Bowers & Wilkins 703 S3
A house for highfrequencies
The 700 Series features the latest generation of our iconic Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top housing. Its new, more elongated form incorporates a longer tube-loading system to produce an even more free and open sound with high frequencies. The carefully decoupled housing is milled from a single solid block of aluminium to better resist resonance.
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
Thanks to its composite construction, the Continuum™ cone avoids the abrupt transitions in behaviour 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.
Clean and clear
Every three-way loudspeaker in the new 700 Series has a dedicated midrange cone using four key Bowers & Wilkins technologies: the Continuum cone, FST™, Biomimetic Suspension and midrange decoupling, the latter ensuring minimal interference from the operation of the loudspeaker’s bass drivers.
A triumph of science
Developed using advanced computer modelling techniques, the Aerofoil™ Profile bass cone has variable thickness, providing stiffness and rigidity where it’s needed most. The result: deep and dynamic bass.
Size & weight
Dimensions Height: 1010mm cabinet only
1117mm including tweeter and plinth
Width: 192mm cabinet only
290mm including plinth
Depth: 316mm cabinet only
353mm including grille and terminals
372mm including plinth
Net weight 28.81kg
Technical features Decoupled Carbon Dome tweeter
Solid Body Tweeter-on-Top
Continuum™ cone FST™ midrange
Aerofoil™ Profile bass cones
Max recommended cable impedance 0.1Ω Description 3-way vented-box system Drive units 1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled Carbon Dome high-frequency
1x ø150mm (6 in) Continuum cone FST midrange
2x ø165mm (6.5 in) Aerofoil Profile bass
Frequency range 30Hz – 33kHz Frequency response 46Hz – 28kHz ±3dB Sensitivity 90dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m) Harmonic distortion 2nd and 3rd harmonics (90dB, 1m on axis)
<1% 90Hz – 22kHz
<0.5% 120Hz – 20kHz
Nominal impedance 8Ω (minimum 3.1Ω) Recommended amplifier power 30W – 200W into 8Ω on unclipped programme
Cabinet finishes Gloss Black
Grille finishes Black
Grey (Satin White only)