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B&W ASW610 Black

Active Closed-Box Subwoofer

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B&W ASW610 Black Details

Experience real, accurate deep bass
The ASW610 subwoofer presents a very happy medium between the more diminutive ASW608 and the all-out power of the ASW610XP. Its long-throw 10-inch driver allows the ASW610 to move the large volumes of air needed for high-quality low-frequency output, and its audiophile-standard 200W Class D amplifier keeps the compact unit running cool, even when the music or movie action is whipping up a storm.

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:

Crossover tuning
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.

At a live gig, a truly powerful, clean PA system will deliver bass with a drive and “punch” that gets the blood pumping and sets the senses on fire. It’s hard to get that same excitement from a home hi-fi, but ensuring the mechanical integrity of the bass driver is essential to the pursuit. B&W’s bass drivers use a “mushroom” type diaphragm construction, maximizing rigidity by bonding the cone, dust cap and extended voice coil bobbin into a stiffening girder-like unit.

Additional Information

Name B&W ASW610 Black
Sub Title Active Closed-Box Subwoofer
Manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins
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Active closed-box subwoofer system
Drive unit: 10 in. paper/Kevlar® cone long-throw
Frequency range: -6dB at 20Hz and 25/140Hz adjustable (EQ at A)
Frequency response: ±3dB 27Hz – 40/140Hz adjustable (EQ at A)
Bass Extension: -6dB at