B&W 705 S2
Price: £1800 pr Gloss Black, Satin White or Rosenut
Speakers Stands are an optional extra at £400 a pair Black or Silver
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 Kevlar®. Its woven, coated material provides highly controlled break-up, resulting in a more open, neutral midrange.
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)
Finishes Cabinet: Rosenut
Grey (Satin White only)Grey (Satin White only)
Tweeter Solid Tweeter Housing
" The 707 S2’s strengths are obvious as they are surprising for such a compact design. They sound astonishingly authoritative, with a solid, composed presentation that renders bass with plenty of punch and power"