Take Your Entertainment to the Next Level: Bowers & Wilkins HTM71 S3 Center-Channel Speaker Features Tweeter-on-Top Design
Thanks to its innovative tweeter design, the Bowers & Wilkins HTM71 S3 doesn't look like a typical center-channel speaker, nor does it perform like one. Designed for seamless integration with B&W 700 Series loudspeakers, HTM71 S3 will help turn your listening space into an immersive entertainment center. It features a one-inch Carbon Dome drive unit housed in the company's signature Tweeter-On-Top enclosure, a five-inch Continuum cone FST midrange driver, and twin five-inch Aerofoil Profile bass cones. Whether your focus is on music, movies, or gaming, HTM71 S3 will take your entertainment to the next level.
Measuring 9.2 x 24.7 x 14 inches (HWD), HTM71 S3 stands out by way of its solid-body Tweeter-on-Top housing with an elongated form that incorporates a tube-loading system to produce free, open high frequencies. The decoupled housing is milled from a single solid block of aluminum to better resist resonance. Not to be outdone, the Carbon Dome tweeter raises the breakup threshold to 47kHz for pinpoint imaging accuracy and nuanced detail.
The dedicated midrange cone uses four key Bowers & Wilkins technologies: the Continuum cone, FST (Fixed Suspension Transducer), Biomimetic Suspension, and midrange decoupling (which ensures minimal interference from the operation of the bass drivers). Developed using advanced computer-modelling techniques, the Aerofoil Profile drivers have variable thickness, providing stiffness and rigidity where it's needed most. If you want deep, dynamic, lifelike bass tones, look no further. A rear-firing Flowport helps reduce friction and improve efficiency. Bowers & Wilkins' five-year manufacturer warranty helps seal the deal.
Proprietary FST Technology
Bowers & Wilkins has a long history of technological innovation in its pursuit of the perfect loudspeaker. One example is FST (Fixed Suspension Transducer) midrange drive units, which maximize the effects of Aramid fiber by improving cone response times and the integrity of sound transmission. As the midrange diaphragm only moves a little, Bowers & Wilkins has improved the outer edge cone termination by means of "surroundless" suspension, for ultra-clean midrange performance.
Description: 3-way vented-box system
1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency
1x ø130mm (5 in) Continuum cone FST midrange
2x ø130mm (5 in) Aerofoil Profile bass
Frequency range: 45Hz and 33kHz
Frequency response: 50Hz - 28kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity: 89dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis):
<1% 90Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 120Hz - 20kHz
Nominal impedance: 8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω)
Recommended amplifier power: 30W - 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Max recommended cable impedance: 0.1Ω
Dimensions (HWD): 9.2" x 24.7" x 14.0"
Weight: 38.5 lbs.