B&W 702 Signature Floorstanding Speakers

£4,499.00

Signature product launches are rare and special events in Bowers & Wilkins 54-year-long history, so when they attach the name Signature to their loudspeakers, you can be sure the results are very special.

Bowers & Wilkins introduce two new Signature loudspeakers the stand-mount 705 Signature and this, the floor-standing 702 Signature.

The new B&W 705 Signature and B&W 702 Signature models share a common philosophy with their predecessors:  like previous Signatures, the new models are carefully upgraded and lavishly finished loudspeakers that represent the apex of current Bowers & Wilkins design, engineering and manufacturing processes. A huge amount of care and attention has been paid to improving their acoustic performance via an upgraded crossover design, and also to carefully crafting the luxurious new cabinet finish.

Both models now feature specially treated and upgraded bypass capacitors sourced from Mundorf, larger heatsinking and, in the case of the 702, an upgraded LF capacitor on the bass section of the crossover. In tandem with the immense benefits both models enjoy as a result of their Tweeter-on-Top configuration, these upgrades improve the already-remarkable resolution, openness and spatial retrieval on offer, lending them an even-more polished, refined and involving sound.

Keeping up with established Signature practices, the 705 and 702 Signature boast a stunning new Datuk Gloss ebony-coloured veneer with a distinctive, beautiful grain. This custom-designed finish combines the beauty of exotic real-wood veneers with the environmental benefits of a sustainably sourced supply, in this case from specialist Italian wood company Alpi. Each pair of speakers is unique, with no two models sharing the same grain pattern or figuring. Bowers & Wilkins adds to Alpi’s painstaking workmanship by applying nine coats of finish – including primer, base coat and lacquer – to create a deep, lustrous appearance. To further accentuate and highlight the quality of finish on each model, both Signature speakers have bright metal trim rings around the mid/bass and midrange cones plus bright, silver- finished tweeter grilles. Finally, both models have a Signature identity plate to their rear panel, turning each speaker into a genuine and unique piece of art.

Technical specifications


Model
702 Signature

Description
3-way vented-box system

Features
Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
Decoupled midrange 
Aerofoil™ Profile bass cones
Flowport™

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1 in) Carbon Dome
high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone
FST midrange
3x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aerofoil Profile bass

Frequency range
6dB at 28Hz and 33kHz 

Frequency response
46Hz - 28kHz ±3dB

Sensitivity
90dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)

Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) 
<1% 86Hz - 28kHz 
<0.5% 110Hz - 20kHz

Normal impedance
8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)

Reccomended 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 452mm including plinth

Net weight
29.5kg (65 lb)

Cabinet finishes
Datuk Gloss

Grille finishes
Black

Finish: Datuk Ebony Gloss

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