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™ midrange.
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 Kevlar. Its woven, coated material provides highly controlled break-up, resulting in a more open, neutral 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.
The new 700 series
Bring the breathtaking clarity and definition of studio sound home with the new 700 Series. Replacing the CM Series, the range combines studio-grade 800 Series.
Diamond technologies with purpose-built innovations to elevate home audio to an entirely new level. And all this from room-friendly cabinets designed to fit beautifully into your home environment. The new 700 Series. Inspired by recording studios. Made for living rooms.
Featuring a Carbon Dome™ tweeter in a solid-body housing and a decoupled Continuum™ midrange, the 700 Series’ flagship floorstander brings studio-quality sound to your home audio set up. The speaker relays textural details with goosebump-inducing accuracy, making even largescale recordings sound stunningly lifelike.
With state of the art features such as the tweeter-ontop design borrowed from the 800 Series Diamond, this uncompromising high performance two-way speaker reveals subtle nuances in music others miss. Even challenging instruments such as the piano are conveyed with uncanny realism, presence and transparency.
A substantial, uncompromising three-way floorstander built to fill even the largest rooms with full-blooded, realistic sound. Powerful bass lines come roaring to life, while the speaker’s dedicated Continuum™ midrange driver and Carbon Dome tweeter lend an astonishing clarity to vocals and treble effects.
A slim, elegant floorstander designed to blend unobtrusively into your home environment, while providing the commanding presence of a much larger speaker. Music is a revelation, with details picked out in pin-sharp detail and with exceptional realism.
The 706 is a bookshelf/standmount speaker with the acoustic heft to satisfy the demands of bigger rooms, thanks to its large midrange/bass drive unit. The speaker provides real musical insight into recordings, with details and spaciousness preserved intact.
Small speaker, big sound. Ideal for smaller rooms, and designed for use on bookshelf or stand, the 707 produces tremendous highs and depths for a compact unit. Its two way design and advanced drive units make for a sound that’s clear, powerful and remarkably cohesive.
Providing the ideal balance of high-performance acoustics and living room-friendly dimensions, 700 Series speakers are a superlative choice for home cinema sound. Pair them with one of the two centre-channel speakers in the range and the powerful DB4S subwoofer, and you’re set for a truly transformational movie experience.
A great speaker does more than allow you to hear music. It acts as a bridge – a way to close the divide between listener and performance. Listen to 700 Series speakers, and music feels alive. You discover details you never noticed before. You can place every instrument, every note, every intake of breath, with flawless accuracy. You can sense the emotion in the room. Suddenly, you’re no longer just listening to a recorded performance. You’re right there, with the performer in the studio.
When it comes to testing loudspeaker performance, nothing beats the human ear. Our speakers are developed and tuned through thousands of hours of listening, across a range of musical styles and genres. Our engineers listen for subtle qualities such as resolution, spatial placement and other key markers for acoustic performance. Here are some of the tracks we think bring out the best in the 700 Series.
The 700 Series is an entirely new range of speakers. Compared with the outgoing CM Series, every transducer has changed and radically improved. To do this, we’ve borrowed some of the most advanced technologies from our flagship 800 Series Diamond, adapting them to suit a more attainable price point. And we’ve introduced entirely new technologies, designed specifically for this range.
Designers often argue that a product’s functional and aesthetic qualities are closely related. We couldn’t agree more. In fact, the solid body tweeter on top of the 705 and 702 speakers is a case in point. It’s an object engineered first and foremost for acoustic performance. But in its minimal simplicity, it’s also undeniably beautiful. It’s a philosophy that runs deep in the DNA of the 700 Series.
A speaker range that’s music to your ears. And very easy on your eyes.