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. Currently I have Rotel seperates for surround, but I have bi-amped the speakers and WOW! I know what people mean by certain speakers need power.
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. This time I did it right and spent more time listening, mostly to speakers in the 1k - 3k range by PSB, Paradigm, and B&W.
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. the most importent thing is that the b&w 683 is a very impresive sound speaker.
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. After two years with them I realized I would have to buy an amp with more power or another two channel amp and bi-amp the 805s to get the most out of them.
Excerpt: "After owning the 683 for 4 months now, I would say this speaker is hard to beat with the price. Great look and sound. Excellent imaging and resolution. This speaker reveal your equipment faithfully so if u are into stereo becareful with system matching and cabling, it might be too bright with some setup. For movie, this speaker is adsolutely mind blowing. I had them run with a yamaha v3800 for HT, the result was superd. If you watch movie like theater ...
Summary: Enceintes raffinées, très équilibrées, les 683 immergent dans la musique. Les aigus sont brillants et naturels, les médiums toujours excellents (et remarquables pour les voix), et le rendu des basses fréquences est très présent, fidèle aux nuances entendues en concerts.
Summary: J'étais partis acheter des B&W CM9 pour acquérir de la "vraie" haute fidélité, drivé par mon ampli myryad z142. Les CM9 valent tout de même 2500 euros, et les 683 1500 euros, soit 1000 euros de moins.... Et bien à l'écoute, j'ai préféré ces enceintes bcp moins cher que les CM9 qui avait une basse qui cafouillait, qui n'arrivée pas à se détacher du reste. Je n'ai pas retrouvé non plus dans la CM9 une vraie musicalité.
L'ALTA DEFINIZIONE DEL SUONO A PORTATA DI PORTAFOGLIO
9 December 2012
Excerpt: Dopo essere passato da dei diffusori 5.1 per pc a delle indiana line a le B&W 684 ho deciso di fare il passo finale e sperando che questa volta sia la scelta definitiva mi sono buttato sul TOP di gamma della serie 680 del famosa casa inglese Bower & wilki ...
Pros: QUALITA' DEL SUONO, OTTIMA COMPONENTISTICA,
Cons: DIFFICILI DA PILOTARE, DA DISPORRE CON CURA, MOBILE UN PO ECONOMICO RISPETTO AL RESTO .