B&W 705 S2
The uncompromising two-way B&W 705 S2 reveals subtle nuances in music others miss. Its high performance features include a solid body tweeter-on-top design borrowed from the 800 Series Diamond.
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.
B&W 705 S2 Specifications
Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
Solid Body Tweeter on top
Continuum cone bass / midrange
Description 2-way vented-box system
Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency
1x ø165mm (6.5 in) Continuum cone bass / midrange
Frequency range -6dB at 45Hz and 33kHz
Frequency response 50Hz – 28kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity 88dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 100Hz – 22kHz
<0.5% 150Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.7Ω)
Recommended amplifier power 30W – 120W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Dimensions Height: 340mm (13.4 in) cabinet only
407mm (16 in) including tweeter
Width: 200mm (7.8 in)
Depth: 285mm (11.2 in) cabinet only
301mm (11.9 in) including grille and terminals
Net weight 9.3kg (20.5 lb)
Finishes Cabinet: Rosenut
Grey (Satin White only)