Bowers & Wilkins HTM72 S3 Center-Channel Speaker Is the Elegant, Affordable, Compact Pathway To Transcendent, Immersive Sonics
The Bowers & Wilkins HTM72 S3 is a compact center-channel speaker that delivers pristine sonics and reliable performance—all with a modest footprint and an accessible price. It is ideal for merging into an entertainment system with B&W 700 Series speakers, especially if you have a smaller listening space. The HTM72 S3 features a 1-inch Carbon Dome tweeter and dual 5-inch Continuum cone Mid/Bass drivers, which can provide a truly immersive entertainment experience with detailed soundstaging. Measuring 6.5" x 18.8" x 11.9" (HWD) and weighing 21.3 pounds, this two-way speaker offers spectacular performance that belies its size. If you're seeking a surround sound experience with enhanced clarity for dialogue in films, the HTM72 S3 could be your new best friend.
Carbon Dome tweeters are purpose-built for the B&W 700 Series. Offering a dramatic improvement over the aluminum double dome tweeter, they raise the breakup threshold to 47kHz, for pinpoint imaging accuracy and rich, nuanced detail.
Due to its composite construction, the Continuum cone avoids the abrupt transitions in behavior that can impair the performance of a conventional drive unit. The result is a more open, neutral performance that delivers voices and instruments with precision and transparency.
The HTM72 S3 also has a rear-firing Flowport, engineered to reduce friction and improve efficiency. And if you want to tweak your sound, you can dial in the perfect bass responsiveness by inserting the supplied two-piece foam plug into the port (located on the back of the cabinet).
A removable magnetic grille and dual gold-plated binding-post terminals reflect the company's commitment to premium construction and aesthetic appeal. This exceptional speaker comes with a five-year manufacturer warranty, and the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee. Contact a Music Direct audio consultant if you have any questions about building an entertainment system, or about selecting the appropriate center-channel speaker for your setup.
Bowers & Wilkins: A Legacy of Amazing Sound
The story of Bowers & Wilkins starts with one man—John Bowers. His drive and passion are written into the DNA of the company he founded more than 50 years ago. Bowers dreamed of producing the perfect loudspeaker, capable of delivering recorded sound that is utterly faithful to the actual musical performance and to the artist's original intent.
His obsessive pursuit of perfection—combined with a steadfast refusal to accept anything but the very best—continues to shape everything the company does. "Good enough" simply isn't good enough for Bowers & Wilkins.
For decades, Bowers & Wilkins loudspeakers have been the trusted choice of musicians, producers, and recording studio engineers around the globe. B&W speakers are as fundamental to many artists' creative process as their preferred microphone or favorite guitar. Indeed, the world's top recording engineers trust B&W for their most important projects. From Abbey Road Studios to Skywalker Sound—from the simplest stereo recording to the biggest orchestral score—music that will eventually be heard everywhere is heard in the recording studio via Bowers & Wilkins speakers.
Description: 2-way vented-box system
1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency
2x ø130mm (5 in) Continuum cone bass / midrange
Frequency range: 48Hz and 33kHz
Frequency response: 70Hz - 28kHz ±3dB
Sensitivity: 87dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)
Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis):
<1% 100Hz - 22kHz
<0.5% 200Hz - 22kHz
Nominal impedance: 8Ω (minimum 4.3Ω)
Recommended amplifier power: 30W - 120W into 8Ω on unclipped program
Max recommended cable impedance: 0.1Ω
Dimensions (HWD): 6.5" x 18.8" x 11.9"
Weight: 21.3 lbs.