B&W 702 S2
Studio sound comes home
Featuring a Carbon Dome™ tweeter in a solid-body housing and a decoupled Continuum™ midrange, the 700 Series’ flagship floor-stander brings studio-quality sound to your home audio set up.
The speaker relays textural details with goosebump-inducing accuracy, making even large scale recordings sound stunningly lifelike.
With three dedicated Aerofoil™-Profile bass drivers and a solid body tweeter housing on top, the 702 S2 brings the goosebump-inducing clarity and detail of studio-quality sound to your home audio set-up.
Solid Body tweeter
Milled from a solid block of aluminium, the solid body tweeter housing design creates an acoustically optimised housing for the tweeter – one that’s exceptionally inert and resistant to resonances.
Carbon Dome™ tweeter
Carbon Dome tweeters are a brand new technology 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.
First introduced with the 800 Series Diamond, the Continuum cone represents the biggest step-change in midrange performance since Kevlar. Its woven, coated material provides highly controlled break-up, resulting in a more open, neutral midrange.
The midrange driver in the floor-standers feature a decoupled design, adapted from a similar system in the 800 Series Diamond. Decoupling reduces cabinet colouration, and boosts midrange clarity.
Technical Specifications B&W 702 S2
Description 3-way vented-box system
Technical features Decoupled Carbon Dome™ tweeter
Solid Body Tweeter on top
Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
Aerofoil™ Profile bass cones
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone FST midrange
3x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aerofoil Profile bass
Frequency range (-6dB) -6dB at 28Hz and 33kHz
Frequency Response -3dB 45Hz – 28kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83VRMS, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 86Hz – 28kHz
<0.5% 110Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)
Recommended amplifier 30W – 300W into 8Ω on unclipped power 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) including grille and terminals
452mm (17.8 in) including plinth
Net weight 29.5kg (65 lb)
Finishes Cabinet: Rosenut/ Gloss Black/ Satin White
Grey (Satin White only)