The Pinnacle of Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series: 702 Signature Tower Loudspeaker Features Upgraded Crossovers, Special Mundorf Bypass Capacitors, Breathtaking Looks, and More
The exotic, sustainably sourced, breathtakingly gorgeous, real-wood veneers treated with no less than nine coats of finish are just the beginnings of what makes the Bowers & Wilkins 702 Signature tower loudspeaker extraordinary in design – and execution. Featuring dramatically upgraded crossovers with refined low-frequency capacitors, specially treated Mundorf bypass capacitors, large heatsinks, and extremely short signal paths, 702 Signature exponentially improves upon its world-renowned 702 S2 predecessor and knocks at the door of the far-costlier 802 D3. And considering B&W has produced just five prior Signature models in its esteemed history, it goes without saying that 702 Signature represents a statement that leaves a permanent impression.
Beckoning you to come closer to your favorite music akin to a lighthouse guiding a ship to safety, the distinguished, solid-body tweeter-on-top design helps transform the three-way tower loudspeaker into a highly resolved, refined, and revealing high-end audio marvel. On intimate terms with accuracy, detail, definition, transparency, and purity, the full-range 702 Signature comes loaded with proprietary technology and cutting-edge features borrowed from the costlier 800 Series Diamond. Inspired by recording studios, designed for your room, tuned through thousands of hours of close listening sessions, this 65-pound floorstander excels with both two-channel music and in home-theater surround systems.
And while the innovative tweeter certainly lends 702 Signature additional visual appeal, it serves multiple purposes that enhance the enjoyment, involvement, and realism of your listening experience. Milled from a solid block of aluminum, the housing creates an acoustically optimized casing that proves supremely inert and resistant to resonances. Created exclusively for 700 Series, the one-inch Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter itself raises the breakup threshold to 47kHz for pinpoint imaging, sharpness, and accuracy. It resides above a six-inch Decoupled Continuum cone Fixed Suspension Transducer (FST) midrange driver that plays with exceptional openness, neutrality, and control. Equipped with an FEA-optimized aluminum chassis, the midrange unit simultaneously resists distortion, vibration, and cabinet coloration.
When it comes to hearing low-frequency depth and serious dynamics, a trio of computer-modeled 6.5-inch, wing-shaped, Aerofoil Profile bass cones tout variable thickness all the while supplying requisite stiffness and rigidity. In addition, Bowers & Wilkins' hallmark Flowport reduces friction and improves efficiency. You can also dial-in the bass responsiveness to your liking by inserting the supplied two-piece foam plug into the rear-firing port. In this way, 702 Signature promises to adapt to any room environment.
Measuring 42.8 x 14.4 x 14.3 inches (HWD) and claiming an easy-to-drive 90dB sensitivity, 702 Signature will enhance your relationship and emotional connection to any type of music. You'll hear new instruments you never noticed, revel at the large dimensions of the soundstages, be able to identify specific tones, and feel a thrilling power. Removable magnetic silver-finished grilles, dual binding-post terminals, rubber feet and spikes, and a five-year manufacturer warranty all come standard. Our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee serves as the exclamation point.
"The speakers' bass response also worked wonderfully well for all musical genres — the sound of kick drums was full-fledged and meaty, and the sounds of both double-bass and electric bass were rendered rich and full, with nice detailing.... The B&W 702 Signature's carbon-dome tweeter handled all these sounds in stride, whilst still maintaining that sense of 'air' around the highs that only the finest tweeters can manage.... The best thing about these B&W 702 Signature loudspeakers is that everything you play through them will sound great...."
"Bowers & Wilkins has always been a company driven by engineering excellence. I've owned a number of B&W speakers since 1980, and they've always made fantastic products. Having visited their UK factory a few times now, the level that they implement their engineering vision is second to none.... [The] Bowers & Wilkins 702 Signature is a solid player in terms of sound quality, engineering prowess, and aesthetic appeal."
—Jeff Dorgay, TONE
"As a longtime woodworker, I was in awe of the Datuk Gloss finish when I first unboxed the speakers. I can really appreciate the amount of work that goes into producing such an exquisite finish.... The B&W 702 Signature speaker should definitely be on the short list of anyone who equally values performance and aesthetic design. The B&W 702 Signature is a beautiful speaker in more than one way."
—Home Theater Review, Editor's Choice product
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 (HWD): 42.8" x 14.4" x 14.3"
Weight: 65 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 22.6 MB)