The slimmest floor-standing loudspeaker Bowers & Wilkins makes, 704 S3 still packs a mighty punch. Its twin Aerofoil Profile bass drivers ensure ample extension and scale, while its decoupled Continuum cone FST™ driver delivers crystal clear midrange performance.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Precision sound for sophisticated listening.
|Dimensions||Height: 925 mm cabinet only
964 mm including plinth
Width: 165 mm cabinet only
252 mm including plinth
Depth: 263 mm cabinet only
300 mm including grille and terminals
321 mm including plinth
|Technical features||Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
Aerofoil™ Profile bass cones
|Description||3-way vented-box system|
|Drive units||1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency
1x ø130mm (5 in) Continuum cone FST midrange
2x ø130mm (5 in) Aerofoil profile bass
|Frequency range||43Hz and 33kHz|
|Frequency response||48Hz - 28kHz ±3dB|
|Sensitivity||88dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)|
|Harmonic distortion||2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
<1% 100Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 300Hz - 20kHz
|Nominal impedance||8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)|
|Recommended amplifier power||30W - 150W into 8Ω on unclipped programme|
|Max recommended cable impedance||0.1Ω|
|Cabinet finishes||Gloss Black
Grey (Satin White only)