B&W DM601 S2, pair, consecutive serial numbers


Compact hifi speakers

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B&W DM601 S2s in lovely condition, almost unmarked. These were my home monitors till they were replaced with Neumann KH120s

The balance of the 601 is virtually identical to the Neumanns – so much so it was a surprise to me. The Neumanns have more depth and are capable of higher levels with more bass output, but the 601s are remarkably cohesive and easy to work with

I picked the 610s after a listening test of nearly every pair of speakers in the shop – to my mind they had the best balance of all, had a top end that was very listenable, and were capable of throwing a 3D sonic image. For the price I don’t think there are better small hifi speakers

I recommend a good amp to drive these. I used a Quad 405 and a Yamaha PC 1602 at different times and the B&Ws were quite capable of showing up differences between the amplifiers

Product of the year 1999 – What Hi-Fi magazine

The Series 2 version of the B&W DM602 speakers… proved brilliant value for money, not least in terms of sheer cabinet size. That large box means plenty of bass, alongside a transparent and detailed midrange (OK, and a slightly forward treble). The DM602s were consistent performers over the years but it was the Series 2 and Series 3 models that really took them to the next level – What Hifi

I have a pair of tall Atacama stands suitable for the B&Ws

The 601 is a fairly small speaker - 360 mm tall, 210 wide and 220 deep - and 6.1 Kg each. It has a 165 mm woofer and 25 mm tweeter. It is bi-wirable via the four binding post / banana connectors on the back panel. I. recommend using an amplifier of 100-250 W RMS / channel

360 mm tall, 210 wide, 220 deep


In excellent used condition with minimal cabinet marks & scratches. Tested & working 100%. Photos show the speakers for sale