Bowers & Wilkins 705 S3 Bookshelf Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins 705 S3 Bookshelf Speakers

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Key info

  • B&W’s top of the range bookshelf speaker in th 700 series.
  • B&W’s multi-award-winning upgraded 700 series featuring a curved front baffle to reduce cabinet diffraction.
  • Featuring B&W’s upgraded Carbon Dome tweeter housed in an ultra stylish Solid Body derived from the the new generation of 800 Series Diamond.
  • 6.5″ Continuum cone bass / midrange for enveloping and smooth mids and lows.
  • Available in gloss black, stained white or mocha finish.
  • Pair with B&W’s stand made specifically for this unit.
  • Designed in the UK.

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 9.58 kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) Height: 345mm (13.6 in) cabinet only, 413mm (16.3 in) including tweeter Width: 192mm (7.6 in) cabinet only Depth: 297mm (11.7 in) cabinet only, 337mm (13.3 in) including grille and terminals
Speaker characteristics
Frequency range 45Hz - 33kHz
Recommended Amplifier Power 30W - 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Sensitivity 88dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)
Impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.7Ω)
Frequency Response 50Hz - 28kHz ±3dB

705 S3

705 S3’s Carbon Dome tweeter is housed in a Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top enclosure evolved from the latest generation of 800 Series Diamond. That joins a new and subtly curved baffle endowed with an all-new ‘pod’ housing for its Continuum Cone bass/midrange driver.

Experience the detail

This uncompromising two-way speaker reveals subtle nuances in music others miss. Its high-performance features include a solid body Tweeter-on-Top design borrowed from the 800 Series Diamond.

A house for high frequencies

The 700 Series features the latest generation of their 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.

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