Bowers & Wilkins 705 Signature

£2,700.00 inc.VAT

Available in-store only

The 705 Signature is finished in exclusive Datuk Gloss and features optimised crossovers, a Continuum cone mid/bass driver and a Carbon Dome tweeter housed in Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top enclosure.

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Bowers & Wilkins 705 Signature

The Bowers & Wilkins 705 Signature, most compact Tweeter-on-Top model gets the Signature treatment.

Crafted. Honed. Perfected.

Featuring the Continuum cone and Carbon Dome, this compact standmount loudspeaker is finished in exclusive Datuk Gloss and features optimised crossovers, making it worthy of the Signature nameplate.

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 mid-bass driver.

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.

Colour

Gloss Black, Rosenut, Satin White

Specifications

Model
705 Signature

Description
2-way vented-box system

Features
Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum™ cone bass/ midrange
Flowport™

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1 in) Carbon Dome
high-frequency
1x ø165mm (6.5 in) Continuum cone bass / midrange

Frequency range
6dB at 45Hz and 33kHz 

Frequency response
50Hz – 28kHz ±3dB

Sensitivity
88dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)

Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m) 
<1% 100Hz – 22kHz 
<0.5% 150Hz – 20kHz

Normal impedance
8Ω (minimum 3.7Ω)

Recommended amplifier power
30W – 120W into 8Ω on
unclipped programme

Dimensions
Height: 340mm (13.4 in) cabinet only 407mm (16 in) including tweeter
and plinth 
Width: 200mm (7.8 in)
Depth: 285mm (11.2 in) cabinet only 301mm (11.9 in) inc. grille and terminals including plinth

Net weight
9.3kg (20.5 lb)

Cabinet finishes
Datuk Gloss

Grille finishes
Black

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