Bowers & Wilkins 702 S3 Floorstand Loudspeakers

Description

The Bowers & Wilkins 702 S3 tower speaker defines new standards for the best in high-end home theater surround sound and high fidelity home audio.

702 S3’s Carbon Dome tweeter is housed in an all-new Solid Body Tweeter assembly, while with its new downward-firing port configuration and trio of Aerofoil Profile bass cones, it delivers bass that’s both profoundly deep and endlessly articulate.

The 700 Series features the latest generation of our iconic Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top housing. Its new, more elongated form incorporates a longer tube-loading system to produce an even more free and open sound with high frequencies. The carefully decoupled housing is milled from a single solid block of aluminum to better resist resonance.

Sharper detail

Carbon Dome tweeters are purpose-built for the 700 Series. Delivering a dramatic improvement on the aluminum double dome tweeter, they raise the breakup threshold to 47kHz, for pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail.

the Continuum™ cone avoids the abrupt transitions in behavior that can impair the performance of a conventional drive unit. The result is a more open, neutral performance that delivers voices and instruments with precision and transparency.

Every three-way loudspeaker in the new 700 Series has a dedicated midrange cone using four key Bowers & Wilkins technologies: the Continuum cone, FST™, Biomimetic Suspension and midrange decoupling, the latter ensuring minimal interference from the operation of the loudspeaker’s bass drivers.

 

 

 

Size & weight

Height: 1010 mm (39.8 in) cabinet only ,1138 mm (44.8 in) including tweeter and plinth
Width: 192 mm (7.6 in) cabinet only,290 mm (11.4 in) including plinth
Depth: 354 mm (13.9 in) cabinet only, 391 mm (15.4 in) including grille and terminals
410 mm (16.1 in) including plinth

Net weight     33.46kg (73.8 lb)

Technical details

Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange Decoupled midrange
Aerofoil™ Profile bass cones Flowport™

Description  :-  3-way vented-box system

Drive units

1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency

1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone FST midrange

3x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aerofoil Profile bass

Frequency range  –  28Hz to 33kHz

Frequency response  –  46Hz – 28kHz ±3dB

Sensitivity  :- 90dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)

Harmonic distortion  :- 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis) <1% 86Hz – 28kHz
<0.5% 110Hz – 20kHz

Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)

Recommended amplifier power :-  30W – 300W into 8Ω on unclipped programme

Max recommended cable impedance :- 0.1Ω