B&W 702 S2
Price: £3300 pr Gloss Black, Satin White or Rosenut
The 700 Series’ flagship floorstander features a wealth of state-of-the-art technologies, including a solid body Carbon Dome™ tweeter housing.
With three dedicated Aerofoil™-Profile bass drivers and a solid body tweeter housing on top, the 702 S2 brings the goosebump-inducing clarity and detail of studio-quality sound to your home audio set-up.
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.
Aerofoil™ Profile bass cone
Developed using advanced computer modeling techniques, the Aerofoil™ Profile bass cone has a variable thickness, providing stiffness and rigidity where it’s needed most. The result: deep and dynamic bass.
Technical features Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
Continuum cone FST midrange
Aerofoil profile bass cones
Description 3-way vented-box system
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone FST midrange
2x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aerofoil profile bass
Frequency range -6dB at 30Hz and 33kHz
Frequency response 46Hz - 28kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity 89dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 90Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 120Hz - 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)
Recommended amplifier power 30W - 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Dimensions Height: 990mm (39 in) cabinet only
1025mm (40.4 in) including plinth
Width: 200mm (7.9 in) cabinet only
320mm (12.6 in) including plinth
Depth: 300mm (11.8 in) cabinet only
321mm (12.6 in) inc. grille and terminals
370mm (14.6 in)
Net weight 25.0kg (55.2 lb)
Finishes Cabinet: Rosenut
Grey (Satin White only)
Tweeter and 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"