Bowers & Wilkins 705 S2 Bookshelf Speaker - Each

Model: FP38903 UPC: 714346329427 Item: 2150

$1,499.00 OR

Color: Black - In Stock

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Studio Sound Comes Home

With state of the art features such as the tweeter-ontop design borrowed from the 800 Series Diamond, this uncompromising high performance two-way speaker reveals subtle nuances in music others miss. Even challenging instruments such as the piano are conveyed with uncanny realism, presence, and transparency.

Solid Body Tweeter

Milled from a solid block of aluminum, the solid body tweeter housing design creates an acoustically optimised housing for the tweeter – one that’s exceptionally inert and resistant to resonances. 

Carbon Dome Tweeter 

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

Continuum Cone 

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.



  • Technical features
    • Decoupled carbon dome tweeter
    • Solid body tweeter on top
    • Continuum cone bass/midrange
    • Flowport
  • Description: 2-way vented-box system
  • Drive units
    • 1x ø25mm (1") decoupled carbon dome high frequency
    • 1x ø165mm (6.5") 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
  • Nominal impedance: 8Ω (minimum 3.7Ω)
  • Recommended amplifier power: 30W - 120W into 8Ω on unclipped program
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 16" x 7.8" x 11.9"
  • Weight: 20.5 lbs.

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What's in the Box

  • 705 S2 Bookshelf Speaker
  • 2 foam plugs
  • 8 self-adhesive rubber supporting feet


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B&W 705 S2.would this speaker match well with a Marantz 8B 35WPC Amp?
A shopper on May 22, 2018
  For very moderate listening levels it will. For playing at higher levels, with an expectation of a representation of the dynamic louds and softs of music, significantly more power, or as much power as you're willing to spend for would be best.
I currently bi-amp cm9's with an mc275 and mc2105 and was wondering if these would be addequate to drive the 705?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2021
  Thanks for your inquiry. The CM9 are 1 dB more efficient which is a negligible difference and has slightly better extended low frequency response. Your amplifier setup will adequately drive the 705 S2.