Bowers & Wilkins 706 S3 Bookshelf Speakers
|Description:||2-way vented-box system|
|Features:||Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeterContinuum™ cone FST midrangeFlowport™|
|Drive units:||1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency1x ø165mm (6.5 in) Continuum cone FST 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% 300Hz - 20kHz|
|Normal impedance:||8Ω (minimum 3.7Ω)|
|Recommended amplifier power:||30W - 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme|
|Dimensions:||Height: 345mm (13.6in) cabinet onlyWidth: 192mm (7.6in) cabinet onlyDepth: 297mm (11.7in) cabinet only 334mm (13.1in) including grille and terminals|
|Net weight:||8.4 kg|
|Cabinet finishes:||Gloss BlackSatin WhiteRosenutMocha|
|Grille finishes:||BlackGrey (Satin White only)|
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Bowers & Wilkins 706 S3 Standmount Bookshelf Speakers
The 706 S3 is an outstanding standmount loudspeaker for use in larger spaces. Thanks to its decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter and carefully upgraded crossover, it provides exceptional detail and insight into your music, while its substantial 165mm (6.5in) Continuum Cone bass/midrange drive unit provides ample scale and extension. Like its 705 S3 sibling, it performs at its best on the optional FS-700 S3 stand.
Carbon Dome tweeters
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.
Sometimes, making a big difference takes unconventional thinking. The transition from B&W's famous yellow Aramid Fibre midrange cones to B&W's Continuum cone technology resulted in a massive improvement to midrange performance. Now, we’ve turned B&W's attention to another crucial element in a loudspeaker cone: the fabric spider. The new Biomimetic Suspension revolutionises midrange cone performance by greatly reducing the unwanted air pressure and coloration that a conventional fabric spider can generate. The result? Midrange transparency you wouldn’t believe possible.
Engineered With Care
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.
The new 700 Series features a curved front baffle for the first time. This allows the midrange and bass drivers to be located in individual pod-type housings that sit proud of the speaker baffle. When combined with the curvature of the structure, this new approach – derived from the 800 Series Diamond – reduces the audible impact of the cabinet, creating a cleaner, more open and more immersive sound.
These speakers deserve pride of place in your listening room. I would highly recommend the matching Bowers & Wilkins FS-700 S3 stand for these speakers.
They look slick, but they will also elevate your speakers to the ideal listening height too. That way you will get the absolute best out of your new speaker investment.
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