Bowers & Wilkins 705 S3 Bookshelf Speakers


700 S3 SeriesBowers & Wilkins

Speaker stands are optional: $1399/pair

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.


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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 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.


Technical features: Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum™ cone bass/midrange
Description: 2-way vented-box system
Drive units: 1x ø25mm (1in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency
1x ø165mm (6.5in) Continuum cone bass / midrange
Frequency range: 45Hz to 33kHz
Frequency response
(+/-3dB from reference axis):

50Hz – 28kHz
(on axis at 2.83Vrms at 1m):

Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis):
<1% 100Hz – 22kHz
<0.5% 150Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance: 8Ω (minimum 3.7Ω)
amplifier power:

30W – 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max. recommended
cable impedance:



345mm (13.6in) cabinet only
413mm (16.3in) including tweeter
192mm (7.6in) cabinet only
297mm (11.7in) cabinet only
337mm (13.3in) including grille and terminals
Net weight: 9.6kg (21.1lbs)
Finishes Cabinet:
Gloss black
Satin white
Rosenut (APAC only)
Grey (Satin White only)

Additional information


Gloss Black, Mocha, Rosenut, Satin White


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