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Bowers & Wilkins

705 S2

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.

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£1,799.00

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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.

Technical features

  • Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
  • Solid Body Tweeter on top
  • Continuum cone bass / midrange 
  • Flowport™

Description

  • 2-way vented-box system

Drive units

  • 1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency
  • 1x ø165mm (6.5 in) Continuum cone bass / midrange

Frequency range

  • -6dB at 45Hz and 33kHz

Frequency response

  • 50Hz - 28kHz ±3dB

Sensitivity

  • 88dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)

Harmonic distortion

  • 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
  • <1% 100Hz - 22kHz
  • <0.5% 150Hz - 20kHz

Nominal impedance

  • 8Ω (minimum 3.7Ω)

Recommended amplifier power

  • 30W - 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme

Dimensions

  • Height: 340mm (13.4 in) cabinet only , 407mm (16 in) including tweeter
  • Width: 200mm (7.8 in)
  • Depth: 285mm (11.2 in) cabinet only - 301mm (11.9 in) including grille and terminals

Net weight

  • 9.3kg (20.5 lb)

Finishes Cabinet:

  • Rosenut
  • Gloss Black
  • Satin White

Grille:

  • Black 
  • Grey (Satin White only)

Solid Body tweeter
Milled from a solid block of aluminium, the solid body tweeter housing design creates an acoustically optimised housing for the tweeter – one that’s exceptionally inert and resistant to resonances.

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.

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.