Pictures

76PRO SCORE
GIVE IT AN OVERALL RATING
3.82683982683983 11 5 0
3.82683982683983
43 VOTES

There is a 6.5" woven Kevlar cone for bass, and a 6" woven Kevlar cone for midrange frequencies.

Where to buy

Seller Price Seller Rating
Show more
Pros

attractive

4 agree

least expensive model to employ the B&W FST driver

3 agree

nice frequency response - down to 49Hz

3 agree

up to 150w

3 agree

can be placed vertically if space is an issue

3 agree

four vinyl finishes: black ash, light oak (not available in USA/Canada), red cherry and weng

3 agree

large 6 and 6.5" low-mid frequency drivers

3 agree

affordable for a mid to high-end home theater system

2 agree

designed for mid-to-large rooms

2 agree

bi-wireable

2 agree

magnetically shielded

2 agree

5 year warranty

2 agree
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

does not blend well with 683 tower speakers

3 agree

grille is not magnetically attached

3 agree

limited finishes available in Canada/USA

2 agree

disappointing match for the 683 towers

2 agree
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Edit

 

The B&W HTM61 is the larger of two center channels available in Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) affordable high-end 600 series of home audio speakers. This speaker is designed to compliment either the 684 or 683 floorstanding speakers for home theatre sytems in medium to large sized rooms.  There is a 6.5" woven Kevlar cone for bass, and a 6" woven Kevlar cone for midrange frequencies, which feature a fixed centre bullet that helps smooth the response into upper frequencies.  The 6" midrange cone also features FST technology, which essentially uses a foam ring allowing the cone to float freely for an improved cone response. Between these two speakers is a 1" aluminum dome tweeter, which handles all high frequencies. The tweeter is contained in a Nautilus tapering tube, which is designed to only project sound through a hollow pole magnet frontwards, and is tapered towards the rear to eliminate reflections off the rear of the cabinet producing unwanted sound effects. Unlike standard center channels which need to be placed horizontally under a monitor, this model can be placed horizontally or vertically if space is limited. Magnetic shielding allows the speaker to be placed near any TV without any picture distortion. The B&W HTM61 is avaialable in four vinyl finishes: black ash, light oak (not available in USA/Canada), red cherry and wengé; and comes with a removable black cloth grill. The B&W HTM61 is sold individually or as the center speaker in the 683 home theatre system.

Specifications
  • Crossover Tuning 
  • Nautilus tube loaded aluminium dome tweeter
  • Flowport
  • Magnetic shielding
  • 3-way vented-box system
  • 1 x ø25mm (1 in) aluminium dome high-frequency
  • 1 x ø150mm (6 in) woven Kevlar cone FST midrange
  • 1 x ø165mm (6.5 in) woven Kevlar cone bass
  • Frequency range: -6dB at 42Hz and 50kHz
  • Frequency response: 49Hz - 22kHz ±3dB on reference axis
  • Horizontal Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response: over 20º arc
  • Vertical Dispersion Within 2dB of reference response: over 60º arc
  • Sensitivity: 90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
  • Harmonic distortion: 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) (
  • Nominal impedance: 8 Ohms (minimum 3.0 Ohms)
  • Crossover frequencies: 350Hz, 4kHz
  • Crossover Filters: 1st Order – tweeter, 2nd Order – midrange low pass, 2nd Order – midrange high pass, 3rd Order – bass
  • Recommended amplifier power: 30W - 150W into 8 Ohms on unclipped programme
  • Max. recommended cable impedance: 0.1 Ohms
  • Height: 198mm ( 7.8 in)
  • Width: 545mm ( 21.5 in)
  • Depth: 339mm ( 13.4 in)
  • Net weight: 15.4kg (34 lb)
  • Finishes (vinyl): Black Ash, Light Oak (not available in US/Canada), Red Cherry, Wengé Vinyl
  • Removable black cloth grill
Post Review
Timoteo
03/13/2010 07:43

I have owned both the HTM62 & the HTM61. Having read a few negative reviews by the "pros" i sampled the HTM61 in shop, loved it, purchased it & would recommend it to anyone interested in the 600series. I have it paired with the 683s as mains & 685s as rears. Absolutely amazing clarity, detail and i feel an overall great match with the 683s. I completely disagree with the negative reviews & all who have been over my place to enjoy a movie or listen to music are totally stunned with everything they have heard. Go listen for yourself, i highly doubt you wont love it!!

About Us