Bowers & Wilkins B&W 702 S3 – Flagship Floorstanding Speakers Pair


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The Bowers & Wilkins B&W 702 S3 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 aluminium to better resist resonance.

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

Truly amazing sound
Thanks to its composite construction, the Continuum™ cone avoids the abrupt transitions in behaviour 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.

Clean and clear
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.

A triumph of science
Developed using advanced computer modelling techniques, the Aerofoil™ Profile bass cone has variable thickness, providing stiffness and rigidity where it’s needed most. The result: deep and dynamic bass.

Weight and Dimensions
-Height: 1010 mm cabinet only
: 1138 mm including tweeter and plinth
-Width: 192 mm cabinet only
: 290 mm including plinth
-Depth: 354 mm cabinet only
: 391 mm including grille and terminals
: 410 mm including plinth
-Net weight: 33.46kg

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

-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 – 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

Cabinet finishes
-Gloss Black
-Satin White

Grille finishes
-Grey (Satin White only)

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Gloss Black, GLOSS MOCHA, White Satin



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