Bowers & Wilkins 703 S2
A big speaker in every sense, the 703 S2 has both the grace and power to bring every element of your music to life, from delicate nuances to monstrous bass lines.
A substantial, uncompromising three-way floorstander built to fill even the largest rooms with full-blooded, realistic sound. Powerful bass lines come roaring to life, while the speaker’s dedicated Continuum™ midrange driver and Carbon Dome™ tweeter lend an astonishing clarity to vocals and treble effects.
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 the yellow cone. 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.
Aerofoil™ Profile bass cone
Developed using advanced computer modeling techniques, the Aerofoil™ Profile bass cone has a variable thickness, providing stiffness and rigidity where it’s needed most. The result: deep and dynamic bass.
703 S2 Specifications
Description 3-way vented-box system
Technical features Decoupled Carbon Dome™ tweeter
Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
Aerofoil™ Profile bass cones
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone
2x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aerofoil Profile bass
Frequency range (-6dB) -6dB at 30Hz and 33kHz
Frequency Response -3dB 46Hz – 28kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity 89dB spl (2.83VRMS, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 90Hz – 22kHz
<0.5% 120Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)
Recommended amplifier 30W – 200W into 8Ω on unclipped
Dimensions Height: 990mm (39 in) cabinet only
1025mm (40.4 in) including plinth
Width: 200mm (7.9 in) cabinet only
320mm (12.6 in) including plinth
Depth: 300mm (11.8 in) cabinet only
321mm (12.6 in) including grille
370mm (14.6 in) including plinth
Net weight 25.0kg (55.2 lb)
Finishes Cabinet: Rosenut
Grey (Satin White only)
Bowers & Wilkins
Bowers & Wilkins
1960s: Humble beginnings
The sleepy coastal town of Worthing in South England might not look like a hotbed of 1960s freewheeling experimentation, but for audio fans it’s a place that’s synonymous with innovation.
Thanks to the first Bowers & Wilkins speakers built here in the early years of the company, music lovers could experience albums such as Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds in new, mind-expanding depth and clarity
John Bowers begins assembling speaker systems in the workshop of his electronics shop in Worthing, South East England
Following an inheritance of £10,000 from a satisfied customer, John Bowers sets up his own loudspeaker company
The first Bowers & Wilkins loudspeaker. The profit from P1 allowed the company to invest in new calibration equipment
1968: Domestic Monitors
The DM1 and DM3 were launched to bring high quality audio to more customers, at an affordable price point
1970s: A decade of milestones
With the company established and growing fast, Bowers & Wilkins developed its reputation for innovative design backed up by world-leading R&D.
They introduced new forms and design concepts including Tweeter-on-Top, new cone materials such as Aramid fibre, and it all culminated in the launch of the iconic 801, soon to become the reference speaker of choice for many of the world’s leading recording studios
With its curved cabinet, the DM70 changed the shape of loudspeaker design
1980s: The application of science
Extensive investment in research led to the establishment of the company’s dedicated R&D facility in Steyning.
The era of MTV pop superstardom and bombastic stadium rock also saw Bowers & Wilkins buck the trend and introduce something small and unobtrusive: the “compact monitor”, or CM1
1990s: Rewriting the rulebook
The 1990s saw the pioneering work of the Steyning research team realised in spectacular fashion with the launch of Nautilus™, a speaker that rewrote preconceived notions of speaker design.
It also saw major product launches at both ends of the spectrum, with the unveiling of the highly regarded entry-level 600 Series and the flagship Nautilus 800 Series
2000s: Expansion in to new categories
The decade that brought us iPods and smartphones saw them embrace the new world with the launch of the iconic Zeppelin.
They also expanded into the car audio category and transformed the performance of their 800 Series with the development of the Diamond-dome tweeter
2015: 800 Series Diamond
The latest version of their flagship introduced a complete redesign and revolutionary new technologies, such as the Continuum™ cone
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