Summary: What a disappointment. My first impression of these was "are the tweeters working"? Dull, lifeless and muddy best describe these. The speakers were well run in, driven by Arcam and Moon electronics in a well behaved room FYI.
Summary: 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 leaves you wondering how things could be any better...
Summary: 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 components.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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 extra $ for the 683s.
meir cohen-israel a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
17 October 2010
Summary: the b&w 683 is totaly a great speakers with my rotel ra1070 amp, (100 wpc). i've owned them now less then a month and they're breakin-in very well. bass is fast and slam. yet punchy and full. i have them in black ash and they pretty nice.
Summary: I upgraded from a pair of 2 year old B&W DM603-S3s to the 683s. I've had my eye on them for a while now. While I absolutley loved my 603s, I was able to sell them and upgrade to the 683s for a reasonable and manageable cost. I've owned them now about 1-1/2 months and they're burning in well.
Summary: I am surprised that more people have not reviewed these speakers. They really are a gem for the cost. I had an all Def Tech system including BP7002 floorstanders for my front speakers. While this system sounded amazing for movie listening, music really seemed lacking.
Summary: I just bought these for my two channel listening over the movie watching. I think I can review these with the limited time I've had them due to they're floor models and have already been burned in at the dealer. I had the stand mounted 602s2 at one time and stepped up to the 805s.