Bowers & Wilkins HTM71 S2 Centre Channel

£1,000.00 inc.VAT

A large high-performance centre channel speaker, featuring two dedicated bass drivers and an FST™ Continuum™ cone midrange.

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Bowers & Wilkins HTM71 S2 Centre Channel

The Bowers & Wilkins HTM71 S2 Centre Channel is a large three-way centre-channel speaker that delivers unprecedented power and transparency, for totally convincing voice reproduction. It’s designed to be paired with larger speakers in the range, such as the 703 floorstanders.

Uncompromising vocal performance

Designed to be paired with larger speakers in the range, this three-way centre channel speaker delivers unprecedented power and transparency, for totally convincing voice reproduction.

Sharper detail

Carbon Dome tweeters are purpose-built for the 700 Series. Delivering a dramatic improvement on the aluminium double dome tweeter, they raise the breakup threshold to 47kHz, for pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail.

Truly amazing sound

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

A triumph of science

Developed using advanced computer modeling techniques, the Aerofoil™ Profile bass cone has variable thickness, providing stiffness and rigidity where it’s needed most. The result: deep and 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.

Colour

Gloss Black, Rosenut, Satin White

Specifications

Model
HTM71 S2

Description
3-way vented-box system

Features
Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
Continuum™ cone FST midrange
Aerofoil™ Profile bass cones
Flowport™

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency
1x ø100mm (4 in) Continuum cone FST midrange
2x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aerofoil Profile bass

Frequency range
-6dB at 45Hz and 33kHz

Frequency response
50Hz – 28kHz ±3dB

Sensitivity
89dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)

Harmonic distortion
2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m)
<1% 90Hz – 22kHz
<0.5% 120Hz – 20kHz

Nominal impedance
8Ω (minimum 3.0Ω)

Recommended amplifier power
30W – 100W into 8Ω on unclipped programme

Dimensions
Height: 225mm (8.6 in)
Width: 590mm (23.2 in)
Depth: 285mm (11.2 in) cabinet only
301mm (11.9 in) including grille and terminals

Net weight
18.3kg (39.7 lb)

Cabinet finishes:
Gloss Black
Satin White
Rosenut

Grille finishes:
Black
Grey (Satin White only)

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