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Bowers & Wilkins 705 S3 Bookshelf Speaker (Pair)

Original price €2,926.82 - Original price €2,926.82
Original price €2,926.82
€2,926.82 - €2,926.82
Current price €2,926.82

Color: Gloss Black
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This uncompromising two-way speaker reveals subtle nuances in music others miss.

*Stands not included

Key Features

  • Decoupled Carbon Dome Tweeter
  • Rugged Top-Mounted Tweeter
  • Continuum™ Mid/Bass
  • Cone Flowport™

705 S3’s Carbon Dome tweeter is housed in a Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top enclosure evolved from the latest generation of 800 Series Diamond. That joins a new and subtly curved baffle endowed with an all-new ‘pod’ housing for its Continuum Cone bass/midrange driver.

Experience the detail

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.

A house for high frequencies

The 700 Series features the latest generation of our iconic Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top housing. Its new, more elongated form incorporates a longer tube-loading system to produce an even more free and open sound with high frequencies. The carefully decoupled housing is milled from a single solid block of aluminium to better resist resonance.

Sharper detail

Carbon Dome tweeters are 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.

Truly amazing sound

Thanks to its composite construction, the Continuum™ cone avoids the abrupt transitions in behaviour that can impair the performance of a conventional drive unit. The result is a more open, neutral performance that delivers voices and instruments with precision and transparency.


  • Description: 2-way inverter system
  • Frequency range: 45Hz and 33kHz
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB SPL (2.83 Vrms, 1 m)
  • Nominal impedance: 8Ω (minimum 3.7Ω)
  • Max recommended cable impedance: 0.1Ω
  • Drive units: 1x ø25mm (1") decoupled carbon dome tweeter, 1x ø165mm (6.5") Continuum mid/woofer
  • Frequency response: 46 Hz - 28 kHz ±3 dB
  • Harmonic distortion Second and third harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis): <1% 100Hz - 22kHz, <0.5% 150Hz - 20kHz
  • Recommended amplifier power: 30W - 120W,8Ω


  • Height: 345 mm cabinet only, 413 mm with tweeter and plinth
  • Width: 192mm cabinet only
  • Depth: 297mm cabinet only, 337mm including grille and terminals
  • Net weight: 9.58kg
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