Our flagship center-channel speaker features a Carbon Dome drive unit housed in a Tweeter-On-Top enclosure, a 130mm (5in) Continuum Cone FST™ midrange driver – particularly important for clarity with dialogue – and twin Aerofoil™ Profile bass cones. It’s the perfect partner for the 705 S3, 703 S3 and 702 S3.
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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.
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.
Thanks to its composite construction, 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.
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: 165 mm (6.5 in) cabinet only
233 mm (9.2 in) including tweeter
Width: 628 mm (24.7 in) cabinet only
Depth: 318 mm (12.5 in) cabinet only
356 mm (14.0 in) including grille and terminals
|Net weight||17.45kg (38.5 lb)|
|Technical features||Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top
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||45Hz and 33kHz|
|Frequency response||50Hz - 28kHz ±3dB|
|Sensitivity||89dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)|
|Harmonic distortion||2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
<1% 90Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 120Hz - 20kHz
|Nominal impedance||8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)|
|Recommended amplifier power||30W - 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme|
|Max recommended cable impedance||0.1Ω|
|Cabinet finishes||Gloss Black
Grey (Satin White only)