The ASW610XP, the most powerful of the 600 Series subwoofers, delivers the finishing touch – or finishing thump – to a hi-fi or home theatre system for larger rooms. Serious bass power is developed in a compact cabinet thanks to the unit’s 500W amplifier, long-throw 250mm driver. Equipped with audiophile-standard Class D circuitry, the unit remains cool and efficient under pressure.
In all of the 600 Series subwoofers, the bass driver diaphragms are constructed from a rugged, finely-tuned mix of paper pulp, Kevlar® fibres and resin, which provides the stiffness needed to withstand the tremendous physical forces exerted by the voice coil and pressures inside the cabinet.
Ultra-solid construction delivers slamming bass, drum kicks, and special movie effects. Deformation is minimised; bass precision, power and enjoyment are maximised.
In all of the 600 Series subwoofers, the bass driver diaphragms are constructed from a rugged, finely-tuned mix of paper pulp, Kevlar® fibers and resin, which provides the stiffness needed to withstand the tremendous physical forces exerted by the voice coil and pressures inside the cabinet.
Ultra-solid construction delivers slamming bass, drum kicks, and special movie effects. Deformation is minimized; bass precision, power and enjoyment are maximized.
Some of B&W’s cutting-edge technologies include:
The parts of a speaker doing the hard, mechanical work, the drivers, act on the signals distributed to them by the electrical processing part: the crossover. The thing to look for is its simplicity. Some speakers demand complex crossovers to compensate for the shortcomings in their drive units. The better the mechanical design, the simpler the electronic design can be.
We are still working to understand fully why and how certain components influence the sound of a speaker. Different manufacturers’ versions of nominally the same component significantly alter the character of the sound, the only solution is to put our trust in our ears and to choose what sounds best. We carry out exhaustive listening tests rigorously assessing the performance of each component until we find the optimum component for each position in the circuit. Fine-tuning by ear is only possible if the crossover is simple and the section of the crossover that perhaps benefits most from our policy of listen-and-learn is the part handling the signal for the tweeter. In most B&W speakers, it is carried by a single, ear-chosen component that preserves the very finest detail.
|Description||Active closed-box subwoofer system|
|Drive unit||ø250mm (10 in) paper/Kevlar® cone long-throw|
|Frequency range||-6dB at 18Hz and 25/140Hz adjustable (EQ at A)|
|Frequency response||±3dB 25Hz – 40/140Hz adjustable (EQ at A)|
|Bass Extension||-6dB at 18Hz (position A)
-6dB at 23Hz (position B)
-6dB at 28Hz (position C)
|Amplifier||Power output: 500W|
|Rated power consumption:||98W / 1W standby|
|Signal / noise:||>90dB|
|Functions:||Input level (line in)
Input level (speaker in)
Low-pass filter frequency (line in only)
Low-pass filter bypass
Bass roll-off alignment
Auto sense on/standby
|Inputs:||Line In (RCA Phono)
Speaker in (Binding post)
12v trigger (3.5mm jack)
Active 4th-order, variable cut-off frequency
|Dimensions||Height: 325mm (12.8 in) not including feet
Width: 325mm (12.8 in)
Depth: 375mm (14.8 in) including grille and controls
|Net weight||15.5kg (34.4 lb)|