Bowers & Wilkins 702 Signature

£4,500.00 inc.VAT

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The 702 Signature is finished in exclusive Datuk Gloss and features optimised crossovers, three Aerofoil Profile bass drivers, a Continuum cone midrange and a Carbon Dome tweeter housed in a Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top enclosure.

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Bowers & Wilkins 702 Signautre

Crafted. Honed. Perfected.

The Bowers & Wilkins 702 Signature is the ultimate expression of the 700 Series range. Based on the versatile 702 S2, it transforms sound using technologies from the 800 Series Diamond range as well as featuring bespoke Signature optimisations.

Optimised tweeter housing

Milled from a solid block of aluminium, the Solid Body Tweeter housing design creates an acoustically optimised housing that is exceptionally inert and resistant to resonances.

Sharper detail

Carbon Dome tweeters are purpose-built for the 700 Series and deliver pinpoint imaging accuracy and detailed insight in to your music.

Truly amazing sound

Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum cone midrange driver.

Clean and revealing

The midrange drivers in 702 Signature feature a decoupled design, developed from the 800 Series Diamond. Decoupling reduces cabinet coloration and boosts midrange clarity.

Refined, articulate bass

The Aerofoil Profile bass cone has a unique wing-shaped form, providing stiffness and rigidity where it’s needed most. The result: accurate, dynamic bass.

About Bowers & Wilkins

1960s: Humble beginnings

The sleepy coastal town of Worthing in South England might not look like a hotbed of 1960s freewheeling experimentation, but for audio fans it’s a place that’s synonymous with innovation. Thanks to the first Bowers & Wilkins speakers built here in the early years of the company, music lovers could experience albums such as Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds in new, mind-expanding depth and clarity.

1970s: A decade of milestones

The decade that saw a series of musical upheavals from disco to punk rock also brought several major milestones for Bowers & Wilkins. The company introduced curved cabinet forms and new cone materials such as Aramid fibre. And it all culminated in the launch of the 801, soon to become the reference speaker of choice for many of the world’s leading recording studios.

1980s: The application of science

Extensive investment in research led to the establishment of the company’s dedicated R&D facility in Steyning. The era of MTV pop superstardom and bombastic stadium rock also saw Bowers & Wilkins buck the trend and introduce something small and unobtrusive: the “compact monitor”, or CM1.

1990s: Rewriting the rulebook

The 1990s saw the pioneering work of the Steyning research team realised in spectacular fashion with the launch of Nautilus™, a speaker that upended preconceived notions of speaker design. It also saw major product launches at both ends of the spectrum, with the unveiling of the highly regarded entry-level 600 Series and the flagship Nautilus 800 Series.

2000s: Hi-fi goes digital

The decade that brought us iPods and smartphones saw us embrace the new world of digital with the launch of the Zeppelin. We also expanded into the car audio market with our partnership with Jaguar, and launched a revolutionary new speaker technology in the form of diamond tweeter domes.

The 2010s: Innovation overdrive

Monumental technological change seemed to be everywhere in the 2010s, and Bowers & Wilkins was no exception.

Specifications

Model
702 Signature

Description
3-way vented-box system

Features
Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
Decoupled midrange 
Aerofoil™ Profile bass cones
Flowport™

Drive units
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
Height: 994mm (39 in) cabinet only 1087mm (42.8 in) including tweeter
and plinth 
Width: 200mm (7.9 in) cabinet only 366mm (14.4 in) including plinth
Depth: 337mm (13.3 in) cabinet only 364mm (14.3 in) inc. grille and terminals 452mm including plinth

Net weight
29.5kg (65 lb)

Cabinet finishes
Datuk Gloss

Grille finishes
Black

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