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Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

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From $3,699

Uncanny Realism, Presence, and Transparency.

With state of the art features such as the tweeter-on-top design borrowed from the 800 Series Diamond, this uncompromising high-performance two-way speaker reveals subtle nuances in music others miss.

Standmount Performance, Elevated

This uncompromising two-way speaker reveals subtle nuances in music others miss. Its high-performance features include a solid body Tweeter-on-Top design borrowed from the 800 Series Diamond.

Key Features:
- 2-way, full-range speakers
- Aesthetically beautiful and acoustically optimised
- Solid-Body Decoupled Carbon Dome Tweeter-on-Top
- Continuum cone FST (Fixed Suspension Transducer) decoupled mid/bass driver
- Flowport technology for controlled bass
- Biwirable
- Luxurious finish

Stands not included. 
Mount these speakers on the Bowers & Wilkins FS700 stands, which are designed especially for the 700 Series bookshelf models.

User Manual (PDF, 19.8MB)


Experience the Detail

The top-performing stand mount speaker in the range, 705 S2 features studio-inspired technologies, for immaculate sound quality.



"The 705 S2s are instantly impressive. This is a weighty, solid delivery with a quantity and depth of bass that's both disarming and impressive given the size of the cabinet."

"But this bass, while attractive to the ear and arguably the first thing you notice, doesn't dominate the performance."



Beautiful engineering

Designers often argue that a product's functional and aesthetic qualities are closely related. Bowers & Wilkins couldn't agree more with this remark. In fact, the solid body tweeter on top of each 705 speaker is a case in point. It's an object engineered first and foremost for acoustic performance. However, in its minimal simplicity, it's also undeniably beautiful.

This is a philosophy that runs deep in the DNA of the 700 Series. A speaker range that's music to your ears, and very easy on your eyes as well.


Solid-body tweeter

The 705 speakers employ solid body tweeters, a high-performance design feature found previously only on the 800 Series Diamond. Their acoustically-optimised form is milled from a solid block of aluminium, forming a structure that's exceptionally inert and resistant to resonances.





Sharper detail

Carbon Dome tweeters are a brand new technology purpose-built for the 700 Series. Delivering a dramatic improvement on the aluminium Double-dome tweeter, they raise the breakup threshold to 47kHz, well outside the human range of hearing. This allows pinpoint imaging accuracy and detail, without any unwanted noise disturbing your listening.




Continuum cone

Voices and instruments are delivered with purity and precision, thanks to the smooth, accurate Continuum cone midrange/bass driver. 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, and a tigher, more responsive bass.

This woven composite material offers more flexibility and driver control than Kevlar. It also offers lower noise and better self-dampening, and the impulse response time is far quicker than previous cone technologies.

Developed over an eight-year period, the Continuum cone was first featured on the flagship 800 Series Diamond models, including the 800 D3, now in use in Abbey Road Studios. It truly makes your music come alive, delivering the crucial sounds fundamental to any great music experience.


The bass reflex port is located on the rear baffle. Although the port tubing is made from a smooth-surfaced material, the flared exit is made from a dimpled polypropylene material that minimises turbulence as the air exits (and enters!) the port.

This Flowport system from Bowers & Wilkins creates a low-end response that is deep, yet controlled and clear.



Studio sound comes home - Introducing Bowers & Wilkins' new 700 Series.


Bring the breathtaking clarity and definition of studio sound home with the new 700 Series. Replacing the CM Series, the range combines studio-grade 800 Series Diamond technologies with purpose-built innovations to elevate home audio to an entirely new level. And all this from room-friendly cabinets designed to fit beautifully into your home environment.

The 700 Series is an entirely new range of speakers. Compared with the outgoing CM Series, every transducer has changed and radically improved. To do this, Bowers & Wilkins has borrowed some of the most advanced technologies from their flagship 800 Series Diamond, adapting them to suit a more attainable price point. And they've introduced entirely new technologies, designed specifically for this range.

The new 700 Series. Inspired by recording studios. Made for living rooms.

You can hear the engineering excellence and passion, and that is why Bowers & Wilkins' speakers are used in leading recording studios around the world, such as the legendary Abbey Road Studios, due to the accuracy they provide. Bowers & Wilkins is a global leader in bringing music and sound to your ears - and your experience - the way it was meant to be heard.

A great speaker does more than allow you to hear music. It acts as a bridge - a way to close the divide between listener and performance. Listen to 700 Series speakers, and music feels alive. You discover details you never noticed before. You can place every instrument, every note, every intake of breath, with flawless accuracy. You can sense the emotion in the room. Suddenly, you're no longer just listening to a recorded performance. You're right there, with the performer in the studio.

More Information
Model Number 705 S2
RRP 3,699.00

2-way vented-box system

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

Drive units
1x ø25mm (1 in) Decoupled 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

88dB spl (2.83Vrms, 1m)

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

Nominal impedance
8Ω (minimum 3.7Ω)

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


340mm Cabinet only
407mm including tweeter

200mm cabinet only

285mm cabinet only
301mm inc. grille and terminals

Net weight

Cabinet finishes
Gloss Black
Gloss White

Grille finishes
Grey (White only)

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