B&W 702 S2 Floorstanders (Pair)
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.Bowers and Wilkins new 702 s2 loudspeakers use technologies developed in their studio monitor series.....their monitors are used in famous recording studios such as Abbey Road studios in London. The Contiuum mid/bass driver which creates layered midrange sound which is quintessential in the accurate reproduction of vocals and key instruments including piano, guitar and string instruments, is a direct descendant from their world famous 800 Series monitors. Surprisingly compact,these aesthetically pleasing bookshelf speakers delight with their rhythmic sound.To complement this new cone Bowers and Wilkins have retained their Decoupled Double Dome Tweeter, an important ingredient of imparting the rhythm of the music.Surprisingly compact, these aesthetically pleasing bookshelf speakers delight with their rhythmic sound.
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.
|Technical features||Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
Solid Body Tweeter on top
Continuum cone FST midrange
Aerofoil profile bass cones
|Description||3-way vented-box system|
|Drive units||1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone FST midrange3x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aerofoil profile bass|
|Frequency range||-6dB at 28Hz and 33kHz|
|Frequency response||45Hz - 28kHz ±3dB|
|Sensitivity||90dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)|
|Harmonic distortion||2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 86Hz - 28kHz
<0.5% 110Hz - 20kHz
8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)
|Recommended amplifier power||30W - 300W into 8Ω on unclipped programme|
|Dimensions||Height: 994mm (39 in) cabinet only
1087mm (42.8 in) including tweeter and plinth
Width: 200mm (7.9 in) cabinet only
366mm (14.4 in) including plinth
Depth: 337mm (13.3 in) cabinet only
364mm (14.3 in) inc. grille and terminals
|Net weight||29.5kg (65 lb)|
Grey (Satin White only)