer, the ASW 610XP, that delivers reference performance from an amazingly compact, high-value design.
The new ASW 610XP utilizes a single 10-inch driver in a carefully calculated sealed enclosure, with substantial power, to surprising results: flat response to 25 Hz (-3 dB) with useful bass extension to 18 Hz (-6 dB), and impressively powerful and dynamic output potential. One secret to this remarkable performance is the ASW 610XP’s unique driver, a very long-throw “ten” with dual, high-current voice-coils and extremely strong, paper/Kevlar cone. Another is its “extra powerful” amplifier, a very efficient, audiophile-grade Class D design that delivers a true 500 watts to the sub’s operating band.
The new sub includes B&W’s familiar three-position EQ switching, which can maximize extension (setting “A”) or SPL (“C”), or compromise between the two (“B”). Additional controls include line-in level, low-pass frequency with bypass, bass rolloff alignment, and phase, plus auto-on/off/standby. The ASW 610XP includes both line-level (RCA) and speaker-level (binding posts) inputs, and a 12-volt on/off trigger. Measuring just 13x13x15 inches (approx.), the newest Bowers & Wilkins sub is available in Black Ash, Red Cherry, or Wenge vinyl-woodgrain finishes.
Available: Immediately, at a manufacturer’s suggested price of $1,200 each.
About Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins is Britain’s leading exporter of loudspeakers and the number one imported brand in North America. Since 1966, Bowers & Wilkins’ “Quest for Perfection” has resulted in a succession of technical loudspeaker innovations that have satisfied the world’s most demanding listeners. Its products’ rave reviews and universal acceptance as monitors for classical music recording have helped Bowers & Wilkins become the dominant premium loudspeaker company throughout the world.
Listen and you’ll see.