Full, Clear, Exceptional Sound from a Slim Footprint: Bowers & Wilkins 704 S2 Tower Loudspeaker Features One-Inch Decoupled Carbon Dome Tweeter and FST Midrange Driver
Slim is in with the Bowers & Wilkins 704 S2 tower loudspeaker. Measuring 37.8 x 9.9 x 11.7 inches (HWD), the three-way floorstander gives you the convenience of a smaller footprint as well as the addictive pleasures of big, clear, exceptional high-end sound. Voice-matched to every other model in the 700 Series, 704 S2 can serve as both a remarkable two-channel speaker or as part of a dream home-theater system. No matter how (or where) you use it, the 41-pound dynamo will reward you with stunning transparency, definition, and presence.
The reasons for 704 S2's engaging performance and across-the-board abilities relate to its proprietary drivers and high-tech construction. Developed exclusively for 700 Series, a one-inch Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter raises the breakup threshold to 47kHz for pinpoint imaging, sharpness, and accuracy. It complements a five-inch Decoupled Continuum cone Fixed Suspension Transducer (FST) midrange driver that plays with fantastic openness, neutrality, and control. Adorned with an FEA-optimized aluminum chassis, the midrange unit resists distortion, vibration, and cabinet coloration.
Authoritatively addressing low-frequency depth and dynamics, two computer-modeled five-inch Aerofoil Profile bass cones tout the requisite stiffness and rigidity for their function. Plus, the inclusion of Bowers & Wilkins' vented Flowport reduces friction and improves efficiency. And audio tweakers will be pleased to know they can dial-in the bass responsiveness of 703 S2 by inserting the supplied two-piece foam plug into the rear-firing port.
To complete the package, Bowers & Wilkins also provides removable magnetic grilles, dual gold-plated binding-post terminals, rubber feet and spikes, and a five-year manufacturer warranty. Our 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee beckons you to try a pair of 704 S2 in your home for a risk-free audition.
"There's no sense of hardening-up or congestion as the music gets demanding. The stereo imaging is good, with instruments and sounds placed with precision. They stay locked into place during dynamic shifts too. Tonally, things are nicely integrated and balanced if the speakers are positioned properly and playing at medium levels or higher."
– What Hi-Fi?
"[The] smallest tower model in B&W's new 700 Series is a beautiful, well-built loudspeaker that sounded sensational with the right material, and never failed to keep me engaged, whether as reviewer or as listener."
– Soundstage! Access
"Yes, [$3,000] is a lot of green to drop on a pair of speakers, but these towers fully justify their lofty price tag. They sound fabulous across the board and will reveal nuances in your favorite recordings that lesser products won't."
– Tech Hive
Carbon Dome Tweeter
Carbon Dome tweeters are a new technology purpose-built for 700 Series. Delivering a dramatic improvement on the prior aluminum double-dome tweeter, they raise the breakup threshold to 47kHz for pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail.
Continuum Cone Driver and Midrange Chassis
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. In addition, the new FEA-optimized aluminum chassis for the decoupled midrange drivers is stiffer than the zinc chassis of the CM Series for improved control and cleaner midrange presentation.
Aerofoil Profile Bass Cone
The new Aerofoil Profile bass cone has the same variable thickness design as the bass cones in 800 Series Diamond speakers. Developed using advanced computer modeling techniques, it provides stiffness and rigidity where they're needed most for deep and dynamic bass.