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Bowers & Wilkins

704 S2

Looks can be deceiving. Despite its slim dimensions, the 704 S2 has the commanding presence of a much larger speaker, thanks to advanced technologies such as a dedicated Continuum™ cone FST™ ...

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£1,999.00

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Looks can be deceiving. Despite its slim dimensions, the 704 S2 has the commanding presence of a much larger speaker, thanks to advanced technologies such as a dedicated Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange.

Technical features

  • Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
  • 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 ø130mm (5 in) Continuum cone FST midrange
  • 2x ø130mm (5 in) Aerofoil profile bass

Frequency range

  • -6dB at 43Hz and 33kHz

Frequency response

  • 48Hz - 28kHz ±3dB

Sensitivity

  • 88dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)

Harmonic distortion

  • 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
  • <1% 100Hz - 22kHz
  • <0.5% 300Hz - 20kHz

Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)

Recommended amplifier power 30W - 150W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Dimensions Height: 925mm (36.4 in) cabinet only
959mm (37.8 in) including plinth
Width: 165mm (6.5 in) cabinet only
252mm (9.9 in) including plinth
Depth: 255mm (10in) cabinet only
277mm (10.9 in) inc. grille and terminals
298mm (11.7 in) inc
Net weight 18.5kg (41 lb)
Finishes Cabinet: Rosenut
Gloss Black
Satin White
Grille: Black 
Grey (Satin White only)

Carbon Dome™ tweeter
Carbon Dome™ tweeters are a brand new technology 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.

Continuum™ Cone
First introduced with the 800 Series Diamond, the Continuum™ cone represents the biggest step-change in midrange performance since Kevlar®. Its woven, coated material provides highly controlled break-up, resulting in a more open, neutral midrange.

Decoupled midrange
The midrange driver in the floor-standers feature a decoupled design, adapted from a similar system in the 800 Series Diamond. Decoupling reduces cabinet colouration, and boosts midrange clarity.

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

Bowers & Wilkins

Bowers & Wilkins, or B&W, is a British company that produces audio equipment, most notably loudspeakers. B&W was founded in 1966 by John Bowers at Worthing, West Sussex, England. Currently, B&W, while still based in Worthing, is part of the B&W Group Ltd., which also includes audio equipment manufacturers Rotel and Classé.

B&W previously offered a range of electronics, such as amplifiers, under the Aura brand, but it was discontinued in 1997. Other sub-brands were 'John Bowers' for the Active One loudspeaker and preamp and 'Rock Solid' for a lifestyle speaker range. The B&W 'Blue Room' brand for 'Pod' speakers disappeared as these are currently produced and sold by Scandyna.[1] From 1988 to 1996 B&W ran their own record label.