Bowers & Wilkins introduces the 700 S3 Signature

Bowers & Wilkins introduces the 700 S3 Signature

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  • The new 702 S3 Signature floorstanding loudspeaker further refines and advances the already exceptional 702 S3, introducing all-new levels of insight and realism that put it in a class of its own
  • The new range also introduces the 705 S3 Signature standmount loudspeaker, designed to bring category-defining levels of transparency and accuracy to a more compact footprint, making it the perfect choice for discerning listeners in smaller spaces
  • For the first time, the 700 S3 Signature range includes a new center speaker, the HTM71 S3 Signature, ensuring Signature-series levels of performance for home theatre enthusiasts when combined with the 702 S3 Signature and 705 S3 Signature

Worthing, UK, 27th March: Bowers & Wilkins only uses the Signature name sparingly, reserving it for the rare and radically upgraded versions of its conventional loudspeakers and technologies. Since the brand was founded in 1966, only eight series of loudspeaker have carried the prestigious Signature mark – a reflection of prestige and exclusivity.

The new Bowers & Wilkins 702 S3 Signature, 705 S3 Signature and HTM71 S3 Signature models build on a heritage that stretches back to the acclaimed Silver Signature loudspeaker of 1991, originally developed as a posthumous tribute to the founder of the company, John Bowers.

Perfection, Perfected

The larger model in the new Signature range is the 702 S3 Signature, a powerful three-way floorstanding loudspeaker that builds on the specification of the 702 S3, the flagship model in the 700 Series range.

The heart of the design is its Carbon Dome tweeter, housed in a decoupled Tweeter-on-Top aluminum enclosure and enhanced in this model with the addition of a new protective tweeter grille mesh derived from the 800 Series Signature models, introduced in 2023.

The decoupled Continuum™ Cone FST™ midrange drive unit – complete with its acclaimed Biomimetic Suspension, which notably reduces unwanted coloration emanating from behind the drive unit – ensures clean, effortless insight into the midrange and an open, spacious sound. 702 S3 Signature also includes three 165mm (6.5”) Aerofoil Profile bass drivers for full, powerful sounding bass, complete with upgraded drive-unit suspensions (or ‘spiders’) that help improve bass clarity.

As with all Signature models over the years, the 702 S3 Signature benefits from careful upgrades to its crossover aimed at further increasing transparency, with new and upgraded Mundorf capacitors, improved inductors and revised bypass capacitors. Finally, it includes new and upgraded speaker terminal posts featuring high-quality brass cores that ensure a cleaner flow of signal into the speaker.

The best of the best

As with the larger 702 S3 Signature model, the 705 S3 Signature also includes an all-new tweeter grille mesh for more openness and transparency plus an upgraded crossover with new capacitors and resistors plus rearranged bypass capacitors. It shares the improved speaker terminals from 702 S3 Signature and also includes an all-new drive-unit suspension (or spider) for its 165mm (6.5”) drive unit, ensuring both a cleaner midrange and more extended bass.

Our most extensive Signature range

For the first time, home theatre enthusiasts can access the beauty and performance of Signature technology. The new 700 S3 Signature range includes a dedicated center-channel loudspeaker, the HTM71 S3 Signature. A three-way design, it features the same Tweeter-on-Top assembly as both the 702 and 705 S3 Signature models, ensuring the best possible integration with the performance of its siblings.

Prices

702 S3 Signature: CA$ 12,000 / US$ 9000

705 S3 Signature: CA$ 6000 / US$ 4500

HTM71 S3 Signature: CA$ 4500 / US$ 3300

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