Bowers & Wilkins | B&W 705 S2 Bookshelf Speakers
Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2 Bookshelf Speakers
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.
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.
First introduced with the 800 Series Diamond, the Continuum cone represents the biggest step-change in midrange performance since Aramid fiber. Its woven, coated material provides highly controlled break-up, resulting in a more open, neutral midrange.
Recommended amplifier: ARCAM SA20 (Class G)
Why ARCAM Class G? Like a hybrid car engine, Class G implements multiple power supplied rather than just a single supply. If a dynamic signal is received that goes beyond the capability of this first power supply, the secondary supply is gradually brought in up to full rated power output as required. This gives a very efficient design as additional power is only used when required, much like a turbo-charger.
|Technical features||Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
Solid Body Tweeter on top
Continuum cone bass / midrange
|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)|
Grey (Satin White only)
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