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Bowers & Wilkins 705 S3 Bookshelf speakers - pair - Gloss Black

Bowers & Wilkins 705 S3 Bookshelf speakers - pair - Gloss Black

(stands not included)

The renowned 705 bookshelf speaker gets an redesign

The 705 S3 is the flagship stand-mount speaker in Bowers & Wilkins' revamped 700 Series lineup. It delivers rich, immaculate sound that belies its relatively small footprint. And the latest version improves on previous iterations with a redesigned tweeter "pod" and a subtly curved front baffle for a wider soundstage and sharper detail. You can use them as part of a hi-fi stereo music setup, or even as the front-channel speakers in a soul-stirring surround sound setup.

Proprietary drivers

This speaker looks different because it was designed to sound different. Bowers & Wilkins has spent decades creating and honing technology that gives their speakers a unique and beautiful "voice."

The 1" Decoupled Carbon Dome™ tweeter was purpose-built for the 700 Series to bring studio-quality sound to your home system. The top-mounted solid-body housing — borrowed from the 800 Series — is milled from a solid block of aluminum to form a structure that resists unwanted resonance. In the S3 iteration, the pod has been redesigned for even better performance.

The 6-1/2" Continuum™ cone midrange/bass driver also benefits from tech developed for the high-end 800 Series. The cone's composite construction delivers precise vocals and instruments and smooths transitions.

Flowport™ for better bass

Bowers & Wilkins' Flowport technology helps this bookshelf speaker produce solid bass. The 705's bass reflex enclosure features a rear-firing, dimpled and flared port that provides natural bass response without the turbulent "chuffing" that standard ports can create. The speaker includes a two-piece foam plug that can be inserted if you want to adjust bass response to your liking.

Matching stands for optimal performance

These speakers were primarily designed for placement on Bowers & Wilkins' dedicated FS-700 S3 floor stands (sold separately). The stands reduce sound-muddying vibration and place your speakers at the proper height for listening in a seated position – two factors that have a big impact on the sound.

Specifications

1" Decoupled Carbon Dome™ tweeter in redesigned, top-mounted solid-body housing
6-1/2" Continuum™ cone midrange/bass driver
curved front baffle helps widen soundstage
frequency response: 50-28,000 Hz (±3dB)
bass-reflex cabinet with rear-firing Flowport™
2-piece foam port plug included for adjusting the speaker's low-frequency performance
sensitivity: 88 dB
impedance: 8 ohms
recommended amplifier power: 30-120 watts
dual pairs of gold-plated binding post speaker terminals allow bi-amp/bi-wire configurations
removable grille is magnetically attached
Bowers & Wilkins FS-700 S3 floor stands (sold separately) recommended for optimal performance

Dimensions

7-9/16"W x 16-5/16"H x 13-5/16"D
weight: 21.1 lbs. (each)